TULSA – A night of saws and scares awaits at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa as the resort destination’s 2021 Halloween party kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 30. Guests are encouraged to wear their most daring and frightening costumes and enter this year’s costume contest, where a share of $1…
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signed an official proclamation declaring Oct. 15 as "Sequoyah Day" during a small gathering Oct. 12 at the Sequoyah's Cabin Museum in Sequoyah County with members of his cabinet, the Council of the Cherokee Nation, and the Cherokee Nation Language Department…
Not very long ago, Native Americans were hard to find in the film industry. Even when a Native character appeared on screen, they were often portrayed by actors who did not come from Native communities. With some notable exceptions, Native writers, directors and other creative talent were ev…
In honor of Sequoyah and this year’s bicentennial celebration of the Cherokee syllabary, Cherokee Nation has become the first Native American tribal nation to use motion and facial capture technology to help preserve and promote an Indigenous language.
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said during a Tribal Council meeting Tuesday that the Cherokee Nation will continue its efforts to seek damages against companies in the opioid industry.
ROLAND – The Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland team is getting bigger, thanks to on-the-spot hiring that will take place at the award-winning entertainment destination on Thursday, Oct. 14.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma counties and municipalities have begun entering into new intergovernmental agreements and working with their tribal neighbors following last year’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and tribal leaders said they’re hopeful state officials will soon be willing to do …
Cherokee Nation is now offering several flu vaccinations to prepare for the upcoming flu season and is open to all citizens of federally recognized tribes, as well as the public.
The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes (ITC) is an organization that unites the tribal governments of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole Nations. Together, these tribes represent about 815,000 Indian people throughout the United States. It is one of the ol…
TULSA – The Cherokee Nation Film Office and Oklahoma State University-Tulsa are partnering to build educational opportunities and support Oklahoma’s rapidly expanding film industry.
The Institute of Global Security & Comparative Justice Systems at Northeastern State University is hosting a two-part series discussing the McGirt v. Oklahoma ruling this fall.
NASHVILLE – Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. received the Leadership Award for Public Service from the International Economic Development Council.
The Cherokee Nation on Tuesday enrolled its 400,000th tribal citizen and continues to process a historic record number of citizenship applications.
For two decades, the opioid epidemic has plagued the Cherokee Nation. In recent years, hundreds of millions of prescription opioids were sold at the wholesale or retail level within the Cherokee Nation Reservation. The epidemic affects even our youngest citizens with many Cherokee babies bei…
The Cherokee Nation Registration Office is extending its closure of in-person services through October and will reopen to the public on Nov. 1 to allow staff to continue to focus on clearing a backlog of thousands of pending citizenship applications.
WASHINGTON --The National Indian Health Board has joined the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition in recognizing Sept. 30, 2021 as the National Day of Remembrance for U.S. Indian Boarding Schools.
VINITA -- Officials with Cherokee Nation and its businesses joined leaders from the city of Vinita today to unveil plans for the tribe's future cultural tourism destination located in Craig County.
DURANT, OK - The Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority is giving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine "booster dose" to those authorized to receive it by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Chief Ben Barnes of the Shawnee Tribe will hold a press conference at the Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site in Fairway, Kansas to encourage a comprehensive federal investigation into all residential boarding schools and honor the Native American children who were enrolled and died a…
After more than four years since the Cherokee Nation filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies, claiming the distributors failed to prevent the flow of illegally prescribed opioids into Indian Country, the tribe and three companies announced a settlement Tuesday.
The Cherokee Nation announced a settlement of its ongoing opioid diversion claims case against McKesson, AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation, and Cardinal Health.
The cornerstone of our democracy is the right to vote. However, for most of our country's history, Native Americans were denied that right. The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 granted citizenship to all Native Americans born in the U.S., but even after that law, states could restrict Native v…
The Cherokee Nation will host a commemoration event marking the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Cherokee Heritage Center Act of 2020.
The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation continues to offer the Emergency Rental Assistance Program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with eligibility extending for the first time to Cherokee citizens living in certain areas outside Oklahoma, including in parts of Arkansas and Kansas…
SPAVINAW — The Cherokee Nation is providing an eco-friendly boost to the Spavinaw Youth & Neighborhood Center through the installation of rooftop solar panels on the neighborhood center’s building, which are expected to lower utility costs by as much as 80 percent.
The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation is ramping up a $22.5 million total investment to repair or build replacement homes that will improve the lives of Cherokee elders and support a wave of job growth throughout the reservation.
