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House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma
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House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma (October 3, 2017)
The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on three tribal bills, including one of significant interest in Oklahoma.

Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight
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Cherokee Nation sends eight veterans to Washington on 4th annual Warrior Flight (September 26, 2017)
The Cherokee Nation has sent eight veterans who fought in three wars to Washington, D.C., on its fourth annual Cherokee Warrior Flight.

Secretary of Health and Human Services took private plane to tribal meetings
Health | National | Politics
Secretary of Health and Human Services took private plane to tribal meetings (September 25, 2017)
The Indian Health Service remains woefully underfunded but taxpayers have been footing the costs of Secretary Tom Price's private jet travel.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation shares more than $444K with public schools
Education | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation shares more than $444K with public schools (September 21, 2017)
The Cherokee Nation is proud to provide additional financial assistance to public schools in northeast Oklahoma, especially during this era of declining budgets across the state.

Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country
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Secretary of Health and Human Services continues outreach in Indian Country (September 19, 2017)
The new leader of the Department of Health and Human Services is in Oklahoma this week to meet with tribes and learn more about their health care efforts.

Cherokee baseball player Koda Glover sits out rest of season with shoulder injury
Sports
Cherokee baseball player Koda Glover sits out rest of season with shoulder injury (September 14, 2017)
Cherokee baseball player Koda Glover is out for the rest of the season, only a year after making his debut with the Washington Nationals.

Jenni Monet: Decision in Cherokee Freedmen case offers opportunity for healing
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Jenni Monet: Decision in Cherokee Freedmen case offers opportunity for healing (September 7, 2017)
A landmark decision offers opportunity for healing between descendants of slaveholders and slaves, Jenni Monet writes on YES! Magazine.

Alaina Roberts: Freedmen dispute was really about blood quantum and race
Opinion
Alaina Roberts: Freedmen dispute was really about blood quantum and race (September 7, 2017)
As the Cherokee Freedmen celebrate a long-overdue court victory, Alaina Roberts reflects on the struggle over blood and belonging in tribal communities.

Cherokee Nation accepts court ruling and welcomes Freedmen for citizenship
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Cherokee Nation accepts court ruling and welcomes Freedmen for citizenship (September 5, 2017)
Chief Bill John Baker welcomed the descendants of former slaves within the Cherokee Nation, noting their ancestors were also forced to walk the Trail of Tears.

Freedmen win landmark ruling confirming right to Cherokee Nation citizenship
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Freedmen win landmark ruling confirming right to Cherokee Nation citizenship (August 30, 2017)
The descendants of former slaves held within the Cherokee Nation are entitled to tribal citizenship, a federal judge has ruled.

Donald Trump supporter 'Michael the Black Man' offers odd views on Cherokee Nation and slavery
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Donald Trump supporter 'Michael the Black Man' offers odd views on Cherokee Nation and slavery (August 23, 2017)
A fervent supporter of President Donald Trump is drawing attention on social media and in news outlets for his bizarre and unfounded claims about the origins of slavery in America.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation welcomes all to annual holiday in Oklahoma
Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation welcomes all to annual holiday in Oklahoma (August 23, 2017)
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker invites all to celebrate the tribe's people, history and culture at its annual holiday.

Cherokee Nation ready to move forward with opioid lawsuit in tribal court system
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Cherokee Nation ready to move forward with opioid lawsuit in tribal court system (August 10, 2017)
The Cherokee Nation is ready to proceed with a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry, the tribe's top legal official said.

Tribes weren't consulted about being removed from Cobell buy-back program
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National | Politics
Tribes weren't consulted about being removed from Cobell buy-back program (August 7, 2017)
The Trump administration told tribes about changes to the Land Buy-Back Program less than an hour before a press release was issued to the public.

Cherokee Nation hails approval of land-into-trust application for health center
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Cherokee Nation hails approval of land-into-trust application for health center (August 3, 2017)
The Cherokee Nation now has more than 61,000 acres in trust in Oklahoma.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation battles opioid epidemic among our people
Health | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation battles opioid epidemic among our people (August 2, 2017)
The opioid epidemic is ripping apart families, straining our tribal resources and wreaking havoc across the Cherokee Nation.

Steve Russell: Fake Indians make money by claiming 'Cherokee' ancestry
Opinion
Steve Russell: Fake Indians make money by claiming 'Cherokee' ancestry (August 1, 2017)
The right to monetize a tribal name is a collective right, not an individual one, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cherokee Nation details devastating impacts of opioid crisis in Oklahoma
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Cherokee Nation details devastating impacts of opioid crisis in Oklahoma (July 25, 2017)
The Cherokee Nation is defending its right to pursue drug companies and drug stores for flooding its homeland with prescription opioids.

Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician (July 12, 2017)
We’re almost a year away from the next House and Senate election and we’re just starting to get a look at the candidates who will be making policy.

Steve Russell: 'Cherokee' artist tired of being pigeonholed as 'Cherokee'
Opinion
Steve Russell: 'Cherokee' artist tired of being pigeonholed as 'Cherokee' (July 11, 2017)
To steal relatives and cultures disrespects the people you come from as much as it disrespects the people you exploit for profit, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid
National | Politics
Cherokee Nation citizen Markwayne Mullin announces re-election bid (July 5, 2017)
Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma, is one of just two tribal citizens in Congress.

Opinion: Don't be fooled by Jimmie Durham's claims of Cherokee heritage
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Opinion: Don't be fooled by Jimmie Durham's claims of Cherokee heritage (June 26, 2017)
Jimmie Durham’s indigenous identity has always been a fabrication and remains one, Cherokee artists, scholars and citizens write on Indian Country Media Network.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation strives for excellence in health care
Health | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation strives for excellence in health care (June 13, 2017)
Our doctors take care of us, and we should celebrate their efforts and help patients better understand a physician’s sacrifice and dedication, Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker writes.

Indian gang figures sentenced for running drug ring from prison
Law
Indian gang figures sentenced for running drug ring from prison (June 5, 2017)
Two members of the Indian Brotherhood gang and a former prison guard received a combined total of 849 months in federal prison for selling methamphetamine.

Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe
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Cherokee Nation claims victory in trust land dispute with rival tribe (June 1, 2017)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs can't place land in trust for the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians without the "written" consent of the Cherokee Nation, a federal judge has ruled.

Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes
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Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes (May 26, 2017)
Citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole nations are treated differently when it comes to their allotments.

Wilma Mankiller documentary set for world premiere in Los Angeles
Arts & Entertainment | National
Wilma Mankiller documentary set for world premiere in Los Angeles (May 12, 2017)
A new film called 'Mankiller' shares the remarkable story of the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation.

Patrick Sullivan: 'Inherent' tribal court jurisdiction still up in the air
Law | Opinion
Patrick Sullivan: 'Inherent' tribal court jurisdiction still up in the air (May 2, 2017)
Will Inherent Tribal Court Authority Over Non-Members Survive Dollar General?

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes $2B impact on economy
Business | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes $2B impact on economy (May 1, 2017)
Today, more than ever, the Cherokee Nation is an essential part of the economic fabric of our great state

Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Thoughts about sovereignty and tribal governments (April 20, 2017)
Thoughts to shave tribal government through tribal elections to stop the division.

Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis
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Cherokee Nation blames pharmaceutical industry for opioid crisis (April 20, 2017)
The tribe is suing the largest drug companies and drug stores in the United States in tribal court.

Cherokee Nation donates a record $5M to public school districts
Education
Cherokee Nation donates a record $5M to public school districts (March 29, 2017)
The tribe shares 38 percent of revenues with 107 school districts in its 14-county jurisdictional area in Oklahoma.

Bill John Baker: Woman play important roles in Cherokee Nation
Opinion
Bill John Baker: Woman play important roles in Cherokee Nation (March 27, 2017)
Historically, the Cherokee Nation has been a matriarchal society and has always looked to strong women for guidance and leadership

Osage Nation passes referendum to legalize same-sex marriage
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Osage Nation passes referendum to legalize same-sex marriage (March 21, 2017)
Tribal law previously restricted marriages to a man and a woman.

Donald Trump praises Andrew Jackson but neglects history of genocide
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Donald Trump praises Andrew Jackson but neglects history of genocide (March 16, 2017)
Andrew Jackson is widely reviled as one of the worst presidents for Indian Country but he has one prominent admirer in the White House.

Bill John Baker: A new day for the Cherokee Nation on health care
Health | Opinion
Bill John Baker: A new day for the Cherokee Nation on health care (March 13, 2017)
We have worked aggressively to improve access to quality health care and the wellness of our tribe, both individually and collectively.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to protect our natural resources
Environment | Law | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to protect our natural resources (February 27, 2017)
We will not stand idly by and let a private company unilaterally determine the future of two important rivers and the safety of the Cherokee community.

Tristan Ahtone: Cherokee Nation entitled to delegate in Congress
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Tristan Ahtone: Cherokee Nation entitled to delegate in Congress (January 6, 2017)
To deal with a Trump administration, the tribal nation might now want to use that 200-year-old treaty right.

Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties
Opinion
Steve Russell: Quest for gold led to destruction of Indian treaties (December 23, 2016)
The United States of America, showing its exceptionalism, forwent the death penalty for Indians possessing gold.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treaties
Law | Opinion | Trust
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treaties (December 20, 2016)
Lawsuits by nature are adversarial, but this is a chance for the government of the United States to do what is right.

Cherokee Nation legal opinion recognizes same-sex marriages
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Cherokee Nation legal opinion recognizes same-sex marriages (December 13, 2016)
Portions of the Cherokee Nation Marriage and Family Act that restricted who can marry have been declared null and void.

Cherokee Nation files breach of trust lawsuit against federal government
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Cherokee Nation files breach of trust lawsuit against federal government (November 28, 2016)
Citing dozens of treaties and agreements dating to the late 1700s, the tribe said it has never been provided with a proper accounting of its trust funds.

Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | Politics | Federal Recognition
Cedric Sunray: Cherokee Nation tries to 'Trump' federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act (October 24, 2016)
Turning Oklahoma into an isolated island in Indian Country serves no purpose for anyone.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye endorses Hillary Clinton
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Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye endorses Hillary Clinton (October 21, 2016)
The tribe's leader also took a big shot at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Obama administration asks tribes about infrastructure projects
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Obama administration asks tribes about infrastructure projects (September 23, 2016)
The #NoDAPL movement is forcing federal agencies to re-examine their handling of large projects.

Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close
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Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (September 21, 2016)
With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.

Cherokee Nation sends six veterans on third annual Warrior Flight to DC
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Cherokee Nation sends six veterans on third annual Warrior Flight to DC (September 12, 2016)
Two veterans from World War II and four from the Korean War will visit memorials and monuments in the nation's capital.

Native baseball player Koda Glover continues to impress in the big leagues
National | Sports
Native baseball player Koda Glover continues to impress in the big leagues (September 2, 2016)
Koda Glover, who is Cherokee, pitches for the Washington Nationals.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in needs of communities in Oklahoma
Business | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in needs of communities in Oklahoma (August 30, 2016)
When our businesses are doing well, so are our people, our communities and our state.

School starts at #NoDAPL camp as pipeline resistance digs in for long haul
Education | Environment | Law | National
School starts at #NoDAPL camp as pipeline resistance digs in for long haul (August 29, 2016)
The Defenders of the Water School held its first classes at the Camp of the Sacred Stones as the #NoDAPL movement continues.

Tribes prepare for critical hearing in Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit
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Tribes prepare for critical hearing in Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (August 22, 2016)
Support is growing across Indian Country as tribes head to court in a bid to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from crossing their sacred lands.

Indian Country makes presence known at Democratic convention
National | Politics
Indian Country makes presence known at Democratic convention (July 26, 2016)
Whether it was a hospitality tent hosted by the Cherokee Nation or meetings among American Indian and Alaska Native delegates, Democrats expressed pride in their prominent roles within the party.

Cherokee player Koda Glover wins praise in major league debut
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Cherokee player Koda Glover wins praise in major league debut (July 21, 2016)
The 23-year-old Cherokee player made a strong debut right after being called up from the minors.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation hosts Reservation Economic Summit
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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation hosts Reservation Economic Summit (July 6, 2016)
RES Oklahoma will bring together tribal leaders, elected officials, industry leaders and the American Indian business community to collaborate and network in an innovative and entrepreneurial atmosphere.

April Youpee-Roll: Elizabeth Warren owes more to Indian Country
Opinion
April Youpee-Roll: Elizabeth Warren owes more to Indian Country (June 24, 2016)
Indian identity is not a mythical connection to a long romanticized (and assumed long dead) people.

Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority
Law | National | Politics
Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority (June 21, 2016)
S.2785, the Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act, recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes to arrest, prosecute and sentence any person for drug crimes and domestic violence against children.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation in need of more foster families
Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation in need of more foster families (June 21, 2016)
The work of our Cherokee foster parents, child welfare workers and advocates is near and dear to my heart.

Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Donald Trump represents grave threat to law and order (June 20, 2016)
If I feel the need to defend myself against accusations of implicit bias in my Trump coverage going forward, I'm going to cite the disclosures I'm about to make.

DVIDS: Tribal members recognized for their service in US military
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DVIDS: Tribal members recognized for their service in US military (June 16, 2016)
The Society of American Indian Government Employees recently gathered to honor recipients of the 2016 SAIGE Military Meritorious Service Award.

Final rule for Indian Child Welfare Act takes effect December 12
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Final rule for Indian Child Welfare Act takes effect December 12 (June 15, 2016)
Tribes and tribal organizations say the new regulations will help prevent the breakup of families in their communities.

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