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Cherokee Nation sues drug firms, retailers for flooding communities with opioids

Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation opened a new line of attack against the pharmaceutical industry Thursday, filing a lawsuit in tribal court that accuses the nation’s six top drug distributors and pharmacies of flooding communities in Oklahoma with hundreds of millions of highly addictive pain pills.

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4/26/2017

article Cherokee Nation Dedicates New Bridge in Delaware County
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation and Delaware County officials dedicated the new Whitewater Creek bridge in Delaware County on Monday. After the bridge sustained severe...

4/24/2017

article Cherokees Sue McKesson, CVS, Wal-Mart for Lax Opioid Monitoring
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has filed a lawsuit in tribal court against several large pharmacy chains and healthcare providers for their alleged role in allowing...

4/23/2017

article Study: Tribe's economic impact on state more than $2 billion
(Oklahoma) -- A study estimates that the Cherokee Nation has a direct economic impact on the Oklahoma economy that's greater than $2 billion. Economist Russell Evans...
article Cherokee Nation Sues Opioid Distributors Over Drug Epidemic Among Tribal Nation
(Georgia) -- The Cherokee Nation has filed a lawsuit, in tribal court, which accuses the top pharmacies and drug distributors in America of flooding 14 counties in the...

4/22/2017

article Cherokee Nation’s Economic Impact on Northeast Oklahoma Now Exceeds $2B
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation’s impact on the Oklahoma economy now exceeds $2.03 billion, according to a report produced and released today by economist Dr....
article Cherokee Nation files lawsuit targeting CVS and other pharmacies in opioid crisis
(New York) -- Cherokee Nation is suing CVS Health, Walgreens, and other drug companies and retailers, alleging the companies didn’t do enough to stop prescription...
article Cherokee Nation donates to Tahlequah PD
(Oklahoma) -- The Tahlequah City Council recently approved a donation of $15,000 to the Tahlequah Police Department for the use of law enforcement equipment and its...

4/21/2017

article Cherokee Nation Sues Drug Firms over Opioid Crisis
(Oklahoma) -- In the first lawsuit of its kind, lawyers for the Cherokee nation are filing a lawsuit in a tribal court against the nation’s top six drug...
article Cherokee Nation Sues Opioid Providers In Tribal Court
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is seeking restitution for a drug abuse epidemic that has disproportionately affected members of its tribe. The nation filed a lawsuit...
article Cherokee Nation Sues Walmart, Drug Companies Over Opioids
(Oklahoma) -- Declaring an “opioid epidemic of unprecedented proportions” in Indian country, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma on Thursday, April 20 filed suit...
article Opinion: Preservation Efforts Ensure Cherokee Heritage Remains Intact
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation’s most endangered buildings teach us about the history of our people – the stories and histories of our ancestors who lived...

4/20/2017

article Cherokee Nation files lawsuit targeting CVS and other pharmacies in opioid crisis
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is suing CVS Health, Walgreens, and other drug companies and retailers, alleging the companies didn’t do enough to stop prescription...
article Cherokee Nation Sues Drug Companies & Retailers for Illegal Prescribed Opioids in the Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Today, the Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health, Inc., AmerisourceBergen, CVS Health, Walgreens Boots Alliance,...
article Cherokee Nation sues drug companies for alleged 'epidemic' of prescription painkiller abuse
(Oklahoma) -- Accusing them of creating “an epidemic of prescription opioid drug abuse” by flooding Oklahoma with unnecessary painkillers, the Cherokee...
article Cherokee Nation sues drug firms, retailers for flooding communities with opioids
(Oklahoma) -- Lawyers for the Cherokee Nation opened a new line of attack against the pharmaceutical industry Thursday, filing a lawsuit in tribal court that accuses the...
article RUSSELL: Tribal Government, Elections, and the Siren Song of Equality
(Texas) -- Elections are coming in the Cherokee Nation. I can tell because invitations to hog fries are hitting my email, and silly season in the Nation is the only time...

4/18/2017

article Cherokee Nation honors volunteers
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses is recognizing local employees for their outstanding volunteer efforts throughout the Cherokee Nation. Employees of the tribe...
article Principal Chief honored with 2017 Preservation Leadership Award
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker was honored with the 2017 Preservation Leadership Award by Preservation Oklahoma on Monday evening at the...

4/14/2017

article Cherokee Vote campaign sees success in getting tribal citizens registered
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation has invested time and resources in ensuring our citizens are registered to vote in tribal, state and federal elections. Cherokee Vote...

4/13/2017

article Tribe processing citizenship apps in record speed
(Oklahoma) -- After five years of hard work and strategic changes to the registration process, the Cherokee Nation is processing tribal citizenship applications in...

4/12/2017

article Cherokee Nation Gives More Than $14K to Kansas Public Schools
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation donated $14,000 to Kansas Public Schools in Delaware County to help with the construction of an indoor hitting facility for the school...

4/6/2017

article Tribe helps robotics teams compete
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation donated $850 each to nine VEX Robotics teams from six area schools to help the teams compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship in...

