Four newcomers were elected to the Council of the Cherokee Nation during a run-off election Saturday, according to unofficial totals from the Cherokee Nation Election Commission. They’ll join four Council incumbents who were re-elected and a fifth newcomer who was elected during the June Che…
In a close race for the Cherokee Nation District 2 Tribal Council seat, Candessa Tehee defeated Bobby Slover by seven votes in a runoff election Saturday.
Cherokee Nation, one of the largest tribal nations in the U.S., is breaking barriers and disproving stereotypes by changing how Native Americans are represented and redefining how their stories are told.
TULSA - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is celebrating its new 65-foot Les Paul guitar monument with the public on Tuesday evening, July 27, at 9 p.m.
CHEWEY -- Cherokee Nation is providing an eco-friendly boost to the Neighborhood Association of Chewey in Adair County through installation of rooftop solar panels on the community building, which may lower utility costs by as much as 90 percent.
In August, the Cherokee Nation bids farewell to five members of our legislative branch and welcomes new members. Some of the departing councilors reached constitutional term limits, while others chose not to seek reelection in this year's mid-terms, which conclude after runoff July 24. Their…
A few miles from the Kansas border, a handful of Chilocco Indian Agricultural School alumni drove down a long dirt road on a warm July morning to tend to parts of the sprawling but now-crumbling campus. While much of the grounds are overgrown with weeds, the school's graveyard, near Newkirk,…
With more than 2,000 Cherokee citizens already signed up under Oklahoma's recent expansion of Medicaid, the Cherokee Nation recently hosted U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, …
A candidate in an upcoming Cherokee Nation run-off election was charged Wednesday with accepting an illegal campaign contribution.
The Cherokee Nation is providing $150 in clothing assistance for every qualifying Cherokee student regardless of residency or income, with applications accepted beginning Tuesday, July 20.
Earlier this month, I was proud to host a member of the Presidential Cabinet and other top U.S. health care officials in the Cherokee Nation.
Kristyn Robling is an incoming second-year student at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation. She just finished a rural externship organized through OSU.
Cherokee Nation Health Services has reached a milestone of fully vaccinating 70 percent of active Cherokee Nation government employees for the COVID-19 virus. Cherokee Nation Health Services began administering the vaccine in December 2020 and has given more than 65,200 vaccines through the …
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council was updated on court proceedings and criminal matters during a rules committee meeting Tuesday.
District Attorney Jack Thorp said a forum with Gov. Kevin Stitt and a group of prosecutors to discuss the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s McGirt ruling was a waste of time, although conceptually, the idea was solid.
The Council of the Cherokee Nation approved a resolution Monday adopting the Kansas Intersection Safety Improvement Project for work at the intersection of U.S. Highway 412A, Highway 59 and State Highway 10 in the town of Kansas, Delaware County. The resolution names the intersection as a pr…
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved a resolution to waive the tribe’s sovereign immunity to negotiate detention contracts with county and municipal jails within its reservation.
July 9 marks the one-year anniversary of the historic McGirt ruling by the United States Supreme Court. A year later, our efforts to protect the Cherokee Nation Reservation, in the face of assault by opponents of tribal sovereignty, is stronger than ever.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council extended the deadline for tribal members to turn in their application for assistance from COVID-19 Relief Fund during a regular meeting Saturday.
OKLAHOMA CITY – In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the Bureau of Indian Affairs apparently turned up no documents concerning correspondence between itself and the Muscogee Nation on Treaty of 1866.
The late Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected to serve as chief of the Cherokee Nation, is widely remembered for her courage and resolve. Those hallmarks are why the U.S. Mint has chosen our tribal nation’s former leader to be featured on quarters starting next year. She’…
The Cherokee Nation is the first tribe in the country to participate in the U.S. Department of Transportation Self Governance Program, meaning the tribe has autonomy to plan and finance road improvement and transit projects within the reservation.
The 50th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale is underway, with this year’s top award going to Cherokee National Treasure Vivian Cottrell for her black-ash basket “We Are Still Here.”
The Cherokee Nation has signed an agreement with the town of Vian to donate revenue from traffic and misdemeanor citations back to the municipality.
ROSE — Enjoy award-winning fine art from Cherokee National Treasure Dorothy Sullivan in a new exhibit at the Saline Courthouse Museum beginning June 29.
In the hills of Sequoyah County sits the iconic Dwight Mission campus. For almost 120 years, Dwight Mission served as a Cherokee boarding school. It's only fitting that the tribe is now assuming ownership of this hallowed location with profound historical significance for Cherokees.
