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NCAI supports delegate in Congress

Tribes across the country support the U.S. Government honoring treaty obligations by sending a Cherokee Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. The National Congress of American Indians passed a resolution on Oct. 25 with the language during its 76th annual National Convention in Albuquerque.

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9/25/2020

article HOSKIN, JR: Cherokee voters are critical voices in 2020 election
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is committed to ensuring that all voting age Cherokees are registered to vote. Recently, we celebrated Cherokee Nation Voter Registration...

9/24/2020

article Tribe takes over ownership of Heritage Center
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed the Cherokee Heritage Center Act of 2020 Thursday, during a special session, accepting the transfer of ownership...

9/21/2020

article As the casino turns in Pope County
(Arkansas) -- For the record, some developments in the eternal fight over a casino in Pope County. First, last week the Arkansas Supreme Court dispensed with a lawsuit...
article Native travel group names Cherokee Nation top destination
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation was recently named as the 2020 Tribal Destination of the Year by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. The award was...
article Native travel group names Cherokee Nation top destination
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation was recently named as the 2020 Tribal Destination of the Year by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. The award was...

9/18/2020

article Cherokee Nation receives national recognition as 2020 Tribal Destination of the Year
(Indian Country) -- Cherokee Nation was recently named as the 2020 Tribal Destination of the Year by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association.
article Cherokee Heritage Center postpones opening
(Oklahoma) -- Officials with the Cherokee Heritage Center have postponed its reopening, which had been scheduled for Sept. 18. A member of the center’s staff...
article Cherokee Nation receives national recognition as 2020 Tribal Destination of the Year
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation was recently named as the 2020 Tribal Destination of the Year by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. Cherokee Nation...
press release OP/ED: Cherokee Film Office, OsiyoTV expand Native visibility
(Oklahoma) -- Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed or even paused some projects, our Cherokee Nation Film Office and award-winning “Osiyo, Voices of the...

9/15/2020

article Cherokee Nation among plaintiffs challenging AFCARS reporting
(Washington D.C.) -- Claiming that the Trump administration has illegally removed requirements that allow relevant agencies to identify tribal and LGBT youths in foster...
article Cherokee Nation distributes more than 13,000 ready-made meals to elders
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has distributed more than 13,000 ready-made meals to keep Cherokee elders fed after many senior nutrition sites temporarily closed to...
article Cherokee Nation Distributes Over 13,000 Ready-Made Meals as Part of COVID-19 Response Effort
(Oklahoma) -- After many senior nutrition sites were temporarily closed to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the Cherokee Nation stepped up its efforts to feed Cherokee...

9/14/2020

article Tribe aims to take part in COVID med trials
(Oklahoma) -- The agenda for Monday’s Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting featured no new or old business, but councilors met throughout the day to hear reports...

9/13/2020

article CNB casinos open under strict safety protocols
(Oklahoma) -- Though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impose the need for restrictions, Cherokee Nation Businesses has its casino doors open with social distancing and...

9/12/2020

article Cherokee Heritage Center to be owned by tribe under new plan
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Heritage Center may be under new ownership soon. On Friday, the Cherokee National Historical Society announced its intent to partner with the...

9/11/2020

article HOSKIN: New building projects meet emergency needs, make Cherokee communities stronger
(Oklahoma) -- The COVID-19 pandemic threatens Cherokee Nation like it does the rest of the world, but we are responding in ways that make our Nation stronger. Our...
article Cherokee Nation files lawsuit against JUUL
(Oklahoma) -- The attorney general for the Cherokee Nation Sara Hill, has filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of the tribe in Sequoyah County District Court against JUUL...
article Cherokee Nation Firefighters Assist Western Tribes During Turbulent Fire Season
(Indian Country) -- The Cherokee Nation has deployed members of its Wildland Fire Management team to assist Indian nations in Western states battle this season's...

9/9/2020

article MORON ALERT: Inside the Missouri Tribe That Has Made White People Millions
(Missouri) -- Before the $300 million national scandal, the civil rights lawsuit and the accusations of fraud, the Northern Cherokee Nation meant something in St. Louis...
article Cherokee passes COVID-adapted budget
(North Carolina) -- In a narrow vote Sept. 3, the Cherokee Tribal Council approved a Fiscal Year 2021 budget that reflects the economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19....

9/8/2020

article Cherokee National Treasures announced
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation has announced four Cherokee Nation citizens are receiving the distinction of Cherokee National Treasure for their work in preserving and...

9/7/2020

article 'Difficulties and Triumphs' the Theme of Hoskin's State of the Cherokee Nation at Virtual Holiday
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. reflected on a year of difficulties and triumphs in his State of the Nation address. A recorded speech was made available...
article Cherokee Nation to start $25 million construction, remodel and manufacturing projects in response to COVID-19
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials will construct eight buildings and remodel four as part of the tribe’s response to COVID-19. The various projects are...

9/5/2020

article Cherokee chief says nation remains strong, highlights success despite pandemic hurdles during annual address
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. presented his State of the Nation address Saturday virtually, reaching Cherokee Nation citizens across the county. The...
article Cherokee Nation honors four as Cherokee National Treasures
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has announced that four Cherokee Nation citizens are receiving the distinction of Cherokee National Treasure for their work in...

