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Cherokee Nation donates $160,000, two vehicles to Adair County organizations

September 7, 2018 - 9:07am
Cherokee Nation leaders presented a total of $160,848 in donations Thursday to 18 Adair County organizations

Secretary Hoskin named honorary chair of Oklahoma Indian Summer festival

September 5, 2018 - 6:32am
Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. is being recognized as the honorary chairman of the 31st Oklahoma Indian Summer festival slated for Sept. 14-15 in Bartlesville

Principal Chief Bill John Baker highlights seven-year progress during State of the Nation address

September 1, 2018 - 10:36am
The Cherokee Nation has created more jobs, stronger families and a more vibrant economy over the past seven years, Principal Chief Bill John Baker highlighted in his State of the Nation address.

Cherokee Nation calendar of events for September

August 29, 2018 - 11:53am
The Cherokee Nation hosts several events in September, including the 66th Annual Cherokee National Holiday. See all Cherokee Nation calendar items below.

US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers at W.W. Hastings receive promotions

August 28, 2018 - 11:35am
Six U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps officers were recently promoted during a special ceremony at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah.

Cherokee Nation awarded $1.3M DOT grant for new electric buses

August 28, 2018 - 4:27am
The Cherokee Nation recently received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to purchase two eco-friendly electric buses to transport employees and tribal citizens to work and tribal health centers.

Whitney Roach crowned 2018-19 Miss Cherokee

August 27, 2018 - 12:12pm
Whitney Roach, a Northeastern State University sophomore from Tahlequah, is the 2018-19 Miss Cherokee.

Cherokee immersion school inaugural class chosen as Cherokee National Holiday parade marshals

August 24, 2018 - 5:04am
The Cherokee immersion school’s inaugural class will lead the 66th Annual Cherokee National Holiday parade as parade marshals for preserving the Cherokee language.

Former Cherokee Immersion School student testifies before Congressional committee

August 22, 2018 - 12:22pm
Former Cherokee Immersion School student Lauren Hummingbird delivered testimony Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Hummingbird spoke during the committee’s oversight hearing on “Examining Efforts to Maintain and Revitalize Native Languages for Future Generations.”

Kaitlyn Pinkerton crowned 2018-19 Junior Miss Cherokee

August 20, 2018 - 11:26am
Cherokee Nation citizen Kaitlyn Pinkerton, 15, of Claremore, was crowned 2018-19 Junior Miss Cherokee after competing at the 27th Annual Junior Miss Cherokee Competition Saturday.

Miss Cherokee Madison Whitekiller receives 40 under 40 honor

August 20, 2018 - 5:06am
Miss Cherokee Madison Whitekiller, 19, of Claremore, was recently named among the Claremore Daily Progress 40 under 40 recipients, an annual award that recognizes individuals from Rogers County for their community influence and involvement.

Cherokee Nation announces 2018 Cherokee National Treasure honorees

August 20, 2018 - 4:59am
Four Cherokee Nation citizens will receive the distinction of Cherokee National Treasure during the 66th Annual Cherokee National Holiday Awards Banquet later this month.

Cherokee Nation, Fort Gibson leaders celebrate completion of new water treatment plant

August 20, 2018 - 4:48am
Cherokee Nation and Fort Gibson leaders gathered Tuesday for a ribbon cutting on the city’s new water treatment plant, which has up to twice the capacity of the previous facility and will provide service to nearly 5,000 residents, including 500 Native American homes.

Cherokee Nation honors veterans in August

August 16, 2018 - 6:58am
The Cherokee Nation honored four veterans with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the August Tribal Council meeting.

Cherokee Nation hosts more than 30 US attorneys whose districts involve Indian Country for work sessions, tour

August 15, 2018 - 4:21am
The Cherokee Nation on Tuesday hosted more than 30 U.S. attorneys from across the nation who work in districts involving Indian tribes and tribal land.

Tribal Council supports the expansion of the Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee Program

August 15, 2018 - 4:12am
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved a resolution Monday supporting the expansion of the Section 184 Home Loan Guarantee Program to include a total of nine counties in Arkansas and Texas.

Cherokee Nation begins 2019 LIHEAP application process

August 10, 2018 - 12:07pm
The Cherokee Nation’s fiscal year 2019 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program grant application will soon be available for public review at the tribe’s W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex and field offices.

Cherokee Nation donates $34,500, vehicle to Sequoyah County organizations, churches

August 10, 2018 - 9:35am
Cherokee Nation leaders presented a total of $34,500 in donations Thursday to 10 Sequoyah County organizations and churches.

Cherokee Nation, US Fish and Wildlife Service create first conservation area on tribal land to save endangered species

August 8, 2018 - 8:26am
The Cherokee Nation, working alongside the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is the first tribal nation to designate an area of land to protect an endangered species of beetle.

2018-19 Little Cherokee Ambassadors crowned, kicking off Cherokee National Holiday festivities

August 6, 2018 - 8:01am
Brushy Elementary School sixth-grader Maysi Fields was crowned Saturday as the 2017-18 Little Cherokee Ambassador in the 10-12 age category.

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