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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation aims for 'biggest and best' holiday
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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation aims for 'biggest and best' holiday (August 17, 2018)

As we honor our heritage and culture, we know Cherokee National Holiday is about coming home for many attendees.

Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change
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Indian Country awaits busy season at Supreme Court amid big change (August 15, 2018)

The Supreme Court might get a new justice soon but it's not clear whether Brett Kavanaugh understands tribes and their issues.

'We are against this': Tribes continue to oppose Trump reorganization
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'We are against this': Tribes continue to oppose Trump reorganization (August 14, 2018)

The Trump administration's attempt to reorganize the Bureau of Indian Affairs continues to fall flat.

Welcome to the Quapaw Nation: Tribal voters approve name change
National | Politics

Welcome to the Quapaw Nation: Tribal voters approve name change (August 13, 2018)

Citizens of the Quapaw Tribe didn't just re-elect their longtime leader when they went to the polls, they chose a new way to refer to themselves.

Chickasaw Nation and Choctaw Nation sue opioid manufacturers
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Chickasaw Nation and Choctaw Nation sue opioid manufacturers (August 6, 2018)

The Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation are the latest to sue opioid manufacturers for the drug crisis in Indian Country.

Native All-Star Football Classic brings youth to weeklong camp
National | Sports

Native All-Star Football Classic brings youth to weeklong camp (August 2, 2018)

Athletes at the Native All-Star Football Classic have done some deep thinking when it comes to tribal culture, family dynamics and emotional well-being.

Bill John Baker: Building a brighter future for the Cherokee Nation
Opinion

Bill John Baker: Building a brighter future for the Cherokee Nation (July 30, 2018)

The entirety of this land was once ours, and it is a joy to return one piece of land to the Cherokee people.

Poll shows Cherokee citizen in tie for governor's race in Oklahoma
National | Politics

Poll shows Cherokee citizen in tie for governor's race in Oklahoma (July 30, 2018)

Kevin Stitt could make history as Oklahoma's first Native American governor.

Muscogee Creek Freedmen file lawsuit to restore citizenship
Law | National

Muscogee Creek Freedmen file lawsuit to restore citizenship (July 26, 2018)

The Freedmen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation are suing the Trump administration and the leader of their tribe.

Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee
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Quapaw Tribe heads to polls as chairman challenged by failed Trump nominee (July 17, 2018)

The chairman of the Quapaw Tribe is up for re-election and his opponent is an unlikely one.

Cherokee Nation acquires historic site by Trail of Tears landmark
Environment | National

Cherokee Nation acquires historic site by Trail of Tears landmark (July 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation is protecting a historic site from development and rebuilding its land base in Oklahoma.

Tribes defer to federal authorities after Oklahoma voters approve marijuana
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Tribes defer to federal authorities after Oklahoma voters approve marijuana (June 28, 2018)

Voters in Oklahoma eagerly embraced marijuana for medical purposes this week but don't expect to partake in Indian Country.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to protect Native women and children
Law | Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to protect Native women and children (June 18, 2018)

Native women suffer from violent crime at some of the highest rates in the United States.

Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill
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Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill (June 13, 2018)

A controversial bill to strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers has just gotten more messy.

Cherokee Nation hospital tests patients for infectious diseases after lapse in protocol
Health

Cherokee Nation hospital tests patients for infectious diseases after lapse in protocol (June 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation has fired a nurse who broke protocol by reusing syringes at an Indian Health Service facility in Oklahoma.

Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska
Environment | National

Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska (June 12, 2018)

For the fifth year, farmers, friends, family and Native people planted Ponca sacred corn in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Republican-sponsored Indian bills are back on agenda for key House committee
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Republican-sponsored Indian bills are back on agenda for key House committee (June 12, 2018)

Bills to address blood quantum in Oklahoma, tribal recognition and the Indian Health Service are taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.

Former vice chairman of Quapaw Tribe sentenced in sex offender case
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Former vice chairman of Quapaw Tribe sentenced in sex offender case (June 6, 2018)

A former leader of the Quapaw Tribe has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for attempting to engage in sexual activity with a minor.

Bill John Baker: Young Cherokees take part in annual Trail of Tears ride
Opinion

Bill John Baker: Young Cherokees take part in annual Trail of Tears ride (June 1, 2018)

Each summer, a group of young Cherokees team up and retrace on bicycle the Trail of Tears, our ancestors' removal route from our homelands in the east.

Graham Lee Brewer: Death penalty case poses test for tribal sovereignty
Law | National

Graham Lee Brewer: Death penalty case poses test for tribal sovereignty (May 30, 2018)

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a death penalty case that could significantly change the legal definition of Indian Country in Oklahoma.

