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Cherokee Nation gives $5.4M to 108 public schools

During the Cherokee Nation’s annual Public School Appreciation Day on March 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 108 public schools received more than $5.4 million of CN motor vehicle tax revenue to help their respective budges.

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12/14/2018

article Community organizations receive Cherokee Nation funding
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach awarded more than $274,000 in grant funding to Cherokee community organizations throughout the tribe...
article Grim steps down as CN Health Services head; Jones named acting deputy director
(Oklahoma) -- Dr. Charles Grim stepped down Thursday as executive director of Cherokee Nation Health Services, and R. Stephen Jones has been named acting deputy director...

12/11/2018

article Cherokee Nation forms new tribal conservation district
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the creation of a new conservation district that will help the Cherokee Nation manage...
article Housing Authority accepting applications
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation's Housing Authority will accept College Housing Assistance Program applications Jan. 2-18 for the 2019 spring semester.

12/9/2018

article Cherokee Nation, USDA form conservation partnership
(Oklahoma) -- A new conservation district that will help the Cherokee Nation manage natural resources, secure assistance for conservation projects and encourage...

12/6/2018

article Display touts memories of first Cherokee Christmas
(Oklahoma) -- Originally built in 1844, the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum is Oklahoma's oldest building and frequently features exhibits on how Cherokee...
article An influential young Native American
(Oklahoma) -- Chiminising Band member Amikogaabawiikwe Adrienne Benjamin didn’t always recognize her own potential. When Adrienne was 25, she was part of a staff...

12/5/2018

article Cherokee Nation hosts Christmas on the Square Friday
(Oklahoma) -- Welcome the holiday season with the Cherokee Nation at the annual “Christmas on the Square” event Friday, Dec. 7. “It will be another...

12/4/2018

article Cherokee Nation supports Chelsea FFA toy drive
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor Keith Austin gave $1,500 to the Chelsea High School FFA to help with the group’s annual toy drive. Austin presented...
article In a tribal first for Oklahoma, Cherokees seek direct federal assistance following tornadoes
(Oklahoma) -- In what is believed to be a first for an Indian tribe in Oklahoma, Cherokee Principal Chief Bill John Baker declared a state of emergency seeking direct...

12/3/2018

article Principal Chief Baker declares State of Emergency following tornadoes
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Bill John Baker declared a State of Emergency in the Cherokee Nation on Monday after tornadoes damaged homes and property in five Northeast...

12/1/2018

article CHIEF BAKER: Cherokee Nation Angel Project: A brighter holiday for children in need
(Oklahoma) -- All children deserve the joy of a bountiful Christmas morning and the experience of tearing open a gift especially selected and wrapped for them. As a...

11/30/2018

article Tribe awards $274K to organizations
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach awarded more than $274,000 in grant funding to Cherokee community organizations throughout the tribe'...
article Cherokee Nation launches Cherokee 101 pilot program for educators
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation launched its Cherokee 101 pilot program Thursday that is designed to give educators a crash course in Cherokee history and language in...
article CN's Hoskin to give keynote at Oklahoma Council for Indian Education conference
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the Oklahoma Council for Indian Education's 39th Annual Conference...

11/28/2018

article Cherokee Nation EMS Collecting Donations for Cherokee Nation Angel Project
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation EMS is collecting donations for this year’s Cherokee Nation Angel Project, which provides gifts for Cherokee children who live within...

11/26/2018

article Cherokees install solar panels to help citizens with utility bills
(Oklahoma) -- A Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation pilot program is using solar energy panels on several Cherokee Nation citizens’ homes to save on their...

11/24/2018

article Cherokee Nation honors veterans
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored three military veterans with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the November Tribal Council meeting.

11/23/2018

article Cherokee Nation citizens trying solar panels to lower utility costs
(Oklahoma) -- A Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation pilot program is using solar energy panels on several tribal citizens' homes to save on their monthly...
article Cherokee Nation kicks off 2018 Angel Project
(Oklahoma) -- Nearly 2,000 angels are ready to be adopted as part of the 2018 Cherokee Nation Angel Project, which kicked off Tuesday. Each year, the project provides...

11/21/2018

article Historic court session held in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- A man claiming the courts misled him when accepting his guilty plea. A woman with a disability contending termination from her job amounted to...

11/20/2018

article Proctor seeks District 3 CN Council seat
(Oklahoma) -- Debra Proctor has announced her candidacy for Cherokee Nation Tribal Council District 3. Proctor was born into a family of dedicated public servants. Her...

11/16/2018

article Survey designed to ID Cherokee speakers
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed a budget modification, funding a survey that will identify the current number of fluent Cherokee speakers living in...

