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…

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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.


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…


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, …


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.

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The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council was updated on court proceedings and criminal matters during a rules committee meeting Tuesday.


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…

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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.

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’…

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.

The Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association will host their next meeting on Saturday July 3, at the King Center, 300 W. Martin Luther King.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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