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Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirms 3 appointments

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, during its monthly meeting Monday, authorized submission of a special grant application for an economic feasibility study in fiscal 2019.

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9/23/2018

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

9/22/2018

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

9/21/2018

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

9/20/2018

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

9/19/2018

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

9/18/2018

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

9/17/2018

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

9/15/2018

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

9/14/2018

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

9/13/2018

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

9/12/2018

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

9/11/2018

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

9/10/2018

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

9/7/2018

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

9/4/2018

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

9/3/2018

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

9/1/2018

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

8/31/2018

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

8/29/2018

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

8/28/2018

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

8/27/2018

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

8/24/2018

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

8/20/2018

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

8/19/2018

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

8/18/2018

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

8/17/2018

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

8/15/2018

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

8/14/2018

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

8/11/2018

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

8/10/2018

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

8/8/2018

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

8/7/2018

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

8/6/2018

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

8/3/2018

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

7/31/2018

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

7/29/2018

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

7/27/2018

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

7/26/2018

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

7/24/2018

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

7/23/2018

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

7/20/2018

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

7/19/2018

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

7/17/2018

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

7/13/2018

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

7/11/2018

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

7/10/2018

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

7/9/2018

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

7/6/2018

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

7/2/2018

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

6/30/2018

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

6/27/2018

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

6/24/2018

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

6/21/2018

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

6/19/2018

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

6/18/2018

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

6/16/2018

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

6/15/2018

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

6/14/2018

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

6/13/2018

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

6/12/2018

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

6/11/2018

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

6/10/2018

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

6/9/2018

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

6/8/2018

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

6/5/2018

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

6/3/2018

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

6/2/2018

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

5/31/2018

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

5/28/2018

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

5/27/2018

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

5/26/2018

article Jeffrey Gibson’s “Like a Hammer” Is a Celebration of Native American Culture
(Oklahoma) -- “In 2011, I cut my old canvases with a razor,” says artist Jeffrey Gibson. “I wanted to wash the failure away.” The 46-year-old...

5/24/2018

article Cherokee Nation to Host Event Friday in Recognition of Memorial Day
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation welcomes all veterans and widows of veterans to honor fallen Cherokee warriors at an event Friday in recognition of Memorial Day. The...
article Arkansas AG, prodded by court, OKs ballot pitches
(Arkansas) -- An ultimatum issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday spurred Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to again begin endorsing citizen-driven proposals...
article PS: Casino amendment includes sports betting
(Arkansas) -- A footnote on the effort now underway to gather signatures to put a casino gambling amendment on the ballot in November. It includes wagering on sporting...
article Race is on to get signatures after Rutledge signs off on ballot proposals
(Arkansas) -- Wednesday, May 23 saw several fast-moving decisions by judges and state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. When the dust settled, four groups started...
article University security guard takes CN citizen’s ID, threatens arrest
(California) -- A video by a 20-year-old Cherokee Nation citizen has gone viral after a security guard took his tribal identification card on May 6 at Marymount...

5/23/2018

article Cherokee Nation working on 5 water access projects
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Environmental Health & Engineering program is working on five projects to provide better water access to CN citizens living...

5/21/2018

article Collinsville Police Department among 16 law enforcement agencies to receive funds from Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- The Collinsville Police Department has received a generous donation from the Cherokee Nation. CPD was among 16 area law enforcement agencies to receive...
article Collinsville Police Department among 16 law enforcement agencies to receive funds from Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- The Collinsville Police Department has received a generous donation from the Cherokee Nation. CPD was among 16 area law enforcement agencies to receive...

5/19/2018

article Descendants of Cherokee Seminaries award 2 scholarships
(Oklahoma) -- Every year on May 7 the Descendants of the Cherokee Seminaries Students Organization hold its annual reunion at Northeastern State University where it...

5/18/2018

article Proposed outlet mall stalled
(Oklahoma) -- A multi-million dollar entertainment district - including an outlet mall at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel has come to a screeching halt. The Cherokee...
article CNB Contributes $26K To West Siloam Springs Police Department
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses contributed $26,000 to the West Siloam Springs Police Department to help replace the department’s outdated communication...