4/5/2017

article CN Tribal Council donates $5,000 to Locust Grove Police Department
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation District 15 Tribal Councilor Janees Taylor on Wednesday donated $5,000 to the Locust Grove Police Department. According to LGPD Chief Bryan...

3/31/2017

article Casino on the Horizon
(Oklahoma) -- Plans are moving forward for Cherokee Springs Plaza in Tahlequah to acquire its anticipated centerpiece tenant, as the Cherokee Nation Businesses board of...

3/30/2017

article CHEROKEE LANDING'S FUTURE: Tribal officials considering remedial action if state closes park
(Oklahoma) -- Chia and Liam Ryals play along the shore of Lake Tenkiller at Cherokee Landing State Park. Cherokee Nation officials are considering ways they might help...
article Cherokee Nation Helps Nine Teams Compete at VEX Robotics World Championship
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation donated $850 to nine VEX Robotics teams from six area schools to help the teams compete in the VEX Robotics World Championship in...

3/29/2017

article Cherokee Nation planning to replace Tahlequah casino
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses took a step Wednesday morning toward relocating and replacing one of its casinos. CNB’s board of directors voted...

3/28/2017

article CN awards $5.1 million to 107 school districts
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation awarded $5.1 million dollars to 107 public school districts from the tribe's 14-county jurisdiction during its annual Public School...

3/25/2017

article Tribe Donates Millions To Schools
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation gave a record $5 million to 107 school districts during the tribe’s annual Public School Appreciation Day Friday, providing a...

3/24/2017

article Tribal Council accepts grant to help increase fitness, nutrition
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council on Monday unanimously approved a contract with the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Healthy Living Program...
article Cherokee Nation awards $5 million to northeast Oklahoma school districts at Public School Appreciation Day
(Oklahoma) -- After the Cherokee Nation's forced relocation as part of the Trail of Tears, the tribe dedicated more than half of its budget to "educate our...

3/20/2017

article CN wrapping renovation projects
(Oklahoma) -- A couple of major projects for Cherokee Nation Businesses will be wrapped up over the next few months, the Tribal Council learned during Monday night's...

3/17/2017

article Cherokee Nation breaks ground on 11 new homes in Vinita
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation broke ground Friday on 11 new homes being built in a new addition in Vinita, a town of more than 5,500 in Craig County. The three-...
article CHIEF BAKER: Women play essential role in our history and our success at Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Historically, the Cherokee Nation has been a matriarchal society and has always looked to strong women for guidance and leadership. Cherokee women are...

3/12/2017

article Record Number of Teams Compete in Annual Cherokee Challenge Bowl
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation welcomed a record number of teams to the annual Cherokee Challenge Bowl this week at the Sycamore Springs Ranch in southeastern Mayes...

3/6/2017

article Cherokee Nation graduates more welders in training program
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation graduated more skilled welders Friday from its innovative Cherokee Nation welding program. The tribe held a graduation ceremony at Hard...
article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Election Garners 33 Candidates
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Election Commission on Tuesday drew for ballot positions for the 33 candidates running for Tribal Council in June.
article Cherokee Nation Native Youth M.O.V.E. Group First Nationally Recognized Chapter in the State
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation now has the first nationally recognized Youth M.O.V.E. chapter in the state of Oklahoma. The tribe’s Native Youth Motivating...

3/3/2017

article Cherokee Nation Male Seminary Recreation Center Introduces New Fitness Programs
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Male Seminary Recreation Center is introducing several new fitness programs in 2017 in order to promote healthier lifestyles for gym...
article CN Tribal Council assisting with police trauma equipment
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation District 15 Tribal Councilor Janees Taylor on Wednesday met with officials from the Claremore Police Department, and made a donation of $5,...

3/2/2017

article Oklahoma hidden figure: Cherokee woman helped NASA put man on the moon
(Oklahoma) -- In the 1960s the heroes of America’s space program were men. Astronauts like John Glenn and Gus Grissom were household names. While the guys were...

2/28/2017

article Cherokee Nation Fire Program helps suppress 85 wildfires
(Oklahoma) -- Within the first two months of the year, the Cherokee Nation Fire Program has responded to more than 85 fires in Oklahoma, sending crews out this week to...

2/25/2017

article Cherokee Nation Hosts 30 Schools for First Competition at Joe Thornton Archery Range
(Oklahoma) -- About 350 students from 30 rural Oklahoma schools showcased an ancient sport Friday during the tribe’s first ever Cherokee Nation Archery Tournament.

2/23/2017

article Tribal Council authorizes the donation of vehicles to three law enforcement agencies
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council unanimously passed three resolutions authorizing the Marshal Service to donate a surplus vehicle to three law...

2/22/2017

article Tribal Council authorizes the donation of vehicles to three law enforcement
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council unanimously passed three resolutions authorizing the Marshal Service to donate a surplus vehicle to three law...

2/21/2017

article 200 years of broken promises force Cherokee Nation to file lawsuit against US government
(Oklahoma) -- Broken treaties aren't exactly breaking news for Oklahoma's native people. So why is the Cherokee Nation launching a new legal battle now? There...