9/4/2020

article HOSKIN: Cherokee National Holiday goes online for 2020
(Oklahoma) -- This year’s Cherokee National Holiday will be unlike any other in our history. Since 1953, our capital city of Tahlequah has been the host to this...

9/3/2020

article Hoskin to cite year of ‘difficulties and triumphs’ in annual State of the Nation address
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation was met with both “difficulties and triumphs” over the past year, with huge investments being made in language preservation...
article Cherokee National Holiday goes online for 2020
(Oklahoma) -- This year’s Cherokee National Holiday will be unlike any other in our history. Since 1953 our capital city of Tahlequah has been the host to this...

9/2/2020

article HOSKIN: Cherokee Nation protects elders in difficult time
(Oklahoma) -- At the Cherokee Nation, putting elders first is simply our way of life. Each year the Tribal Council, the deputy chief and I make serving our elders a...

8/31/2020

article Shawna Baker sworn in as Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Justice
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen Shawna Baker, of Tulsa, was sworn into office as the Cherokee Nation’s newest Supreme Court Justice at the W.W. Keeler Tribal...
article Council for Cherokee Nation approves record $1.52 billion budget
(Oklahoma) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation has approved a record $1.52 billion general operating budget for fiscal year 2021, tribal officials announced Friday.
article Tribal Council OKs judicial expansion act, historic budget
(Oklahoma) -- During its Aug. 27 meeting, the Tribal Council passed legislation to deal with the changes created by the U.S. Supreme Court’s McGirt v. Oklahoma...

8/29/2020

article Shawna Baker sworn in as Cherokee Nation Supreme Court justice
(Oklahoma) -- herokee Nation citizen Shawna Baker, of Tulsa, was sworn into office as the Cherokee Nation’s newest Supreme Court justice at the W.W. Keeler Tribal...
article Less federal funding expected for Indian Housing Plan
(Oklahoma) -- Though there have been delays because of the coronavirus pandemic, and Congress must finalize appropriations, the Cherokee Nation’s Indian Housing...

8/28/2020

article Cherokee Tribal Council approves $1.52 billion budget for 2021 fiscal year, the tribe’s largest budget yet
(Oklahoma) -- The Council of the Cherokee Nation approved a $1.52 billion budget for the 2021 fiscal year on Thursday, the tribe’s largest budget yet. The budget...
article Baker confirmed to CN high court after discussion
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council deliberated Thursday on the qualifications of Shawna Baker to serve on the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court before...
article Tired of forgetting your mask? This Cherokee Elder makes creative solutions
(Oklahoma) -- David Cornsilk doesn’t usually sit outside his office to do this kind of work. “I usually do this watching TV,” he smiles. He is never...
press release STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Carrie Dada
(New Mexico) -- – It’s a wrap on Carrie Dada’s cinematic education at the Institute of American Indian Arts, but there’s a sequel in the works....

8/27/2020

article The Pope County casino saga rolls on
(Arkansas) -- Interested in the tangled fight for a permit to build a casino in Russellville? For the moment, Gulfside Casino Partnership of Mississippi has the state...
article Legacy of Cherokee linguist Durbin Feeling lives on in Cherokee-language programs, films, cartoon and more
(Oklahoma) -- From classrooms and cartoons to social media and movies, the fight to preserve the Cherokee Nation's language is continuing even after one of its...

8/25/2020

article COVID relief funds cushion tribe’s $1.5B budget
(Oklahoma) -- Despite declining revenues, the largest Cherokee Nation budget in history is moving forward thanks to federal COVID-19 relief funding. “This is a...
article 15 ‘irreplaceable’ sites on historic registry
(Oklahoma) -- The first 15 sites on the Cherokee Nation’s Registry of Historic Places are locations steeped in the tribe’s post-Removal history. Considered...
article Oklahoma Remembers Influential Cherokee Linguist Durbin Feeling
(Oklahoma) -- A beloved and influential Cherokee linguist was laid to rest on Tuesday. 74-year-old Durbin Feeling was known as one of the most significant contributors...

8/23/2020

article Cherokee Nation gives $195K to area Boys & Girls Club programs
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation officials recently gave $195,000 to eight Boys & Girls Club programs throughout northeast Oklahoma. Recipients consisted of clubs in...

8/22/2020

article Cherokee Nation Businesses’ appeal of Gulfside getting license denied
(Arkansas) -- In a 3-2 vote, the Arkansas Racing Commission on July 31 refused the appeal by Cherokee Nation Businesses of the ARC’s decision to award a casino...

8/21/2020

article Hoskin reflects on first year in office
(Oklahoma) -- A year into his principal chief tenure, Chuck Hoskin Jr. said while public safety has rightfully become a top priority amid the pandemic, strides have been...
article CHIEF HOSKIN: Commemorating a tumultuous and resolute first year in office
(Oklahoma) -- One year ago, Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner and I took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Cherokee Nation Constitution. We pledged to...
article Cherokee Nation working to improve access to broadband
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is working to improve access to quality, affordable broadband for its citizens throughout the reservation boundaries with a new grant...
article Linguist who wrote the Cherokee dictionary dies
(Oklahoma) -- A renowned Cherokee linguist who wrote the Cherokee dictionary has passed away at the age of 74. Tribal leaders say Durbin Feeling, who is known to be the...
article Coronavirus Victims: Fluent Cherokee Speaker Edna Raper
(Oklahoma) -- The pandemic has hit Native American communities hard. Among those affected are speakers of the endangered Cherokee language. Edna Raper was a fluent...

