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Indian Health Service takes down 'racist' poster but disavows link to coronavirus
Indian Health Service takes down 'racist' poster but disavows link to coronavirus (July 6, 2020)

A visitor to an Indian Health Service hospital found something upsetting on the wall: a poster with a racist term used by Donald Trump.


Chuck Hoskin: New grants assist Cherokee community organizations
Chuck Hoskin: New grants assist Cherokee community organizations (July 6, 2020)

COVID-19 remains a threat, and local community organizations are on the front lines.


'Left out and left behind': Trump administration faces questions about COVID-19 in Indian Country
'Left out and left behind': Trump administration faces questions about COVID-19 in Indian Country (July 1, 2020)

The Trump administration's COVID-19 response efforts in Indian Country are back in the spotlight again on Capitol Hill.


Judge deals major blow to tribes in dispute over delayed COVID-19 relief
Judge deals major blow to tribes in dispute over delayed COVID-19 relief (June 29, 2020)

A federal judge has handed the Trump administration a much-needed victory for its coronavirus response efforts, ruling that Alaska Native corporations are entitled to shares of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund.


Chuck Hoskin: Stay safe and vote in June 30 election
Chuck Hoskin: Stay safe and vote in June 30 election (June 29, 2020)

With government leaders at all levels making life-and-death decisions about how to respond to COVID-19, and with State Question 802 potentially bringing home billions in federal tax dollars to care for Oklahomans, this election will be one of the most important we have seen.


Supreme Court winds down unusual term with tribal sovereignty case on docket
Supreme Court winds down unusual term with tribal sovereignty case on docket (June 23, 2020)

As Indian Country continues to wait for a decision in a closely-watched sovereignty case, the nation's highest court is turning away long-running challenges to tribal treaty and land rights.


Chuck Hoskin: Why I removed Confederate monuments from the Cherokee Capitol Grounds
Chuck Hoskin: Why I removed Confederate monuments from the Cherokee Capitol Grounds (June 22, 2020)

For the first time in more than a century, the Cherokee Nation will take full control over the images and symbols depicted on our historic Capitol Square.


Chuck Hoskin: Why we must have difficult conversations about race and justice
Chuck Hoskin: Why we must have difficult conversations about race and justice (June 16, 2020)

The United States, through local criminal justice systems, visited injustice and injury upon our ancestors in the 19th century prior to our forced removal.


Chuck Hoskin: Working together for American Indian students
Chuck Hoskin: Working together for American Indian students (June 8, 2020)

Nearly one in five students in Oklahoma Public Schools are Native American.


Chuck Hoskin: Why I support State Question 802 Medicaid expansion
Chuck Hoskin: Why I support State Question 802 Medicaid expansion (June 1, 2020)

Expanding Medicaid coverage for Cherokee citizens will dramatically strengthen the finances of our tribal health system.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation makes strategic plan to reopen government offices and businesses
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation makes strategic plan to reopen government offices and businesses (May 25, 2020)

In light of the worst public health crisis in generations, we have used medical science, facts and compassion as our guide.


How a company misappropriated Native American culture to sell health insurance
How a company misappropriated Native American culture to sell health insurance (May 21, 2020)

Do you want health insurance connected to an illegitimate tribe? O’NA HealthCare has got you covered.


'Arbitrary and capricious': Study casts doubt on Trump administration's COVID-19 payments to tribes
'Arbitrary and capricious': Study casts doubt on Trump administration's COVID-19 payments to tribes (May 18, 2020)

As tribes continue to fight for the $8 billion in coronavirus relief they were promised more than seven weeks ago, new research is casting doubt on the accuracy and fairness of the Trump administration's handling of the fund.


Chuck Hoskin: Essential relief dollars finally come to Indian Country
Chuck Hoskin: Essential relief dollars finally come to Indian Country (May 18, 2020)

After much debate, media scrutiny and a national lawsuit, the Treasury Department is finally distributing coronavirus relief funds to tribal governments, but it is far from payment in full, as promised.


Chuck Hoskin: By sharing, we multiply our blessings
Chuck Hoskin: By sharing, we multiply our blessings (May 11, 2020)

For many first responders, securing protective masks has been difficult due to low supplies and high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Will the Supreme Court return eastern Oklahoma to the Five Tribes?
Will the Supreme Court return eastern Oklahoma to the Five Tribes? (May 8, 2020)

The legal duty and moral obligation of the Supreme Court is crystal clear: Return eastern Oklahoma to the Five Civilized Tribes.


Chuck Hoskin: Even during social distancing, Cherokee culture connects us
Chuck Hoskin: Even during social distancing, Cherokee culture connects us (May 4, 2020)

One of the greatest sources of strength Cherokee people have right now is our culture and heritage.