5/17/2018

article Area law enforcement agencies get money from Cherokees
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently made a contribution of $58,400 to law enforcement agencies in District 5 and District 6, which encompass all of Sequoyah...
article Area law enforcement agencies get money from Cherokees
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently made a contribution of $58,400 to law enforcement agencies in District 5 and District 6, which encompass all of Sequoyah...

5/16/2018

article Tribal Council confirms Gaming Commission reappointment
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirmed the reappointment of Steven Barrick to the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission during Monday night’s...
article Cherokee Nation lauded for hepatitis C elimination effort
(Oklahoma) -- One of the largest Native American tribes is being praised as a model for its aggressive program to test for and treat hepatitis C.

5/13/2018

article Cherokee Nation welcomes expansion of gaming with ball and dice games
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation plans to install ball and dice games at its casinos thanks to a gaming expansion law, The Tahlequah Daily Press reports.
article Oklahoman book review: 'Where the Dead Sit Talking' by Brandon Hobson
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma author Brandon Hobson, a member of the Cherokee Nation Tribe, is both a teacher of writing and an accomplished author.
article UNCSA creative team wraps production in Oregon
(North Carolina) -- A play directed by Corey Madden has received national attention as part of a movement toward inclusivity in the American theater.

5/12/2018

article “Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words” wins award
(Oklahoma) -- “Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words” has won the 2018 silver medal in the Coffee Table Books category in the 2018 Independent...

5/10/2018

article Cherokee Nation talks effects of ‘ball-and-dice’ games
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma's tribal casinos will soon feature traditional versions of craps and roulette, after Gov. Mary Fallin last month signed H.B. 3375 to allow...

5/9/2018

article Chief Baker testifies before Congress on funding for health care, education
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker delivered testimony Wednesday before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related...
article CN gives nearly $500K to volunteer fire departments
(Oklahoma) -- Northeastern Oklahoma’s rural fire departments received a financial boost on May 7 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as Cherokee Nation officials...

5/8/2018

article Cherokee Nation donates nearly $500K to local volunteer fire departments
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation gave nearly half a million dollars to 131 Oklahoma volunteer fire departments Monday night during the tribe’s annual Volunteer...
article Cherokees Donate $500K to Area Fire Departments
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation gave nearly half a million dollars to 131 Oklahoma volunteer fire departments Monday night during the tribe’s annual Volunteer...

5/7/2018

article Cherokee Nation Donates To More Than 100 Volunteer Fire Departments
(Oklahoma) -- Fire crews across Green Country are getting some financial help that could save lives. The Cherokee Nation is donating nearly $500,000 to 131 area...

5/5/2018

article Renovations on Cherokee National Capitol begins
(Oklahoma) -- According to a Cherokee Nation press release, the tribe has started interior renovations of the Cherokee National Capitol building that are expected to...

5/4/2018

article ‘Cherokee National Treasures’ book earns global recognition
(Oklahoma) -- According to a Cherokee Nation press release, the “Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words” has won the silver medal in the Coffee...

4/29/2018

article Cherokee Nation opens Smithsonian exhibit
(Washington D.C.) -- Cherokee Nation recently opened a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., in conjunction...

4/27/2018

article Cherokee ancestor’s burial site found via cemetery preservation
(Oklahoma) -- “Emotional yet prideful” was how Eddie Morrison described initially visiting the Walkingstick Cemetery and seeing where his great-grandmother...

4/26/2018

article Arkansas initiative could affect Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs
(Arkansas) -- Less than two years after the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a ballot initiative to build three casinos in that state, a group called Arkansas Wins in...
article Cherokee Nation begins construction on new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation has started construction on the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah, bringing more entertainment, dining and convention options to the area.
article “Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words”
(Oklahoma) -- “Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words” has won the 2018 silver medal in the Coffee Table Books category in the 2018 Independent...