8/19/2020

article Cherokee Nation administration marks 1 year in office
(Oklahoma) -- August 14, 2020 marked one year of service for Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and his administration. Under the leadership of Principal...
article Powwow still happening, but virtually this year
(North Carolina) -- The fourth annual King City Powwow will be held on Saturday, but will be entirely online.
article Longtime Cherokee linguist Durbin Feeling dies
(Oklahoma) -- Longtime Cherokee linguist Durbin Feeling died Aug. 19 at age 74. Born April 2, 1946, in the Little Rock Community east of Locust Grove, Feeling is the...

8/18/2020

article 25th anniversary of Mankiller’s 2 terms remembered
(Oklahoma) -- August marks the 25th anniversary of when Principal Chief Wilma Pearl Mankiller left office after serving as principal chief from 1985-95. In 1981, she...

8/16/2020

article Animated speaking: New cartoon focuses on Cherokee language
(Missouri) -- As a child growing up in Northeast Oklahoma, Betty Frogg grew up in a home learning to speak Cherokee first, then English. Frogg’s parents, Louise...

8/15/2020

article The Cherokee Nation has donations to Boys and Girls Club programs throughout Northeast Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has donated $195,000 to Boys and Girls Club programs throughout Northeast Oklahoma. Delaware County received more than $16,000 to...

8/12/2020

article 68th Cherokee National Holiday website launched to showcase virtual competitions, share culture, language, traditional games
(Internet) -- The Cherokee Nation is officially kicking off the 68th Cherokee National Holiday with the launch of a redesigned website where the public can register to...

8/10/2020

article The Cherokee casino effort rolls on
(Arizona) -- Lest there be any doubt that the Cherokee Nation will forge ahead with its fight to win the casino permit in Pope County, currently in the hands of the...
article Cherokee nation offers eyeglass program for all tribal citizens
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Health Services have created a voucher program to help more Cherokee citizens purchase new eyeglasses regardless of...

8/8/2020

article CHIEF HOSKIN: Renewed gaming compacts ensure a brighter future for Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma affirmed what Oklahoma tribal nations have known from the beginning – on Jan....

8/6/2020

article HOSKIN: New Cherokee language department connects us to who we are as a people
(Oklahoma) -- Preserving the Cherokee language and growing the number of Cherokee speakers are critical to our tribe’s future. My administration and I view this as...
article Production wraps in Oklahoma on Cherokee-language animated children's series 'Inage’i'
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation and FireThief Productions, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, has announced a wrap of production on “ᎢᎾᎨᎢ,”...

8/5/2020

article Owasson among first students accepted into new OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- The first class of 54 student doctors to be accepted into the new Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation received...

8/4/2020

article COVID-19 cases on the rise in Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Positive COVID-19 cases recorded by the Cherokee Nation’s health care system have increased more than 200 percent within just 30 days, prompting...
article Cherokee Nation launches online portal for elders to apply for utility help, direct economic assistance
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has launched an online portal for qualifying Cherokee elders age 62 and older to apply for COVID-19 relief assistance. As part of the...

8/3/2020

article Chief Chat: New Cherokee language department connects us to who we are as a people
(Oklahoma) -- Preserving the Cherokee language and growing the number of Cherokee speakers are critical to our tribe’s future. My administration and I view this as...
article Coronavirus in Oklahoma: COVID-19 cases on the rise in Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Positive COVID-19 cases recorded by the Cherokee Nation's health care system have increased more than 200 percent within just 30 days, prompting...
article HOSKIN: Cherokee Nation Career Services provide new opportunities in a difficult time
(Oklahoma) -- At Cherokee Nation, we are putting the federal CARES Act dollars to work for our citizens and our communities. To that end, we have committed more than $7...
article Cherokee Nation launches online portal for Cherokee elders
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has launched an online portal for qualifying Cherokee elders age 62 and older to apply for COVID-19 relief assistance. As part of the...

8/1/2020

article Arkansas casino fight gets a special master
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday appointed a retired circuit judge as special master to review disputes raised in the Arkansas Wins in 2020 committee...
article Michael Overall: A childhood curiosity became a full-time job. Now it could change Oklahoma's future.
(Oklahoma) -- Nearly 30 years ago, when Howard Paden was a sixth-grader, his family moved to the small town of Vian in the Ozark foothills of far eastern Oklahoma, where...
article OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation celebrates first class of med school students
(Oklahoma) -- The first class of 54 student doctors to be accepted into the new Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation received...