11/14/2018

article Cherokees 'rock mocs' during Heritage Month
(Oklahoma) -- Today's popular footwear includes sneakers, boots, high heels, flip-flops and other shoes, but for years, Native Americans' shoes of choice were...
article Style show features Cherokee on-contact dress
(Oklahoma) -- Samantha Good Eagle wore a jingle dress, which is heavy because of the metal jingles. She also had buckskin leggings on. Bird shared that as told to her by...
article Tribal Council funds identification survey of fluent Cherokee speakers
(Oklahoma) -- With nearly 2,000 fluent speakers already identified, the Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach department will use the $50,467 to host local...
article “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” to debut short documentary
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation’s Emmy award-winning documentary series, “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” has been named a finalist in the Short...

11/12/2018

article Cherokee CRC earns BIA contract
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee CRC, a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses, is one of seven companies chosen to support a five-year contract with the U.S. Department of...
press release Cherokee Nation celebrates Native-Owned businesses
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses during the tribe’s 11th annual TERO Certified Indian Owned Business Awards Banquet...

11/11/2018

article Cherokee holds Veteran’s Day Ceremony
(Oklahoma) -- America’s past and present servicemen and servicewomen were honored during a Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds...

11/10/2018

article CN pays homage to veterans
(Oklahoma) -- Despite the cold weather, a large crowd of former military personnel gathered at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center Friday, as the tribe hosted its annual...
article Cherokee Nation disputes disruption of sensitive sites at new casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is disputing claims that construction of a new casino has disturbed sensitive sites in northeastern Oklahoma. There is no evidence of...
article Survey: No cultural relics at casino construction site
(Oklahoma) -- Since the Cherokee Nation began construction on its new casino in March at the Cherokee Springs Plaza, local residents have expressed concern that the...
article FAA recognizes Cherokee Nation 3S employee
(Oklahoma) -- The Federal Aviation Administration recently recognized CN3S’ Aaron Fletcher for his role in supporting the agency’s new weather observation...

11/9/2018

article Tribe honors top Indian-owned businesses of 2018
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses during the tribe's 11th Annual TERO Certified Indian Owned Business Awards Banquet...

11/8/2018

article Cherokee Nation disputes disruption of sensitive sites at new casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is disputing claims that construction of a new casino has disturbed sensitive sites in northeastern Oklahoma.

11/7/2018

article Survey: No cultural relics at casino construction site
(Oklahoma) -- Since the Cherokee Nation began construction on its new casino in March at the Cherokee Springs Plaza, local residents have expressed concern that the...

11/6/2018

article Broken Arrow's Contech paves way to Cherokee Nation construction award
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American-owned business that did extensive work on the Gathering Place has been honored by the Cherokee Nation as Construction Company of the Year.
article CN to host veterans appreciation event Friday
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday at the CN Veterans Center. The Veterans Appreciation Day event starts at 9 a.m. and...

11/5/2018

article Tribes have different citizenship thresholds
(Oklahoma) -- Although the Cherokee Nation is the largest Native American tribe in the U.S., it is not the only Cherokee tribe here. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians...
press release Cherokee Nation Entertainment Selects VizExplorer for Oklahoma Casinos
(California) -- VizExplorer, a leading provider of operational intelligence solutions, today announced that it has signed a new agreement with Cherokee Nation...

11/3/2018

article CHIEF BAKER: OSU and Cherokee Nation create medical school partnership
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma State University and the Cherokee Nation are changing the way America trains doctors. Close to patients, close to family, close to community and...

11/2/2018

article Cherokee Nation honors top Indian-owned businesses of 2018
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses during the tribe’s 11th Annual TERO Certified Indian Owned Business Awards Banquet...

11/1/2018

article Supreme Court: Baker, Crittenden can’t run in 2019
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Oct. 30 that Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden are...

10/30/2018

article CN publishes its own history book
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has published a new book titled “Cherokee Nation: A History of Survival, Self Determination and Identity” to allow readers...
article Cherokee Nation to determine immersion school’s charter status
(Oklahoma) -- On Sept. 21, the Cherokee Immersion Charter School board voted to discontinue the school’s charter agreement with Oklahoma. However, Cherokee Nation...

10/29/2018

article Awards presented at SevenStar Gala
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Heritage Center recently hosted its annual SevenStar Gala at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Four awards were given to recognize those...

10/25/2018

article Cherokee Nation boosts community partners with special project funds
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation provided a major boost to local governments, schools, community organizations, churches and more with the more than $568,000 in total...

10/24/2018

article Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma attorney general prompts Vian to allow eagle feathers
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma attorney general has prompted Vian Public School Board to change its graduation dress code to allow students to wear eagle...

10/23/2018

article Cherokee Nation gives $20,000 to At-Large Tribal Council Scholarship
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials recently presented a $20,000 check to the Cherokee Nation Foundation to fund the foundation’s 2018-19 At-Large Tribal...

10/22/2018

article Cherokee Nation given welcome by City of Los Angeles
(California) -- The Cherokee Nation was welcomed into the city of Los Angeles Friday after Principal Chief Bill John Baker was recognized during a live city council...
article CN breaks ground on Head Start storm shelter
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation leaders broke ground recently on the first of six new storm shelters being constructed at the tribe’s Head Start campuses located...

