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'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.


Cherokee leader's legacy lives on in Nashville
Cherokee leader's legacy lives on in Nashville (October 14, 2019)

An audience at the Tennessee State Museum was reminded that the Cherokee war chief, the redoubtable Dragging Canoe, fought battles on the very ground they were standing on.


Cherokee Nation and CNB minimum wage increases will boost economy, help families
Cherokee Nation and CNB minimum wage increases will boost economy, help families (October 14, 2019)

Our employees here at the Cherokee Nation are the backbone of our government and business operations.


Waiting on the Supreme Court to return eastern Oklahoma to Indigenous nations
Waiting on the Supreme Court to return eastern Oklahoma to Indigenous nations (October 9, 2019)

All of Indian Country is waiting on the U.S. Supreme Court to do what is morally and legally right.


Chuck Hoskin: New Secretary of Veterans Affairs advocates for warriors
Chuck Hoskin: New Secretary of Veterans Affairs advocates for warriors (October 7, 2019)

As Cherokee people, we have always respected our warriors – people willing to fight for us, for our values and for our way of life.


Cherokee Nation’s historic delegate to Congress
Cherokee Nation’s historic delegate to Congress (September 30, 2019)

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.


United Keetoowah Band celebrates historic decision in homelands case
United Keetoowah Band celebrates historic decision in homelands case (September 9, 2019)

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.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation expands engagement with all citizens
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation expands engagement with all citizens (September 6, 2019)

As Principal Chief, I remain committed to enhancing civic and cultural engagement between the Cherokee Nation and our at-large Cherokee Nation citizens.


Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation is moving forward together
Chuck Hoskin: Cherokee Nation is moving forward together (August 23, 2019)

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.


Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum
Presidential candidates focus on Native issues at historic forum (August 20, 2019)

Democratic presidential candidates are reaching out to Native voters at a historic forum in one of the most critical states in the 2020 campaign.


Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president
Elizabeth Warren vows sweeping improvements in Indian policy as president (August 16, 2019)

With a prominent Indian Country figure as a supporter, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is promising major changes in the federal-tribal relationship.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation's future is brighter than ever
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation's future is brighter than ever (August 13, 2019)

Nothing has been more important to me than serving the Cherokee people.


Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain
Indian Child Welfare Act survives legal attack but obstacles remain (August 12, 2019)

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.


Bill John Baker: Expanding homeownership opportunities to Cherokees in Arkansas
Bill John Baker: Expanding homeownership opportunities to Cherokees in Arkansas (August 8, 2019)

More than 8,000 Cherokee Nation citizens living in four Arkansas counties now have a new option available for homeownership.


Cherokee Nation inauguration scheduled for August 14
Cherokee Nation inauguration scheduled for August 14 (August 8, 2019)

Chuck Hoskin Jr. will be taking over as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.


More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum
More 2020 presidential candidates line up for historic Native issues forum (August 6, 2019)

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.


Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race
Candidates make first major play for Native vote in 2020 presidential race (July 25, 2019)

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is a crowded one. Some candidates are distinguishing themselves in Indian Country.


Bethany Berger: Trump wasn't the first president to confront the Supreme Court – and back down
Bethany Berger: Trump wasn't the first president to confront the Supreme Court – and back down (July 24, 2019)

As Donald Trump agrees reluctantly to respect the Supreme Court, he follows a long-ago legal victory of the Cherokee Nation.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation steps up for the 2020 Census
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation steps up for the 2020 Census (July 19, 2019)

Vital funding happens when our citizens are counted. I challenge all Cherokees to participate in the 2020 Census and make a positive difference.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes giant leap forward with website
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation takes giant leap forward with website (July 11, 2019)

The Cherokee Nation’s website – Cherokee.org – relaunched July 1.


Supreme Court keeps Indian Country in the dark in sovereignty case
Supreme Court keeps Indian Country in the dark in sovereignty case (July 10, 2019)

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.


Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House
Cherokee citizen Tyler Fish hired to work on Indian issues at White House (July 10, 2019)

Midway through the third year of the Trump presidency, someone is finally dedicated to tribal issues at the White House.


The Conversation: A long overdue for Cherokee actor Wes Studi
The Conversation: A long overdue for Cherokee actor Wes Studi (July 10, 2019)

Wes Studi will make Oscar history by receiving an Academy of Motion Pictures honorary award in October 2019.


Indian Country braces for Supreme Court decision in closely-watched case
Indian Country braces for Supreme Court decision in closely-watched case (June 26, 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.


Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation honored with name of new military ship
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation honored with name of new military ship (June 26, 2019)

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.


'It’s infuriating': Fake 'Cherokee' busineses land millions of dollars in contracts
'It’s infuriating': Fake 'Cherokee' busineses land millions of dollars in contracts (June 26, 2019)

Businesses owned by fake 'Cherokee' entrepreneurs have landed more than $300 million in local, state and federal contracts.


Bill John Baker: Remember the Removal Bike Ride retraces Trail of Tears
Bill John Baker: Remember the Removal Bike Ride retraces Trail of Tears (June 20, 2019)

Participation in Remember the Removal enables the riders to better understand the trials and tribulations our people faced during their journey to Indian Territory.


Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case
Supreme Court affirms sovereignty doctrine as wait continues in tribal case (June 18, 2019)

It only took 194 days for the Supreme Court to issue one sovereignty decision. Where's the other one?