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Cherokee Nation readies for first-ever delegate to U.S. House, new chief says

The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, which is outlined in a nearly 200-year-old treaty with the federal government.

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9/18/2019

article CN Tribal Council OKs CNB, Gaming board members
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council during a meeting Monday night confirmed the appointment of Lynna Carson and Linda O'Leary, respectively, as a board...

9/17/2019

article OP/ED: The 184-Year-Old Promise to the Cherokee Congress Must Keep
(Washington D.C.) -- The number seven is significant to the Cherokee people. We have seven clans in our origin story and seven sacred directions, and centered in our...
article Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson reopened after flood repairs
(Oklahoma) -- After closing earlier this year in the wake of historic flooding all along the Arkansas River, the Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson underwent a “soft...
article Enrollment opportunities available at Talking Leaves Job Corps
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials said that Talking Leaves Job Corps Center has immediate openings for individuals seeking free career training in the nation...
article HOSKIN: Expanding efforts with at-large Cherokee Nation citizens
(Oklahoma) -- Today, more than 63% of our nearly 380,000 tribal citizens reside outside Cherokee Nation’s legal jurisdiction. One thing we’ve heard loud and...
article ‘Celebration of Cherokee Speakers’ event set for Sept. 27
(Oklahoma) -- The Translation Department and the Cherokee Language Master-Apprentice Program have partnered to host a “Celebration of Cherokee Speakers”...

9/16/2019

article Cherokee Heritage Center Invites Students to Experience Cherokee Culture Firsthand
(Oklahoma) -- Area students are invited to experience Cherokee culture firsthand through interactive opportunities offered at the Cherokee Heritage Center.

9/15/2019

article Art notes for Sept. 15
(Washington D.C.) -- Cherokee Nation is working to help transform the way Native American history is presented in classrooms. The tribe is contributing to the National...
article ‘Celebration of Cherokee Speakers’ event set for Sept. 27
(Oklahoma) -- The Translation Department and the Cherokee Language Master-Apprentice Program have partnered to host a “Celebration of Cherokee Speakers”...

9/14/2019

article Cherokee Nation, ODOT cut ribbon on US-75 improvement project
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma Department of Transportation cut the ribbon on a highway safety improvement project along U.S. Highway 75 near Ochelata,...

9/11/2019

article Hoskin signs establishes At-Large Advisory Committee
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signed an executive order Aug. 27 establishing an At-Large Cherokee Advisory Committee that Cherokee Nation officials say...
article 10 Cherokee veterans honored with Warrior Flight to U.S. capital
(Oklahoma) -- Ten Cherokee veterans visited Washington, D.C., Sept. 9-11 as part of the Cherokee Nation’s sixth annual Cherokee Warrior Flight. Collectively, the...

9/10/2019

article Cherokee Nation contributes to initiative
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is working to help transform the way Native American history is presented in classrooms. The tribe is one of many contributing to the...

9/9/2019

article Russellville forms panel to review casino applications
(Arkansas) -- The Russellville City Council is forming a committee to evaluate applications for a new casino, even though Pope County has already made its pick on an...
article Kimberly Teehee, First Cherokee Delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- In 1835, the Treaty of New Echota set the stage for the removal of the Cherokee people from their homeland in the southeastern United States. The...
article Hoskin offers language investment at State of Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. on Aug. 31 proposed the largest investment in language programs in the tribe’s history and detailed more initiatives...
article Rutherford helping keep Cherokee arts alive
(Oklahoma) -- After a long-time interest in art and creating, Cherokee Nation citizen Lisa Rutherford has learned and added numerous artistic trades into her repertoire...
article Former CN Treasurer, Councilor Chapman dies
(Oklahoma) -- Former Cherokee Nation Treasurer and Tribal Councilor Gary Dean Chapman died Sept. 3 at age 81. According to his obituary, he was born to Ezekiel “...

9/8/2019

article Teehee hopes for congressional collaboration on seating her as Cherokee Nation delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- Kim Teehee, who made history last month after being confirmed as the Cherokee Nation’s first delegate to Congress, doesn’t plan to show...
article Cherokee Nation sharing authentic perspective on forced removal with classrooms
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is working to help transform the way Native American history is presented in classrooms. The tribe is one of many contributing to the...
article CN announces 2019 Cherokee National Treasures
(Oklahoma) -- Three Cherokee Nation citizens have been named this year’s Cherokee National Treasures for their work in preserving and promoting Cherokee art and...

9/6/2019

article Meet Kimberly Teehee, the first Cherokee Nation delegate to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Nearly 200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation signed the Treaty of New Echota (1835) with the United States. They were forcibly moved from the...
article Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation expands engagement with all citizens
(Oklahoma) -- Today, more than 63 percent of our nearly 380,000 tribal citizens reside outside Cherokee Nation’s legal jurisdiction. One thing we’ve heard...
article County exec says city gets casino-deal perks
(Arkansas) -- Russellville was not left out of a nearly $40 million incentive package negotiated before Cherokee Nation Businesses was endorsed last month for a casino...
article Russellville forms panel to review casino applications
(Arkansas) -- The Russellville City Council is forming a committee to evaluate applications for a new casino, even though Pope County has already made its pick on an...