10/20/2018

article CHIEF BAKER: College housing program helps Cherokees fulfill educational dreams
(Oklahoma) -- More Cherokees are in college than ever before, and much of the credit for that goes to Cherokee Nation scholarships. This fall we assisted more than 5,000...

10/19/2018

article Cherokee Nation donates $10,000 to town of Okay
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation donated $10,000 to the town of Okay to help with the construction of a new basketball court at the community’s first park....
article University housing program helps Cherokees fulfill educational dreams
(Oklahoma) -- More Cherokees are in college than ever before, and much of the credit for that goes to Cherokee Nation scholarships. This fall, we assisted more than 5,...

10/17/2018

article Five Tribes pass three resolutions
(Oklahoma) -- The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes faced a light action agenda at its final 2018 quarterly meeting. The council is comprised of leaders...
article Tribal Council supports Coordinating Council on Poultry Growth
(Oklahoma) -- At the Oct. 15 Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting, legislators passed a resolution in support of the Coordinating Council on Poultry Growth with the...

10/16/2018

article Tribal councilor talks past, present, future of Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Councilor Keith Austin, who represents District 14, covering most of Rogers County, spoke about the Cherokee Nation’s greatest point...

10/13/2018

article CHIEF BAKER: Honoring and respecting our elders
(Oklahoma) -- AARP has a mission to provide information, advocacy and service to its members, and the Oklahoma chapter for the past decade has been recognizing...

10/12/2018

article Cherokee Nation supports suspension of poultry farm permits
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation applauded a decision by the Oklahoma Board of Agriculture to temporarily suspend the acceptance of new poultry farm permits in the...

10/10/2018

article Cherokee Nation Applauds State of Oklahoma for Temporarily Suspending New Poultry Farm Permits
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation applauded a decision today by the Oklahoma Board of Agriculture to temporarily suspend the acceptance of new poultry farm permits in...

10/9/2018

article Bill John Baker: Honoring and respecting our elders
(Oklahoma) -- AARP has a mission to provide information, advocacy and service to its members, and the Oklahoma chapter for the past decade has been recognizing...

10/6/2018

article CHIEF BAKER: Increasing suicide awareness and mental health access in the Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Health Services, through the tribe's Behavioral Health Program, is dedicated to reducing suicide attempts and deaths through research...

10/5/2018

article Paden confirmed as Cherokee justice
(Oklahoma) -- Paden, of Tulsa, was nominated by Principal Chief Bill John Baker and is the fifth judge to be seated on the Supreme Court bench during Baker’s time...

10/3/2018

article Cherokee Nation celebrates construction progress
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation celebrated a construction milestone this week as the final beam was placed atop the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah at Cherokee Springs Plaza...
article Cherokee elders honored by AARP
(Oklahoma) -- Four Cherokee Nation citizens were honored at the AARP 10th Annual Indian Elder Honors banquet Tuesday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum...
article Cherokee Nation breaks ground on first Head Start storm shelter
(Oklahoma) -- herokee Nation leaders broke ground recently on the first of six new storm shelters being constructed at the tribe’s Head Start campuses located...

10/2/2018

article Cherokee Nation places final beam atop new casino
(Oklahoma) -- It was a windy day at the site of Cherokee Nation's new casino Monday, but Principal Chief Bill John Baker said the breeze was due to more than just...

10/1/2018

article CN marks placement of final beam in casino building
(Oklahoma) -- IT WAS A windy day at the site of Cherokee Nation's new casino Monday, but Principal Chief Bill John Baker said the breeze was due to more than just...

9/29/2018

article CHIEF BAKER: Paying our respect to military veterans
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation has always revered and honored our Cherokee warriors, the brave men and women willing to fight for our nation and our freedom. It’s...
article Lee Paden confirmed as a Cherokee Nation Supreme Court justice
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirmed Lee Paden as a justice of the tribe’s Supreme Court during a special meeting Thursday. Paden, of Tulsa,...

9/28/2018

article Cherokee Casino Tahlequah celebrates milestone
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is nearing a construction milestone at the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah in Cherokee Springs Plaza. A topping out ceremony will be held...
article Chuck Hoskin Jr. Says Cherokee Nation Is ‘Leading By Example’
(Oklahoma) -- In this episode of Capitol Insider, KGOU’s Dick Pryor and eCapitol’s Shawn Ashley speak with Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. of the...
article Tribal Council confirms Lee Paden as a Cherokee Nation Supreme Court justice
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirmed Lee Paden as a justice of the tribe’s Supreme Court during a special meeting Thursday. Paden, of Tulsa, was...
article Cherokee Nation Participating in Tulsa’s 2nd Annual Native American Day Celebration
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is joining the Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission and the city of Tulsa for their second annual Native American Day celebration.

9/26/2018

article Owasso, Collinsville students among graduates of Cherokee Nation’s adult education program
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation celebrated 109 graduates from the tribe’s adult education program during a special ceremony held Thursday, Sept. 20. Participants...
article Cherokee Casino Tahlequah celebrates construction milestone
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is nearing a construction milestone at the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah, located at Cherokee Springs Plaza. A topping-out ceremony...

