During times of great uncertainty and hardship, the Cherokee people have never shied away from standing on the front lines.
As coronavirus cases across America continue to surge, tribal leaders are taking dramatic steps to ensure the safety of their people and those they serve.
Our courageous team at Cherokee Nation is doing everything possible to maintain essential services and meet the needs of the people, as our health and emergency staff prepare for the worst.
With the number of coronavirus cases in Indian Country growing by the day, tribes are pressing the federal government to live up to its treaty and trust responsibilities and ensure their communities aren't left out of relief efforts.
At Cherokee Nation, we recently renewed a commitment to a great cause and a great tradition: public education in Oklahoma.
It’s hard to believe 10 years have already passed, but this month, U.S. Census postcards will show up in mailboxes across Cherokee Nation and the United States.
At Cherokee Nation, we focus on empowering the next generation of leaders at every level.
Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.
The Cherokee Nation is the first tribe in the U.S. to receive an invitation to deposit its traditional seeds in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.
Storytelling is an integral part of our Cherokee culture.
I look forward to another productive year of tribal-state collaboration to improve the place we all call home.
Jimcy McGirt was sentenced to 500 years in prison, as well as life without parole, by the state of Oklahoma. His fate will be decided by the nation's highest court.
The way that our society views hemp and cannabis is evolving, with many questions yet to be answered in the public’s mind.
Get ready for round two. The nation's highest court continues to prepare for another reservation boundary case after failing to reach a decision in the last one.
Hunting and fishing are traditional lifeways for Cherokees that date back generations.
Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.
In Oklahoma, we have the largest concentration of Native people in the U.S., and our tribal governments are strong.
Across Cherokee Nation are places rich in Cherokee history.
We are blessed at the Cherokee Nation and thankful that we can make positive changes to improve Oklahoma in both large and small ways.
For too many Native women, violence is an ever-present threat.
Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.
I am proud to embrace my Cherokee heritage and I believe that our heritage and traditions should be celebrated not only in November, but year-round.
The largest tribal outpatient health facility is now open in the capital of the Cherokee Nation.
The Cherokee Nation is doubling funding for training for some of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs.
November is a significant time for the Cherokee Nation and other tribal nations across the United States.
The battle over the Indian Child Welfare Act is far from over as tribes continue to defend the landmark law in the courts.
Business as usual has been to wait on federal funding for our housing rehabilitation projects. Our people cannot wait any longer.
As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I know that when we work together as a family and community, we are stronger.
Our language is the glue that holds our culture together. It creates a feeling of unity and hope among our people.
Members of the National Congress of American Indians made history here by choosing a woman as their president for only the third time since the organization's founding in 1944.
Joe Byrd, Cherokee Nation, is among the candidates seeking a leadership role within the National Congress of American Indians.
Our employees here at the Cherokee Nation are the backbone of our government and business operations.
All of Indian Country is waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to do what is morally and legally right.
As Cherokee people, we have always respected our warriors – people willing to fight for us, for our values and for our way of life.
The Cherokee people have spent generations surviving and persevering through a series of federal policies that conspire to destroy our government, break up our families and relegate our people to the pages of history.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians can acquire homelands over the objections of a much larger and more politically engaged tribe, a federal appeals court ruled.
As Principal Chief, I remain committed to enhancing civic and cultural engagement between the Cherokee Nation and our at-large Cherokee Nation citizens.
I am humbled and grateful for your confidence in me to serve our great Cherokee Nation as your Principal Chief for the next four years.
Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.
With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.
Nothing has been more important to me than serving the Cherokee people.
Tribal leaders and advocates celebrated after an appeals court rebuffed opponents of the Indian Child Welfare Act in one of the most contentious cases in recent history.
More than 8,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now have a new option available for homeownership.
Chuck Hoskin Jr. will be taking over as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum continues to grow as more Democratic candidates reach out to Native voters early in the 2020 election cycle.
The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.
As Donald Trump agrees reluctantly to respect the Supreme Court, he follows a long-ago legal victory of the Cherokee Nation.
Vital funding happens when our citizens are counted. I challenge all Cherokees to participate in the 2020 Census and make a positive difference.
The Cherokee Nation’s website – Cherokee.org – relaunched July 1.
It's still anyone's guess why the nation's highest court postponed a decision in one of the most consequential Indian law cases in recent history.
Wes Studi will make Oscar history by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award in October 2019.
The nation's highest court made Indian Country wait a really, really long time for a decision in one of most consequential cases in recent history.
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.
Businesses owned by fake 'Cherokee' entrepreneurs have landed more than $300 million in local, state and federal contracts.