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.
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:
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.