Police blame Pawnee man for 'creating a disturbance' while shopping at store
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Police blame Pawnee man for 'creating a disturbance' while shopping at store (May 25, 2018)

'My heart was hurt, my spirit almost compromised by this,' Pawnee citizen Robert Robedeaux says of an incident with police in Oklahoma.

House committee set to advance Republican-sponsored Indian bills
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House committee set to advance Republican-sponsored Indian bills (May 22, 2018)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is due to advance three Indian bills at a markup session on Capitol Hill.

Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute
Law | National

Muscogee Nation clashes with state in reservation boundary dispute (May 21, 2018)

The Muscogee Nation and the state of Oklahoma are headed into a historic sovereignty clash thanks to the Supreme Court.

Cherokee Nation sees success with 'trailblazing' program for hepatitis C
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Cherokee Nation sees success with 'trailblazing' program for hepatitis C (May 16, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation is reducing hepatitis C among its citizens, reporting a 90 percent cure rate for those testing positive.

Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again
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Another Indian law case in limbo as high court turns to Trump again (May 14, 2018)

For the third time in an Indian law case, the nation's highest court has asked the Trump administration for guidance despite a lack of leadership in key executive positions.

YES! Magazine: Miami Nation ensures Myaamia language is alive and thriving
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YES! Magazine: Miami Nation ensures Myaamia language is alive and thriving (May 10, 2018)

At Miami University in Ohio, the Myaamia Center is revitalizing culture and building racial equity.

Bill John Baker: Johnson-O'Malley education program needs full funding
Education | Opinion | Politics

Bill John Baker: Johnson-O'Malley education program needs full funding (May 2, 2018)

At Cherokee Nation, we strive to ensure every Indian child in our 14-county service area receives the educational opportunities they deserve.

Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department
Health | National

Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department (April 12, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation has promoted one of its own to lead the tribe's growing health enterprise.

Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official
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Quapaw Tribe goes to bat for Trump's embattled environmental official (April 9, 2018)

With his job in jeopardy, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency can count on at least one defender in Indian Country.

Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case
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Trump administration sides with industry in reservation boundary case (April 3, 2018)

The Trump administration is siding with industry interests in a closely-watched reservation boundary case pending at the U.S. Supreme Court.

National Indian Education Association supports teacher walkout
Education | National

National Indian Education Association supports teacher walkout (April 2, 2018)

The nation's largest Indian education organization is throwing its support behind a teacher strike in Oklahoma due to large numbers of Indian students in the Sooner State.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation connects citizens to their culture
Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation connects citizens to their culture (March 30, 2018)

The strength of the Cherokee Nation resides in our people.

Gas pipeline stays in place on Indian land despite court decision
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Gas pipeline stays in place on Indian land despite court decision (March 29, 2018)

A natural gas pipeline continues to operate illegally on Indian land in Oklahoma, a year after a federal judge ordered it to be removed.

Chickasaw Nation announces $28.9 million expansion of engineering firm
Business | Technology

Chickasaw Nation announces $28.9 million expansion of engineering firm (March 28, 2018)

The Chickasaw Nation is investing $28.9 million to expand one of its businesses in North Carolina.

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018
National | Politics

A record number of Native candidates are running for office in 2018 (March 19, 2018)

More than 70 Native Americans are running for office across the nation and some are hoping to make history at the ballot boxes this year.

American Indian Cultural Center and Museum names senior curator
Arts & Entertainment | Education

American Indian Cultural Center and Museum names senior curator (March 19, 2018)

The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum is building up senior staff as construction resumes on the long-delayed facility in Oklahoma.

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Ready for change? 11 Native candidates are running (March 15, 2018)

A special election in Pennsylvania is a good sign for Native American #NativeVote18 candidates running for office.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes lead in rewarding teachers
Education | Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes lead in rewarding teachers (March 14, 2018)

As the Chief of the Cherokee Nation and the son of public schoolteachers, it has troubled me to see the inaction at the state level as teachers across our great state struggle.

Choctaw Nation welcomes Irish prime minister for historic visit
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Choctaw Nation welcomes Irish prime minister for historic visit (March 13, 2018)

The Choctaw Nation welcomed the prime minister of Ireland for a historic visit that highlighted the strong ties between the two governments.

Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on health center with unique system
Health

Chickasaw Nation breaks ground on health center with unique system (March 7, 2018)

Citizens of the Chickasaw Nation will soon be able to utilize a unique fitness system, one of the first of its kind in the United States.

Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress
National | Politics

Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress (March 5, 2018)

Is it a record year for Native women running for Congress? It sure looks to be so.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation moves court system into new home
Law | Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation moves court system into new home (March 1, 2018)

With so many people visiting the tribal complex each year, the new court space should alleviate congestion for both employees and tribal citizens.

Peoria Tribe prepares for election as long-time leader faces challenge
Politics

Peoria Tribe prepares for election as long-time leader faces challenge (February 22, 2018)

Citizens of the Peoria Tribe will go to the polls on March 3 to choose a leader.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes strides in health care system
Health | Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes strides in health care system (February 21, 2018)

Cherokee Nation Health Services offers our citizens some of the best care available in Indian Country.

Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court
Law | National

Tribes see continued challenges as more cases head to highest court (February 21, 2018)

An unusually large number of Indian law petitions have been presented to the nation's highest court as tribes face continued challenges to their sovereignty.

Osage Nation citizen wins election as mayor in Oklahoma's largest city
National | Politics

Osage Nation citizen wins election as mayor in Oklahoma's largest city (February 20, 2018)

David Holt, a citizen of the Osage Nation, will be the first Native person to serve as mayor of Oklahoma City.

Mark Maxey: A fight for indigenous rights and environmental rights
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Mark Maxey: A fight for indigenous rights and environmental rights (February 19, 2018)

Tar Creek is a United States Superfund site where years of lead and zinc mining produced uninhabitable conditions.

Choctaw citizen leads Native committee at Department of Justice
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Choctaw citizen leads Native committee at Department of Justice (February 8, 2018)

R. Trent Shores, a Choctaw Nation citizen who serves as a top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma, has taken on a new leadership role within the Trump administration.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season
Politics

Mark Trahant: Native candidates chase money in election season (February 6, 2018)

It’s time to look at the money. How much money are #NativeVote18 candidates raising?

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language
Education | Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language (January 30, 2018)

Preserving the Cherokee language is preserving Cherokee identity, as the heritage and traditions of the tribe are rooted in our language.

Comanche Nation citizen Anna Tahmahkera celebrates 100th birthday
National

Comanche Nation citizen Anna Tahmahkera celebrates 100th birthday (January 29, 2018)

Anna Wockmetooah Tahmahkera, a citizen of the Comanche Nation, is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court
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Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court (January 17, 2018)

The opioid epidemic has hit Indian Country hard and tribes are looking for ways to hold drug companies accountable by going to court.

Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film
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Osage Nation's 'Reign of Terror' gains renewed attention with book and film (January 11, 2018)

Jim Gray won’t forget. His parents made sure of that, naming him for a great-grandfather who fell victim to greed and racism, along with so many Osage people.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. (January 9, 2018)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a remarkable advocate for equality for all people of color in America, including Indian Country.

One Native Woman's Struggle: 'We've had colonizers beat us up for centuries'
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One Native Woman's Struggle: 'We've had colonizers beat us up for centuries' (December 22, 2017)

Dode Barnett stood before a door leading to the tribal council’s offices, talking to a colleague when it happened.

Cherokee Nation seeks to hold drug companies accountable for opioid epidemic
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Cherokee Nation seeks to hold drug companies accountable for opioid epidemic (December 18, 2017)

The Cherokee Nation is attempting to hold the pharmaceutical industry accountable for the opioid epidemic in northeastern Oklahoma but the tribe's lawsuit may never get off the ground.

Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma
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Choctaw Nation citizen taking oath of office as top federal prosecutor in Oklahoma (December 12, 2017)

A ceremonial swearing-in is taking place for R. Trent Shores, a citizen of the Choctaw Nation who serves as the U.S. Attorney for Northern Oklahoma.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes the lead in embracing green energy solutions
Environment | Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes the lead in embracing green energy solutions (December 12, 2017)

We have embraced ideas that look to the future and how we can be better stewards for our children and for the earth.

Bill John Baker: Boys and Girls Clubs prepare our young Cherokee Nation citizens
Opinion

Bill John Baker: Boys and Girls Clubs prepare our young Cherokee Nation citizens (November 29, 2017)

For the future of the Cherokee Nation, one of the most important things we can do for our youth is ensure we provide ample opportunities for them to grow mentally and physically in a safe and nurturing environment.

Rep. Tom Cole: Tribes are improving the lives of their people and their neighbors
Opinion

Rep. Tom Cole: Tribes are improving the lives of their people and their neighbors (November 20, 2017)

I know my heritage as a member of the Chickasaw Nation has shaped and influenced my life in more ways than I can count.