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Indian Health Service budget and 'high risk' tribal programs on agenda for upcoming hearingsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Indian Health Service budget and 'high risk' tribal programs on agenda for upcoming hearings (May 17, 2017)
Lawmakers who control the federal government's spending levels are continuing to focus on Indian Country.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes $2B impact on economyFiled Under: 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
Cherokee Nation donates a record $5M to public school districtsFiled Under: 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 NationFiled Under: 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
Bill John Baker: A new day for the Cherokee Nation on health careFiled Under: 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 resourcesFiled Under: 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.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation seeks justice for broken treatiesFiled Under: 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 files breach of trust lawsuit against federal governmentFiled Under: Law | National | Trust
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.
Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye endorses Hillary ClintonFiled Under: National | Politics
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 projectsFiled Under: 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.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in needs of communities in OklahomaFiled Under: 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 haulFiled Under: 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.
Indian Country makes presence known at Democratic conventionFiled Under: 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.
Bill John Baker: An endorsement for Hillary Clinton for presidentFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Bill John Baker: An endorsement for Hillary Clinton for president (July 20, 2016)
As President, Hillary Clinton will continue an active dialogue with tribal governments.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation hosts Reservation Economic SummitFiled Under: Business | Opinion
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.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation in need of more foster familiesFiled Under: 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.
Final rule for Indian Child Welfare Act takes effect December 12Filed Under: Law | National
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.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation fights opioid abuse in OklahomaFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation fights opioid abuse in Oklahoma (June 13, 2016)
We have a crisis in Oklahoma and throughout Indian Country, and we must raise awareness of the issue.
Bill John Baker: Oklahoma tribes back bill to protect Indian artists from fraudsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Oklahoma tribes back bill to protect Indian artists from frauds (April 18, 2016)
It’s critical for us as Indian people to ensure Indian art is truly created by enrolled citizens of federally recognized tribes.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation partners with Indian Health ServiceFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation partners with Indian Health Service (March 7, 2016)
It was a historic achievement for the Cherokee Nation as the tribe negotiated, finalized and signed a Joint Venture Construction Program agreement with Indian Health Service.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in our people's wellbeingFiled Under: Education | Health | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation invests in our people's wellbeing (February 8, 2016)
When you look closely at what Cherokee Nation and all tribal governments in Oklahoma are doing, you will see we are fighting poverty, expanding business, creating jobs and offering better health care. =
Tribes awarded $5.9M to combat homelessness among veteransFiled Under: National
Tribes awarded $5.9M to combat homelessness among veterans (January 8, 2016)
The 26 tribal recipients will be able to meet the specific needs of their warriors by providing them with rental vouchers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and services from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Cherokee Nation working to prosecute non-Indians under VAWAFiled Under: Law | National
Cherokee Nation working to prosecute non-Indians under VAWA (January 7, 2016)
The largest tribe in the United States is close to meeting the requirements of the landmark 2013 law, a senior official said.
Bill John Baker: The Indian Child Welfare Act remains under attackFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Bill John Baker: The Indian Child Welfare Act remains under attack (January 6, 2016)
Thirty-seven years ago, the federal government passed a law to keep Indian children safe.
USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issuesFiled Under: National | Politics | Federal Recognition
USET leader criticizes GOP lawmakers for handling of Indian issues (December 8, 2015)
United South and Eastern Tribes President Brian Patterson testified against the Tribal Recognition Act, a bill that strips the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its ability to recognize tribes.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation children deserve loving homesFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation children deserve loving homes (December 3, 2015)
This time of year let’s keep in mind those Cherokee children that need a loving, nurturing home.
Cherokee Nation opens doors to $10M health center additionFiled Under: Health
Cherokee Nation opens doors to $10M health center addition (October 15, 2015)
The Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center, one of the heaviest used facilities, is now nearly double the size.
Cherokee Nation Council adopts largest budget in tribal historyFiled Under: National | Politics
Cherokee Nation Council adopts largest budget in tribal history (September 16, 2015)
The $767 million budget provides $35 million in increases for health, education and other programs.
Bill John Baker: New era of opportunity on the Cherokee NationFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: New era of opportunity on the Cherokee Nation (August 10, 2015)
During the next four years, I believe you will see tremendous positive changes for the Cherokee Nation—better than anything you’ve witnessed before.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts citizens back to workFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts citizens back to work (July 24, 2015)
Cherokee Nation was the only tribal government to join 32 other state governments in receiving the DOL’s Jobs Driven National Emergency Grant funding.
Bill John Baker: Health care is top priority for Cherokee NationFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Health care is top priority for Cherokee Nation (July 13, 2015)
The most important issue for our future, bar none, is access to quality health care.
Cherokee Nation certifies results of election for top positionsFiled Under: Politics
Cherokee Nation certifies results of election for top positions (July 1, 2015)
Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Deputy Chief Joe Crittenden secured majority votes so run-offs aren't necessary.
Bill John Baker wins re-election as leader of Cherokee NationFiled Under: National | Politics
Bill John Baker wins re-election as leader of Cherokee Nation (June 29, 2015)
The incumbent chief secured 52.66 percent of the vote, easily beating three other challengers.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation students keep our language aliveFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation students keep our language alive (June 16, 2015)
Members of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council have accepted the White House’s Generation Indigenous challenge to Indian Country to improve lives and increase opportunities for Native youth.