Cherokees have long known the first years of any child's life should be spent in a nurturing and enriching environment to build the best possible foundation for their whole life to come. Our collective future is being written today by investments we make in our youngest children. That's why …
TULSA – “Nanyehi – The Story of Nancy Ward” makes its Tulsa return on Oct. 29-30 at Hard Rock Live inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced the “Verna D. Thompson Early Childhood Education Act” on Tuesday, investing up to $40 million to replace seven existing Cherokee Nation Head Start centers with new facilities, upgrading others within the Cherokee Nation Reservation a…
PAWNEE -- The Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum will celebrate the lives of Major Gordon W. "Pawnee Bill" Lillie and his wife May Lillie and their famous Wild West Shows with a one-day festival on Sept. 18.
Cherokee Nation officials joined leaders from the city of Tahlequah to cut the ribbon on the Bliss Avenue road improvement project on Friday, Aug. 30.
To grow the economy across the Cherokee Nation Reservation, we must be forward thinking, collaborative and willing to work across borders. As the largest tribe in the U.S., we have unique opportunities to grow prosperity for our citizens. We also need the support of our neighbors, because we…
PAWNEE - Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum in Pawnee has partnered with Oklahoma Humanities to host OH's book discussion series called "Let's Talk About It."
ROSE -- Skilled in gathering and weaving natural materials and dyes, Cherokee National Treasure Bessie Russell is widely known for creating authentic, handcrafted Cherokee baskets.
One of the most important principles of federal Indian law is the trust responsibility that the U.S. government has toward tribal nations. Tribes gave over billions of acres of land and its resources to the United States, often under duress. In return, the federal government took on a legal …
Cherokee Nation observed Tuesday as International Overdose Awareness Day and continues to focus on medication assisted treatment and overdose prevention.
The Council of the Cherokee Nation recently elected its new officers, including Councilor Mike Shambaugh of District 9 as the new Council Speaker.
Winners of the 26th annual Cherokee Homecoming Art Show and Sale were announced Friday evening during a virtual awards presentation.
Chelbie Turtle, 20, of Park Hill, was crowned Miss Cherokee 2021-2022 during the annual leadership competition held at Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Tahlequah Saturday.
Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief Bryan Warner has been selected by the Northeastern State University Alumni Association Board of Directors as a 2021 Outstanding Young Alumnus.
The Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council and the Oklahoma leadership for the agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, hosted a "Nation to Nation" tribal virtual consultation meeting on Aug. 17.
Oklahoma has a rich legacy of innovation and success in the aerospace industry. Cherokee Nation citizen Will Rogers was one of its earliest promoters almost 100 years ago. Today, aerospace and aviation continue to help propel the Oklahoma economy, and Cherokee Nation plays a key role in this…
The Cherokee Nation’s Registration Office is extending its closed in-person services another month and will reopen to the public on Oct. 4.
QUAPAW – The Boxmasters concert scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Downstream Casino Resort Pavilion has been postponed. It's been rescheduled for Oct. 7. The band released the following statement:
This Week's Circulars
[mdash] age 62 of Rose, OK. Electrician. Died October 19th in Cookson, OK. Funeral services October 25th at 1:00pm at Reed-Culver Chapel. Burial at Walker Cemetery in Tahlequah, OK. Visitation October 22nd from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Reed-Culver.
[mdash] age 74 of Miami, OK. Truck Driver. Died October 17th in Joplin, MO. Funeral services October 22nd at 2:00pm at Reed-Culver Chapel. Burial at Manus Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, October 21st from 1:00pm until 6:00pm at Reed-Culver.
[mdash] age 81 of Tahlequah, OK. Transportation Supervisor. Died October 16th in Tahlequah, OK. Services October 20th at 10:00am at Park Hill Baptist. Burial at Tahlequah City Cemetery. Visitation October 19th from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at Reed-Culver.
[mdash] NAME: Gary Allen Goodwiin, 60, year old, Lead Plumber, NSU Tahlequah, transitioned, October 13, 2021. Memorial Service 2:00 pm, October 27, 2021, Green Country Funeral Home . Online condolences may be expressed at tahlequahfuneral.com
[mdash] age 48 of Tulsa, OK. Homemaker. Died October 12th in Tulsa. Funeral services October 18th at 2:00pm at Little Rock Baptist Church in Locust Grove. Visitation prior to services at 10:30am. Burial at Little Rock Cemetery.
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