Stories

02/27/2015  –  Cherokee Nation applauds BIA’s Indian Child Welfare Act guideline revision

This week the U.S. Department of Interior Asst. Sec.for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn addressed tribal leaders, including Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, on the revision of Indian Child Welfare Act guidelines for state courts. The briefing was given during the National Congress of American Indians meeting in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Crittenden serves as a NCAI regional vice president.

02/26/2015  –  Cherokee Nation wins national social media award

The Cherokee Nation’s Facebook and Twitter pages won “Best Use of Social Media by a Government/Public Affairs” by Ragan Communications, the nation’s leading publisher of corporate communications, public relations and leadership development firm.

02/25/2015  –  Cherokee Nation awards record amount of college scholarships

The Cherokee Nation is funding a record number of college scholarships in the 2014-15 academic year to ensure as many Cherokee students as possible enroll and graduate from college with a brighter future and fewer student loans.

02/24/2015  –  Cherokee Nation marshals take Polar Plunge into frigid river

Cherokee Nation marshals stood soaking wet and shivering in the 40 degree temperature Saturday, after diving into the Illinois River for the 2015 Polar Plunge.

02/20/2015  –  Three public screenings of “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People” coming to northeast Oklahoma

“Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People,” the Cherokee Nation’s new monthly, 30-minute news magazine-style program will host free public screenings in Tulsa, Muskogee and Vinita starting Sunday, Feb. 22.

02/19/2015  –  ‘Escape to the Prison’ this Saturday

The Cherokee National Prison Museum on Saturday is hosting “Escape to the Prison,” commemorating Tom Ross’ dramatic escape from the penitentiary.

02/19/2015  –  Cherokee Nation adopts policy to provide 8 weeks paid maternity leave

The Cherokee Nation has adopted a more family-friendly policy to provide eight weeks of fully paid maternity leave for female employees of the tribal government.

02/17/2015  –  Cherokee Nation delivers 5,000 valentines to veterans

Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden and Cherokee Nation Immersion Charter School students handed out hundreds of homemade Valentine cards to veterans at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center Friday to thank them for their service to the country.

02/05/2015  –  Cherokee Nation switches to environmentally friendly transit buses

The Cherokee Nation replaced several gas-powered transit buses this week with new environmentally friendly buses that run on compressed natural gas.

02/04/2015  –  Cherokee Nation History Course coming to Bartlesville

The Cherokee Nation is bringing its popular history and humanities course to Bartlesville this month.

02/03/2015  –  Cherokee Nation donates $15,000 to Murrow Indian Children’s Home

The Cherokee Nation recently donated $15,000 to the Murrow Indian Children’s Home in Muskogee to help the nonprofit provide essential care for Native youth.

02/03/2015  –  Cherokee Nation launches monthly program

The story of the Cherokee Nation is one of strength, heartache, survival and resilience, and its culture is among the richest, most vibrant and storied in all of Indian Country.