9/23/2018

article Cherokee elder describes life as a tapestry
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee elder Winnie Guess Perdue grew up memorizing poetry, and although she would not characterize her speech at the Bartlesville Area History Museum on...
article Cherokee veterans visit DC war memorials
(Washington D.C.) -- Placing a hand against the smooth, black granite for balance, 92-year-old John Cockrum stood on his toes and reached with his folded umbrella to...

9/22/2018

article At public meeting, U.S. Congressman Markwayne Mullin says poultry issue is 'personal to me'
(Oklahoma) -- The chicken house stories echoed, literally, with a familiar frustrated tone under the Dome at Kansas High School, but Oklahoma’s poultry house...

9/21/2018

article Cherokee Nation leads environmental conservation efforts
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is the first tribal government in America to organize a conservation area to protect an endangered species, the American Burying Beetle. We...
article Dr. Charles Grim named impact leader by National Indian Health Board
(Oklahoma) -- The National Indian Health Board honored Dr. Charles Grim, executive director of Cherokee Nation Health Services, as an impact leader for the Oklahoma City...

9/20/2018

article “The Cherokee Kid” Featured in New Exhibit at Cherokee Heritage Center
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Heritage Center is partnering with the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore to host a new exhibit highlighting the life of the iconic Will...

9/19/2018

article NOTES FROM THE CHIEF: Cherokee Nation leads environmental conservation efforts
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is the first tribal government in America to organize a conservation area to protect an endangered species, the American Burying Beetle. We...
article Cherokee Nation Businesses donates much-needed school supplies
(Oklahoma) -- Employee volunteers from Cherokee Nation Businesses recently visited several local schools to deliver donated supplies to classrooms in need. The effort...
article Cherokee Nation Businesses donates much-needed school supplies
(Oklahoma) -- Employee volunteers from Cherokee Nation Businesses recently visited several local schools to deliver donated supplies to classrooms in need. The effort...

9/18/2018

article CN, Fallin create poultry growth council
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Gov. Mary Fallin announced on Sept. 12 that the tribe and state are forming a council to evaluate the expansion of...

9/17/2018

article Cherokee Nation HERO Project receives honors
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation’s Behavioral Health HERO Project was recently recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for their...
article Cherokee Nation Housing Authority opens waiting list for Sequoyah County
(Oklahoma) -- The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation is temporarily opening the Mutual Help/Rural Rental Homeownership waiting list for qualified Native American...
article Stilwell, Oklahoma, has lowest life expectancy in the United States
(Oklahoma) -- One branch of the Trail of Tears ended in what is now a quiet cemetery on the western outskirts of Stilwell, where the federal government set up a “...

9/15/2018

article CHIEF BAKER: Expanding entertainment options in northeast Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Entertainment remains the regional leader in entertainment and hospitality, and our efforts continue to evolve, expand and improve. Bigger...
article Cherokees look at poultry expansion
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation announced this week that it is forming a joint council with the state of Oklahoma to study the growing number of poultry houses in the...
article Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation's Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington, D.C., with 10 veterans who served during World War II, the...

9/14/2018

article Cherokee Nation staff among Oklahoma's Great 100 Nurses
(Oklahoma) -- Nine Cherokee Nation nurses were honored Monday at Oklahoma's Great 100 Nurses reception at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

9/13/2018

article Cherokee Nation honors veterans in September
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation honored three military brothers and a U.S. Army veteran with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the September Tribal Council...

9/12/2018

article Cherokee Nation, Governor Fallin Announce Council on Poultry Growth
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Governor Mary Fallin announced Wednesday that the state and tribe are forming a coordinating council to...
article Council sends Supreme Court nomination back to committee
(Oklahoma) -- By a 9-8 vote, Tribal Councilors during their Sept. 10 meeting tabled and sent back to the Rules Committee Cherokee Nation citizen Shawna Baker’s...
article Collinsville Indian Education receives school supplies from Cherokee Nation Businesses
(Oklahoma) -- Collinsville Public Schools has received a generous donation of school supplies from Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB).

9/11/2018

article Cherokee Nation approves $887M budget for fiscal year 2019
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved an $887 million comprehensive budget for fiscal year 2019 during its monthly meeting Monday. The budget...
article Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington, D.C., with 10 veterans who served during World War II, the...
article Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Fifth Annual Cherokee Warrior Flight departs Monday for Washington, D.C., with 10 veterans who served during World War II, the...

9/10/2018

article Cherokee Nation EMS receives award from Saint Francis Hospital
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Emergency Medical Services was recently named the recipient of the Saint Francis Hospital C.T. Thompson Award for Excellence in Trauma Care...
article Cherokee National Treasures to demonstrate crafts at Silver Dollar City
(Missouri) -- Three Cherokee National Treasures are demonstrating traditional Cherokee crafts during the opening weeks of Silver Dollar City’s National Crafts...