2/20/2017

article Cherokee Nation begins construction of 469k-sq-ft facility, featuring ASC — 4 things to know
(Oklahoma) -- Tahlequah, Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation broke ground on a 469,000-square-foot health facility in Tahlequah. Here's what you should know.

2/18/2017

article Cherokee Nation Breaks Ground on New 469,000-square-foot Facility at W.W. Hastings Campus
(Oklahoma) -- After several years of planning and negotiation with the federal government, the Cherokee Nation officially begins construction on the tribe’s new...

2/15/2017

article 35 file for tribal council
(Oklahoma) -- The filing period for nine Tribal Council seats ended on Feb. 9 with 35 Cherokee Nation citizens tossing their hats into the ring, according to the...

2/9/2017

article Cherokee Nation Files, is Granted Emergency Restraining Order, Halting Disposal of Radioactive Waste near the Arkansas & Illinois Rivers
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation and state of Oklahoma jointly filed and were granted a restraining order today against Sequoyah Fuels Corporation near Gore to stop the...

2/8/2017

article Cherokee Nation Welcomes Star Pipe Foundry
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation held a dinner Thursday in South Coffeyville to welcome the new company SP Foundry, which is bringing 250 jobs to Nowata County.

2/5/2017

article Cherokee Art Market hosting Native youth art competition
(Oklahoma) -- Native American youths are invited to participate in the 2017 Cherokee Art Market Youth Competition and Show, scheduled for April 8 through May 6.

1/28/2017

article Harrah's Announces Major WNC Expansion in Cherokee
(North Carolina) -- The leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have approved plans to expand Harrah's Cherokee Casino. The tribe's leaders approved...

1/27/2017

article Tribe leaves large footprint in county
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation pumps about $117 million into the Sequoyah County economy alone and about a $1.55 billion impact on the annual economy of Oklahoma.
article BAKER: Tribal governments: stronger together for Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Recently, the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes gathered to collaborate and strategize on issues that will be beneficial to the sovereign...
article Cherokee Nation Official Offers Progressive Agenda for State Lawmakers
(Oklahoma) -- A representative of the Cherokee Nation has suggested Oklahoma lawmakers pursue an economically progressive agenda to achieve prosperity in the state....

1/21/2017

article Cherokee Nation opens 10th casino across state line
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation just opened its 10th casino in Grove, Okla., in the state's northeast corner near the Grand Lake area and close to the Arkansas...

1/20/2017

article Cherokee Nation to distribute heirloom seeds
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will begin dispersing its limited supply of heirloom seeds to tribal citizens interested in growing traditional Cherokee crops and...
article Cherokee Nation could have congressional delegate
(Oklahoma) -- One way the Cherokee Nation could increase its effectiveness in Washington, D.C., would be to seat an Indian delegate in the House of Representatives. The...

1/19/2017

article Cherokee Casino Grove celebrates official grand opening
(Oklahoma) -- After purchasing the property in 2013, officially breaking ground in the spring of 2016, and a topping off ceremony on June 20, 2016, before a soft launch...
article CN tribal council holds brief meeting
(Oklahoma) -- Monday's Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting covered a limited agenda. Principal Chief Bill John Baker announced in his State of the Nation address...
article Inter-Tribal Council backs Cherokee for Indian Affairs post
(Oklahoma) -- Jana McKeag, who has more than 40 years of experience working with tribal governments, is being considered for the post within the Department of Interior.

1/18/2017

article Cherokee Nation opens $30 million casino in Grove
(Oklahoma) -- With temperatures hovering just above freezing, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker enthusiastically pumped his arm into the air proclaiming it...
article Tribal, city leaders celebrate opening of Cherokee Casino Grove
(Oklahoma) -- With a snip of the ribbon, members of the Cherokee Nation - led by Principal Chief Bill John Baker - ceremonially opened the tribe's 10th casino just...

1/17/2017

article Cherokee Casino Brings 175 Jobs and More Entertainment to Grove
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation Entertainment and the Grove community celebrated the opening of the new Cherokee Casino Grove on Tuesday. The new gaming...
article Cherokee Nation to Disperse Heirloom Seeds February 1
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will begin dispersing its limited supply of heirloom seeds to tribal citizens interested in growing traditional Cherokee crops and...

1/16/2017

article Cherokee Nation officials to celebrate grand opening Tuesday
(Oklahoma) -- After almost a month operating under the "soft opening," officials with the Cherokee Nation will host a formal grand opening celebration on...
article Cherokee Nation donates $5K to two Adair County organizations
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation donated $5,000 to help the New Life Church in Stilwell and the Adair County Resource Center. Both organizations operate snack pack...

1/13/2017

article Cherokee Nation awarded First Nations smoothie grant to boost health
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Food Distribution Program has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute to help tribal citizens get...

1/11/2017

article Cherokee Nation program a boon as state funds dry up
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation’s Roads Program has made a conscious effort to improve the quality of passage for the roads less traveled in Cherokee County and...