Bill John Baker: Compact upholds Cherokee Nation treaty rightsFiled Under: Environment | Law | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Compact upholds Cherokee Nation treaty rights (June 4, 2015)
For millennia, we Cherokees have provided for our families by hunting and fishing the lands.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation building for a brighter futureFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation building for a brighter future (May 19, 2015)
Business is booming in the Cherokee Nation. What we didn’t expect was to what extent our economic footprint had grown—by more than 50 percent over the last four years.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation language programs are workingFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation language programs are working (April 22, 2015)
Part of my sworn oath as principal chief is to preserve, promote and advance the language and culture of the Cherokee Nation.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation improves notification systemFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation improves notification system (March 3, 2015)
This week Cherokee Nation used its new phone messaging system that sends a voicemail and/or text message to employees with cell phones in the event of severe weather or an emergency.
Cherokee Nation chief faces at least four challengers in electionFiled Under: Politics
Cherokee Nation chief faces at least four challengers in election (February 27, 2015)
The election takes place June 27 and a run-off, if necessary, will be held July 25.
Bill John Baker: Sharing the Cherokee Nation's story of successFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Sharing the Cherokee Nation's story of success (February 24, 2015)
As Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I am proud of the progress we are making for our citizens and for all of Oklahoma.
Chief of Cherokee Nation won't be prosecuted for pigeon shootFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Chief of Cherokee Nation won't be prosecuted for pigeon shoot (January 9, 2015)
Chief Bill John Baker apologized for attending the event in which live pigeons were thrown in the air and shot down.
Cherokee Nation court backs workers who lost jobs after electionFiled Under: Law | Politics
Cherokee Nation court backs workers who lost jobs after election (December 16, 2014)
A group of employees went to court when they were fired by new Chief Bill John Baker.
Cherokee Nation upset by link to Washington team's foundationFiled Under: National | Sports
Cherokee Nation upset by link to Washington team's foundation (December 2, 2014)
Chief Bill John Baker said the tribe would not have sponsored the event had he known of the involvement of the Original Americans Foundation.
Bill John Baker: Take pride in Cherokee Nation accomplishmentsFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Take pride in Cherokee Nation accomplishments (November 24, 2014)
Tribal citizens have much to be thankful for this holiday season.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps build tomorrow's leadersFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation helps build tomorrow's leaders (October 28, 2014)
Cherokee Nation chief celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council.
Bill John Baker: Addressing breast cancer in our communitiesFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Addressing breast cancer in our communities (October 21, 2014)
Encouraging regular testing to address breast cancer among Native women.
Cherokee Nation director didn't notice pigeon shoot at fundraiserFiled Under: National | Politics
Cherokee Nation director didn't notice pigeon shoot at fundraiser (October 3, 2014)
The director said she wouldn't have recommended Chief Bill John Baker attend the event.
Cherokee Nation chief apologizes for attending live pigeon shootFiled Under: National | Politics
Cherokee Nation chief apologizes for attending live pigeon shoot (October 1, 2014)
Principal Chief Bill John Baker insisted he did not kill any birds during a live pigeon shoot for Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma).
Cherokee chief participated in live pigeon shoot for Sen. InhofeFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Cherokee chief participated in live pigeon shoot for Sen. Inhofe (September 30, 2014)
The tribe donated $2,500 for Chief Bill John Baker to attend a hunt where live pigeons where thrown in the air and shot down.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts youth to work for summerFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts youth to work for summer (August 27, 2014)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker thanks young interns for working at tribal enterprises over the summer.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation welcomes all to annual holidayFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation welcomes all to annual holiday (August 11, 2014)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker invites everyone to the 62nd annual Cherokee National Holiday.
Ambassador Harper heads to United Nations for next sessionFiled Under: National | Politics | World
Ambassador Harper heads to United Nations for next session (June 5, 2014)
Indian Country's newest ambassador is hitting the ground running.
Bill John Baker: Keith Harper makes history for Cherokee NationFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Keith Harper makes history for Cherokee Nation (May 30, 2014)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker calls for Senate confirmation of Keith Harper to serve as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.Filed Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Nation mourns passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr. (May 6, 2014)
Tribal, federal and state officials across the country are mourning the passing of treaty rights advocate Billy Frank Jr.
Todd Hembree: Cherokee Nation respects sovereignty of UKBFiled Under: Opinion
Todd Hembree: Cherokee Nation respects sovereignty of UKB (February 18, 2014)
Recently, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Chief George Wickliffe released a statement concerning the relationship between the Cherokee Nation and the UKB.
Bill John Baker: Food assistance cuts devastate Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Food assistance cuts devastate Indian Country (November 4, 2013)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker discusses the importance of the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program in Indian Country.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee children are our most valuable assetFiled Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee children are our most valuable asset (July 1, 2013)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, an Indian Child Welfare Act case.
Cherokee Chief: Baby girl should remain with biological fatherFiled Under: Law | National
Cherokee Chief: Baby girl should remain with biological father (June 25, 2013)
Veronica Brown, the girl at the heart of an Indian Child Welfare Act dispute that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, should stay with her biological family, the leader of the Cherokee Nation said.
Leader of Cherokee Nation   hails nomination of Keith HarperFiled Under: National | Politics
Leader of Cherokee Nation hails nomination of Keith Harper (June 13, 2013)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker praised the nomination of Keith Harper to an ambassador-rank post.
NYT: Catching up with Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John BakerFiled Under: National
NYT: Catching up with Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker (June 10, 2013)
Catching up with Bill John Baker, the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation: LISTENING I was just thinking last night how relaxing it was listening to the crickets. It pretty...

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