4/25/2018

article Traffic congestion near casino site expected to ease
(Oklahoma) -- Congestion plaguing drivers south of Tahlequah on U.S. Highway 62 will be easing within the next week or so as the Cherokee Nation moves ever closer to...
article Tribal Council changes several civil statutes
(Oklahoma) -- At their April 16 meeting, Tribal Councilors amended Title 12 of the Cherokee Nation Code Annotated, revamping some civil procedures.
article Cherokee Nation debuts new exhibit at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC
(Washington D.C.) -- Cherokee Nation recently opened a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., in conjunction...

4/24/2018

article Crown Jewel On 62
(Oklahoma) -- Congestion plaguing drivers south of Tahlequah on U.S. Highway 62 will be easing within the next week or so as the Cherokee Nation moves ever closer to...

4/23/2018

article Secretary Hoskin reappointed to HHS Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. was recently reappointed as the Oklahoma Area Alternate Delegate to the U.S. Department of Health and...

4/22/2018

article Cherokees grow into an economic and cultural leader for Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation, during a 30-year growth spurt initially sparked by gaming revenue, has grown into an economic and cultural behemoth. It is not a...

4/21/2018

article Notes from the Chief: Native youth deserve fully funded JOM programs
(Oklahoma) -- Across the country, the mission of the federal Johnson-O’Malley program is to provide the books, fees, equipment and other necessities that Native...

4/18/2018

article Cherokee Tribal Council amends 2016 Justice Act
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved a measure to amend the Comprehensive Access to Justice Act of 2016 during a regular meeting Monday.

4/14/2018

article Cherokee Nation's job creation and business development efforts help region
(Oklahoma) -- From Macy’s to Sofidel, the last few years have seen several large employers moving into northeast Oklahoma. It’s no secret that it takes...
article CNB recognizes top volunteers in 2017
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses is recognizing local employees for their outstanding volunteer efforts throughout the Cherokee Nation. Employees of the tribe...

4/11/2018

article Cherokee Nation names new executive director of health services
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen Dr. Charles Grim has been named the new executive director of Cherokee Nation Health Services.

4/9/2018

article Cherokee Nation employees receive scholarship to Conference
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service and Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health are working to improve the identification, investigation and prosecution of...
article State commerce department officials visit Tahlequah
(Oklahoma) -- The City of Tahlequah along with Northeastern State University, Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation Businesses and other entities welcomed the Oklahoma...

4/7/2018

article Klein: Cherokee leader calls tribe 'the economic engine of northeast Oklahoma'
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation, during a 30-year growth spurt sparked by gaming revenue, has grown into an economic and cultural behemoth, northeast Oklahoma’s...
article Rogers County resident receives national recognition
(Oklahoma) -- Claremore resident, Cherokee Nation citizen and Licensed Practical Nurse Dora Luna is receiving national recognition for her successes in the health care...

4/6/2018

article BOOKS: The Cherokee vs. the Cherokee
(USA) -- A first lesson of history, for anyone paying serious attention, is that history is more complicated than you think. This is true almost regardless of how...

4/4/2018

article Cherokee Nation Speaks Out Amid Questions About Gaming Funds For Education
(Oklahoma) -- “Frankly, if the state would look to the tribes for leadership, if they would follow our example, this state would be in better shape,” declared Cherokee...

4/2/2018

article Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation connects citizens to their culture
(Oklahoma) -- The strength of the Cherokee Nation resides in our people. We are all Cherokees, whether we live inside or outside of our 14-county jurisdictional...

3/31/2018

article Cherokee Nation breaks ground on new Tahlequah, OK casino
(Oklahoma) -- Today the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma breaks ground on its new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah at 1pm at Cherokee Springs Plaza, east of Highway 62 at Nancy Ward...

3/30/2018

article CN donates vehicle to Vian Police Dept.
(Oklahoma) -- Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. recently joined Tribal Councilors E.O. Smith and Bryan Warner in presenting the keys to a Ford Explorer to the Vian...

3/29/2018

article CN fueling economic growth in northeast Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation's impact within our 14-county jurisdiction in northeast Oklahoma is undeniable. Ask any public school superintendent, county...