1/6/2017

article Tristan Ahtone: Cherokee Nation entitled to delegate in Congress
(Oklahoma) -- As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to occupy the Oval Office, much of Indian Country is bracing for the worst. But the U.S. Congress has an...

1/5/2017

article COMMENTARY: Why Cherokee Nation Represents The Best of Us
(USA) -- Here’s something I didn’t know but should have: For more than 200 years, the Cherokee Nation has had the right to have a delegate be seated by the U...

1/4/2017

article The Cherokee Are the Only Tribe Entitled to a Delegate in Congress. But Will They Finally Send One?
(Washington D.C.) -- As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to occupy the Oval Office, much of Indian Country is bracing for the worst. But the U.S. Congress has an...
article Creation of secretary of Native American Affairs post is important
(Oklahoma) -- The creation of a state secretary of Native American Affairs will raise the level of importance and better prioritize Native issues in Oklahoma. Gov. Mary...

1/3/2017

article CN Wildland Firefighters protect tribal lands
(Oklahoma) -- When there is a wildfire anywhere in the Cherokee Nation's 14-county jurisdiction - and sometimes outside it - there is a group of emergency responders...

1/1/2017

article Cherokee Nation donates $10K to Rogers County bicycle trail
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently donated $10,000 to the Rogers County bicycle trail project. The $10,000 donation will help with the consultant fee for the...

12/30/2016

article Cherokee Nation donates $10K to Rogers County bicycle trail
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently donated $10,000 to the Rogers County bicycle trail project. The $10,000 donation will help with the consultant fee for the...

12/20/2016

article Cherokee Casino Grove has 'soft opening' before Christmas
(Oklahoma) -- With lines of people standing at the doorways, and a larger amount waiting out the cold weather in their cars, Cherokee Casino Grove officials officially...

12/19/2016

article Cherokee Casino Grove has 'soft opening' before Christmas
(Oklahoma) -- With lines of people standing at the doorways, and a larger amount waiting out the cold weather in their cars, Cherokee Casino Grove officials officially...

12/18/2016

article Cherokee opioid epidemic reflects growing trend
(Oklahoma) -- Abuse and addiction tied to opioid prescription pain killers have been identified as a major health problem not only for members of the Cherokee Nation but...
article Commentary: Cherokees’ gay-marriage law is rooted in tradition
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation, one of the largest registered Native American tribes in the U.S., has officially decided to recognize same-sex marriage.

12/15/2016

article ‘It can tear a family apart’: The opioid crisis sweeps through Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Dr. Anna Miller sits with her legs pulled up, boots kicked off, in an exam chair at Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital. She’s waiting for her...

12/14/2016

article Cherokee Nation: A case study in how to put roofs over the heads of Native Americans who need them
(Oklahoma) -- The brick housing project where Nita Sue Barnes lives in the capital of the Cherokee Nation looks like any middle-class neighborhood in the USA. Homes are...

12/11/2016

article COLUMN: Leadership Oklahoma Class — Appreciating investments
(Oklahoma) -- The November Leadership Oklahoma session was in Tahlequah with a focus on tribal government and community and economic development. The session goals...

12/10/2016

article Cherokee Nation To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation's attorney general Todd Hembree has determined that same-sex marriages must be recognized. From Tulsa World: "While a tribal...
article Sequoyah (Cherokee) to Grace 2017 Native American Dollar Coin Design
(Washington) -- On Friday, December 9, the United States Mint unveiled the one-year-only design that will appear on the reverse of next year’s 2017 Native American...

12/7/2016

article Study shows children learning Cherokee are part of ongoing language renewal
(Kansas) -- Cherokee has been one of a number of endangered Native American languages to see a renaissance in recent history. A group of University of Kansas researchers...

12/4/2016

article Full circle for RedStone President Chris Samples
(Oklahoma) -- From his working class childhood living in Miami in Indian housing, to his career as president and owner of the Native-owned RedStone Construction, Chris...

12/2/2016

article Cherokee Nation chief endorses Fallin for Interior Secretary
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker announced his support this week for Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin as Secretary of Interior under the Trump...
article Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs celebrates fall meet
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs wraps up 28 days of fall racing, as the 2016 American Quarter Horse Association racing season concludes for the seventh...

12/1/2016

article Federal Recordkeeping The Subject Of A New Lawsuit By Cherokees
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has sued the federal government, and wants to know details about how it has managed its property throughout history. Washington has...
article This is Why the Cherokee Nation Filed a Lawsuit Against the Federal Government
(Oklahoma) -- Trust is a big reason why the Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against the federal government exactly 231 years after they entered into the Treaty of...
press release Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs celebrates successful meet
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Casino - Will Rogers Downs wraps up 28 days of fall racing, as the 2016 American Quarter Horse Association racing season concludes for the seventh...

11/26/2016

article Cherokee Nation honors top eight area Indian-owned businesses for 2016
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses, from construction companies to printing shops during the tribe's 9th Annual TERO...

11/24/2016

article Sequoyah's Cabin officially changes hands
(Oklahoma) -- It became official on Wednesday, Nov. 9, when the Oklahoma Historical Society officially handed over ownership of Sequoyah’s Cabin to the Cherokee...