7/31/2020

article Racing panel rejects Cherokees' appeal of casino-license decision
(Arkansas) -- Another chapter in a contentious process closed Thursday when a divided Arkansas Racing Commission denied the Cherokee Nation Businesses' appeal of the...
article HOSKINS: New language department connects Cherokees to who we are as a people
(Oklahoma) -- Preserving the Cherokee language and growing the number of Cherokee speakers are critical to our tribe’s future. My administration and I view this as...
article Cherokee Nation adds 16 bee pollinator homes to heirloom garden
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has installed 16 bee pollinator homes in its heirloom garden as part of an initiative by first lady January Hoskin to boost the...
article OSU School of Medicine at Cherokee Nation Holds Inaugural White Coat Ceremony
(Oklahoma) -- Students marked their entries into medical school on Friday in a white coat ceremony at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation. OSU...
article Cherokee Nation creates department for Cherokee language preservation
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has established a language department to oversee its Cherokee Immersion School, team of translators and Cherokee Language Master...

7/29/2020

article Cherokee Art Market canceled for 2020
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation announced Tuesday it is postponing the 15th annual Cherokee Art Market, originally slated to run Oct. 10-11 at the Hard Rock Hotel...

7/28/2020

article Consultant recommends CNB application for Arkansas casino
(Arkansas) -- During its rollercoaster journey to secure an Arkansas Racing Commission license to build a casino and resort in Pope County, Cherokee Nation Businesses...
article Panel chair exits choice on Pope County casino
(Arkansas) -- The chairman of the Arkansas Racing Commission on Monday recused from the process to determine which company will operate a casino in Pope County. Chairman...
article Construction continues at Cherokee Springs Plaza
(Oklahoma) -- As construction continues at Cherokee Springs Plaza, Cherokee Nation Businesses gives a progress update and announces new business coming to the tribe...
article Cherokee Nation invests $7M for career training, employment opportunities
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is dedicating more than $7 million in funding to increase career training and employment opportunities for Cherokees seeking relief through...
article Cherokee Nation creates department dedicated to preserving Cherokee language
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is establishing a new language department that will directly oversee the tribe’s Cherokee Immersion School, a team of translators...
article Cherokee Nation postpones annual Cherokee Art Market
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation announced today that it's postponing its 15th Cherokee Art Market until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The market was...

7/27/2020

article Cherokee Nation’s Veterans Center continues services amid pandemic
(Oklahoma) -- Although the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed Cherokee Nation services, the Office of Veterans Affairs facility is continuing to aid veterans with services...
article CHIEF HOSKIN: New grants available for Cherokee students and families during pandemic
(Oklahoma) -- Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has put strains on Cherokee families, the economy in northeast Oklahoma and our local public schools.

7/25/2020

article Consultant: Cherokees’ casino bid best
(Arkansas) -- An Arizona gambling consultant issued a report this week naming a Cherokee Nation proposal for a casino in Pope County as the best pick for the state...
article First Lady Melania Trump Hopes To Visit Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- First lady Melania Trump said she hopes to take the Cherokee Nation up on its invitation to visit the tribe’s headquarters in Tahlequah, Oklahoma....

7/24/2020

article Melania Trump to visit Cherokee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- According to a statement from Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., first lady Melania Trump is slated to visit the Cherokee Nation on date to be announced.
article OP/ED: Cherokee Nation won't surrender its sovereignty
(Oklahoma) -- Citizens of the Five “Civilized” Tribes have been on a roller coaster ride this week. We were ecstatic to learn the Justice Neil Gorsuch...
article Cherokee Nation adding 16 pollinator homes to help protect the bees
(Oklahoma) -- A Native American tribe in Oklahoma is working to protect nature’s pollinators. The Cherokee Nation has installed 16 new bee pollinator homes in the...

7/23/2020

article Consultant picks Cherokees' casino bid as best for Pope County site
(Arkansas) -- An Arizona gambling consultant issued a report this week naming a Cherokee Nation proposal for a casino in Pope County as the best pick for the state's...

7/22/2020

article Outside consultant favored Cherokee application for casino permit
(Arkansas) -- A Freedom of Information Act request from Pope County unearthed the evaluation of competing casino permit proposals by an outside consultant: His pick, the...

7/21/2020

article COVID cases top 500 within CN health system
(Oklahoma) -- The number of COVID-19 cases within the Cherokee Nation’s health system has topped 500 following a spike in July. On July 20, CN Health Services...

7/20/2020

article Construction continues at Cherokee Springs Plaza
(Oklahoma) -- As construction continues at Cherokee Springs Plaza, Cherokee Nation Businesses gives a progress update and announces new business coming to the tribe...
article Cherokee Nation dedicating more than $7M in career training, employment opportunities for tribal citizens during pandemic
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is dedicating more than $7 million in funding to increase career training and employment opportunities for Cherokees seeking relief through...

7/19/2020

article Cherokee Nation announces $7M for career training, employment opportunities for tribal citizens during COVID
(Oklahoma) -- Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced today the Cherokee Nation is dedicating more than $7 million in funding to increase career training and...

7/18/2020

article Cherokee Heritage Center hosts annual Trail of Tears Art Show
(Oklahoma) -- Winners of the 49th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale were announced Friday during a virtual awards reception hosted on the Cherokee Heritage Center...

7/17/2020

article Chief Chat: New grants available for Cherokee students and families during pandemic
(Oklahoma) -- Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has put strains on Cherokee families, the economy in northeast Oklahoma and our local public schools. There is no...