9/5/2019

article City Council votes to set up casino panel
(Arkansas) -- The Russellville City Council voted in a specially called meeting Thursday to establish a seven-member committee to evaluate applications for a Pope County...
article Cherokee immersion school to obtain former Tahlequah casino
(Oklahoma) -- Plans for the facility that housed the old Cherokee Casino Tahlequah near Sequoyah Schools are to eventually donate it to the Cherokee Nation’s...
article Traditional Cherokee Art of the North American Warriors
(USA) -- The Cherokee Nation is well known for its beautiful and meaningful art and culture. Cherokee art and symbols used in the design of Cherokee bead, basket, and...

9/4/2019

article Kimberly Teehee Is the Cherokee Nation’s First Delegate to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- In December 1835, a minority party of the Cherokee Nation met government officials to sign the Treaty of New Echota, which laid out the terms for...
article The Cherokee Nation says it has a right to a congressional delegate. Now it wants Congress to fulfill its promise.
(Oklahoma) -- For generations, the US government’s attitude toward Native American communities has been marked by mistreatment, indifference, and a lack of respect...

9/3/2019

article NPR: Cherokee Nation Names First Delegate To Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation has named its first delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. Former Obama appointee Kimberly Teehee's nomination was...
article BEHIND THE BADGE: It takes a special kind of person to be a Cherokee Nation marshal, according to Director Shannon Buhl
(Oklahoma) -- Boasting more than 370,000 citizens across the country, with at least 141,000 living within the tribe's 14-county jurisdiction in northeastern Oklahoma...
article Cherokee Nation Principal Chief proposes large investment in language programs
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. proposed the largest investment in language programs in the tribe’s history and detailed even more...

9/2/2019

article Commentary: Give Cherokee Nation a voice in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- It’s a great story: The Cherokee Nation is asserting its right to send a delegate to Congress under treaties dating back to 1785 and 1835. But...
article Cherokee Nation Businesses submits Arkansas casino proposal with local endorsement
(Arkansas) -- After facing general opposition to gaming from residents and officials of Russellville and Pope County, Cherokee Nation Businesses reportedly submitted an...
article Cherokee Nation Career Services offers high school equivalency testing
(Oklahoma) -- As the United States continues to journey into a realm of sophisticated technology, education has become ever more important. As recently as 1950, only...

9/1/2019

article Cherokee Nation Takes Up 1835 Promise To Send Delegate To Congress
(Oklahoma) -- NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Kimberly Teehee, who has been nominated by the Cherokee nation to go to Congress as their delegate, under a 1835 treaty.
article 15-year tribal leader Anglen says farewell
(Oklahoma) -- Buel Anglen, who served a total of 15 years on the Tribal Council, said his final years in office in particular were rewarding. “I’ve really...
article Deere aims to create more community awareness
(Oklahoma) -- With the new Tribal Council now sitting, Dist. 13 Tribal Councilor Joe Deere looks to create community within his district as well as between it and the...
article Nofire takes Dist. 3 seat on Cherokee Nation Tribal Council
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee residents of the Tribal Council’s Dist. 3 now have a new representative who earned recognition as a successful athlete from high school...
article Patzkowski brings ‘liaison-type’ experience to Dist. 12
(Oklahoma) -- Dora Patzkowski is the Cherokee Nation’s incoming Dist. 12 Tribal Councilor. She is taking the place of former Tribal Councilor Dick Lay. Patzkowski...
article Walkingstick gives thanks during his final Tribal Council meeting
(Oklahoma) -- After eight years of Tribal Council service, David Walkingstick, representing Dist. 3, gave his public goodbyes on Aug. 12 during his final meeting before...
article Cherokee Chief Wants to Expand Language Program
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. proposed the largest investment in language programs in the tribe’s history and detailed even more...

8/31/2019

article Principal chief touts 'strong' nation, promises to send Cherokee delegate to Congress during holiday address
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. promised Saturday at his first State of the Nation address to send a Cherokee woman to Washington, D.C. That statement at...
article 15-year tribal leader Anglen says farewell
(Oklahoma) -- Buel Anglen, who served a total of 15 years on the Tribal Council, said his final years in office in particular were rewarding. “I’ve really...
article Hatfield ends term as At-Large Councilor
(Oklahoma) -- At-Large Tribal Councilor Wanda Hatfield on Aug. 14 was set to end her four-year term, and she said she’s proud of being a voice for at-large...
article Hoskin assumes post of Cherokee Nation principal chief
(Oklahoma) -- After the summer’s elections, the Cherokee Nation has a new chief – sworn in Aug. 14 – who was part of the previous administration and...
article New deputy chief says teamwork key to success
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s newest deputy chief says he’s focused on supporting the newest principal chief while helping enrich the lives of tribal...
article Tribal Councilor Lay leaving office after 8 years
(Oklahoma) -- Dist. 12 Tribal Councilor Dick Lay’s second term as a legislator was expected to end Aug. 14. During his eight years, he represented Washington...