9/7/2018

article Former Gov. Walters honored by CN
(Oklahoma) -- Former Oklahoma Gov. David Walters has received the Worcester Award, the highest service honor given by the Cherokee Nation to a non-Indian. The award is...

9/4/2018

article Baker Touts Growing Strength of Cherokee Nation in State of the Nation Address
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker highlighted economic growth, more jobs, and new, affordable housing created over the past seven years in...
article Former immersion school students testifies to Senate committee
(Washington D.C.) -- Former Cherokee Immersion Charter School student Lauren Hummingbird delivered testimony on Aug. 22 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian...

9/3/2018

article Chief Delivers 'State of the Nation' During Tribal Holiday
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has created more jobs, stronger families and a more vibrant economy over the past seven years, Principal Chief Bill John Baker...

9/1/2018

article Cherokee Nation State of the tribe address: 'You don't have to leave Oklahoma to change the world'
(Oklahoma) -- On the 180th anniversary of Chief John Ross leading the Cherokee Nation tribe on the Trail of Tears Principal Chief Bill John Baker used his State of the...
article Principal Chief highlights seven-year progress during State of the Nation
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has created more jobs, stronger families and a more vibrant economy over the past seven years, Principal Chief Bill John Baker...

8/31/2018

article NOTES FROM THE CHIEF: Book expertly details CN history
(Oklahoma) -- Three men I deeply admire - the late Dr. Duane King, Dr. Neil Morton, and Dr. Bob Blackburn - collaborated to write an engaging new history book called...

8/29/2018

article Map shows CN citizen population for each state
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently released a map showing CN citizen population in each of the 50 states. CN citizens live in every state with Oklahoma having...
article CN youth shelter turns 40 in 2018
(Oklahoma) -- After nearly 40 years, the Cherokee Nation’s John A. Ketcher Youth Center still strives to provide emergency services to a myriad of youth in...

8/28/2018

article Cherokee Nation awarded $1.3M DOT grant for new electric buses
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to purchase two eco-friendly electric buses to...

8/27/2018

article CN hosts U.S. attorneys involved in Indian Country
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation on Aug. 14 hosted more than 30 U.S. attorneys from across the nation who work in districts involving Indian tribes and tribal land.

8/24/2018

article Tribe donates to Sequoyah County communities
(Oklahoma) -- On Aug. 16, Cherokee Nation leaders crisscrossed Sequoyah County and presented donations to 10 organizations and churches in Tribal Council districts 5 and...
article Tribe donates to Sequoyah County communities
(Oklahoma) -- On Aug. 16, Cherokee Nation leaders crisscrossed Sequoyah County and presented donations to 10 organizations and churches in Tribal Council districts 5 and...
article Senate Committee Hears From Cherokee Immersion School Grad on Importance of Native Languages
(Oklahoma) -- One of the Cherokee Nation’s first immersion school graduates told U.S. Senators this week funding to help preserve Native languages must be a...
article Cherokee Nation announces 2018 Cherokee National Treasure honorees
(Oklahoma) -- Four Cherokee Nation citizens will receive the distinction of Cherokee National Treasure during the 66th Annual Cherokee National Holiday Awards Banquet...

8/20/2018

article CHIEF BAKER: Legal and law enforcement partnerships ensure safer Cherokee communities
(Oklahoma) -- Recently, Cherokee Nation hosted a special group of legal experts from across America. Almost 40 U.S. attorneys gathered in northeast Oklahoma for part of...
article Fort Gibson, Cherokees celebrate completion of new water plant
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation and Fort Gibson leaders gathered last week for a ribbon cutting on the city’s new water treatment plant, which has up to twice the...
article Kaitlyn Pinkerton crowned 2018-19 Junior Miss Cherokee
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen Kaitlyn Pinkerton, 15, of Claremore, was crowned 2018-19 Junior Miss Cherokee after competing at the 27th Annual Junior Miss...

8/19/2018

article Cherokee Nation Announces 2018 Cherokee National Treasure honorees
(Oklahoma) -- Four Cherokee Nation citizens will receive the distinction of Cherokee National Treasure during the 66th Annual Cherokee National Holiday Awards Banquet...
article Legal & Law Enforcement Partnerships Ensure Safer Cherokee Communities
(Oklahoma) -- Recently, Cherokee Nation hosted a special group of legal experts from across America. Almost 40 U.S. attorneys gathered in northeast Oklahoma for part of...

8/18/2018

article Notes from the Chief: Legal and law enforcement partnerships ensure safer Cherokee communities
(Oklahoma) -- Recently, Cherokee Nation hosted a special group of legal experts from across America. Almost 40 U.S. attorneys gathered in northeast Oklahoma for part of...

8/17/2018

article HHS Demands Changes At Cherokee Nation Hospital
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is involved and demanding changes at W.W. Hastings Hospital, where 186 patients were potentially exposed...
article CN hosts more than 30 U.S. attorneys
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation on Tuesday hosted more than 30 U.S. attorneys from across the nation who work in districts involving Indian tribes and tribal land. The...