7/16/2020

article Arkansas Supreme Court vacates lower ruling against CNB
(Arkansas) -- In response to an appeal filed by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the Arkansas Supreme Court has vacated a Pulaski County circuit court decision disqualifying...

7/15/2020

article State justices vacate judge's casino ruling
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Supreme Court has vacated a Pulaski County circuit judge's finding that the Cherokee Nation Businesses' Legends Resort and Casino LLC...
article Cherokee Nation rolls out online portal to help parents apply for children’s technology, clothing relief
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is rolling out a $40 million education initiative, part of which will help Cherokee students with clothing and technology needs.

7/10/2020

article CHIEF HOSKINS: Inter-Tribal Council utilizing technology for meeting and business
(Oklahoma) -- Even through this national health crisis, the business of our tribal nation carries on. We are committed to providing the housing, health care, education...
article NAGLE: Cherokee Nation adopted racism from Europeans. It’s time to reject it.
(Oklahoma) -- On a warm Saturday morning this June, a crane pulled up to the courthouse square in downtown Tahlequah, Oklahoma. As controversial monuments were being...
article Chief Chat: Inter-Tribal Council utilizing technology for meeting and business
(Oklahoma) -- Even through this national health crisis, the business of our tribal nation carries on. We are committed to providing the housing, health care, education...

7/9/2020

press release PN-G not budging as Cherokee chief demands removal of Indian mascot
(Oklahoma) -- Port Neches-Groves ISD pushed back Thursday against the country’s largest tribal government after the Cherokee Nation requested the school system...
article Cherokee Nation says ‘show respect, wear your mask’
(Oklahoma) -- To protect elders, the Cherokee language and each other from COVID-19, Cherokee Nation officials are reminding citizens to “show respect” and...
article Cherokee Nation plans virtual activities to maintain historical, cultural connections
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. identified members of the At-Large Advisory Committee to guide his administration on ways to better...

7/8/2020

article Block ruling, justices urged by casino firm
(Arkansas) -- The Cherokee Nation-backed casino contender on Wednesday called for the Arkansas Supreme Court to block a lower-court ruling that disqualifies it from...
press release Cherokee Nation goes to Supreme Court to stay casino permit ruling
(Arkansas) -- The Cherokee Nation filed an emergency pleading today with the Arkansas Supreme Court to set aside a ruling last week by Circuit Judge Tim Fox that seemed...
article Cherokee language advocate makes ‘40 Under 40’ list
(Oklahoma) -- A Cherokee Nation citizen, employee and language mentor holds a spot on Oklahoma Magazine’s 2020 “40 Under 40” list, which shines a...

7/7/2020

article Cherokee Nation delays reopening of cultural tourism sites
(Oklahoma) -- After announcing that it was planning to reopen cultural tourism sites in a phased approach later this month, the Cherokee Nation says it is delaying that...

7/6/2020

article 68th Cherokee National Holiday Goes Virtual Because of COVID-19 Pandemic
(Oklahoma) -- The annual celebration of the signing of the Cherokee Nation Constitution will be a virtual one this year. The tribe will stream online important events of...

7/2/2020

article Judge denies contempt motion in Pope County casino case
(Arkansas) -- A Pulaski County circuit judge on Thursday denied Gulfside Casino Resort's motion for contempt alleging that the state Racing Commission did not follow...

7/1/2020

article Hoskin calls CN pandemic practices ‘best’ in region
(Oklahoma) -- After lauding the example set by mask-wearing Cherokee Nation lawmakers, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. described the tribe as maintaining “the...
article Cherokee Nation invests over $400,000 in NE Oklahoma rural fire departments
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is contributing nearly half a million dollars total to 136 rural Oklahoma fire departments. Funding provided to the 136 departments...
article Tribe to start testing surfaces in its offices for COVID-19 safety
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is adding surface testing to its list of safety protocols across its tribal government office locations. This new testing capability...

6/30/2020

article Cherokee Nation adds COVID-19 surface testing at tribal government offices for increased safety
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation is adding surface testing to its list of safety protocols across its tribal government office locations. This new testing capability...

6/29/2020

article Oklahoma total coronavirus cases surpass 13,000, 3,200 active
(Oklahoma) -- On Monday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s data on its website showed a total of 13,172 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began with 9,...
article Tribe steps up health service as pandemic numbers rise
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma saw an increase in positive COVID-19 cases over the past week, bringing the total number up to more than 13,000 statewide. And Cherokee Nation...

6/28/2020

article Texting exchange involved Arkansas panel chief, casino firm's lawyer
(Arkansas) -- An attorney for Gulfside Casino Partnership on Saturday questioned whether a text message exchange between state Racing Commission Chairman Alex Lieblong...

6/27/2020

article Oklahoma total coronavirus cases surpass 12,000, more than 3,100 active
(Oklahoma) -- On Friday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health’s data on its website showed a total of 12,343 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began with 8,...

6/26/2020

article CNB requests approval to operate Ark. casino
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses has filed a formal request that it receive an approved permit from the Arkansas Racing Commission to operate a casino in Pope...

