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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation honored with name of new military ship
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation honored with name of new military ship (June 26, 2019)

Our Cherokee people have contributed in every major battle and war ever fought in this country and continue to serve in the Armed Forces in some of the highest rates per ethnicity.


Supreme Court makes Indian Country wait for decision in closely-watched case
Supreme Court makes Indian Country wait for decision in closely-watched case (June 24, 2019)

Is the nation's highest court on Indian time? It sure looks like it, judging by the wait for a decision in a highly-anticipated case.


Chickasaw Nation drawn into internal dispute at National Rifle Association
Chickasaw Nation drawn into internal dispute at National Rifle Association (June 21, 2019)

A former Democratic Congressman employed by the Chickasaw Nation is being accused of taking part in a attempted coup at the largest gun lobby.


Bill John Baker: Remember the Removal Bike Ride retraces Trail of Tears
Bill John Baker: Remember the Removal Bike Ride retraces Trail of Tears (June 20, 2019)

Participation in Remember the Removal enables the riders to better understand the trials and tribulations our people faced during their journey to Indian Territory.


Library of Congress names Joy Harjo as first Native U.S. Poet Laureate
Library of Congress names Joy Harjo as first Native U.S. Poet Laureate (June 19, 2019)

Joy Harjo, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, has been named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Flooding causes damage across Oklahoma
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Flooding causes damage across Oklahoma (June 18, 2019)

Homes and buildings have been destroyed, roadways have been washed out, and many rivers and lakes have risen to record-breaking levels.


Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case
Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case (June 18, 2019)

It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?


House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills
House Committee on Natural Resources set to advance Indian Country bills (June 17, 2019)

Bills addressing the sovereign rights of tribes, aging Indian schools and the history of Ponca people are moving forward on Capitol Hill.


Bill John Baker: A wonderful story of perseverance and resiliency
Bill John Baker: A wonderful story of perseverance and resiliency (June 13, 2019)

Northeastern Oklahoma is an area with some of the best outcomes for American Indian children in the country.


Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case
Supreme Court passes on more Indian law petitions as decision looms in big case (June 11, 2019)

After a blockbuster season in which tribal treaties have been front and center, it looks like the Supreme Court is taking a little break from Indian Country.


'Seeds of resistance': Ponca corn planted in path of Keystone XL Pipeline
'Seeds of resistance': Ponca corn planted in path of Keystone XL Pipeline (June 10, 2019)

As a light rain turned the soil beneath their feet soft, water protectors and farmers stepped forward from a long line and dropped corn seeds on Ponca land in Nebraska.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps foster children thrive
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps foster children thrive (June 6, 2019)

No matter who you are or what your circumstance is, you will always have a home in this tribe.


Native Sun News Today: Ponca tribes meet again for sacred corn ceremony
Native Sun News Today: Ponca tribes meet again for sacred corn ceremony (June 6, 2019)

Resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline continues on ancestral tribal land in Nebraska.


Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision
Indian Country endures another long wait for Supreme Court decision (June 4, 2019)

It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?


'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community
'Champions of Pride': Native Americans celebrated for work in LGBTQ community (June 3, 2019)

Native Americans and Indigenous people are well represented in The Advocate magazine's annual list of 'Champions of Pride.'


Bill John Baker: Thank tribal law enforcement for their service
Bill John Baker: Thank tribal law enforcement for their service (May 30, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service is an invaluable asset to our citizens and communities.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Severe weather highlights need for infrastructure
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Severe weather highlights need for infrastructure (May 30, 2019)

A strong, modern infrastructure system is critical, especially when disaster strikes.


Rep. Tom Cole: Be prepared to deal with severe weather this year
Rep. Tom Cole: Be prepared to deal with severe weather this year (May 30, 2019)

Tornadoes and massive flooding have already dealt devastating blows to many communities across Oklahoma.


A 'stolen' election? Cherokee Nation proceeds to vote without candidate David Walkingstick
A 'stolen' election? Cherokee Nation proceeds to vote without candidate David Walkingstick (May 29, 2019)

Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are choosing a new leader but one of the leading candidates won't be on the June 1 ballot.


Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket
Supreme Court enters final stretch with no new Indian law cases on docket (May 28, 2019)

It looks like Indian Country can rest easy for now, with no new cases added to the U.S. Supreme Court's docket.


Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen Tom Love is a billionaire
Native Sun News Today: Chickasaw citizen Tom Love is a billionaire (May 28, 2019)

You can Google 'Richest Native Americans,' and you won’t get Tom Love, or any other person.


Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties
Supreme Court winds down surprising term with two wins for tribal treaties (May 23, 2019)

Justice Neil Gorsuch has helped tribes win in two cases so far. He's locked out of a third but experts are sensing a sea change on the nation's highest court.


Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail bill up for first hearing
Chief Standing Bear National Historic Trail bill up for first hearing (May 21, 2019)

A bill that recognizes the removal and resilience of the Ponca people is seeing movement in the 116th Congress.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats are forcing the Green New Deal on America
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Democrats are forcing the Green New Deal on America (May 20, 2019)

Two of the top oil and gas producing states are also the leaders in renewable power.


Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe
Supreme Court backs off-reservation treaty rights of Crow Tribe (May 20, 2019)

The nation's highest court has once again sided with Indian Country in a treaty rights case.


Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood
Gabe Galanda: Trump administration asks tribes about Indian blood (May 16, 2019)

Should the federal government stop issuing Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood?


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps tribal citzens grow their businesses
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps tribal citzens grow their businesses (May 16, 2019)

Small businesses are our lifeline and represent a bright future for tribes in Oklahoma.


Rep. Tom Cole: Don't forget to thank our military for their service
Rep. Tom Cole: Don't forget to thank our military for their service (May 14, 2019)

During Military Appreciation Month, we rightly join in expressing gratitude for our service members, their families and the daily sacrifices they make on our behalf.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Some law enforcement officers never make it home
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Some law enforcement officers never make it home (May 14, 2019)

The men and women of our law enforcement put their lives on the line each day to protect our families and our communities.


Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer
Jefferson Keel enters new phase of service in Indian Country after battle with cancer (May 10, 2019)

Jefferson Keel is stepping down as Lieutenant Governor of the Chickasaw Nation but he won't be going far from his people.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee high school attracts the best in Indian Country
Bill John Baker: Cherokee high school attracts the best in Indian Country (May 1, 2019)

Sequoyah High School remains the educational home for our youth and is a magnet for the best and brightest in Cherokee Nation and Indian Country.


Bill John Baker: Registry strives to record all Cherokee speakers
Bill John Baker: Registry strives to record all Cherokee speakers (April 23, 2019)

Without our language, we lose a significant part of our identity as Cherokee people.


Bay Mills Indian Community files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers
Bay Mills Indian Community files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers (April 23, 2019)

The opioid crisis has hit Indian Country hard, with high rates of addiction, overdoses and deaths been seen across the nation.


Mark Trahant: Lawmakers change course on Medicaid expansion in Montana
Mark Trahant: Lawmakers change course on Medicaid expansion in Montana (April 17, 2019)

Medicaid brings more money into the Indian health system. Why aren't more states expanding the program?


Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket
Indian Country awaits outcome of final cases on Supreme Court docket (April 15, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's sovereign boundaries and the Crow Tribe's treaty rights are at stake before the highest court in the land.


One person reported dead as tornado strikes Caddo Mounds State Historic Site
One person reported dead as tornado strikes Caddo Mounds State Historic Site (April 15, 2019)

Authorities in Texas have shut down the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site after a tornado struck during a festival attended by citizens of the Caddo Nation.


Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies
Indian Health Service budget in focus amid ongoing controversies (April 8, 2019)

The Indian Health Service is back in the spotlight on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration struggles with old and emerging controversies.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation continues to grow our economy
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation continues to grow our economy (April 8, 2019)

Cherokee Nation Businesses is not just the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, but for all of northeast Oklahoma.


Cherokee Nation 'extremely disappointed' with decision on state arts law
Cherokee Nation 'extremely disappointed' with decision on state arts law (April 8, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation supported a state law that required 'Indian' art to be produced by citizens of federally recognized tribes.


