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. When you send letters, be sure to send a copy to cherokee-vote@cherokee.org so we can keep track of support. Wado!


  • Template letter to support SB 26X and HB 1005X
    Support Cherokee Nation and the effort to override Gov. Stitt's veto of successful tribal-state compacts.
  • Indian Arts/Crafts Letter to Congress
    Template to show support for Congress to strengthen the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act ensuring artists are citizens of federally recognized tribes.
  • SCIA discussion draft
    To amend the Act of August 27, 1935, with respect to Indian, Native American, and Alaska Native products, and for other purposes.
  • Delegate to Congress
    Template to show support for Cherokee Nation exercising its treaty right to a Delegate to Congress
  • Template for supporting NAVRA
    Template to show support for the Native American Voting Rights Act (NAVRA), H.R. 5008.
  • Template for supporting UNDRIP
    Template in support of the renewing commitment to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Indian Child Welfare Act
    Template to show support for the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).