8/30/2019

article Cherokee Nation's council OKs pick for US House delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- The Tribal Council of the Cherokee Nation has unanimously approved the newly elected chief's selection to be the tribe's first-ever delegate...
article The Cherokee Nation Was Promised Congressional Representation Nearly 200 Years Ago And Now They’re Demanding It
(Oklahoma) -- Fact: the US was built on stolen land. Plain and simple. When European colonists arrived in what is today the United States, there were already an...
article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirms nine appointees
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirmed the appointment of nine individuals during a special session held Thursday, after officials voiced concerns...
article Five Tribes Ancestry Conference planned
(Oklahoma) -- Explore your heritage at the second annual Five Tribes Ancestry Conference, presented Sept. 19-21 at the Chota Conference Center inside the newly opened...
article Keetoowah descendants, public discuss translations of documents from 1905
(Oklahoma) -- The translation of a 114-year-old document written in Cherokee drew a crowd to the Tahlequah Public Library Thursday night. "History of Contact:...
article Natives encouraged to sign up for film database
(Oklahoma) -- The next big star could be discovered this weekend during the 67th Annual Cherokee National Holiday, as the Cherokee Nation Film Office is signing up...

8/29/2019

article Pope County casino gambit
(Arkansas) -- The Pope County Quorum Court has endorsed a proposal from Cherokee Nation Businesses of Oklahoma, in conjunction with a group whose owners include Dallas...
article Hoskin establishes At-Large Cherokee Advisory Committee
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signed an executive order Tuesday establishing an At-Large Cherokee Advisory Committee to better engage...

8/28/2019

article Cherokee Nation prepares vote on its first congressional delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation is expected to endorse its first ever delegate to Congress when the tribal nation’s governing body meets on...
article Dealt-out, city looks to raise ante on Pope County casino
(Arkansas) -- After being left out of the negotiations for a proposed casino in Pope County, the Russellville City Council gathered Tuesday evening to strategize about...
article Hearing set in casino lawsuit
(Arkansas) -- The judicial system has begun to grind in the matter of a casino in Pope County. Circuit Judge William Pearson has set a hearing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in...
article Russellville city council discuss annexing proposed casino land
(Arkansas) -- The Russellville city council is now hoping to get a piece of the tax pie when a casino comes to the county. Talks of annexing the proposed casino site...
article Cherokee Nation prepares vote on its first congressional delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation is expected to endorse its first ever delegate to Congress when the tribal nation’s governing body meets on...
article Cherokee Nation nominates first delegate to Congress under terms of 1835 treaty
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation principal chief had an important announcement to make last week. Standing on a stage in the Cherokee capital, Chuck Hoskin Jr....

8/27/2019

article Cherokee Nation Seeks to Send First Delegate to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- For Native American tribes, treaties with the United States government have often led to displacement, removal and outright erasure. But now, the...
article Cherokee tribe's first delegate to Congress also named Sequoyah Fellow
(Oklahoma) -- Northeastern State University’s College of Liberal Arts has announced Kim Teehee as its sixth Sequoyah Fellow. Teehee is a citizen of the Cherokee...

8/26/2019

article 200 years ago, the Cherokee Nation was offered a seat in Congress. It just announced its chosen delegate.
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation principal chief had an important announcement to make last week. Standing on a stage in the Cherokee capital, Chuck Hoskin Jr....
article Cherokee Nation Is Coming to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- On Thursday, Cherokee Nation (CN) Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. held a press conference to officially announce his intention to exercise the...
article Cherokee Nation moves to appoint a delegate to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation is taking a historic step to hold the federal government accountable by preparing to appoint a delegate to Congress. The tribe...
article Cherokee Nation Moves to Get Delegate in Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- A tribal council is set to confirm Thursday a woman’s nomination to become the Cherokee Nation’s first congressional delegate, but it...
article The Cherokee Nation Nominated a Delegate to Congress as Stipulated in Treaties
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation announced last week that it has, for the first time in its history, nominated a delegate to the United States Congress in...
article Jerry Jones stirred the honey pot with his Arkansas casino plans
(Arkansas) -- When the idea of expanded gambling in Arkansas first made the news, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones almost immediately starting working out a way to have...
article Cherokee Nation Businesses Fight Pope County Lawsuit
(Arkansas) -- In light of a recently announced partnership between Cherokee Nation Businesses and the hospitality company Legends, the Oklahoma-based tribe announced...
article ‘We’ve got to let the past go’: Catawba Indian Nation Chief talks about the future
(South Carolina) -- Bill Harris has four more years to achieve his goals for the Catawba Indian Nation in Rock Hill. Those goals include improving the Nation’s...
article New Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Hoskin on KWON
(Oklahoma) -- He has been in office for less than a month and already Cherokee Nation's Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr is hitting the ground running. Chief Hoskin...
article Exit for latest Miss Cherokee ‘bittersweet’
(Oklahoma) -- Whitney Roach, representing the tribe as Miss Cherokee for the past 12 months, recalls “an amazing year full of growth.” “It’s been...