11/21/2016

article Cherokee Nation honors top eight Indian-owned businesses for 2016
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses, from construction companies to printing shops during the tribe’s 9th Annual TERO...
article Cherokee Nation honors vendors
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses, from construction companies to printing shops during the tribe’s Ninth Annual TERO...

11/12/2016

article Cherokee Nation Formalizes Purchase of Sequoyah’s Cabin
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is celebrating the purchase and acquisition of the historic home of legendary statesman and inventor of the Cherokee syllabary,...
article CNB boosts entertainment experience
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses is preserving and promoting Cherokee culture at each of its tribally-owned properties by using themes and technology to immerse...

11/11/2016

article Diversifying the Cherokee portfolio through federal contracts
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation’s entertainment venues are thriving these days and provide budget dollars that fund services for our people. That is a good thing for...
article Klein: Sequoyah's Cabin comes back home to the Cherokees
(Oklahoma) -- Sequoyah’s Cabin, one of the most significant pieces of Cherokee Nation history, has been returned to the tribe’s people. “A true jewel...

11/10/2016

article Cherokee Nation Purchases Sequoyah’s Cabin from Oklahoma Historical Society
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is celebrating the purchase and acquisition of the historic home of legendary statesman and inventor of the Cherokee syllabary,...

11/9/2016

article Cherokee Nation Formalizes Purchase Of Sequoyah's Cabin
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials formalized the purchase of Sequoyah’s Cabin from the Oklahoma Historical Society with a signing ceremony Wednesday. The...

10/25/2016

article Cherokee Nation schedules job fairs for newest gaming facility
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is looking for employees to work at its newest casino in Oklahoma. Two job fairs will be held November 2 and November 14. Both take...
article Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month
(Oklahoma) -- Sundays at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs, racehorses parade past the stands in unconventional pink saddle towels and silks.

10/24/2016

article Cherokee Heritage Center Presents Distinguished Awards at SevenStar Gala
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Heritage Center recently hosted its annual SevenStar Gala on October 22, 2016 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa.

10/23/2016

press release Tribal Council approves lease for wind farm at former Chilocco Indian School
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the leasing of more than 4,000 acres of tribal trust land near the former Chilocco Indian School site to wind...

10/22/2016

article Arkansas Supreme Court will not reconsider ruling on casino issue
(Arkansas) -- Voters of Arkansas were set to see a referendum on the ballot this November that would have decided if casino gaming could be added to three counties in...

10/21/2016

article AR Supreme Court Denies Casino Amendment Reconsideration
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court denied a request to reconsider the casino-gambling ballot issue. Votes on the proposed constitutional amendment will not be...

10/19/2016

article Tribal Council Approves Lease for Wind Farm at Former Chilocco Indian School Site
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the leasing of more than 4,000 acres of tribal trust land near the former Chilocco Indian School site to wind...

10/13/2016

article Cherokee Nation Receives Grant for New Transit Buses
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is using a $321,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration to buy six transit buses that meet the needs of riders with...

10/12/2016

article State Lawmakers And City Officials Oppose Casino Issue
(Arkansas) -- The November election is now less than a month away and one of the issues that have been getting a lot of attention is Issue 5. If voters pass the issue...
article Study puts casinos' tax bump at $122M
(Arkansas) -- Three new casinos that would be authorized by a proposed constitutional amendment would create thousands of jobs and raise $122 million in annual tax...

10/11/2016

article Group that backs Arkansas casinos projects $122M tax revenue boost
(Arkansas) -- Legalizing casinos in three Arkansas counties would create an additional $122 million in annual tax revenue and thousands of new jobs, according to a study...

10/9/2016

article US Department of Housing, Urban Development Deputy Assistant Secretary Visits Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Native American Programs got a firsthand look at...

10/7/2016

article US Department of Housing, Urban Development Deputy Assistant Secretary visits Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Native American Programs got a firsthand look at...

10/6/2016

article 2016-17 Tribal Youth Council sworn into office
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation swore in its new 2016-17 Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council members on Tuesday to begin serving a one-year term volunteering and...

10/3/2016

article Ark. casino ballot measure faces rejection from Supreme Court
(Arkansas) -- The odds just got longer for a casino proposal to stay on the November ballot. A "special master" assisting in a trial regarding a proposed...
article Special master finds signatures insufficient for casino amendment
(Arkansas) -- Special Master John Jennings, appointed by the Arkansas Supreme Court to review sufficiency of signatures on petitions to put a casino amendment on the...
article Special master: Arkansas casino issue should not be on ballot
(Arkansas) -- A ballot item to allow casinos to operate in Washington, Miller and Boone counties should not have been certified for the Nov. 8 ballot, a special master...

10/2/2016

article Art Market to feature 150 artists' work
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Art Market returns Oct. 8-9 to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa, a media release states.The 11th annual event has grown into one of the...

10/1/2016

article Fight against Arkansas Casinos continues
(Arkansas) -- Earlier this week, a brief was submitted by the Protect Arkansas Values-Stop Casinos Now group in an effort to see Issue 5 voted against. According to the...

