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Chief Baker testifies before Congress on funding for health care, education

May 9, 2018 - 10:13am
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker delivered testimony Wednesday before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

Cherokee Nation donates $4,000 to Zion School for physical education equipment

May 8, 2018 - 12:13pm
The Cherokee Nation donated $4,000 to Zion Public School to help furnish a new building with archery and other physical education equipment.

Cherokee Nation donates nearly $500K to local volunteer fire departments

May 8, 2018 - 5:24am
The Cherokee Nation gave nearly half a million dollars to 131 Oklahoma volunteer fire departments Monday night during the tribe’s annual Volunteer Firefighter Ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

Governor vetoes bill recognizing Oklahoma Native American Day

May 4, 2018 - 11:51am
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin this week vetoed House Bill 2261, a bill calling for the recognition of a statewide Oklahoma Native American Day on the second Monday in October. Representative Chuck Hoskin and Senator John Sparks, both citizens of the Cherokee Nation, authored the bill, which passed the House with a 71-10 vote and the Senate with a 35-5 vote.

Cherokee Nation Calendar of Events for May 2018

April 30, 2018 - 12:30pm
Calendar of events for the month of May, 2018

“Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words” receives international recognition

April 26, 2018 - 10:34am
The book’s authentic portrayal of nearly 100 Cherokee culture keepers earns a silver medal in the internationally renowned 22nd IPPY Awards

Cherokee Nation citizen Brian Barlow encourages youth to get involved

April 23, 2018 - 12:11pm
Cherokee Nation citizen Brian Barlow is using his last term on the National Congress of American Indians Youth Commission to share his story and encourage other Native youth to get involved.

Secretary Hoskin reappointed to HHS Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee

April 23, 2018 - 8:38am
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 Human Services’ Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC).

Cherokee Nation honors US Army veterans in April

April 18, 2018 - 9:22am
The Cherokee Nation honored three U.S. Army veterans with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the April Tribal Council meeting.

Tribal Council approves donation of surplus law enforcement equipment

April 17, 2018 - 10:43am
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the donation of surplus rifles and bulletproof vests to two Sequoyah County law enforcement agencies at the legislative body’s April meeting.

Cherokee Nation names new executive director of health services

April 11, 2018 - 9:24am
Cherokee Nation citizen Dr. Charles Grim has been named the new executive director of Cherokee Nation Health Services.

Cherokee Nation employees receive scholarship to Conference on Crimes Against Women

April 9, 2018 - 12:12pm
The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service and Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health are working to improve the identification, investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, and a scholarship is providing both agencies with a unique training opportunity.

Cherokee Nation provides mental health first aid training

April 9, 2018 - 5:42am
Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health is using federal grants to train community law enforcement, youth workers and health officials to effectively handle mental illness.

Former Cherokee Nation Career Services program participant receives national recognition

April 5, 2018 - 11:05am
Cherokee Nation citizen and Licensed Practical Nurse Dora Luna is receiving national recognition for her successes in the health care field after participating in Cherokee Nation Career Services’ employment and training programs.

Cherokee Nation, RSU offering Cherokee language classes online

April 5, 2018 - 6:32am
The Cherokee Nation and Rogers State University are teaming up to connect more Cherokee Nation citizens to the Cherokee language through a new, online learning platform.

Cherokee Nation calendar of events for April

March 29, 2018 - 12:21pm
The Cherokee Nation hosts several events in April, including the 47th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale and Cherokee Days in Washington, D.C. For a complete list of events, see the calendar below.

Cherokee Nation announces 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride participants

March 29, 2018 - 8:05am
Nine cyclists from across the Cherokee Nation will participate in the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride this June, marking 180 years since the Trail of Tears.

Housing Authority accepting applications for low-rent housing in Claremore, Vinita

March 26, 2018 - 8:07am
The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation is currently accepting applications for low-rent housing openings in Claremore and Vinita

Cherokee Nation donates vehicle to Vian Police Department

March 23, 2018 - 10:51am
Cherokee Nation 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 Police Department.

Cherokee Nation donates $13,000 to Delaware County, Mayes County organizations

March 23, 2018 - 7:32am
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. recently joined Tribal Council members Harley Buzzard and Mike Shambaugh for a visit to Delaware County, where the tribe made donations totaling $13,000 to three Delaware and Mayes county groups.

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