6/25/2020

article Gulfside chosen over CNB for Arkansas casino license
(Arkansas) -- Despite efforts spanning for than 18 months, Cherokee Nation Businesses was not chosen on June 18 to receive a license to build a resort and casino in Pope...
article CN committee members discuss pending lawsuits, tribal health care
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council heard presentations on pending lawsuits and the status of health care during committee meetings Thursday. In a Rules...
press release 68th Annual Cherokee National Holiday to be "Virtual Holiday"
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., announced today that the 68th Annual Cherokee National Holiday will be a “virtual Holiday”...

6/24/2020

article Cherokees promise a Russellville location for casino
(Arkansas) -- The Pope County casino permit controversy is many court proceedings away from being settled, but here’s a piece of news: The Cherokee Nation/Legends...
article Group offers commitment on casino site
(Arkansas) -- A roulette wheel spins at Cherokee Casino & Hotel in West Siloam Springs, Okla. The chief executive officer for Cherokee Nation Businesses said...
article Cherokee doctor embarks on lengthy journey to become brain surgeon
(Texas) -- Medical school graduate and Cherokee Nation citizen Dr. Adam Carlton has embarked on a multi-year journey at the University of Texas Medical Branch to become...
article Cherokee National Holiday to be held virtually; most large events canceled
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has been cautious about reopening its operations and hosting events, and on Wednesday, tribal officials announced that the 68th Annual...

6/22/2020

article Cherokee Nation donates protective equipment
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation is providing firefighters throughout the tribe’s 14-county area with care packages containing face masks, gloves and hand sanitizer...

6/20/2020

article Chuck Hoskin Jr.: Why I Support State Question 802 and Medicaid expansion
(Oklahoma) -- On June 30, Oklahoma voters will make a big decision about the future of health care. I hope you will join me in voting YES on State Question 802. By...
article Cherokees allege bias on Arkansas casino license vote
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses filed affidavits Friday alleging that a member of the state Racing Commission was biased toward the Mississippi casino operator...
article Cherokee Nation museums, Cherokee Heritage Center announce reopening plans beginning July 15
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation announced a phased approach to reopen cultural tourism sites beginning July 15. The organizations temporarily suspended operations...

6/19/2020

article Cherokee Nation Businesses files affidavit of bias against Racing Commissioner
(Arkansas) -- There is more casino controversy in Pope County. Friday, an attorney for Cherokee Nation Businesses sent a letter to the Racing Commissioner chainman...
article Cherokee Nation files objection to Pope County casino permit scoring
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses has begun its contest of an adverse vote yesterday by the Arkansas Racing Commission on two applications for a permit to operate...
article Cherokees allege bias on casino license vote
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses filed affidavits Friday alleging that a member of the state Racing Commission was biased toward the Mississippi casino operator...
article Cherokee Nation to reopen cultural tourism sites next month
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation says it is still waiting a few weeks before it reopens cultural tourism sites in a phased approach. The organizations suspended...
article Boudinot learned of Cherokee Phoenix legend as student
(Oklahoma) -- The history of the Cherokee journalism is anchored from its beginning to now by the newspaper that started Native American journalism on Feb. 21, 1828, in...

6/18/2020

article Arkansas Racing Commission favors Gulfside Casino Partnership for Pope County casino
(Arkansas) -- Gulfside Casino Partnership, on the strength of a lopsided score from one commissioner, outpointed the Cherokee Nation to win Arkansas Racing Commission...
article Racing Commission awards Pope County casino to Gulfside partnership, but appeal coming
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission on Thursday (June 18) awarded a coveted license to Mississippi-based Gulfside Casino Partnership for a $254 million casino...
article Cherokee Nation leaders ponder emergency management code
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal Councilors debated the merits of adopting an official emergency management code during their meetings in late May, but ultimately tabled the issue....

6/17/2020

article CHIEF HOSKINS: Why I removed Confederate monuments from the Cherokee Capitol Grounds
(Oklahoma) -- Across our country, we are having a new dialogue about how we experience race and the painful chapters of United States history, including the American...
article Attorney warns panel on casino-review rules
(Arkansas) -- A casino operator vying for a license in Pope County warned the state Racing Commission that it is violating its own rules if it goes ahead with a plan at...
article Cherokee Nation provides food assistance in Okay
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskins, Jr., Deputy Chief Bryan Warner and Councilman Rex Jordan were in Okay on Tuesday, June 16 to help distribute...
article Cherokee Nation teams up with Verizon to protect, stay connected to tribal elders
(Oklahoma) -- When COVID-19 began spreading through communities across the globe, many citizens turned to technology in order to stay connected with one another. Once...

6/16/2020

article Chuck Hoskin: Why we must have difficult conversations about race and justice
(Indian Country) -- The Cherokee Nation First Lady and I recently watched with horror the footage of George Floyd, a black man, being killed by the vicious actions of...
article Cherokee Nation contractor among 42 small businesses selected for $6.1B Navy contract
(Oklahoma) -- A Cherokee Nation-owned federal contractor successfully bid to provide aircraft maintenance services as part of a $6.1 billion procurement contract split...

6/15/2020

article Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs reopens
(Arkansas) -- You can now try your luck at a nearby casino! Cherokee Casino in West Siloam Springs has officially reopened since shutting down for the first time in...

6/14/2020

article Pope County casino controversy unfolds further Thursday
(Arkansas) -- The state Racing Commission will take up competing applications to open a casino in Pope County at a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Michael Wickline of the...

