CHEROKEE NATION NEWS (official)

Cherokee Nation honors three veterans in May

The Cherokee Nation honored two U.S. Air Force veterans and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the May Tribal Council meeting.

11 Cherokee families receive new homes in Vinita

With construction complete, 11 Cherokee families received the keys to their new homes in Vinita on Friday. The homes were built through the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation’s New Home Construction Program.

Cherokee Nation hosts Sequoyah Day on May 19

Enjoy a day of traditional Cherokee art, music and more, honoring legendary statesman and inventor of the Cherokee syllabary, Sequoyah. The event will be held in conjunction with Cherokee Nation's Traditional Native Games.

Governor vetoes bill recognizing Oklahoma Native American Day

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.

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