8/15/2018

article Cherokee Nation hosts more than 30 US attorneys whose districts involve Indian Country for work sessions, tour
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation on Tuesday hosted more than 30 U.S. attorneys from across the nation who work in districts involving Indian tribes and tribal land. The...
article Cherokees learning the language
(Oklahoma) -- In a country where the majority of the population speaks English, one school in Tahlequah is immersing its students in their native tongue. Students at the...

8/14/2018

article CN resolution supports home loan program expansion
(Oklahoma) -- During its regular monthly meeting on Monday, the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved a resolution supporting the expansion of the Indian Home Loan...
article Inola gifted $50,000 from Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation presented Inola a $50,000 grant for its water meter replacement project Monday. Director of the Cherokee Nation Office of Environmental...

8/11/2018

article Cherokee Nation Agreement Creates First Tribal Conservation Area for Endangered Beetle
(Oklahoma) -- There’s a beetle in Oklahoma that can stop entire construction projects. It’s not dangerous — it’s endangered. The American burying...

8/10/2018

article Cherokee Nation Agreement Creates First Tribal Conservation Area for Endangered Beetle
(Oklahoma) -- There’s a beetle in Oklahoma that can stop entire construction projects. It’s not dangerous — it’s endangered. The American burying...

8/8/2018

article CNB waiting on green light for craps, roulette
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses officials are waiting on federal red tape to clear before they begin operating the recent state-approved ball-and-dice games at...
article Cherokee Nation, US Fish and Wildlife Service work to save endangered species
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation, working alongside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the first tribal nation to designate an area of land to protect an endangered...

8/7/2018

article Tribal Youth Council apps available
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is now accepting 2018-19 Tribal Youth Council applications. The 17-member youth council advises the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on...
article CNF adds new scholarship opportunity
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Foundation has added another scholarship opportunity to benefit Cherokee students through a newly established endowment by Kerry and...

8/6/2018

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council applications available
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is now accepting 2018-19 Tribal Youth Council applications. The 17-member youth council advises the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on...

8/3/2018

article Cherokees preparing for national holiday
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is gearing up to host the 66th Cherokee National Holiday this Labor Day weekend when more than 100,000 visitors travel to Tahlequah to...

7/31/2018

article Cherokee Nation Foundation adds new scholarship opportunity
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Foundation has added yet another scholarship opportunity benefiting Cherokee students through a newly established endowment created by...
article CN to celebrate 66th Cherokee National Holiday
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will host the 66th Cherokee National Holiday this Labor Day weekend when more than 100,000 visitors travel to Tahlequah to experience...

7/29/2018

article Tobacco case was precedent to reduce tribal sovereignty
(Oklahoma) -- After the Civil War, Cherokees were destitute, and their nation's economy had been shattered. Fearing reprisal from their neighbors who had fought on...

7/27/2018

article NAB informs tribal citizens on home loans, insurance
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen Betsy Swimmer, a licensed real estate broker and insurance agent, recently started Native American Benefits, which serves tribal...
article Notes from the Chief: Reclaiming the Cherokee Nation’s land base, preserving historical and environmental site
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently acquired more than 60 acres of land in Delaware County. The site is one of the historic endpoints of the Trail of Tears, which...

7/26/2018

article CHIEF BAKER: Reclaiming the Cherokee Nation’s land base, preserving historical and environmental site
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently acquired more than 60 acres of land in Delaware County. The site is one of the historic endpoints of the Trail of Tears, which...
article CN contributes $411K to Washington County highway project
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials said the tribe recently awarded a $411,000 grant that will be used to prevent traffic collisions and improve the flow of traffic...

7/24/2018

article Cherokees To Fund Construction Of 'J-Turn' Interchange In Washington Co.
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation says it has been awarded a $411,000 grant that they will use to prevent traffic crashes and improve traffic flow on Highway 75 east of...

7/23/2018

article Going 'Native': Why Are Americans Hijacking Cherokee Identity?
(Washington D.C.) -- Bring up the subject of Native Americans to any group of Americans, and at least one person will claim to have a Cherokee ancestor, pointing to high...

7/20/2018

article Cherokee Nation Contributes $411K to Washington County Highway Project
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation was recently awarded a $411,000 grant that will be used to prevent traffic collisions and improve the flow of traffic on U.S. Highway...

7/19/2018

article Cherokee Bean Bread
(USA) -- Bakers delicately wrap this corn-and-bean dumpling in hickory leaves before boiling.https://www.atlasobscura.com/foods/cherokee-bean-bread
article Cherokee National Treasures Dart, Hummingbird pass on knowledge
(Oklahoma) -- Each year before the Cherokee National Holiday, a chosen few Cherokee Nation citizens who have shown exceptional knowledge of Cherokee art and culture...
article Tribe anticipating Cherokee National Holiday
(Oklahoma) -- The 2018 Cherokee National Holiday will soon draw thousands of visitors to Tahlequah for a celebration of Native American heritage from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.