Margaret Swimmer, former first lady of Cherokee Nation, passes on
Margaret Swimmer, former first lady of Cherokee Nation, passes on (April 5, 2019)

Margaret Swimmer, the wife of former Cherokee Nation Chief Ross Swimmer, passed away on April 1. She was 75.


Arrest made in connection with 'hateful and racist' vandalism at Chickasaw Nation office
Arrest made in connection with 'hateful and racist' vandalism at Chickasaw Nation office (April 5, 2019)

An office of the Chickasaw Nation was defaced with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages' along with symbols of White supremacy.


Bill in Congress requires U.S. to 'sever' relations with Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Bill in Congress requires U.S. to 'sever' relations with Muscogee (Creek) Nation (April 3, 2019)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is facing political pressure regarding the treatment of its Freedmen.


Restrictive Oklahoma struck down for going against Indian Arts and Crafts Act
Restrictive Oklahoma struck down for going against Indian Arts and Crafts Act (April 1, 2019)

Citizens of state recognized tribes can once again sell their goods in Oklahoma without being fined or imprisoned.


Bill John Baker: Sister community program connects Cherokees across the country
Bill John Baker: Sister community program connects Cherokees across the country (April 1, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation helps foster connections between at-large Cherokee communities and nonprofit groups.


Chickasaw Nation office defaced by 'hateful and racist' vandalism
Chickasaw Nation office defaced by 'hateful and racist' vandalism (March 28, 2019)

Native politicians and officials condemned hate and racism after a Chickasaw Nation office was vandalized with the words 'Indians will be gassed' and 'Savages.'


Oklahoma Watch: Indian Country left behind in economic development initiative
Oklahoma Watch: Indian Country left behind in economic development initiative (March 27, 2019)

Tribes have been left out of a major part of a new federal tax incentive, with their governments unable to support projects in some of the nation’s poorest areas.


Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system
Cronkite News: Task force aims to prevent child abuse within Indian health care system (March 27, 2019)

'These predators will find a way to infiltrate organizations to get positions where they have access to kids,' one advocate said.


'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny
'Institutional and systemic breakdown' at Indian Health Service under scrutiny (March 26, 2019)

An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill expands successful health program
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Bipartisan bill expands successful health program (March 25, 2019)

A pilot program that has provided assistance for those in need of mental and addiction care runs out of funding at the end of the month.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps college graduates show their pride
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps college graduates show their pride (March 25, 2019)

We have long believed that education is the springboard to a brighter future for our people.


Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle
Mark Trahant: The Native vote is at play in the 2020 election cycle (March 21, 2019)

One U.S. Senate candidate has brought on a tribal citizen to serve as campaign treasurer.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation reflects on the end of the Trail of Tears
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation reflects on the end of the Trail of Tears (March 19, 2019)

As Cherokee people, we are stronger today than ever before.


Historic college reopens with focus on Indian arts and traditions
Historic college reopens with focus on Indian arts and traditions (March 7, 2019)

Bacone College in Oklahoma is reconnecting with its storied past as a center of Indian art and culture.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates the women who make us strong
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation celebrates the women who make us strong (March 4, 2019)

Cherokee Nation is a matrilineal tribe, and reverence for women is deeply rooted in our culture.


Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country
Bipartisan public lands bill includes provisions benefiting Indian Country (February 28, 2019)

A 698-page bill that helps tribes and Alaska Natives is on its way to President Trump for his signature.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Long-delayed museum back on track
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Long-delayed museum back on track (February 26, 2019)

For years, the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum has sat dormant, but construction is finally resuming.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in education and our young people
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in education and our young people (February 25, 2019)

This year, the Cherokee Nation will award a record-breaking $5.7 million to public school districts in Oklahoma.


Citizen Potawatomi Nation donates more than $100,000 to local schools
Citizen Potawatomi Nation donates more than $100,000 to local schools (February 20, 2019)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation continues to support public school districts in Oklahoma.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The #GreenNewDeal is bad for America
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The #GreenNewDeal is bad for America (February 19, 2019)

The so-called Green New Deal is here and its policy is the definition of socialism.


Bill John Baker: It's time for Oklahoma to celebrate Native American Day
Bill John Baker: It's time for Oklahoma to celebrate Native American Day (February 18, 2019)

Oklahoma’s rich identity is so closely tied to its Native heritage.