Judge sides with tribal governments in first round of $8 billion coronavirus dispute
Judge sides with tribal governments in first round of $8 billion coronavirus dispute (April 28, 2020)

Tribal leaders and their advocates are celebrating after securing an initial victory against the Trump administration over its handling of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund promised to their governments.


Chuck Hoskin: Helping Cherokee small businesses survive
Chuck Hoskin: Helping Cherokee small businesses survive (April 27, 2020)

Many of our Cherokee-owned businesses are struggling to stay afloat amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.


Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief
Indian Country set for historic showdown in fight for $8 billion in COVID-19 relief (April 23, 2020)

With the coronavirus continuing to exact a heavy toll on the first Americans, a historic showdown is taking place in federal court as Indian Country fights over the future of an $8 billion COVID-19 relief fund promised to tribal governments.


Indian Country awaits decision on $8 billion in coronavirus relief money
Indian Country awaits decision on $8 billion in coronavirus relief money (April 21, 2020)

With just days left before an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund is supposed to go out to Indian Country, the Trump administration has yet to decide how to distribute the much-needed money.


'Broken promises': Tribes decry leak of private data from $8 billion coronavirus relief fund
'Broken promises': Tribes decry leak of private data from $8 billion coronavirus relief fund (April 20, 2020)

An investigation by Indianz.Com shows the White House was one of the first recipients of sensitive information on nearly 700 tribes and Native entities.


Alaska Native corporations outpace tribes in race for $8 billion in coronavirus relief
Alaska Native corporations outpace tribes in race for $8 billion in coronavirus relief (April 17, 2020)

Alaska Native corporations were among the first in line for an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund, preliminary data obtained by Indianz.Com shows, confirming fears of tribes in the lower 48 about for-profit entities receiving a share of money promised to their governments.


'A robbery happening in broad daylight': Indian Country in revolt over $8 billion coronavirus fund
'A robbery happening in broad daylight': Indian Country in revolt over $8 billion coronavirus fund (April 16, 2020)

Furor is growing among Indian nations in the lower 48 as the Trump administration refuses to change course on what one prominent leader calls a 'robbery happening in broad daylight.'


Alaska Native corporations in line for billions in coronavirus relief promised to tribes
Alaska Native corporations in line for billions in coronavirus relief promised to tribes (April 14, 2020)

With a major assist from the Trump administration, Alaska Native corporations are poised to claim a large share of an $8 billion coronavirus relief fund despite not being tribal governments.


Chuck Hoskin: In times of need, the Cherokee Nation does not stand down
Chuck Hoskin: In times of need, the Cherokee Nation does not stand down (April 1, 2020)

During times of great uncertainty and hardship, the Cherokee people have never shied away from standing on the front lines.


Supreme Court churns along with Indian Country case amid coronavirus crisis
Supreme Court churns along with Indian Country case amid coronavirus crisis (March 30, 2020)

Millions of acres of Indian land are at stake as the nation's highest court adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic.


'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic
'We've been here forever. We'll be here forever': Indian Country takes action to address coronavirus pandemic (March 23, 2020)

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.


Chuck Hoskin: Safety and health are priority for Cherokee Nation
Chuck Hoskin: Safety and health are priority for Cherokee Nation (March 20, 2020)

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.


'Lives are at risk': Coronavirus cases continue to grow in Indian Country as tribes push for action in Washington
'Lives are at risk': Coronavirus cases continue to grow in Indian Country as tribes push for action in Washington (March 19, 2020)

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.


Chuck Hoskin: Why Cherokee Nation invests in public schools
Chuck Hoskin: Why Cherokee Nation invests in public schools (March 16, 2020)

At Cherokee Nation, we recently renewed a commitment to a great cause and a great tradition: public education in Oklahoma.


Chuck Hoskin: Calling on all Cherokees to be counted in 2020 Census
Chuck Hoskin: Calling on all Cherokees to be counted in 2020 Census (March 9, 2020)

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.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Youth Summit builds leadership
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Youth Summit builds leadership (March 2, 2020)

At Cherokee Nation, we focus on empowering the next generation of leaders at every level.


Democratic presidential race sees shakeup amid questions about one candidate's 'Native' ancestry
Democratic presidential race sees shakeup amid questions about one candidate's 'Native' ancestry (March 2, 2020)

The Democratic presidential race got a major jolt over the weekend as one candidate continues to face questions about Indian ancestry claims.


Supreme Court schedules hearing in lone Indian Country case
Supreme Court schedules hearing in lone Indian Country case (February 25, 2020)

Indian Country remains united as the nation's highest court prepares to hear the only tribal law case on the docket.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation heirloom seeds bound for global seed vault
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation heirloom seeds bound for global seed vault (February 24, 2020)

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.


Cherokee Nation Film Office: One year and going strong
Cherokee Nation Film Office: One year and going strong (February 18, 2020)

Storytelling is an integral part of our Cherokee culture.


