Cherokee Nation visits Standing Rock
A delegation from the Cherokee Nation hand delivered a $10,000 check to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe this week to help with attorney fees and other costs to keep out the Dakota Access Pipeline which threatens the tribe’s sovereignty, resources and water supply.
Tribal Council approves lease for wind farm at former Chilocco Indian School
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the leasing of more than 4,000 acres of tribal trust land near the former Chilocco Indian School site to wind farm developer PNE Wind. Chilocco Indian School operated from 1884 to 1980 in Kay County near Newkirk. The ground lease agreement means an additional $1 million per year, on average, for tribal programs and services over the life of the lease.
Cherokee Nation offering free flu shots
Cherokee Nation health officials are now offering free flu vaccinations for Cherokee Nation citizens and their non-Native family members living in the household to prepare for flu season.
2016-17 Tribal Youth Council sworn into office
The Cherokee Nation swore in its new 2016-17 Cherokee Nation Tribal Youth Council members on Tuesday to begin serving a one-year term volunteering and helping shape future tribal policy.
Cherokee Nation earns top financial reporting awards
The Cherokee Nation received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 15th straight year and earned an Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting award for the fourth consecutive year.
Cherokee Nation funds new Whitewater Creek Bridge
The Cherokee Nation presented a check for more than $761,000 to Delaware County officials on Friday for the replacement of a severely damaged bridge over Whitewater Creek just north of Jay