7/17/2018

article CN leaders tour new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah site
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen and a foreman for the Manhattan Construction Group, Kenny Foreman, led a group of CN leaders on a tour of the new Cherokee Casino...

7/13/2018

article Cherokee Nation Buys Property Near Oaks Indian Mission
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation purchased 60.81 acres near Oaks Indian Mission in Delaware County earlier this month, to help preserve and protect the area, which...

7/11/2018

article Cherokee Phoenix wins 4 NAJA media awards
(Oklahoma) -- The Native American Journalists Association announced the winners of its 2018 National Native Media Awards and the Cherokee Phoenix won four awards, which...
article Cherokee Nation donates $90,000 to six domestic violence shelters
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation donated a total of $90,000 to six domestic violence shelters on Tuesday. Each shelter received $15,000, including Women in Safe Homes...
article Council approves funding for Crisis Stabilization Unit
(North Carolina) -- A project to aid those in need of immediate help from mental health or addiction issues will begin soon thanks to a funding approval of up to $31...
article Cherokee Nation College Resources serves college, concurrent students
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s College Resources continues to provide scholarships to concurrent, undergraduate and graduate students to help them continue...

7/10/2018

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirms 3 appointments
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, during its monthly meeting Monday, authorized submission of a special grant application for an economic feasibility...
article Tribal Council approves 2019 Indian Housing Plan
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the fiscal year 2019 Indian Housing Plan during its monthly meeting Monday.
article No one tests positive for HIV after syringes reused
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials in Oklahoma say more than 180 patients affected by a tribal hospital nurse improperly reusing syringes have been notified they...
article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirms 3 appointments
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, during its monthly meeting Monday, authorized submission of a special grant application for an economic feasibility...

7/9/2018

article Cherokee Nation hosts banquet for Cherokee community organizations
(Oklahoma) -- Nearly 500 representatives of the 25 at-large and 88 in-jurisdiction Cherokee organizations recently traveled to Tahlequah for the Cherokee Nation’s...

7/6/2018

article Tribe's workforce enhances northeast Oklahoma economy
(Oklahoma) -- We recently celebrated our annual staff appreciation day at Cherokee Nation. It's a time we recognize our employees and issue awards for years of...
article No one tests positive for HIV after syringes reused at Oklahoma tribal hospital
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials in Oklahoma say more than 180 patients affected by a tribal hospital nurse improperly reusing syringes have been notified they...
article Hatfield appointed to Oklahoma City Indian Clinic board
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal Councilor Wanda Hatfield is one of two new appointees to the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic board of directors. The board is comprised entirely of...

7/2/2018

article Outlet Mall Won't Be Built Near Hard Rock, Cherokee Nation Says, Tahlequah Development Progressing
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation says it is putting plans for an outlet mall near the Hard Rock Casino on hold. The tribe announced the shopping development in the area...
article Tribal Councilor Hatfield appointed to Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Board
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation At-Large Tribal Councilor Wanda Hatfield is one of two new appointees to the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Board of Directors. The Oklahoma...

6/30/2018

article Notes from the Chief: Cherokee Nation workforce enhances northeast Oklahoma economy
(Oklahoma) -- We recently celebrated our annual staff appreciation day at Cherokee Nation. It’s a time we recognize our employees and issue awards for years of...

6/27/2018

article Cherokee tribes condemn family separations
(Oklahoma) -- The three Cherokee tribes joined voices last week to decry the recent surge of family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. In a resolution passed...
article CN files another opioid suit
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is taking its battle against Big Pharma a step further, as it recently filed suit against Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc.,...

6/24/2018

article Cherokee Nation Celebrates Opening of Cherokee National Peace Pavilion
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation recently celebrated the opening of the Cherokee National Peace Pavilion, located just east of the Cherokee National Capitol building.

6/21/2018

article Texas School Prevents Student from Wearing Cherokee Attire at Graduation
(Texas) -- Tacoda Goodall was told he couldn’t wear tribal attire at his graduation. The Native American teen had been learning more about his Cherokee heritage...

6/19/2018

article Chief’s son ID’d as RN who potentially exposed patients to pathogens
(Oklahoma) -- After waiving his Cherokee Nation rights to employee privacy, John Ross Baker publicly admitted on June 18 that he was the nurse responsible for a lapse in...

6/18/2018

article Cherokee Chief's Son Identified As Nurse Involved In HIV/Hep C Scare
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation said the nurse they say administered medication incorrectly at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah earlier this year was the son of the...
article Chief's son waives privacy, says he broke Hastings protocol
(Oklahoma) -- John Baker, son of Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, has waived his right to privacy and been identified as the nurse who reused syringes at...
article Nurse accused of reusing syringes at Cherokee hospital identified as tribal chief's son
(Oklahoma) -- The nurse who is accused of reusing syringes at Cherokee Nation's W.W. Hastings Hospital, which caused an HIV and hepatitis scare, has been identified...
article CN gives $138K to local law enforcement agencies
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials recently distributed $138,400 to 27 law enforcement agencies that patrol within the tribe’s jurisdictional area. CN...
article Cherokee tribes gather for 2018 Tri-Council meeting
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders from the Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians are gathering in Tahlequah this week for...

