Stories

04/16/2014  –  Cherokee Nation transit going green

The Cherokee Nation is going green, replacing more of its aging transit buses with compressed natural gas transit buses thanks to a $300,000 Federal Transit Administration grant.

04/15/2014  –  Cherokee Nation adds millions to housing, career programs

The Cherokee Nation increased its 2014 operating budget, adding $9.7 million from carryover funds from fiscal year 2013. The additional funding will help more Cherokee citizens with housing and job training.

04/14/2014  –  Winners announced for 43rd Annual Trail of Tears Art Show

The Cherokee Heritage Center announced the winners of the 43rd Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale during an awards celebration on Friday at the Cherokee Heritage Center. The 2014 Grand Prize has been awarded to Troy Jackson, Cherokee Nation, for “5:00 Friday.”

04/11/2014  –  Cherokee Nation celebrates Third Annual Environmental Festival

About 250 elementary students and other participants enjoyed archery, saw live snakes and got free trees at the Cherokee Nation’s Third Annual Environmental Festival Friday.

04/10/2014  –  Cherokee students participate in Sooners for N7 event

More than 20 Cherokee students traveled to the University of Oklahoma on Wednesday for the inaugural Sooners for N7 event.

04/10/2014  –  Camp Cherokee applications now available

Applications are now available for Cherokee Nation’s Camp Cherokee, which offers day camps for elementary age students and a weeklong residential camp for middle and high school students this summer.

04/09/2014  –  Cherokee Nation Principal Chief testifies before Congress

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker delivered testimony before the U.S. House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, April 8. He addressed the need for Indian Health Services to restart its joint venture construction program with tribes this year, as well as the significance of the Tribal 8(a) program and problems because of the perceived cap.

04/07/2014  –  Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission employees gain new posts

Cherokee citizen Doug Hatfield, a former compliance manager for the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission, is now serving as the director of compliance for the National Indian Gaming Commission in Washington, D.C.

04/04/2014  –  Cherokee Nation hosts Oklahoma State Board of Health meeting

The Oklahoma State Board of Health is holding its spring meeting at the Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex in Tahlequah on Tuesday, April 8.

04/03/2014  –  Cherokee Nation History and Humanities Course available in Muldrow

The Cherokee Nation is offering its history and humanities course to the public during classes that start April 8 in Muldrow.

04/02/2014  –  Cherokee Nation hosting community meeting in Washington, D.C.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and other tribal leaders will host a luncheon and offer new tribal citizenship photo IDs to Cherokee citizens living in the Washington, D.C. area at an event on Saturday.

04/01/2014  –  Cherokee Nation declares April “Sexual Assault Awareness Month”

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker signed a proclamation Tuesday declaring April “Sexual Assault Awareness Month.” He signed the proclamation with support of Sequoyah High School students in attendance, since every two minutes somewhere in America someone is sexually assaulted and 44 percent are 18 years of age or younger. The proclamation also declares April 23 to be “Denim Day” in the Cherokee Nation. Tribal citizens and employees are encouraged to wear jeans to draw attention t

04/01/2014  –  Cherokee Nation Veterans Center opens

The $2 million Cherokee Nation Veterans Center is now open for military veterans to visit or seek guidance from the tribe’s office of Veteran Affairs.