6/13/2020

article Cherokee casino opening
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Casino & Hotel is expected to open by the end of the week, according to the Cherokee Nation. Cherokee Nation Business announced opening dates...
article In casino dispute, city offered $4 million benefit
(Arkansas) -- The county judge of Pope County extended an olive branch -- to the tune of $4 million -- to the city of Russellville on Friday, just a week before the...
article Racing commissioners say little ahead of casino-pitch meeting
(Arkansas) -- Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's spokeswoman, Amanda Priest, said Friday night that the meeting will be held in another location that will be...
article 'Time for a change:' Cherokee Nation removes monuments dedicated to Confederate soldiers
(Oklahoma) -- A pair of Confederate monuments were removed from Cherokee Nation Capitol Square in Tahlequah Saturday. Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., in a prepared...

6/12/2020

article CHIEF HOSKIN: Why we must have difficult conversations about race and justice
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation First Lady and I recently watched with horror the footage of George Floyd, a black man, being killed by the vicious actions of...
article Confederate monuments on Cherokee Capitol Square to be removed
(Oklahoma) -- Two Confederate monuments are nearing their final days on the lawn of the Cherokee Nation Capitol Square, as Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said Friday...
article Cherokee Nation welcomes new leadership to Education Services, Sequoyah High School
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation recently welcomed new leadership to its Education Services department and Sequoyah High School. New leadership position changes include...

6/9/2020

article Cherokee casinos reopening in West Siloam Springs
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Casino & Hotel in West Siloam Springs is expected to open by the end of next week, according to the Cherokee Nation. Cherokee Nation Business...

6/6/2020

article County's gambling foes take new tack
(Arkansas) -- A Pope County grassroots group is kicking off a petition drive to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the Nov. 3 ballot that would remove the...

6/5/2020

article Cherokee chief discusses reopening procedures
(Oklahoma) -- While Oklahoma has already entered phase 3 of its reopening plan, the largest Native tribe in the state just started having employees return to work Monday...
article Cherokee Nation Plans to Reopen Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa Next Week
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation has started reopening its casinos and aims to have Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa open by the end of next week. The tribe closed its 10...
article CHIEF HOSKIN: Working together for American Indian students
(Oklahoma) -- At Cherokee Nation, we remain deeply invested in ensuring good education for Cherokees and all children living in our 14-county jurisdiction. Each year, we...

6/4/2020

article Cherokee Nation Businesses announces reopening dates for Cherokee Casinos
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses announced today it is welcoming back guests to its 10 casino properties throughout northeast Oklahoma. The company’s...
article Remaining Cherokee Nation casinos get reopening dates
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses announced reopening dates Thursday for 10 casinos in northeast Oklahoma. The company says its phased reopening plan began this...

6/3/2020

article How Cherokee Women Navigate COVID-19
(Oklahoma) -- Growing up in Oklahoma, my knowledge of Native American culture was minimal at best. As a kid, I was fascinated with the art at the Cherokee Trading Post,...

5/31/2020

press release Cherokee Nation announces $332 million spending package for COVID-19 aid
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation announced its first spending plan for some of the $8 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds, with $332 million going to the tribe...

5/30/2020

article CHIEF HOSKIN: Why I support State Question 802 Medicaid Expansion
(Oklahoma) -- On June 30, voters will make a big decision about the future of health care in Oklahoma. State Question 802 would have a $27 million economic impact on...

5/29/2020

article CN announces $332M plan for CARES Act funds
(Oklahoma) -- On May 28, Cherokee Nation officials announced a $332 million spending plan to use the tribe’s first portion of an $8 billion set aside in CARES Act...
article CN details $332M 'COVID-19 Respond, Recover and Rebuild' spending plan
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation announced a $332 million spending plan Thursday to use the tribe's first portion of an $8 billion set aside in CARES Act funding...
article Tribal Council modifies budget after getting part of $8B package
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved a $332 million budget modification during a meeting Thursday, May 28, after receiving a portion of the $8...
article Locals helping tribes impacted by COVID
(Oklahoma) -- Tahlequah is home to one of the largest tribal nations in the country, Cherokee Nation, but area residents have gone beyond that tribe's jurisdiction...

5/28/2020

article Cherokee Nation develops plan to spend $332 million to help with coronavirus recovery
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal leaders say the Cherokee Nation is implementing a plan to use a portion of the funds from the CARES Act to help in its recovery from the coronavirus...

5/25/2020

article Floridian inspired to give Cherokee Nation ‘heartfelt donation’
(Oklahoma) -- Like many whose lives were upended by the pandemic, Sarah Gossett was inspired to use her newfound free time raising funds for “someone who needed it...
article Construction complete on Cherokee Nation’s 8 efficiency homes for elders
(Oklahoma) -- With construction recently finished, eight single-efficiency detached residences are being offered by the Cherokee Nation to eligible tenants, and...

5/22/2020

article CHIEF HOSKIN: Wado to Cherokee foster parents
(Oklahoma) -- May is Foster Care Awareness Month, an opportunity to thank all Cherokee foster parents for the selfless time and love they give for our Cherokee children...

