05/18/2018  –  Cherokee Nation employees graduate from OU Economic Development Institute

Four Cherokee Nation employees recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute at the OU EDI spring session held in Fort Worth, Texas.

05/17/2018  –  Cherokee Nation honors three veterans in May

The Cherokee Nation honored two U.S. Air Force veterans and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran with the tribe’s Medal of Patriotism during the May Tribal Council meeting.

05/17/2018  –  Cherokee Nation donates $55,000 to Rogers, Mayes County law enforcement

Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors Keith Austin and Janees Taylor donated more than $55,000 to 16 Rogers and Mayes County law enforcement agencies during an appreciation breakfast at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs Wednesday morning.

05/16/2018  –  Cherokee Nation donates $58,000 to District 5, District 6 law enforcement

The Cherokee Nation recently made a contribution of $58,400 to law enforcement agencies in District 5 and District 6, which encompass all of Sequoyah County and part of Muskogee County.

05/16/2018  –  Cherokee Nation donates $25,000 to Big Cabin Volunteer Fire Department

Cherokee Nation officials recently presented a $25,000 check to the Big Cabin Volunteer Fire Department to help the department purchase a new fire engine.

05/16/2018  –  Tribal Council confirms Gaming Commission reappointment

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council confirmed the reappointment of Steven Barrick to the Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission during Monday night’s monthly meeting.

05/15/2018  –  Sequoyah High School announces 2018 valedictorian, salutatorian

Sequoyah High School recently named Katelyn Morton and Aspen Ford as the class of 2018’s valedictorian and salutatorian.

05/11/2018  –  11 Cherokee families receive new homes in Vinita

With construction complete, 11 Cherokee families received the keys to their new homes in Vinita on Friday. The homes were built through the Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation’s New Home Construction Program.

05/11/2018  –  Cherokee Nation hosts Sequoyah Day on May 19

Enjoy a day of traditional Cherokee art, music and more, honoring legendary statesman and inventor of the Cherokee syllabary, Sequoyah. The event will be held in conjunction with Cherokee Nation's Traditional Native Games.

05/10/2018  –  Cherokee Nation uses $1M grant to supply first responders with Narcan

The Cherokee Nation is helping save lives by supplying hundreds of first responders in northeastern Oklahoma with free boxes of Narcan, a spray that reverses Opioid drug overdoses.

05/10/2018  –  Cherokee Nation hosts Traditional Native Games at Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum

The Cherokee Nation hosts its 13th annual Traditional Native Games competition Saturday, May 19, at Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum near Sallisaw.

05/09/2018  –  Chief Baker testifies before Congress on funding for health care, education

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker delivered testimony Wednesday before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

05/08/2018  –  Cherokee Nation donates $4,000 to Zion School for physical education equipment

The Cherokee Nation donated $4,000 to Zion Public School to help furnish a new building with archery and other physical education equipment.

05/08/2018  –  Cherokee Nation donates nearly $500K to local volunteer fire departments

The Cherokee Nation gave nearly half a million dollars to 131 Oklahoma volunteer fire departments Monday night during the tribe’s annual Volunteer Firefighter Ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

05/04/2018  –  Governor vetoes bill recognizing Oklahoma Native American Day

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin this week vetoed House Bill 2261, a bill calling for the recognition of a statewide Oklahoma Native American Day on the second Monday in October. Representative Chuck Hoskin and Senator John Sparks, both citizens of the Cherokee Nation, authored the bill, which passed the House with a 71-10 vote and the Senate with a 35-5 vote.