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Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe
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Albert Bender: Paying tribute to great Cherokee leader Dragging Canoe (April 13, 2018)

Dragging Canoe led the Indigenous forces and almost wiped out the first white settlement in Middle Tennessee.

Cherokee Nation promotes citizen to top job within health department
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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.

Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry
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Navajo Nation joins parade of tribal lawsuits targeting opioid industry (April 11, 2018)

What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.

Cronkite News: New NFL coach eases Cherokee player onto field
Sports

Cronkite News: New NFL coach eases Cherokee player onto field (April 11, 2018)

Being a head coach in the NFL demands more than just teaching the X’s and O’s of the game.

Bill John Baker: Celebrate our culture at annual Cherokee Days festival
Opinion

Bill John Baker: Celebrate our culture at annual Cherokee Days festival (April 9, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians are again collaborating for the fifth annual Cherokee Days

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.

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.

Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance
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Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance (March 5, 2018)

Hollywood isn't a place where Native Americans will find a lot of opportunities but some signs of change were seen during the industry's biggest night of the year.

Mark Trahant: Native woman joins record year with run for Congress
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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
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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.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation makes strides in health care system
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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.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to preserve our language
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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.

Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle secures U.S. Artists Award
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Cherokee playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle secures U.S. Artists Award (January 22, 2018)

Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, has won a $50,000 United States Artists Award.

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.

Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital
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Mary Kathryn Nagle debuts 'Sovereignty' play at theater in nation's capital (January 17, 2018)

A new play by Mary Kathryn Nagle, an attorney and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, shares an intensely personal story.

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.

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.

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.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes time to honor veteran brothers and sisters
Opinion

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes time to honor veteran brothers and sisters (November 8, 2017)

As Cherokees, we respect and admire any man or woman who has donned a uniform and made sacrifices to defend America’s freedoms.

Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation committed to improving economic opportunities
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Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation committed to improving economic opportunities (October 31, 2017)

Last year, the Cherokee Nation had a financial impact of more than $2 billion in our great state of Oklahoma.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.