05/31/2016  –  2016 Remember the Removal Bike Ride departs to retrace Trail of Tears

The 2016 Remember the Removal Bike Ride cyclists departed the Cherokee Nation Tuesday, officially beginning a three-week journey to retrace the northern route of the Trail of Tears.

05/26/2016  –  Cherokee Nation donates $195,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs

The Cherokee Nation donated $195,000 Thursday to eight area Boys & Girls Clubs in northeastern Oklahoma. The organizations serve many Cherokee and Native American students in their summer and after-school programs.

05/23/2016  –  Cherokee Nation honors veterans in May

The Cherokee Nation honored three World War II veterans and two Korean War veterans with the Medal of Patriotism in May.

05/23/2016  –  White House honors Cherokee Nation physician

A Cherokee Nation physician was honored at the White House Thursday for the tribe’s commitment to testing and treating patients for hepatitis C. The efforts are leading to more patients being cured of hepatitis C and living longer lives.

05/17/2016  –  Sequoyah High announces 2016 valedictorian, salutatorian

Sequoyah High School’s Jackson Wells and Ashlyn King are the valedictorian and salutatorian for the class of 2016. Sequoyah graduates 94 seniors at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Place Where They Play gym in Tahlequah.

05/17/2016  –  Tribal Council approves application for 800 acres of tribal land for trust status

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved Monday submitting more than 800 acres of tribal land to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to be placed into “trust status.”

05/16/2016  –  Cherokee Nation helps dedicate the new Hulbert Splash Pad

Cherokee Nation leaders celebrated the grand opening of the Hulbert Splash pad with Hulbert city officials and law enforcement on Thursday.

05/16/2016  –  Cherokee Nation donates $15,000 to Hulbert Police

The Cherokee Nation donated $15,000 to the Hulbert Police Department earlier this month to help maintain the city’s fleet of police vehicles.

05/11/2016  –  Cherokee Nation celebrates first playground built in Ketchum

Cherokee Nation leaders celebrated the opening of a new playground on Saturday, the first to be built in the community of Ketchum in Craig County.

05/10/2016  –  Cherokee Nation connecting with at-large citizens through new website

The Cherokee Nation recently launched a new website dedicated exclusively to connecting its Cherokee Nation citizens residing beyond the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction with information on available federal and tribal services.

05/10/2016  –  Cherokee Nation working to curb prescription drug abuse

In an effort to curb prescription drug abuse, the Cherokee Nation is encouraging the public to drop off any unused prescriptions on Saturday during the Wagoner Family Fun Day in Maple Park.

05/05/2016  –  Support Remember the Removal riders by purchasing T-shirt

Show your support for this year’s Remember the Removal riders by purchasing an official 2016 Remember the Removal T-shirt. The shirts cost $14 and are available at Cherokee Nation Gift Shop Tahlequah and online at

05/04/2016  –  Cherokee Nation awards 130 fire departments $455,000 donation

The Cherokee Nation awarded 130 volunteer and rural fire departments with $3,500 checks totaling $455,000 Tuesday during the 2016 Volunteer Firefighter Awards Ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

05/04/2016  –  Kawi Café receives national education award

The Cherokee Nation’s Kawi Café, in downtown Tahlequah, was named Education Program of the Year from the Native American Finance Officers Association.