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05/21/2015  –  Vance to lead Cherokee Nation Johnson O’Malley program

The Cherokee Nation recently named Mark Vance as its manager of the tribe’s Johnson O’Malley Program. Vance, a Cherokee Nation citizen, is a former educator with 23 years of experience.

05/19/2015  –  Cherokee Nation updates code of laws, makes books more reader-friendly

Cherokee Nation laws are more reader-friendly for the public to search through than ever before thanks to the tribe’s updated and newly published code of laws.

05/19/2015  –  Cherokee Nation donates $80,000 for construction of women’s shelter

The Cherokee Nation recently donated $80,000 to the nonprofit Orchard Road Community Outreach in Stilwell for the construction of a women’s shelter for the community.

05/19/2015  –  Cherokee Nation honors veterans in May

The Cherokee Nation honored a veteran father and son, posthumously, with the Cherokee Medal of Patriotism during May’s Tribal Council meeting.

05/18/2015  –  Cherokee Immersion Charter School graduates sixth-grade, kindergarten classes

The Cherokee Immersion Charter School graduates even more young Cherokee speakers during an end-of-year graduation ceremony Tuesday at Sequoyah Schools’ gym.

05/15/2015  –  Cherokee Nation announces $1.5 billion impact on northeast Oklahoma economy

A new economic impact report by Dr. Russell Evans of Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University shows the Cherokee Nation now has a $1.55 billion impact on the state’s economy, making the tribe one of the state’s biggest economic drivers. That’s up nearly 50 percent since the 2011 economic impact report, also produced by Dr. Evans.

05/13/2015  –  Diabetes Prevention Coordinator on national panel

Cherokee Nation’s longtime Diabetes Prevention Coordinator Tonya Wapskineh is serving on the Sixth Annual Native American Health Care Conference panel in San Diego May 17-19.

05/12/2015  –  Tribal Council approves polling precincts for June tribal elections

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved polling precincts for the June 27 tribal elections, including 15 new voting sites in some counties.

05/12/2015  –  Cherokee language now available on Google Android

The Cherokee language is now available for download on more than 20 Android devices, making the language even more accessible to millions of Google smartphone and tablet users.

05/11/2015  –  Cherokee Nation donates $195,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs

The Cherokee Nation donated $195,000 Monday to eight area Boys & Girls Clubs in northeastern Oklahoma, many whom serve Cherokee and Native American students in their after-school programs.

05/11/2015  –  Cherokee Nation Businesses records record year for revenue, income

Cherokee Nation Businesses’ annual year-end audit shows the tribe’s economic development arm ended fiscal year 2014 with record revenues topping $829 million, more than $48 million ahead of fiscal year 2013. The company’s operating income of $105 million was also up 8 percent in 2014.

05/08/2015  –  Camp Cherokee applications available

Parents looking for camps this summer can still apply for Cherokee Nation’s Camp Cherokee, which offers day camps for elementary students and a weeklong residential camp for middle and high school students.

05/08/2015  –  Cherokee Nation declares May National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker recently signed a proclamation declaring the month of May as National Children’s Health Awareness Month.

05/07/2015  –  Sequoyah High School graduates five Gates Scholars

Five Sequoyah High School seniors have been named Gates Millennium Scholars, receiving up to $1.25 million in college scholarships from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

05/07/2015  –  Cherokee Nation awards 129 local fire departments $451,500

The Cherokee Nation awarded 129 volunteer and rural fire departments with $3,500 checks totaling $451,500 Monday during the 2015 Volunteer Firefighter Awards Ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

05/06/2015  –  Chief Baker issues statement on Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals decision

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker issued a statement Wednesday regarding the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals rejecting Bureau of Indian Affairs’ child placement guidelines.

05/04/2015  –  Cherokee Nation showcases newest health center in Ochelata

The Cherokee Nation held an open house at its new $10 million Cooweescoowee Health Center in Ochelata on Monday. The 28,000-square-foot facility, trimmed in cedar and with art highlighting the historic significance of the area, is five times larger than the existing Bartlesville Health Center it replaces.