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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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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-...
article Cherokee Nation gives its teachers big pay raise
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is giving its certified teachers at Sequoyah High School and Cherokee Immersion Charter School an immediate pay raise. The 45 certified...
article Author casts doubt that Cherokee statesman killed US marshal in 1887
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee statesman Nede Wade Christie, also known as Ned Christie, died in present-day Oklahoma in 1892 at the hands of a posse seeking to avenge the 1887...

3/9/2018

article Cherokee language in the spotlight
(Oklahoma) -- It was a moment of cultural pride for many when an Oklahoma actor spoke in Cherokee during his presentation speech at the Oscars. The country watched as a...
press release WSOP Global Casino Championship heads for Harrah's Cherokee Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The World Series of Poker Circuit concludes its 14th season at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, North Carolina, this August with the 2018...

3/6/2018

article Cherokee Nation donates funds to Ottawa, Delaware schools
(Oklahoma) -- Officials with the Cherokee Nation contributed more than $5.4 million to 108 school districts on Friday, March 2, during the tribe’s annual Public...
article Cherokee Nation gives $5.4M to 108 public schools
(Oklahoma) -- During the Cherokee Nation’s annual Public School Appreciation Day on March 2 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 108 public schools received...

3/5/2018

article New grant aims to preserve Cherokee ecological knowledge
(Oklahoma) -- A nearly $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation aims to preserve the Cherokee culture through the establishment of a mentor program for young...
article Charles Wilson, Top Brain Surgeon and Researcher, Dies at 88
(California) -- Charles Wilson, a pioneering and virtuosic San Francisco neurosurgeon who used operating rooms like stages, sometimes performing as many as eight...

3/4/2018

article OPINION: Cherokee ego, tenets through time
(Oklahoma) -- In the Cherokee language we have called ourselves aniyunwiya, the Real People. According to one author, “…the Cherokees, in common with the...

3/3/2018

article Cherokee tribe sends $5.4 million to northeast Oklahoma schools
(Oklahoma) -- One hundred and eight northeast Oklahoma school districts received an infusion of much-needed cash from the Cherokee Nation on Friday.

3/2/2018

article Cherokee Nation contributes $5.4M to 108 school districts
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation contributed more than $5.4 million to 108 school districts during the tribe’s annual Public School Appreciation Day Friday....

2/27/2018

article $500K grant aims to preserve Cherokee ecological knowledge
(Oklahoma) -- A nearly $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation aims to preserve the Cherokee culture through the establishment of a mentor program for young...
article CN awarding $5.4M to NE Oklahoma schools
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will distribute a record $5.4 million to 108 northeast Oklahoma school districts at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel &...
article CN awarding $5.4M to NE Oklahoma schools
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will distribute a record $5.4 million to 108 northeast Oklahoma school districts at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel &...

2/26/2018

article Osteopathy doctor treats ‘body, spirit and soul’
(Oklahoma) -- Rachel Ray, a Cherokee Nation citizen and osteopathy doctor, enjoys helping individuals and families in her family health practice. Osteopathy is treatment...

2/25/2018

article CN roads program to wrap up three road projects by spring
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Roads Program has 38 projects in its Transportation Improvement Program inventory with three projects expected to be complete...
article Cherokee Nation Grows Heritage With Heirloom Seeds
(Oklahoma) -- The value of cultural heritage continues to outweigh the entrepreneurial potential of heirloom produce among tribal members, Cherokee Nation Secretary of...

2/23/2018

article Wes and Delanna Studi visit Cherokee, bring Sequoyah’s story to life
(Tennessee) -- Two famed Cherokee actors were in town this week filming for a project that will be part of a new permanent exhibition at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum...

2/21/2018

article Cherokee Phoenix marks 190th anniversary
(Oklahoma) -- This year marks the 190th anniversary of when the Cherokee Phoenix was first published on Feb. 21, 1828, in New Echota, Georgia, a former Cherokee Nation...
article WCU ‘Cherokee Cultural Tour’
(North Carolina) -- Members of the Western Carolina University community and local residents will have an opportunity to learn about various aspects of Cherokee culture...

2/19/2018

article Hastings Hospital lease with OSU med school approved
(Oklahoma) -- During its Feb. 12 meeting, the Tribal Council unanimously authorized a lease with Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Sciences to put a...
article First Oklahoma Cherokee immersion students to graduate
(Oklahoma) -- Thirteen years ago, in an unguarded moment on her first day of kindergarten, Emilee Chavez spoke a single word of English. And a classmate immediately ran...

2/16/2018

article CNB business joins effort to manage tribal lands
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Services Group has secured a contract to aid the federal government in its effort to analyze, measure and manage tribal forest lands located in...

