Over 31,000 elders applied for Respond, Recover and Rebuild Elder Assistance. A $400 check will be mailed to elders directly, starting this week. For those elders in the reservation, a $1,200 payment will be made soon directly to utility companies. Questions: elders@cherokee.org

Citizen Action

We encourage all Cherokee Nation citizens to stay engaged with issues that impact them and their communities. One way to stay engaged is by supporting Cherokee Nation’s efforts at the federal level. Cherokees live in every state, and members of Congress representing the districts in which you live need to hear from you. You will find resources on this page that you can use to take action. Whether you live in Tahlequah, Oklahoma or Los Angeles, California, we need your voice at the federal level to elevate Cherokee issues and causes. We encourage you to use the template letters provided on this page on current issues important to the Cherokee Nation and send them to your senators and representatives.

Send the letters below to your member of the United States House of Representatives and your member of the United States Senate

Downloads

  • Coronavirus Relief Fund
    Template to show support to extend the use of Coronavirus Relief Fund to tribal governments.
  • Delegate to Congress
    Template to show support for Cherokee Nation exercising its treaty right to a Delegate to Congress
  • Indian Child Welfare Act
    Template to show support for the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).
  • Treasury Disbursement Template
    Template to urge the immediate release of the remaining money set aside for Indian Country in the Coronavirus Relief Fund.
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
    Template to show support for the reauthorization the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).