VIAN – Cherokee Nation announced Wednesday the acquisition of Dwight Mission in Sequoyah County. The historic property has been used by Dwight Presbyterian Mission Inc. for camp and conference activities since the 1950s and includes more than 200 acres.
The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation has created the Emergency Rental Assistance Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and renter households in need of assistance may submit their application online at www.hacn.org.
The annual Tri-Council gathering of Cherokee leaders from the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians is an opportunity to celebrate our shared values and culture, as well as our diverse histories.
MUSKOGEE - The Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association and their supporters will host their next meeting on Saturday July 3, at the King Center, 300 W. Martin Luther King Drive.
SALLISAW – Moved to locate and unite the Cherokee people, celebrated linguist Sequoyah embarked on a perilous journey to Mexico in 1842.
Three Cherokee tribes will gather together this week in Tahlequah for a Tri-Council meeting, but to kick things off, members of the Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians visited the Heritage Center Wednesday to partake in cultura…
Wilma Mankiller, the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, will be honored during the first year of the U.S. Mint’s American Women Quarters Program.
The Cherokee Nation Attorney General’s office added five new charges of false personation against a Tahlequah woman initially charged last month in tribal court with one count of election fraud and one count of false personation.
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed the Anti-Harassment Act of 2021 during a regular meeting Monday night.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Cherokee Nation Film Office and deadCenter Film, the state's largest film festival, have partnered to recognize Indigenous filmmakers with the festival's inaugural award for Best Indigenous Short Film.
The Cherokee Nation will host a series of community drive-thru events focused on helping Cherokee elders register on the Gadugi Portal and apply for the tribe’s $2,000 COVID-19 assistance payment.
Cherokee Nation Attorney General Sara Hill announced that the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians dismissed its appeal in a case it filed, UKB v. Barteaux, putting the legal challenge to rest.
After the Supreme Court’s McGirt decision, tribal courts have been inundated with cases that were dismissed by the state. The Cherokee Nation, for instance, has now filed 1,000 cases in the CN District Court.
The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council approved legislation to distribute $1,000 payments to UKB members during a regular meeting Saturday.
Cherokee Nation officials visited Northeastern State University recently to see the progress made on Seminary Hall, as the $8 million restoration and renovation project is set to wrap up within the next year.
Elections for five open Cherokee Nation Tribal Council seats were decided over the weekend, and another four are headed to run off elections next month.
The Cherokee Nation Election Commission released the unofficial results for the June 5 election, in which nine CN Tribal Council seats were up for grabs.
This past week marked 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre. On May 31, 1921, an armed mob attacked the Greenwood District of Tulsa, which was known as "Black Wall Street" because it was a renowned center of black entrepreneurs and business professionals.
Bentonville, AR – The Museum of Native American History’s Hear Our Voices series continues June 12, at 11 a.m., with Gayle Ross, who will tell two Cherokee rabbit stories – one for children and one for all ages.
The Cherokee Nation's Motor Vehicle tags year-to-date sales has increased by 14 percent compared to March 2020, according to the tax commission administrator.
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signed legislation Thursday that will provide a $2,000 lump sum COVID relief individual assistance payment to all 392,832 Cherokee Nation citizens.
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[mdash] age 85. In Home Daycare. Died July 23rd in Tahlequah, OK. Funeral Services July 29th at 2:00pm at United Methodist Church in Cookson, OK. Interment at Cookson-Proctor Cemetery. Visitation prior to services starting at 11:00am.
TAHLEQUAH [mdash] age 69. English Educator. Died July 16th in Sallisaw, OK. Memorial Services July 30th at 2:00pm at Reed-Culver Chapel. Interment at Hendricks Cemetery.
TAHLEQUAH [mdash] age 74 of Tahlequah, OK. Laborer. Died July 21st in Tahlequah, OK. Services July 26th at 2:00pm at Elm Tree Baptist Church. Burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation July 24th, 1:00pm until 6:00pm at Reed-Culver.
- CN Tribal Council Candidate Bobby Slover arrested for taking contribution
- Homicide charges against sheriff's deputy dismissed
- Area woman to city council: Fauci, China made virus to 'get rid of us'
- Sex offender arrested again
- Man killed in crash near Tahlequah
- At one former Native American school in Oklahoma, honoring the dead now falls to alumni
- POLICE BEAT 7-21-21: Woman claims babies 'hanging from trees'
- Sheriff, CN AG's Office trade barbs over challenges created by McGirt
- COVID case surge prompts Crisis Task Force to regroup
- Oklahoma cut off federal unemployment benefits early, but workers are struggling to find jobs
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