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06/24/2016  –  Principal Chief issues statement on SCOTUS Dollar General decision

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker issued a statement Friday in response to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Dollar General v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

06/24/2016  –  Cherokee Nation accepting school clothing voucher applications in July

Applications for the 2016 Clothing Assistance Program helping families purchase new school clothes will be available starting July 6.

06/23/2016  –  Remember the Removal Bike Ride cyclists complete 950-mile journey

The 2016 Remember the Removal Bike Ride cyclists rolled onto the Cherokee Nation Courthouse lawn Thursday, officially ending their 950-mile journey retracing the Trail of Tears.

06/20/2016  –  Cherokee Nation donates $75,000 to backpack programs

The Cherokee Nation donated $75,000 to several organizations that ensure school children get snacks and school supplies when they return to school this fall.

06/17/2016  –  Cherokee Nation honors veterans in June

The Cherokee Nation honored four Korean War veterans with the Medal of Patriotism in June.

06/14/2016  –  Tribal Council renews state charter for Cherokee Immersion School

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council voted Monday to renew the Cherokee Immersion School as a state charter school.

06/14/2016  –  Cherokee Nation honors 30 groups with “Community Impact Awards”

The Cherokee Nation recently honored 30 community organizations formed and run by Cherokee Nation citizens who do outstanding volunteer work, promote the culture and make other significant contributions.

06/13/2016  –  Cherokee Nation donates $5,000 to the Stilwell Public Library

The Cherokee Nation recently donated $5,000 to the Stilwell Public Library to help with the construction of a new children’s wing.

06/10/2016  –  Cherokee Nation contributes $500,000 to National Museum of the American Indian

When the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian opens its new exhibition, “Americans,” in fall 2017, it will be due in part to a significant contribution from the Cherokee Nation.

06/09/2016  –  Cherokee Nation helps nearly 200 teachers with STEM training

The Cherokee Nation awarded $10,000 in grants so that 10 classroom teachers can now create a butterfly garden, build cardboard boats to race for a lesson on buoyancy, buy telescopes and start other STEM activities this fall.

06/08/2016  –  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.

06/06/2016  –  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.

06/06/2016  –  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.

06/03/2016  –  Cherokee tribes host third annual festival at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

The Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians are partnering again to host the third annual Cherokee Days at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.