Stories

03/26/2015  –  Cherokee Nation adds Adair County to list of childcare centers with garden projects

Toddlers and preschoolers at the Cherokee Nation Child Development Center in Stilwell now have new gardens, fresh soil and cages to grow tomatoes, squash, bell peppers, okra and cucumbers.

03/25/2015  –  Red Dirt musician Stoney LaRue appears at free concert at Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation brings bandana wearing, boot stomping Red Dirt music mainstay Stoney LaRue live in an outdoor concert Thursday, April 2.The free concert will be held just west of the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.

03/25/2015  –  Cherokee Nation Principal Chief testifies before Congress

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker delivered testimony Wednesday before the U.S. House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee in Washington, D.C. Chief Baker addressed the need for increased Indian Health Service funding, as well as the significance of contract support costs, along with Mickey Percy of the Choctaw Nation.

03/19/2015  –  Cherokee Nation Housing Authority executive director urges Congress to reauthorize vital funding

The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation’s executive director urged the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs to reauthorize funding for Native American housing.

03/19/2015  –  Cherokee Nation honors Korean War veteran brothers at March Tribal Council meeting

The Cherokee Nation honored two brothers who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Korean War with the Cherokee Medal of Patriotism during the March Tribal Council meeting.

03/17/2015  –  Tribal Council appoints Environmental Protection Commission members

Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirmed the reappointments of two Cherokee citizens to the Cherokee Nation Environmental Protection Commission Monday during its March meeting.

03/17/2015  –  Cherokee Nation donates $30,000 to Murrell Home, Color Guard, War Pony Community Outreach

The Cherokee Nation donated $10,000 each this week to Friends of the Murrell Home, War Pony Community Outreach and the Cherokee Nation Color Guard to help with staffing, travel and community members in need.

03/13/2015  –  Statue of Southeastern pottery pioneer on display at complex

A bronze bust honoring the first female Cherokee National Treasure celebrated for reviving Southeastern style pottery is now on display at the Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex.

03/12/2015  –  Tribe celebrates anniversary of Cherokee Nation Veterans Center

The Cherokee Nation celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Cherokee Veterans Center Wednesday, which showcases Cherokee veterans’ memorabilia and provides help with benefits and counseling.

03/10/2015  –  W.W. Hastings Hospital, Cherokee Nation health centers ‘Certified Healthy’

Four of Cherokee Nation’s health centers, W.W. Hastings Hospital and the tribe’s entire health services department are deemed “Certified Healthy” by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

03/06/2015  –  Cherokee Nation draws 36 candidates for June election

The filing period to run for Cherokee Nation Principal Chief, Deputy Chief and eight Tribal Council seats ended this week, drawing 36 candidates.

03/06/2015  –  W.W. Hastings Hospital nurse returns from West Africa, working to fight Ebola

After spending nearly two months in West Africa helping fight the Ebola virus, Cherokee citizen and registered nurse Dana Hayworth returned to work at the Cherokee Nation this week. The tribe’s W.W. Hastings Hospital staff held a reception to welcome her back.

03/05/2015  –  Cherokee Casino South Coffeyville opens with more than 100 new employees

The Cherokee Nation and citizens of Nowata County are celebrating more than a hundred new jobs to the area, ushered in by the opening of the new Cherokee Casino South Coffeyville.

03/05/2015  –  Cherokee Nation honors veterans in February

The Cherokee Nation honored three Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans with the Cherokee Medal of Patriotism during its Tribal Council meeting on Feb. 26.

03/03/2015  –  Cherokee Nation calendar of events for March

The Cherokee Nation hosts its annual Public School Appreciation Day in March, donating millions to school districts throughout northeast Oklahoma. There are also several community Cherokee language classes available for the public this month. Calendar items for March are as follows:

03/02/2015  –  Summer Youth Employment Program applications now available

The Cherokee Nation is now accepting applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program. The program connects Native teens with summer jobs to earn money and gain work experience.

03/02/2015  –  Cherokee Nation mourns loss of John Shurr

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker offered the following statement Monday on the passing of former Associated Press Editor, Cherokee citizen and Cherokee Phoenix editorial board member John Shurr.

03/02/2015  –  Expanded car tag program means more money for more schools

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council passed legislation Thursday night to use car tag revenues to fund school districts outside the tribal jurisdiction for the first time ever.