2/15/2018

article Cherokee Casino Tahlequah employees donate to outreach program
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Casino Tahlequah employees recently stacked hundreds of cans and boxes of food inside the Turning Point Transitional Housing front office to help...

2/13/2018

article Tribe’s burial aid for needy families
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Human Services Burial Assistance Program continues to help families with funeral expenses. For nearly 20 years, the program has...

2/12/2018

article Cherokee leaders, ambassadors deliver handmade Valentine cards to veterans in Muskogee
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation delivered hundreds of handmade valentine cards to veterans in Muskogee Friday, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Deputy Chief and...

2/8/2018

article CNHS collects additional $9.4 million
(Oklahoma) -- More contract health surgeries and MRIs will be covered for Cherokee Nation citizens utilizing the tribe's health system after a record $9.4 million...

1/29/2018

article Cherokee Nation recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an official holiday
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is formally recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day as an officially observed tribal holiday beginning in October 2018. Indigenous...

1/27/2018

article Cherokee Nation donates $15K to Murrow Indian Children's Home
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently donated $15,000 to the Murrow Indian Children's Home in Muskogee as part of the tribe's annual contribution to the...

1/25/2018

article Cherokee County CASA advocate training begins Feb. 12
(Oklahoma) -- With a flex training beginning Feb. 12, officials with the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cherokee County hope to have more area residents help serve...
article CN distributes more than 5K winter gift cards
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Human Services Clothing Assistance Program helped 5,094 Cherokee children buy winter coats in 2017.

1/24/2018

article Cherokee Nation donates $15,000 to Muskogee’s Murrow Home
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation on Monday donated $15,000 to the Murrow Indian Children’s Home in Muskogee as part of the tribe’s annual contribution to...

1/23/2018

article Cherokee Nation Marshal Service rewards 7 students with new computers
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service recently surprised seven high school students with new desktop computers to use for both high school and college...

1/22/2018

article Cooper: Cherokee lands act is closer to passage
(Tennessee) -- Although much of the land on which the Cherokee tribal headquarters once existed in Monroe County, Tenn., is now underwater and out of sight, that doesn...

1/21/2018

article Bill seeking to return 76 acres of Cherokee homeland to go to Tennessee House chamber
(Tennessee) -- Last week, more than two years after it was introduced in the U.S. House and nearly 180 years after most Cherokee were forcibly removed from their...

1/18/2018

article Cherokee Nation donates $5,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Nowata
(Oklahoma) -- A $5,000 donation from Cherokee Nation to the Boys & Girls Club of Nowata is helping provide the community with a new, modern facility that will be...
article Cherokee Nation honors World War II veteran in January
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored World War II veteran John Andrew Cockrum at the January Tribal Council meeting on Tuesday. Cockrum, 91, of Tulsa, was...
article Wes Studi On His Cherokee Nation Childhood And How He Discovered Acting
(Indian Country) -- The new film Hostiles tells the story of a U.S. Army captain in the Old West circa 1892. He's spent decades fighting Native Americans and seeing...

1/17/2018

article Tribal Council approves 2 reappointments to Environmental Protection Commission
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the reappointment of two commissioners to the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission on Tuesday....
article Cherokees to distribute rare heirloom seeds Feb. 1
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will begin dispersing its limited supply of heirloom seeds Feb. 1 to tribal citizens who are interested in growing traditional Cherokee...

1/15/2018

article Cherokee Nation honours MLK while dealing with slavery issue
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation leaders marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves,...
article Flowers: King, civil rights and Oklahoma’s Cherokee tribe
(Oklahoma) -- For the first time in its history, the Cherokee Nation is recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a national holiday for the tribe.
article Poverty, past linked to Native Americans focus on MLK Day
(New Mexico) -- Anti-poverty activists in Albuquerque and a groundbreaking Cherokee Nation declaration about the tribe's role in promoting equality after years of...

1/13/2018

article Cherokee Nation to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation next week will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an official holiday for the first time, months after a federal court ruled that...
article Black Cherokee history group sets meeting
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokees for Black Indian History Preservation board meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the headquarters, 829 S. Muskogee Ave.

1/10/2018

article Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
(Oklahoma) -- Reciting the many great words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become a treasured part of the day that commemorates his service to the cause of advancing...

1/9/2018

article Cherokee Nation providing vans to four area transit services
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation provided six vans to four Northeast Oklahoma transit service companies that help provide rides for thousands of Cherokee Nation...
article Cherokee Nation to recognize MLK Jr. Day
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday as an official holiday for the first time, months after a federal court ruled that...

