Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, health centers, and satellite offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024. Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital urgent care, emergency department, and other emergency services will remain open.

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What's Happening

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Remember the Removal Bike Ride

12 cyclists from the Cherokee Nation will participate in the 2024 Remember the Removal Bike Ride this June, retracing an estimated 950 miles along the northern route of the Trail of Tears by bicycle. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the inaugural RTR Bike Ride in 1984! Follow their journey on Facebook.

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Caring for our Earth

Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. recently announced the tribe is limiting single-use plastics from tribal operations, launching a new Youth Climate and Environmental Protection Task Force, and receiving new environmental sustainability federal funds as part of his executive order celebrating Earth Day.

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10th Warrior Flight

The Cherokee Nation’s 10th Cherokee Warrior Flight recently took off for Washington, D.C., with eight veterans who served during the Vietnam War. The Cherokee Nation funds the flight for Cherokee veterans to see the national war memorials erected in their honor at the nation’s capital.

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Cherokee Nation Holiday Returns

Cherokee Nation will celebrate its 72nd annual Cherokee National Holiday over Labor Day weekend, including an inter-tribal powwow, parade, and other longtime cultural favorites. The theme, “Weaving Our Future," and art are meant to illustrate the traditional story of the water spider, one of the smallest creatures that, according to Cherokees, demonstrated no matter how small, every one of the tribe’s more than 460,000 citizens can make great and significant contributions to the fabric of Cherokee culture.

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Funding Public Schools

Cherokee Nation recently distributed a record $7.9 million to 107 school districts as part of the tribe’s annual Public School Appreciation Day initiative. This year’s disbursement brings the total funds awarded to school districts to $92 million since the tribe began funneling the car tag revenue to schools through its motor vehicle compact with the state.