Principal Chief issues statement on strengthened ICWA regulations
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker issued a statement Wednesday in response to the U.S. Department of Interior’s updated regulations to strengthen the rights of Indian children, their parents and their tribes in state child welfare proceedings.
Cherokee Nation keeps at-large citizens connected in 22 cities nationwide
Across the United States, 22 cities now have Cherokee Nation-affiliated satellite organizations. The organizations help them stay connected to their Cherokee roots since nearly two-thirds of Cherokee Nation citizens live outside the traditional Cherokee Nation boundaries of northeast Oklahoma.
Miss Cherokee applications now available
—Applications for the 2016-17 Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition are now available. The deadline to apply is July 8. The Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition is held Saturday, Aug. 27.