1/8/2018

article Cherokee Nation to Recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation next week will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an official holiday for the first time, months after a federal court ruled that...

1/2/2018

article As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works To Employ Its Own
(Oklahoma) -- When he started working as a bartender a few years ago in Seattle, Howie Echo-Hawk says he began experiencing discrimination. First, a bar manager told him...

12/28/2017

article Plans suspended for simulated biochemical attack at Chilocco Indian School
(Oklahoma) -- The Department of Homeland Security notified Cherokee Nation on Dec. 21 that it will suspend plans to conduct nonhazardous biochemical tests at Chilocco...

12/27/2017

article New Cherokee Nation charging station adds juice to electric car population
(Oklahoma) -- A new Cherokee Nation charging station for electric cars provides 58,000-kilowatt hours of electricity to the tribal complex and is free and open to the...

12/25/2017

article Laid-off WLOS Anchor Larry Blunt lands on his feet, in WNC real estate
(Oklahoma) -- The television news business is notorious for the occasional unceremonious dumping of well-known anchors or news personalities.

12/18/2017

article Fear of losing heritage drives Cherokee Nation opioid case
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials say fear of losing the tribe’s heritage is driving a lawsuit that alleges distributors and retailers of opioid medications...

12/16/2017

article In Opioid Battle, Cherokee Want Their Day in Tribal Court
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee children were disappearing. At weekly staff meetings, Todd Hembree, the attorney general of the Cherokee Nation, kept hearing about babies in...
article Mural of Cherokee National Treasure dedicated in Vinita
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation and city of Vinita dedicated a new mural in honor of Cherokee National Treasure Anna Belle Sixkiller Mitchell in downtown Vinita on Dec...

12/15/2017

article Ed Hardin: Cherokee nation and its football team strong and victorious
(Oklahoma) -- A steady wind blows down off the Qualla Boundary, and snow flurries seem to rise instead of falling into the empty streets. This is the quiet time on the...
press release Notes from the Chief: Reflecting on a successful 2017 and welcoming a bright new year ahead
(Indian Country) -- As we wrap up 2017 and begin 2018, we can reflect on our multitude of achievements in the past year and look forward to the coming year’s...

12/13/2017

article Upgrades planned for Cherokee Springs Plaza traffic
(Oklahoma) -- Roadwork is under way near Cherokee Springs Plaza to alleviate the traffic congestion that occurs in the area and accommodate future growth as work...

12/12/2017

article Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirms three board appointments
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors appointed Dr. Gary Dan Davis to the Cherokee Nation Foundation’s board of directors at the December meeting Monday...
article Tribal Council reaffirms board appointments
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirmed three appointments during a meeting at the W.W. Keeler Complex Monday. Deacon Turner was reaffirmed as a...

12/9/2017

article EDITORIAL: Local partnerships make county unique
(Oklahoma) -- Sometimes, local residents think of the area's largest institutions and entities as islands unto themselves. The public doesn't necessarily...

12/8/2017

article Local partnerships make county unique
(Oklahoma) -- Sometimes, local residents think of the area's largest institutions and entities as islands unto themselves. The public doesn't necessarily...

11/30/2017

article Steven Ruighaver Wins Record-Breaking WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee $365 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed
(Oklahoma) -- Steven Ruighaver, a recreational poker player from South Carolina, claimed the first place in the WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee $365 No-Limit Hold...

11/27/2017

article Cherokee Nation adds solar canopy vehicle charging station
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will host a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Tuesday for a solar canopy charging station for electric vehicles, the newest addition to the W.W...

11/20/2017

article As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works To Employ Its Own
(Oklahoma) -- Diane Kelly, executive director of career services for the Cherokee Nation, runs an employment workshop for tribal members at the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa...
article Cherokee Nation donates $29,000 for outdoor learning space at Muskogee school
(Oklahoma) -- Students at Alice Robertson Junior High School are getting hands-on experience with gardening thanks to a $29,000 donation from the Cherokee Nation.

11/19/2017

article VIDEO: Cherokee Preservation, Cherokee Pride
(Oklahoma) -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation honored the Cherokee Nation this week for its work to repair and restore historic properties in northeastern...

11/18/2017

article As Native Americans Face Job Discrimination, A Tribe Works To Employ Its Own
(Oklahoma) -- When he started working as a bartender a few years ago in Seattle, Howie Echo-Hawk says he began experiencing discrimination. First, a bar manager told him...

11/16/2017

article Tribe honors Native-owned businesses
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses, from construction companies to printing shops, during the tribe’s 10th annual TERO...

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