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SCOTUSblog: Justices toe hard line in affirming reservation status for eastern Oklahoma
SCOTUSblog: Justices toe hard line in affirming reservation status for eastern Oklahoma (July 10, 2020)

As Indian law cases go, the dispute in this one is easy to understand: whether the land once granted to the Creek Nation as a reservation retains that status.


'On the far end of the Trail of Tears': Nation's highest court holds U.S. to promise in tribal treaty
'On the far end of the Trail of Tears': Nation's highest court holds U.S. to promise in tribal treaty (July 9, 2020)

The Trump administration suffered yet another rebuke of its Indian Country policy with a narrow but clear victory in a closely-watched tribal sovereignty case.


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.


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.


Rusty Pickens and Geoffrey Roth: Rural Oklahoma needs Medicaid now
Rusty Pickens and Geoffrey Roth: Rural Oklahoma needs Medicaid now (June 29, 2020)

Indian tribes have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and expansion of Medicaid will help pay for costs associated with care.


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.


Rep. Tom Cole: America and the global pandemic response
Rep. Tom Cole: America and the global pandemic response (June 16, 2020)

While I agree that the United States hasn’t been the absolute best in the world in terms of coronavirus response, our nation has certainly fared better than most advanced countries.


Rep. Tom Cole: Communist China’s coronavirus cover-up
Rep. Tom Cole: Communist China’s coronavirus cover-up (June 8, 2020)

The United States recently surpassed more than 100,000 precious lives lost to COVID-19.


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.


Rep. Tom Cole: The People’s House can show up
Rep. Tom Cole: The People’s House can show up (May 19, 2020)

If Americans can take on the risk and serve selflessly throughout the coronavirus crisis and if the White House can continue to go to work every day, so too should Congress.


Intertribal Ag Council: The generosity of agriculture
Intertribal Ag Council: The generosity of agriculture (May 18, 2020)

As the coronavirus continues to impact meat processing plants nationwide, farmers and ranchers in Indian Country will continue asking for help with their growing backlog.


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.


Supreme Court takes up sovereignty case amid coronavirus crisis in Indian Country
Supreme Court takes up sovereignty case amid coronavirus crisis in Indian Country (May 11, 2020)

Despite recent improvements in government-to-government relations, Indian nations are still finding themselves at odds with states and even their own trustee amid the worst public health crisis to hit their communities in decades.


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: 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.


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.


Family holds onto hope while mother fights for her life after being diagnosed with COVID-19
Family holds onto hope while mother fights for her life after being diagnosed with COVID-19 (April 16, 2020)

'My mom is not a statistic of COVID-19. She has a name. And her name is Shineesta Emily Bushyhead Adams, and she is a warrior.'


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.


Rep. Tom Cole: Oklahomans always overcome
Rep. Tom Cole: Oklahomans always overcome (April 13, 2020)

The scale of the coronavirus crisis is much bigger. We will face a loss of life many times greater than the Oklahoma City bombing.


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.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The CARES Act brings relief for Americans
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The CARES Act brings relief for Americans (April 1, 2020)

Our small businesses, our farmers and ranchers, our teachers, our tribal governments, our health care workers and first responders on the front lines -- we are all hurting right now.


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.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Resources for those impacted by COVID-19
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Resources for those impacted by COVID-19 (March 25, 2020)

Coronavirus is impacting everyone and changing our everyday lives.


Rep. Tom Cole: Fighting an invisible enemy
Rep. Tom Cole: Fighting an invisible enemy (March 25, 2020)

Unlike the traditional enemies our nation has faced throughout history, COVID-19 is one that can dangerously hide in plain sight and threaten the health and wellbeing of any American community.


'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.


Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country
Trump administration moves slowly on coronavirus funding for Indian Country (March 23, 2020)

The Trump administration finally announced plans to distribute much-needed funding to Indian Country as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow in communities that have long been underserved by the federal government.


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.


Rep. Tom Cole: Flatten the curve
Rep. Tom Cole: Flatten the curve (March 19, 2020)

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 multiplying rapidly across the nation and around the world, there is increasing concern about how to effectively slow the spread of the coronavirus in the United States.


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.


Trail in honor of Ponca Chief Standing Bear takes big step forward
Trail in honor of Ponca Chief Standing Bear takes big step forward (February 26, 2020)

Efforts to memorialize the 550-mile path that the Ponca people were forced to walk in the late 1800s are getting a major boost.


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.


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.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: MMIW bill mysteriously pulled from agenda
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: MMIW bill mysteriously pulled from agenda (February 13, 2020)

A bill named for Ida Beard, a Native woman who went missing in 2015, would help solve missing and murdered cases.


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.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The state of our union is strong
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: The state of our union is strong (February 10, 2020)

I am proud to support our President and his agenda that will move our country forward.


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.


'It makes it hard to like your people': #StopDisenrolllment campaign returns amid rise in tribal removals
'It makes it hard to like your people': #StopDisenrolllment campaign returns amid rise in tribal removals (January 27, 2020)

Disenrollment is once again on the rise, according to tribal advocates and victims of a practice seen as unfair and dehumanizing.


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.


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.


Native Sun News Today: Gerry Robinson publishes new book about early Cheyenne history
Native Sun News Today: Gerry Robinson publishes new book about early Cheyenne history (January 20, 2020)

'The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage' starts from the first days after the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.


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.


YES! Magazine: Pawnee Nation reclaims agricultural traditions
YES! Magazine: Pawnee Nation reclaims agricultural traditions (January 8, 2020)

The resilience of food production in the face of a changing climate will depend on both traditional ecological knowledge and Western science.


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.


Supreme Court sneaks in another Indian Country case to the docket
Supreme Court sneaks in another Indian Country case to the docket (December 17, 2019)

Anyone wondering why the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to be taking its time with one of the most closely-watched controversies in Indian Country history finally got a glimpse with the addition of a new case to the docket.


Rep. Tom Cole: A bipartisan commitment to America's defense
Rep. Tom Cole: A bipartisan commitment to America's defense (December 16, 2019)

For nearly 60 years, lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle have affirmed their bipartisan commitment to providing for our common defense.


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Chief Black Kettle honored for impact on history
Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Chief Black Kettle honored for impact on history (December 13, 2019)

Many have heard of Cheyenne Chief Black Kettle, however many may not know how he became well known in his advocacy for peace between Native people and European settlers.


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.


Rep. Markwayne Mullin: America's economy remains as strong as ever
Rep. Markwayne Mullin: America's economy remains as strong as ever (December 11, 2019)

Two years ago, tax reform was a great Christmas gift to Oklahomans and it’s a gift that keeps on giving.


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.


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.