8/25/2019

article Cherokee Nation moves to appoint congressional delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation on Thursday announced it will appoint a delegate to Congress under the provisions of an 1835 treaty. Under the Treaty of New...
article Cherokee Nation wants a member of Congress, taking US up on 1835 promise
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation announced Thursday that it intends to appoint a delegate to the US House of Representatives, asserting for the first time a...
article Cherokees seek dismissal of suit; filing disputes Pope County casino foes’ assertion regarding ordinance
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses intervened in a lawsuit filed by an anti-casino group seeking to invalidate an endorsement issued last week by the Pope County...

8/24/2019

article Citing treaties, Cherokees call on Congress to seat delegate from tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- Citing two treaties, officials with the Cherokee Nation formally called on Congress on Thursday to seat a nonvoting delegate from the country’...
article Pope County Casino Application Process Re-opened Amid Lawsuits
(Arkansas) -- Earlier this week, the Arkansas Racing Commission reopened the application process for casino operators to develop a full-service casino in Pope County. A...
article Baker Gets New Role With Tribe
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Businesses Board of Directors has named former Principal Chief Bill John Baker to Executive Chairman at CNB, effective immediately. The...

8/23/2019

article CHEROKEE RIGHTS: Chief Hoskin says he'll pursue the Cherokee's constitutional right to a congressional delegate
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. reiterated his intention Thursday to assert treaty provisions with the United States that allow the tribe...
article Chief Hoskin announces the appointment of a Cherokee Nation delegate to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced Thursday that the tribe is taking an historic initial step to enact the Cherokee Nation...
article Legends Casino turns in application to state for proposed Pope County facility
(Arkansas) -- A casino that’s hoping to open up shop in Pope County is moving forward with its plans. Legends Casino posted the following on its Facebook page on...

8/22/2019

article Cherokee chief says appointing delegate to Congress is 'historic first step'
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said Thursday that the Oklahoma-based tribe expects Congress to fulfill treaty obligations and create a...
article Cherokee chief says journey to seat US delegate will be long
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation's plan to send a delegate to the U.S. House, the first such attempt by a tribal nation, will take time as well as cooperation from...
article Cherokee Nation announces appointment of Teehee as delegate to congress
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced Thursday that the tribe is taking an historic initial step to enact the Cherokee Nation’s...
article Cherokee Nation Chief says tribal delegate in Congress is their right
(Oklahoma) -- A push to hold the United States accountable, the new Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. says allowing a Cherokee delegate in Congress is...
article Citing treaties, Cherokees call on Congress to seat delegate from tribe
(Oklahoma) -- Citing two treaties, officials with the Cherokee Nation formally called on Congress on Thursday to seat a nonvoting delegate from the country’s...
article Busy day on casino front includes rebid for license
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses reapplied Thursday for a casino license, three days after the state Racing Commission opened a 90-day window for accepting...
article USDA waiver expands CN Food Distribution to Bartlesville
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Cherokee Nation’s waiver request that allows the tribe to serve its citizens living in Bartlesville...

8/21/2019

article The Cherokee Nation Starts the Process for a Congressional Delegation: raceAhead
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation is making preparations to send a congressional delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. It would be the first-ever...
article Cherokee Nation officials sworn into office
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner and eight councilors of the Council of the Cherokee Nation pledged...
article YIKES! Man brings knife into casino, says it was used in murder
(Oklahoma) -- A man was arrested after he caused a disturbance at the local casino by claiming he had a knife that was used in a murder. On Aug. 19, Cherokee County...

8/20/2019

article Cherokee Nation Sending First-Ever Delegate To Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation is appointing its first delegate to Congress. Two Native American tribes, the Cherokee and the Choctaw, are both granted the...
article AR Sports Betting May Expand With Casino Backed By Jerry Jones
(Arkansas) -- Jerry Jones, the outspoken owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is one step closer to having his hospitality company build a casino in Pope County, Arkansas. It...

8/19/2019

article Cherokee Nation readies for first-ever delegate to U.S. House, new chief says
(Washington D.C.) -- The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of...
article Cherokee Nation to assert treaty right to appoint nonvoting member of Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cherokee Nation intends to exercise 200-year-old treaty provisions that allow it to appoint a delegate to Congress, tribal officials confirmed...
article Cole says questions abound about Cherokee delegate to Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Rep. Tom Cole predicted Monday that it will take a long time to resolve the Cherokee Nation’s claim that it has a treaty right to a...
article Crittenden nominated as first Cherokee Nation Veterans Affairs secretary
(Oklahoma) -- During a roundtable discussion with veterans of the armed forces at the Cherokee Nation’s Veterans Center, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. on Aug....

8/18/2019

article Country's Largest Tribal Nation Seeks Congressional Delegate
(Washington D.C.) -- The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of...

