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.
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.”
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.
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.
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
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.