6/16/2018

article HorseChief selected for Five Tribes Lighthorse Monument
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee artist Daniel HorseChief is designing the Lighthorse Monument for the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith after being selected by the Five Tribes...

6/15/2018

article Cherokee Nation Donates $195,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs in Northeast Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently donated $195,000 to eight Boys & Girls Club programs throughout northeastern Oklahoma. Recipients of the funding include...

6/14/2018

article Cherokee Nation Now Accepting School Clothing Voucher Applications
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is accepting applications through June 29 for the 2018 Clothing Assistance Program. The tribe’s clothing voucher program helps...

6/13/2018

article Tribal Council authorizes application for US Human Services grant
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council authorized the submission of an application to renew a tribal home visiting grant through the U.S. Department of Human...
article School districts may now transfer land to the Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- A new bill signed into law Tuesday now allows Oklahoma School districts to transfer surplus land to the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation....

6/12/2018

article Tribal hospital in Tahlequah testing 180 patients for HIV after nurse reused syringes
(Oklahoma) -- A Cherokee Nation hospital in Oklahoma is testing more than 180 patients for HIV and hepatitis after allegations that a nurse reused syringes to administer...

6/11/2018

article Cherokee Nation: Nurse Involved In HIV, Hep C Scare No Longer Employed
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation confirms a nurse who they say administered medication incorrectly is no longer employed by the tribe. The lapse in medical protocol...

6/10/2018

article Hastings nurse gives meds ‘incorrectly,’ potentially exposes 186 to disease
(Oklahoma) -- A nurse administering medications “incorrectly” at W.W. Hastings Hospital has led to the possibility of 186 patients potentially being exposed...
article Documentary About Cherokee Nation's First Elected Female Chief Debuts
(Oklahoma) -- A new documentary about the first modern female chief of the Cherokee Nation debuted Sunday. "Mankiller" details the life and legacy of Wilma...

6/9/2018

article Boyle column: Now that Pontiac's statue is coming down, how about a Cherokee memorial?
(North Carolina) -- Sorry, Chief Pontiac, but we won't miss you. The 23-foot-tall, fiberglass statue of the chief, symbolizing a car brand that no longer exists, had...
article Park Hill Cherokee artist wins Grand Award at 2018 Red Earth juried art competition
(Oklahoma) -- A large painted sculpture with a powerful and enduring message won the Grand Award for best in show Thursday at the 32nd annual Red Earth Festival's...

6/8/2018

article Cherokee Phoenix selects Standingcloud as holiday T-shirt artist
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Phoenix has selected Cherokee artist Nathalie Standingcloud’s design for its 2018 holiday T-shirt, which goes on sale July 1 at the...
article Cherokee diplomat guest of reception at Chieftains Museum
(Georgia) -- Cherokee Nation leaders are in Georgia this weekend, formally registering and providing proper photo identification to members of the tribe who live in...
article CN gets $66K preservation grant from Interior, NPS
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior and National Park Service on May 29 announced that the Cherokee Nation would receive a $66,216 historic...

6/5/2018

article Cherokee casinos offer their own special amenities
(Oklahoma) -- From electronic games and card tables to live entertainment and dining, Cherokee Nation Entertainment offers 10 casinos in northeast Oklahoma that offer...

6/3/2018

article Newk’s Eatery to open Cherokee Springs Plaza location
(Oklahoma) -- According to a Cherokee Nation Communications press release, a Newk’s Eatery is expected to open its first Oklahoma location in November in the tribe...

6/2/2018

article EBCI citizen running Trail of Tears route
(Oklahoma) -- Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians citizen Kallup McCoy II is running the Trail of Tears’ Benge Route to Oklahoma to honor his Cherokee ancestors and...

5/31/2018

article Cherokee Nation Summer Food Program Provides Meals to Youth
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Summer Food Program is in full-swing, providing free breakfast and lunch to children 18-years-oldand under during the summer months.

5/28/2018

article Kenwood, rural fire depts. get annual Cherokee Nation funds
(Oklahoma) -- The Kenwood Fire Department in Delaware County was one of 131 northeast Oklahoma rural volunteer fire departments to receive funds from the Cherokee Nation...
article Teaming Up
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service was re-established in the 1970s under the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department, but it didn't return in full...

5/27/2018

article Jones named NAJA scholarship recipient
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen Storme Jones, a University of Oklahoma student, has been named as one of the five Native American Journalists Association Facebook...
article Three Forks History: Neutrality impossible to maintain
(Oklahoma) -- As the southern states began to secede from the Union in 1861, the Five Civilized Tribes of Indian Territory were under increasing pressure to join the...

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