8/17/2019

article Country's largest tribal nation seeks congressional delegate
(Oklahoma) -- The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives,...
article Baker Named Executive Chairman at Cherokee Nation Businesses, Garrett Promoted to Chief Executive Officer
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: The Cherokee Nation Businesses Board of Directors has...
article Country's largest tribal nation seeks congressional delegate
(Oklahoma) -- The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives,...
article Cherokee student among SPJ MOEy finalists
(Oklahoma) -- Five student journalists, including a Cherokee Nation citizen, have been chosen as finalists from more than 3,300 entries in The Society of Professional...

8/16/2019

article Gulfside casino appeal denied; application process to reopen
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission (ARC) denied the Gulfside Casino Partnership's appeal to reconsider its denial of an application to build a casino in...
article Jerry Jones may fulfill his wish to put a casino in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- When Arkansas voters agreed last year to allow gambling expansion in the state, one particular area stood out as being opposed to the idea. Pope County...
article Jilted Casino Bidder Gulfside Sues Arkansas Racing Commission Over Pope County License Rejection
(Arkansas) -- Gulfside Casino Partnership, which wants to build a casino in Pope County, Arkansas, is suing the state racing commission for rejecting its application for...
article Racing panel casino rebuff precedes suit
(Arkansas) -- A Mississippi casino operator sued the Arkansas Racing Commission on Thursday afternoon just after the commission refused to reconsider its decision to...
article Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Hoskin, Deputy Chief Warner, Tribal Councilors Sworn into Office
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner and eight councilors of the Council of the Cherokee Nation pledged...
article Cherokee Nation seeks congressional delegate
(Oklahoma) -- The newly elected chief of the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation plans to appoint the tribe's first-ever delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives,...
article 2019-20 Little Cherokee Ambassadors crowned
(Oklahoma) -- The 2019-20 Little Cherokee Ambassadors were crowned on Aug. 10 in Tahlequah, kicking off the first official event of the 67th Cherokee National Holiday.

8/15/2019

article Racing Commission opens up Pope County casino license application
(Arkansas) -- Multiple lawsuits have been filed regarding the future of casinos in Pope County. This comes after the state’s Racing Commission met Thursday.
article Racing Commission puts Pope County casino bids back on roulette wheel
(Arkansas) -- The proposed $225 million Pope County casino parlay is back on again, so says the seven commissioners at the Arkansas Racing Commission.
article Mississippi-based casino company sues Arkansas Racing Commission over rejected application
(Arkansas) -- The casino situation in Pope County continued to develop Thursday with the filing of a lawsuit by a competitor whose application was rejected once again by...

8/14/2019

article Cherokees to build Arkansas' fourth casino east of Fort Smith
(Arkansas) -- Leaders in Pope County have endorsed a proposal from Cherokee Nation Businesses to build a casino and hotel complex in the county, which would become...
article Jerry Jones gets a step closer to building $225 million casino in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- The hospitality company founded by Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones is a step closer to opening one of the first full-service casinos in Arkansas.
article Pope County Votes To Bring Legends Resort & Casino To The Area
(Arkansas) -- The Pope County Quorum Court voted to bring the Legends Resort and Casino, Cherokee Nation Businesses, to the county on Tuesday evening.
article Hoskin New Cherokee Chief
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Principal Chief-elect Bryan Warner and eight members of the Council of the Cherokee Nation...
article Winners Announced for 24th Annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee National Historical Society announced the winners of the 24th Annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show at an awards reception Friday night.

8/13/2019

article Cherokees endorsed for Pope County casino
(Arkansas) -- The Pope County Quorum Court voted 8-4 tonight, with one abstention, to endorse the Cherokee nation’s pitch, in conjunction with a group whose owners...
article Pope County Quorum Court offers support for Legends Resort & Casino
(Arkansas) -- The Pope County Quorum Court voted to offer its support to Cherokee Nation Businesses Tuesday evening to bring the Legends Resort and Casino to the County.
article Pope County Quorum Court okays Cherokee Nation Businesses, Legends casino project
(Arkansas) -- With one vote to spare, the Cherokee Nation Businesses received the blessing of the Pope County Quorum Court on Tuesday night (Aug. 13) for a license to...
article Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation's future is brighter than ever
(Oklahoma) -- The past eight years have been the pinnacle of my public service career. Nothing has been more important to me than serving the Cherokee people.