9/30/2016

article Ark. casino ballot measure faces new criticism
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Supreme Court will soon decide on whether to allow casinos on the ballot in November. It's called Issue 5, and if passed, would allow three...

9/25/2016

article Cherokee Nation Hosts Resource & Benefit Enrollment Fair for Veterans
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is hosting a resource and benefit enrollment fair for all veterans on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center in...

9/22/2016

article State Chamber of Commerce opposing casinos measure
(Arkansas) -- The state Chamber of Commerce says it's opposing a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in three counties. The chamber Thursday said its...

9/21/2016

article Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe Opposes Casinos Measure
(Arkansas) -- Former Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday said he opposes an effort to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties, citing concerns that local voters wouldn'...
article Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe opposing casinos measure
(Arkansas) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is opposing a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in three counties. Protect Arkansas Values/Stop Casinos Now...
article CHIEF BAKER: Record budget allows Cherokee Nation to expand critical programs
(Oklahoma) -- Almost a billion dollars will be invested in the coming year to improve Cherokee lives. The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed a historic $934.2 million...

9/19/2016

article Backers of casino proposal ask court to toss legal challenge
(Arkansas) -- The group sponsoring a proposal on the Arkansas ballot to allow casinos to operate in three counties filed a motion Monday asking the state Supreme Court...
article Casino campaign asks Arkansas court to dismiss challenge
(Arkansas) -- The campaign behind an effort to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties is asking the state's highest court to dismiss a lawsuit trying to block...
article The Sculptor Who Merged Cherokee and Art Deco Styles
(Oklahoma) -- Willard Stone’s wood-carving style might be described as Art Deco Cherokee, with a distinct, streamlined movement and natural themes that reflect his...

9/16/2016

article Arkansas racetracks helping to fund anti-casino campaign
(Arkansas) -- The effort to bring casinos to three counties in Arkansas is reportedly being opposed to the tune of more than $100,000 by the owners of the southern state...
article Casino bid's allies outraise foes in August
(Arkansas) -- A group formed to support a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize three new casinos in Arkansas received about five times the funding as...
article Pro-casino group in Arkansas outraises opponents in August
(Arkansas) -- An Oklahoma-based tribe has given $400,000 to a group working to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties. According to a campaign finance report filed...
article Cherokee Nation launches new health program to prevent diabetes
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is launching a health and fitness program for about 30 Cherokee Nation citizens to prevent diabetes and other chronic diseases.

9/15/2016

article Arkansas ballot question committees report fundraising
(Arkansas) -- Ballot question committees reported raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in August to support or oppose four issues on Arkansas’ November ballot...
article Arkansas' 2 racetracks give $109,500 to anti-casino group
(Arkansas) -- Operators of Arkansas' two racetracks that allow electronic gambling gave more than $100,000 last month to a committee fighting a proposed...
article Casino Amendment Explained to AR Voters
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas voters will have to decide whether or not to take a gamble on new casinos come election day. The proposed amendment, Issue 5, would open casinos...
article Casino Amendment on the November Ballot
(Arkansas) -- Election day is less than two months away, and one big issue on the ballot this year is bringing casinos to Arkansas. A proposed amendment would open three...
article Breakdown of changes proposed to Native preference law
(Oklahoma) -- Below is a timeline of events having to do with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Employment Rights Office and legislation that would affect the...
article Cherokee Nation helps attract 250 new jobs to Nowata County
(Oklahoma) -- With the help of Cherokee Nation, more than 250 new jobs will soon be created in South Coffeyville as Texas-based Star Pipe Products announced plans to...
article Council approves largest budget in tribe’s history
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the largest comprehensive budget in the tribe’s history at $934.2 million during Monday night’s...

9/14/2016

article Cherokees OK $934 million budget, largest in tribe's history
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s 2017 budget is set and on track to be the largest in the tribe’s history. On Monday night, the Cherokee Nation Tribal...
article Tribal Council approves largest budget in tribe’s history
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the largest comprehensive budget in the tribe’s history at $934.2 million during Monday night’s...
article Notes from the Chief: Cherokee National Treasures keep tribal heritage alive
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee National Treasures are prestigious citizens who actively work to preserve and revive Cherokee cultural practices that might otherwise be lost from...

9/12/2016

article Cherokee National Treasures keep tribal heritage alive
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee National Treasures are prestigious citizens who actively work to preserve and revive Cherokee cultural practices that might otherwise be lost from...
article Cherokee Warrior Flight Flies Veterans To Nation's Capital
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Warrior Flight departs for Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12 with six World War II and Korean War veterans on the tribe's third annual...
article Third Cherokee Warrior Flight to take tribe's war veterans to Washington, D.C.
(Oklahoma) -- Having lost many of his service photos and mementos when his home flooded earlier this year, World War II veteran Cruce Lansford of Tulsa is more...

9/9/2016

article Oppostion Growing Against Arkansas Casino Proposal
(Arkansas) -- The fight over the proposal to put three new casinos in Arkansas, including one across the state line in Boone County, is heating up. A lawsuit has been...

