All Services

As a government, the Cherokee Nation provides a number of important services to its citizens and to other Native Americans. Cherokee Nation is committed to improving the quality of life for the next seven generations of Cherokee Nation citizens. Cherokee Nation program requirements vary and some services will require proof of income and/or residence. The range of direct services includes, vehicle registration, health care, educational assistance, housing programs, social services, child care, food subsidies, property services and career assistance. Cherokee Nation also provides a number of indirect services that benefit entire communities or regions in northeast Oklahoma, such as road construction, water and sanitation, law enforcement and emergency assistance. Tribal services are funded by a combination of tribal and federal sources. Some services are subject to federal restrictions and funding availability.

Career Services

Career Services encourages individuals to develop habits and skills that promote employability and self-sufficiency through education and training.

Child Care and Development

Child Care Facilities and information for Licensing, Subsidy, and Childcare Resource & Referral.

Child Support

Child Support Services promotes the well-being of children and families by working towards the goal of both parents contributing to their children.

Commerce Services

Commerce Services is dedicated to helping build the economic security of Cherokee Nation citizens and communities.


The Cherokee Nation Communications Department promotes and protects the image of the Cherokee Nation and acts as a voice for the tribe.

Community & Cultural Outreach

Community and Cultural Outreach is designed to help community organizations function and grow by collaborating with Cherokee communities.

Dept. Transportation & Infrastructure

Department of Transportation & Infrastructure improves the quality of life by assisting with roads and bridges, transit, water, sanitation, environmental.

Education Services

Education services provide educational, history, cultural, language, scholarships and youth leadership opportunities for those who meet eligibility guidelines.

Emergency Management

The Emergency Management team prepares for and responds to disasters and emergencies that occur within the Cherokee Nation.

Farm and Food Work Relief

The Farm and Food Workers Relief Program was created to offset unexpected costs brought on by COVID-19 for both agricultural and meatpacking workers.

Health Services

Cherokee Nation Health Services is the largest tribally-operated health system in the country with more than 1.3 million patient visits per year.

Housing Authority

The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation provides housing services including construction, rental assistance, rehabilitation and other related programs.

Human Services

Human Services provides assistance with child care, child support, youth, family, and elder support programs.

Indian Child Welfare

Indian Child Welfare provides a variety of protective, support and child-focused services to Cherokee children and their families.

Juvenile Justice

The DJJ staff work with juveniles who are referred to the Department from a variety of sources.

Language Department

The Cherokee Nation Language Department is committed to preserving and perpetuating the Cherokee language.

Marshal Service

The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service is a certified law enforcement agency with jurisdiction throughout the Cherokee Nation.

Office of Veteran Affairs

The Office of Veteran Affairs is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Veteran’s center phone number is 918-772-4166.

One Fire

The Charles L. Head ONE FIRE Against Violence Victim Services Office provides a variety of services for victims of major crimes or abuse.

Real Estate Services

Real Estate Services is responsible for administering the laws, regulations, and policies affecting restricted and trust land within the Cherokee Nation.

Tag Office

The Cherokee Nation Tax Commission offers tribal tags to citizens who reside in the state of Oklahoma.

Tribal Registration

Tribal Registration office processes CDIB, Dawes, and tribal citizenship applications and issues photo ID cards.

Wildlife Conservation

The tribal-state hunting and fishing compact allows Cherokee Nation to issue its own hunting and fishing license free of charge to citizens age 17 and older.