8/12/2019

article Cherokee casino group outlines Pope County plans
(Arkansas) -- The Cherokee Nation, a major casino operator in Oklahoma, has released details of its plan for a casino resort in Pope County. You may have heard, or read...
article Cherokee Nation Businesses and Legends unveil plans for proposed resort and casino in Pope County
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses and Legends today announced details of its proposal to build a first-of-its-kind resort destination in Pope County –...
article Cherokee Nation Businesses, Legends reveal $225 million casino resort plans for Pope County
(Arkansas) -- After five days of teaser ads, Cherokee Nation Businesses and Legends unveiled their plans for a proposed resort and casino in Pope County. The $225...
article Baker delivers his final State of the Nation address
(Oklahoma) -- It was the final Tribal Council meeting for several elected officials Monday, as Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, District...
article Cherokee Nation inauguration ceremony set for Aug. 14
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Principal Chief-elect Bryan Warner and eight members of the Council of the Cherokee Nation...
article History caretakers want facility to save ‘sacred’ Cherokee documents
(Oklahoma) -- To protect aging records that include the Cherokee Nation’s most significant documents, an effort is afoot to fund and construct an archival building...

8/11/2019

article Tulsa World: Cherokees raise the tribe's minimum wage; Congress should do the same thing.
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will raise its minimum wage from $9.50 an hour to $11 an hour starting Oct. 1, incoming Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced last week....

8/10/2019

article Groups preparing to 'roll the dice' again with Pope County casino efforts
(Arkansas) -- The countdown is on for major developments in the effort to put a casino resort – and much more – in Pope County. A series of Russellville...
article Cherokee Nation employees will see bump in pay
(Oklahoma) -- Nearly 1,800 Cherokee Nation employees will get a pay raise this year and the minimum wage will increase to $11 for tribal employees, a tribal official...
article Chief-elect announces plan to increase tribe's minimum wage
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced Wednesday that he will sign an executive order raising Cherokee Nation's minimum wage...
article Cherokee National History Museum opens
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation on Thursday hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Cherokee National History Museum, 101 S. Muskogee Ave. in...

8/9/2019

article Cherokee Nation employees will get pay raise this year
(Oklahoma) -- Nearly 1,800 Cherokee Nation employees will get a pay raise this year and the minimum wage will increase to $11 for tribal employees, a tribal official...

8/8/2019

article Cherokee Nation Chief-elect Hoskin Announces Plan to Increase Tribe’s Minimum Wage to $11.00 Per Hour
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced Wednesday that he will sign an executive order raising Cherokee Nation’s minimum...
article Cherokee Nation inauguration scheduled for August 14
(Oklahoma) -- New leaders of the Cherokee Nation will be sworn into office on August 14. Chuck Hoskin Jr. won election as chief of the Oklahoma-based tribe on June 1.

8/7/2019

article Cherokee Nation revamps its website
(Oklahoma) -- On July 1, the Cherokee Nation launched a revamped website with updated content, departmental contacts and “cleaner navigation so that our tribal...
article Hoskin announces plan to increase tribe’s minimum wage
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. said Wednesday that he will sign an executive order raising Cherokee Nation’s minimum wage to...

8/6/2019

article Sports, horse betting bill for Cherokee gets final approval
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina’s only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The...

8/5/2019

article CHIEF BAKER: Tribal governments ensure Oklahoma’s success
(Oklahoma) -- In a recent op-ed, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt called for a renegotiation of the highly successful tribal gaming compacts, government-to-government...
article Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs test for mold in HACN homes
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Environmental Programs offers mold testing for Housing Authority of Cherokee Nation homes that are suspected of having the...
article Cherokee National History Museum opening celebration Thursday
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is celebrating the opening of the Cherokee National History Museum at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Cherokee National Peace Pavilion, 177 S. Water...

8/4/2019

article Officials: Cherokee Nation homes to be restored in $30M plan
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials say a $30 million rehabilitation plan will overhaul hundreds of tribal homes, remodel community buildings and generate...

8/3/2019

article Hoskin announces $30M plan to rehab Cherokee homes, community buildings
(Oklahoma) -- On Aug. 2, while visiting the home of a Cherokee Nation citizen who received housing enhancements from the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation,...
article Notes from the Chief: Expanding homeownership opportunities to Cherokees in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- More than 8,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now have a new option available for homeownership.A mortgage program designed...
article Cherokee artist inspired by ‘Agitsi’ to fulfill dream
(Oklahoma) -- From an artistic family, Brandi Hines carries on the tradition by combining her Cherokee heritage with creativity to craft colorful stained-glass pieces...

8/2/2019

article Officials: Cherokee Nation homes to be restored in $30M plan
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will overhaul hundreds of tribal homes, remodel community buildings and generate construction jobs across northeastern Oklahoma under a...

8/1/2019

article Cherokee Nation announces $30 million plan to improve tribal homes, community buildings
(Oklahoma) -- A $30 million plan announced Thursday will fund repairs to hundreds of Cherokee Nation homes across northeastern Oklahoma — many of them occupied by...
article Expanding homeownership opportunities to Cherokees in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- More than 8,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now have a new option available for homeownership. A mortgage program designed...
article Expanding homeownership opportunities to Cherokees in Arkansas
(Arkansas) -- More than 8,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now have a new option available for homeownership. A mortgage program designed...
article VA, CN seeking Native veterans eligible for pensions
(Oklahoma) -- Veterans Affairs and Cherokee Nation are hosting a VA Claims Event Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Cherokee Nation Tribal Veterans Building, 17675 S....
article Tribal leaders mull acquisition of Cherokee Heritage Center
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders have expressed interest in acquiring the Cherokee Heritage Center as a “showplace” for the Cherokee Nation. “I’ve...