9/7/2016

article Group files lawsuit to block Arkansas casinos ballot proposal
(Arkansas) -- In an effort to prevent the legalization of casinos in three Arkansas counties, a group opposed to the proposed constitutional amendment filed a lawsuit...
article Horse, dog tracks back effort to block Arkansas casinos
(Arkansas) -- Horse and dog tracks in Arkansas that offer electronic gambling said Wednesday they are opposed to an effort to legalize casinos in three counties and are...
article Horse, dog tracks back effort to block Arkansas casinos
(Arkansas) -- A horse track and dog track that offer electronic gambling are supporting a group that's fighting a proposed ballot measure to legalize casino gambling...
article Opponent of casino proposal calls sponsors 'shadowy'
(Arkansas) -- The sponsors of a ballot proposal to allow three casinos to operate in Arkansas are “shadowy, out-of-state characters” who failed to follow...
article Petition calls to halt proposal for casinos
(Arkansas) -- The Committee to Protect Arkansas' Values/Stop Casinos Now and two of its members Tuesday asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to order that any ballots...

9/6/2016

article Cherokee Nation Enterprises Involved in Arkansas Gaming Initiative on Nov. Ballot
(Arkansas) -- If Arkansas voters approve a constitutional amendment to allow three commercial casinos in the state, Cherokee Nation Entertainment will manage the gaming...
article Lawsuit filed to block Arkansas casinos ballot proposal
(Arkansas) -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday with the Arkansas Supreme Court asks the justices to block an effort to legalize casinos in three counties, the latest in a growing...
article STEWARDS OF THE LAND: Chief's State of the Nation focuses on preserving nature as path toward the future
(Oklahoma) -- As thousands gathered in Tahlequah for the Cherokee National Holiday, Saturday's celebration started off with a boom. At roughly 7 a.m. Saturday,...

9/5/2016

article Cherokee Nation Names 2016 National Treasures
(Oklahoma) -- Three Cherokee Nation citizens were named Thursday as 2016 National Treasures, an honor given by the tribe for keeping Cherokee art and culture alive.

9/4/2016

article Arkansas voters to decide on casino amendment
(Arkansas) -- Voters in Arkansas will have the chance to cast their ballot on whether to allow casinos in three counties after a group calling itself Arkansas Wins In...
article Greater Tulsa Cherokees to explore tribe's history, culture
(Oklahoma) -- South Tulsa is less than 90 minutes from the “capital” of the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, and most of north Tulsa is actually inside the...
article Crowd lines parade route as Cherokees celebrate national holiday
(Oklahoma) -- For most of the thousands of visitors attending the Cherokee National Holiday, this weekend was like a homecoming.“This feels like home, even though...

9/3/2016

article CNB revenues climb, spur growth in northeast Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses’ annual year-end audit shows the tribe’s economic development arm ended another fiscal year with record revenues.
article Cherokees celebrate national holiday
(Oklahoma) -- For most of the thousands of visitors attending the Cherokee National Holiday, this weekend was like a homecoming. “This feels like home, even though...

9/2/2016

article BCBSOK to provide American Indian education and assistance at Cherokee holiday
(Oklahoma) -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma’s Mobile Assistance Center (MAC) will participate in the 64th annual Cherokee National Holiday at Cherokee...
article Thousands Flock To Tahlequah For Cherokee National Holiday
(Oklahoma) -- Folks are already in Tahlequah for the Cherokee National Holiday; 100,000 people are expected to descend on Tahlequah for the holiday. The Cherokee...

9/1/2016

article Arkansas voters to decide if casino can be built in Boone County
(Arkansas) -- Voters across Arkansas will decide if casinos can be built in Boone, Miller, and Washington counties. It was announced today that the measure, Issue #5,...
article Measure allowing casino in Washington Co. makes ballot
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas election officials have approved for the ballot a measure that would legalize casinos in three border counties. Secretary of State Mark Martin...
article Measure allowing casinos in 3 Arkansas counties makes ballot
(Arkansas) -- A proposal to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties was approved for the November ballot on Thursday, with critics warning the move would allow a...
article Proposal for three state casinos makes ballot
(Arkansas) -- A proposed constitutional amendment to authorize up to three casinos in southwestern and Northwest Arkansas -- and controlled by two Missouri businessmen...

8/31/2016

article CNB revenues climb
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses’ annual year-end audit shows the tribe’s economic development arm ended another fiscal year with record revenues....

8/30/2016

article CHIEF BAKER: CNB revenues climb, spur growth in northeast Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses’ annual year-end audit shows the tribe’s economic development arm ended another fiscal year with record revenues....
article Cherokee Nation, casino chef supporting local 4-H chapter
(Oklahoma) -- In Sequoyah County, Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland buffet chef Fabian Laster helped three 4-H students dig through bins of fresh fruits and vegetables...

8/29/2016

article Cherokee Nation investing in Rogers County economy
(Oklahoma) -- As renovations get underway at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs, a construction crew begins burying a sanitary sewer line stretching nearly 5 miles from...