3/28/2018

article Cherokee Nation building Tahlequah casino
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation has started construction on the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah, bringing more entertainment, dining and convention options to the area.
article Tribe breaks ground on new Tahlequah casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation broke ground on March 26 on its new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah, which is expected to bring more entertainment, dining and convention...

3/27/2018

article Cherokee Nation breaks ground on larger casino in capital city
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will be opening a newer and larger casino in its capital city in Oklahoma. The tribe broke ground on the Cherokee Casino in Tahlequah...
article Tribe begins construction on Cherokee Casino Tahlequah
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation has started construction on the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah, bringing more entertainment, dining and convention options to the area....

3/26/2018

article Cherokee Nation begins construction on new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American tribe has started construction on a new casino in far eastern Oklahoma. The new 92,000-square-foot Cherokee Casino Tahlequah will feature...
article Cherokee Nation to build new Tahlequah casino
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation has started construction on the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah, bringing more entertainment, dining and convention options to the area.
article New casino promises to bring jobs, money to Tahlequah
(Oklahoma) -- You may have noticed all the construction just off Highway 61 if you've been to Tahlequah lately. Lots and lots of it. And on Monday, Cherokee Nation...

3/24/2018

article Cherokee Nation to construct new casino
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is celebrating the start of construction on the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah with a groundbreaking at 1 p.m. Monday. The tribe is building...

3/23/2018

article CN to break ground on new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is celebrating the start of construction on a new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah with a groundbreaking at 1 p.m. on March 26. The tribe is...
article Cherokee marshals conduct active shooter training for tribal employees
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Male Seminary Recreation Center employees on March 16 partook in an ALICE active shooter training at the center with the CN Marshal Service...
article Cherokee Nation donates $13,000 to Delaware County, Mayes County organizations
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. recently joined Tribal Council members Harley Buzzard and Mike Shambaugh for a visit to Delaware County...
article OKCIC educates about risks of HIV/AIDS, encourages testing
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, a nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, on March 20 recognized...
article Tribes to host Cherokee Days in D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- This spring, visitors to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., have the opportunity to learn about the...

3/22/2018

article Cherokee Nation building new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is celebrating the start of construction on the new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah with a groundbreaking March 26 at 1 p.m. The tribe is...
article CN allocates $37K to Adair County law enforcement
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently allocated $37,500 to four Adair County law enforcement agencies as part of its motor vehicle tag compact with the state.

3/21/2018

article Mankiller: A Native, American icon
(Oklahoma) -- The remarkable life of the first woman to become the Cherokee Nation’s Principal Chief, Wilma Pearl Mankiller, is the focus of a stirring new...

3/20/2018

article CNTS earns $21M contract with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Technology Solutions was recently awarded a $21 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with the Walter Reed Army...
article Smith, Golden honored with CN Patriotism medals
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored U.S. Army and Navy veterans with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the March 12 Tribal Council meeting.

3/15/2018

article Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes lead in rewarding teachers
(Oklahoma) -- Osiyo -- As the Chief of the Cherokee Nation and the son of public schoolteachers, it has troubled me to see the inaction at the state level as teachers...

3/14/2018

article CN, CNB to break ground on new Tahlequah casino
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses officials are expected to break ground on CNB’s new Cherokee Casino Tahlequah at 1 p.m. on March 26 at...

3/13/2018

article 'The check is in the mail' Cherokee Nation teachers get $5K raise
(Oklahoma) -- While public school teachers are still fighting for a livable wage, educators in Tahlequah just got a huge pay bump. 45 certified teachers are employed by...
article Cherokee Nation OKs $10K raise for SHS, immersion teachers
(Oklahoma) -- At the March 12 Tribal Council meeting, Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed into law a $10,000 pay increase for 45 certified teachers at the Cherokee...

3/12/2018

article Topping out ceremony held for Cherokee Nation health expansion
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Hastings Hospital expansion got a step closer to completion on March 9 as the final steel beam was connected to the four-...

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