7/31/2019

article Tribe to accept public LIHEAP plan comments
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is in the process of submitting an application to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a Low-Income Home Energy...
article Planned Cherokee Heritage Center exhibit would show today’s communities
(Oklahoma) -- Throughout the decades, the Cherokee Heritage Center’s atrium has been home to many displays and exhibits that have put the spotlight on facets of...

7/29/2019

article CN notified of support for family aid program
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will receive nearly $6 million to develop a financial-assistance program aimed at helping needy families become self-sufficient, a...
article Cherokee Nation to celebrate 67th Cherokee National Holiday during Labor Day weekend
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will host the 67th Cherokee National Holiday Aug. 30 – Sept. 1, when more than 100,000 visitors travel to Tahlequah to experience...

7/27/2019

article Notes from the Chief: Tribal governments ensure Oklahoma’s success
(Oklahoma) -- In a recent op-ed, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt called for a renegotiation of the highly successful tribal gaming compacts, government-to-government...

7/25/2019

article Cherokee Nation opposes push to widen eagle feather use
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation leaders officially oppose a proposal to change federal regulations that would allow not only citizens of federally recognized tribes but...

7/21/2019

article Cherokees in 4 Ark. counties eligible for Section 184 home loans
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now qualify to use the Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee Program after the tribe’s request to...

7/20/2019

article Cherokee Nation accepting applications for housing assistance
(Oklahoma) -- The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation will accept College Housing Assistance Program applications for the fall 2019 semester July 29 through Aug. 9....
article NSU, Connors, Cherokee Nation and NHS launch partnership
(Oklahoma) -- Northeastern State University, Connors State College, Northeastern Health System and Cherokee Nation came together earlier this month to sign a memorandum...

7/19/2019

article BAKER: Cherokee Nation plans for 2020 census
(Oklahoma) -- As citizens of the United States, we have a responsibility to participate in the United States Census, a national roll call mandated by the United States...

7/17/2019

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council rejects recommended pay increases
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal councilors voted July 15 not to accept the pay increases recommended by the Cherokee Nation Compensation Committee, with critics within and outside...
article Cherokee Nation honors Loretta Shade as Cherokee National Treasure
(Oklahoma) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation joined Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden in honoring Loretta Shade, of Hulbert, as a...

7/16/2019

article Cherokee Pay Hike Blocked
(Oklahoma) -- There will be no giant pay raise for Cherokee tribal leaders and the council. The council voted to kill the plan that would have doubled some salaries....
article Move for CN raises doesn't make agenda
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation District 3 Tribal Councilor David Walkingstick proposed legislation to give tribal employees a raise during an Executive and Finance...
article Proposal seeking raises for Cherokee Nation employees yet to be discussed
(Oklahoma) -- A proposal to increase the salaries of Cherokee Nation employees is still awaiting consideration. Amid the chaos at the end of Monday’s Rules...

7/15/2019

article Cherokee Tribal Council votes to decline controversial raise proposal for Cherokee leaders
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council declined a controversial proposed five-figure pay raise for the tribe’s elected officials on Monday night. Before...

7/12/2019

article Cherokee tribal councilor seeks raises for employees amid debate over salary increases for tribal leaders
(Oklahoma) -- Amid a debate over recommended pay raises for tribal leaders amounting in some instances to more than 80%, a member of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council...
article Kimberly Teehee: The strength of Oklahoma lies in its people
(Oklahoma) -- The following is a statement from Kimberly Teehee, the Vice President of Government Relations for Cherokee Nation Businesses, regarding Class III gaming...

7/11/2019

article Hoskin, Warner select cabinet
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Chief-Elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief-Elect Bryan Warner have selected their executive cabinet. “This team represents innovation,...

7/10/2019

article Cherokee Nation Compensation Committee submits hefty pay raises for elected officials
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. and other Cherokee Nation elected officials could be getting sizable raises when their terms begin Aug. 14, assuming...
article IHS, Cherokee Nation launch HIV pilot project
(Oklahoma) -- On National HIV Testing Day, Indian Health Service and Cherokee Nation officials announced an HIV pilot project to ensure the success of the Ending the HIV...

7/9/2019

article Cherokee Nation celebrates 40th anniversary of regained ownership of historical structures
(Oklahoma) -- Forty years ago, Cherokee Nation regained ownership of three of its most iconic structures: its prison, Supreme Court and Capitol buildings. A new exhibit...

7/8/2019

article GUEST OPINION: CN Tribal Council should reject pay hikes
(Oklahoma) -- Last week, the Cherokee Nation Compensation Committee offered its recommendation to significantly hike salaries for Cherokee Nation elected officials. Some...
article Proposed pay hikes for Cherokee Nation officers criticized
(Oklahoma) -- Big salary increases proposed for leaders of the Cherokee Nation have sparked some controversy within the tribe. Five members of the Cherokee Nation...