Chuck Hoskin: Tribal-state collaboration makes us stronger
Chuck Hoskin: Tribal-state collaboration makes us stronger (February 13, 2020)

I look forward to another productive year of tribal-state collaboration to improve the place we all call home.


Indian inmate files opening brief in Supreme Court sovereignty case
Indian inmate files opening brief in Supreme Court sovereignty case (February 5, 2020)

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.


Chuck Hoskin: Assessing the future of hemp and cannabis
Chuck Hoskin: Assessing the future of hemp and cannabis (February 3, 2020)

The way that our society views hemp and cannabis is evolving, with many questions yet to be answered in the public’s mind.


Supreme Court set to resolve Indian Country case on second try
Supreme Court set to resolve Indian Country case on second try (January 28, 2020)

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.


Cherokee Nation renews hunting and fishing compact with state
Cherokee Nation renews hunting and fishing compact with state (January 27, 2020)

Hunting and fishing are traditional lifeways for Cherokees that date back generations.


'An Indian is an Indian is an Indian': Tribes defend sovereignty amid attack on Indian Child Welfare Act
'An Indian is an Indian is an Indian': Tribes defend sovereignty amid attack on Indian Child Welfare Act (January 23, 2020)

Indian Country turned out in full force to defend the sovereignty of tribal nations and their most valuable asset — their children.


Five Tribes Inter-Tribal Council critical to Oklahoma tribes
Five Tribes Inter-Tribal Council critical to Oklahoma tribes (January 21, 2020)

In Oklahoma, we have the largest concentration of Native people in the U.S., and our tribal governments are strong.


Cherokee Nation increases effort to save historical sites in northeast Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation increases effort to save historical sites in northeast Oklahoma (January 13, 2020)

Across Cherokee Nation are places rich in Cherokee history.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation gives back to our people and our communities
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation gives back to our people and our communities (January 6, 2020)

We are blessed at the Cherokee Nation and thankful that we can make positive changes to improve Oklahoma in both large and small ways.


After 15 years, UKB signs deed to land in trust
After 15 years, UKB signs deed to land in trust (December 11, 2019)

After waiting more than 15 years, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians finally has land in trust.


Supporting state and federal efforts to address MMIW
Supporting state and federal efforts to address MMIW (December 11, 2019)

For too many Native women, violence is an ever-present threat.


Indian Child Welfare Act court hearing scheduled for January 2020
Indian Child Welfare Act court hearing scheduled for January 2020 (December 4, 2019)

Get ready for round two. A federal appeals court will take up the Indian Child Welfare Act on January 22, 2020.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Celebrating Native Americans all year round
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Celebrating Native Americans all year round (December 2, 2019)

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.


New Cherokee Health Center will transform health care for generations
New Cherokee Health Center will transform health care for generations (December 2, 2019)

The largest tribal outpatient health facility is now open in the capital of the Cherokee Nation.


Cherokee Nation’s Career Readiness Act will drive new job opportunities in northeast Oklahoma
Cherokee Nation’s Career Readiness Act will drive new job opportunities in northeast Oklahoma (November 25, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation is doubling funding for training for some of the fastest growing and highest paying jobs.


Honoring Native American Heritage Month in Oklahoma
Honoring Native American Heritage Month in Oklahoma (November 19, 2019)

November is a significant time for the Cherokee Nation and other tribal nations across the United States.


'We're under attack': Tribes defend Indian Child Welfare Act in critical case
'We're under attack': Tribes defend Indian Child Welfare Act in critical case (November 12, 2019)

The battle over the Indian Child Welfare Act is far from over as tribes continue to defend the landmark law in the courts.


Home improvement investment will help hundreds of Cherokee families
Home improvement investment will help hundreds of Cherokee families (November 12, 2019)

Business as usual has been to wait on federal funding for our housing rehabilitation projects. Our people cannot wait any longer.


Chuck Hoskin: Working to protect Cherokee Nation families
Chuck Hoskin: Working to protect Cherokee Nation families (November 4, 2019)

As Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I know that when we work together as a family and community, we are stronger.


Investing in language revitalization and Cherokee Nation’s future
Investing in language revitalization and Cherokee Nation’s future (October 29, 2019)

Our language is the glue that holds our culture together. It creates a feeling of unity and hope among our people.


'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership
'This is our time': National Congress of American Indians elects new leadership (October 28, 2019)

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.


'We like to share with other tribes': Joe Byrd at #NCAIAnnual19
'We like to share with other tribes': Joe Byrd at #NCAIAnnual19 (October 23, 2019)

Joe Byrd, Cherokee Nation, is among the candidates seeking a leadership role within the National Congress of American Indians.


Addressing food insecurity in northeast Oklahoma
Addressing food insecurity in northeast Oklahoma (October 21, 2019)

Many people within Cherokee Nation rely on local food banks when times are tough.