5/20/2020

article Chief Hoskin to visit Claremore Friday for elder food distribution event
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizens are encouraged to come by Christ United Methodist Church in Claremore Friday take part in the Cherokee Nation’s emergency...

5/19/2020

article CNB plan outlined commitment to safely reopen casinos
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses announced Monday its planned approach to providing a safe environment for guests and employees at its entertainment properties...
article Tribal company unveils front-line products in global health battle
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Federal recently unveiled a new line of products aimed at addressing the global health crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic, under its Scout...

5/18/2020

article Cherokee Nation Businesses releases plan outlining commitment to safely reopen casinos
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses announced today its planned approach to providing a safe environment for guests and employees at its entertainment properties:...

5/15/2020

article HOSKINS: Tribe makes plan to reopen government offices, businesses
(Oklahoma) -- In light of the worst public health crisis in generations, we have used medical science, facts and compassion as our guide. Throughout this crisis, our...
article The most influential Cherokee in history? Vote on it.
(Oklahoma) -- Who is the most influential Cherokee in history? Well, you can help decide beginning May 18. The Cherokee Phoenix is asking its Facebook audience to help...

5/13/2020

article Cherokee Nation honors law enforcement with drive-thru breakfast and $90,000
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors Keith Austin and Janees Taylor stood out in the rain Tuesday morning to recognize the hard work of each law enforcement...

5/12/2020

article CHIEF HOSKINS: Essential relief dollars finally come to Indian Country
(Oklahoma) -- After much debate, media scrutiny and a national lawsuit, the U.S. Treasury Department is finally distributing CARES Act coronavirus relief funds to tribal...
article Hoskin gains temporary contract power; states ease coronavirus guidelines
(Oklahoma) -- With Tribal Council approval, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. now has greater authority to facilitate emergency contracts to obtain medical supplies and...

5/11/2020

article Food demand grows in Cherokee Nation amid pandemic
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation’s Food Distribution Program has seen a spike in demand as the novel coronavirus prompted shutdowns and stay-at-home orders....

5/9/2020

article CHIEF HOSKINS: Essential relief dollars finally come to Indian Country
(Oklahoma) -- After much debate, media scrutiny and a national lawsuit, the U.S. Treasury Department is finally distributing CARES Act coronavirus relief funds to tribal...
article Aspiring ‘man of medicine’ embraces Cherokee heritage
(Oregon) -- For the past year, pre-med student Ben Schoonover has been discovering the Cherokee language with aspirations of one day “giving back to our community...

5/8/2020

article Cherokee Nation announces phased reopening for government offices June 1
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation will reopen its government offices in a phased plan that incorporates social distancing. Employees will return in staggered shifts...
article Again, tribe's application for Pope County casino license cleared
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission, by a 6-1 vote Thursday, once again accepted an application on a "good cause" basis from Cherokee Nation...
article Commission accepts Cherokees’ application for Pope County casino license
(Arkansas) -- The Arkansas Racing Commission — in a 6-to-1 vote — on Thursday once again accepted an application on a "good cause" basis from...

5/7/2020

article Arkansas Racing Commission sticks with competition for Pope County casino; Mississippi operators promise lawsuit if they don’t win
(Arkansas) -- The legal wrangling continued today on the process of awarding a permit to open a casino in Pope County. The Arkansas Racing Commission rescinded an...
article Cherokees, casino foes seek to halt license action
(Arkansas) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses joined an anti-casino group in asking that a circuit judge hold an emergency hearing and grant a restraining order to keep the...

5/6/2020

article Cherokee Nation objects to Racing Commission agenda Thursday
(Arkansas) -- The Cherokee Nation has objected to plans of the Arkansas Racing Commission to address two items that have created controversy as it considers applications...

5/5/2020

article Interior secretary's stop in Cherokee served two purposes
(North Carolina) -- U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior David Bernhardt made a delivery in Cherokee on Tuesday. But he's also took notes on the tribe...
article Racing Commission sets meeting Thursday on Pope County casino
(Arkansas) -- After months of wrangling and legal disputes, the commission recently decided to evaluate two permit applications, from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and...

5/4/2020

article Chuck Hoskin: Even during social distancing, Cherokee culture connects us
(Oklahoma) -- One of the greatest sources of strength Cherokee people have right now is our culture and heritage. COVID-19 precautions have temporarily closed down our...

5/2/2020

article West Siloam Springs discuss the nonpayment of a monthly stipend [2nd Item]
(Arkansas) -- ... The board also discussed the nonpayment of a monthly stipend by the Cherokee Nation for the city's fire and ambulance services, according to Kris...
article Cherokees relishing new-found respect despite threats
(Oklahoma) -- They called it the “Indian problem.” White settlers wanted more land, and the tribes held rich acreages. Removing tribes from the Southeast was...

4/29/2020

article COUNCIL LETTER: Tribal Police instructed to enforce isolation and quarantine penalties of up to 360 days in jail and $5,000 fine
(Oklahoma) -- I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy during these exceedingly difficult times. The numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the...
article Cherokee Nation receives additional food supplies to feed 5,000 Cherokee elders
(Oklahoma) -- Officials with the Cherokee Nation say they have received additional supplies to help feed thousands of Cherokee elders. The Cherokee Nation’s...

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