7/7/2019

article Walkingstick, Lay introduce legislation to reject pay increases
(Oklahoma) -- A report from the Cherokee Nation Compensation Committee earlier this week recommends pay increases ranging from 26% for Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd to...

7/6/2019

article Cherokee tribal councilors file legislation to reject pay raises for elected officials
(Oklahoma) -- Three Cherokee Nation tribal councilors on Saturday filed legislation to oppose impending pay raises for elected officials. Councilors David Walkingstick,...

7/3/2019

article Incoming Cherokee chief could see 84% raise over current chief's pay
(Oklahoma) -- Barring action by the Tribal Council, elected officials at the Cherokee Nation are about to get five-figure raises come August. A report from the Cherokee...

7/2/2019

article Cherokee Nation invited to store seeds in Arctic vault
(Oklahoma) -- Rare seeds representing centuries of Cherokee cultural and agricultural history are headed for an Arctic vault built to protect the world’s crops.

6/29/2019

article Cherokees work to eliminate new HIV cases
(Oklahoma) -- On National HIV Testing Day, the Indian Health Service and Cherokee Nation announced the launch of a new HIV pilot project to ensure the future success of...

6/28/2019

article Cherokees work to eliminate new HIV cases
(Oklahoma) -- On National HIV Testing Day, the Indian Health Service and Cherokee Nation announced the launch of a new HIV pilot project to ensure the future success of...

6/27/2019

article IHS and Cherokee Nation launch new HIV pilot project
(Oklahoma) -- On National HIV Testing Day, June 27, the Indian Health Service and Cherokee Nation Health Service announced the launch of a new HIV pilot project to...

6/26/2019

article Claiming to be Cherokee, contractors with white ancestry got $300 million
(Missouri) -- Two years ago, when the mayor’s office in St. Louis announced a $311,000 contract to tear down an old shoe factory, it made a point of identifying...

6/25/2019

article US Navy to name future rescue vessel to honour Cherokee Nation
(Washington D.C.) -- The US Navy will name its newest towing, salvage, and rescue ship (T-ATS) Cherokee Nation in recognition of the service by tribal people.

6/24/2019

article First Native American Novelist Was a Killer Newspaper Editor
(California) -- Darkness had fallen, but the Ridge family wouldn’t find peace in slumber. John Rollin Ridge, then 12 years old, watched as his father was hauled...

6/22/2019

article US Navy to Dub Newest Rescue Ship 'Cherokee Nation'
(Washington D.C.) -- One of the U.S. Navy's newest rescue ships is being named the "Cherokee Nation" to honor the service and contributions the Cherokee...

6/21/2019

article Cherokee Nation is name for Navy's newest towing, salvage, rescue ship
(USA) -- The U.S. Navy's newest towing, salvage and rescue ship will be named Cherokee Nation, the military branch announced Friday. "It is my privilege to...
article Navy will name rescue ship 'Cherokee Nation' to honor tribe's contributions to the military
(USA) -- The U.S. Navy on Friday said it will name its newest rescue ship “Cherokee Nation” in honor of the contributions Cherokee people have made to the...

6/20/2019

article Cherokee owner’s dream comes true with children’s bookstore
(Oklahoma) -- What started as a dream has become a reality for the owners and operators of Lavender’s Bleu Literacy Market, an independent children’s...
article Cherokee Nation election campaign violation claims dismissed
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court has dismissed two petitions that sought to invalidate the results of the election that appointed the tribe's...
article CN tribal speaker to prepare new administration
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. said former Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Speaker Tina Glory Jordan to lead the transition team in preparation for...
article David Nail coming to Cherokee Casino and Hotel West Siloam Springs
(Oklahoma) -- David Nail is a frontman for David Nail and the Well Ravens, and also known for writing songs that have been chart-toppers. Nail rounds off his last 10...

6/18/2019

article Cherokee Nation Contributes $7.7M to Sequoyah County Road Project
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Sequoyah County to continue improvements to Dwight Mission Road.

6/17/2019

article Harvard Study Shows Native Americans in Oklahoma Climbing Socio-economic Ladder
(Oklahoma) -- Social scientists have long understood that a child’s environment, in particular growing up in poverty, can have a long-lasting effect on their...

6/15/2019

article CHIEF BAKER: Harvard study shows Native Americans in Oklahoma climbing socio-economic ladder
(Oklahoma) -- Social scientists have long understood that a child’s environment, in particular growing up in poverty, can have a long-lasting effect on their...

6/14/2019

article Bill John Baker: A wonderful story of perseverance and resiliency
(Oklahoma) -- Social scientists have long understood that a child’s environment, in particular growing up in poverty, can have a long-lasting effect on their...

6/13/2019

article Cherokee Nation Businesses partners with Legends for Arkansas casino venture
(Arkansas) -- As part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses’ efforts to expand into Arkansas, CNB officials announced on June 11 a partnership with Legends to propose...

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