8/27/2016

article Will Rogers Downs undergoing extensive renovations slated for spring completion
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs is undergoing an extensive renovation to provide guests an even better entertainment experience once it's completed...
press release Fall quarter-horse racing to return to Cherokee Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Fall racing returns to Cherokee Casino - Will Rogers Downs on Saturday, Sept. 10. With the races comes the early arrival of some of the top American...

8/26/2016

article Musical about Cherokee peacemaker to be featured at The Joint
(Oklahoma) -- An original musical based on the life of one of the most influential women in Cherokee history is returning to Tulsa from Nov. 11-12, when The Joint inside...

8/25/2016

article Arkansas governor criticizes casino proposals
(Arkansas) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is stepping up his criticism of ballot measures to legalize medical marijuana, saying they would be a drain on state resources...

8/24/2016

article Cherokee Nation is first to earn distinction for top public health
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s work creating healthier conditions for its citizens is now ranked among the best in the country, a first for any tribe. The...
article Chief Baker issues statement on protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline
(Oklahoma) -- “The Cherokee Nation stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its effort to halt the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and...

8/23/2016

article Tribe donates surplus car, $8K to area schools
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation presented $1,000 checks this week to seven schools in Cherokee County and one in Wagoner County to help with school budgets and student...

8/17/2016

article Tribal Council approves leasing tribal land to Adair County community organization
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved Monday leasing 26 acres of land in Adair County to a community group to use for sporting activities and...
article Cherokee Nation makes donations to area schools
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation presented $1,000 checks this week to seven schools in Cherokee County and one in Wagoner County to help with school budgets and student...

8/15/2016

article Arkansas casino group turns in 50,000 additional signatures
(Arkansas) -- A group hoping to develop casinos in three Arkansas counties said Monday it has turned in more than twice the number of signatures the state says it needs...
article Casino Initiative Group Says Required Signatures Have Been Submitted
(Arkansas) -- The group supporting the proposal of adding casinos to three Arkansas counties stated one more hurdle has been cleared. Arkansas Wins in 2016 declared that...
article More signatures back casinos
(Arkansas) -- A committee promoting a proposed constitutional amendment to authorize up to three casinos in southwest and Northwest Arkansas said it turned in nearly 50,...

8/13/2016

article Many luminaries attended intertribal council
(Oklahoma) -- The intertribal council of 1843 called by the Cherokees convened on Monday, June 19, in "a large, well-roofed shed [which] stood in the center of the...

8/6/2016

article Ross calls for 1843 Intertribal Council in Tahlequah
(Oklahoma) -- The historic Cherokee Capitol, the iconic symbol of Tahlequah, housed Cherokee government from 1870 until statehood and county offices for seven decades...

7/29/2016

article Arkansas casino campaign wins more time to gather signatures
(Arkansas) -- Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties won additional time Wednesday to circulate petitions after falling short of the number...
article CarePortal partners with Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is partnering with two organizations to start a network to better serve Cherokee County children in the child welfare system or at risk...

7/28/2016

article Arkansas casino referendum granted 30-Day extension to gather signatures
(Arkansas) -- A group supporting a proposed amendment to Arkansas’s constitution to legalize casinos in three counties was granted a 30-day extension to gather the...
article Backers of casino proposal get more time to canvass
(Arkansas) -- Supporters of a proposed ballot measure that would allow one casino each to operate in Boone, Miller and Washington counties have not reached the signature...
article Cherokee Nation files charges against former foundation director
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation took legal action this week against former Cherokee Nation Foundation Executive Director Kimberlie Gilliland for alleged embezzlement...

7/25/2016

article Cherokee Nation hosts important National Native American Veterans Memorial conversation
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation recently hosted a gathering for a public and open discussion on a project that is important to me and all of Indian Country: the future...

7/23/2016

article CN citizen spends summer in DC with Indian Affairs group
(Washington D.C.) -- Cherokee Nation citizen Chase Goodnight, a Tahlequah native, is spending the summer interning with the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in...

7/18/2016

article CN Tribal Council OKs housing plan
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the fiscal year 2017 Indian Housing Plan during the legislative body’s July meeting. The Indian Housing...

7/16/2016

article Council approves Indian Housing Plan
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the fiscal year 2017 Indian Housing Plan at the legislative body's monthly meeting last Tuesday.

7/4/2016

article RES Economic Summit at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa offers tribes, business leaders unique networking opportunity
(Oklahoma) -- From July 11-14, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development will host its regional Reservation Economic Summit at the Hard Rock Hotel...

6/26/2016

article Casino campaign announces deal with Cherokee Nation
(Arkansas) -- A group hoping to put a casino legalization measure on the Arkansas ballot this fall announced an agreement Thursday with Cherokee Nation Entertainment to...

6/25/2016

article Cherokee Nation Entertainment signs up for Arkansas casino
(Arkansas) -- Oklahoma casino operator Cherokee Nation Entertainment is hoping to expand into neighboring Arkansas next year to operate one of the three new casinos...
article Construction progressing on Cherokee Casino Grove
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal officials joined the local community Monday to celebrate as crews placed one of the final beams on the new Cherokee Casino in Grove, marking...

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