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Renewed gaming compacts ensure a brighter future for Oklahoma

Renewed gaming compacts ensure a brighter future for Oklahoma

August 17, 2020 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo, Recently the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma affirmed what Oklahoma tribal nations have known from the beginning – on January 1, 2020, our gaming compacts with the state of Oklahoma automatically renewed for another 15 ...

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Why I Support State Question 802 Medicaid Expansion

Why I Support State Question 802 Medicaid Expansion

June 3, 2020 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo, On June 30, voters will make a big decision about the future of health care in Oklahoma. State Question 802 would have a $27 million economic impact on Cherokee Nation Health Services.  That money would go to support good jobs for health care profes...

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By sharing, we multiply our blessings

By sharing, we multiply our blessings

May 6, 2020 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo, For many first responders, securing protective masks has been difficult due to low supplies and high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses mobilized to address those needs. Today we are proud to be supply...

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Finding hope and facing hard truths about COVID-19

Finding hope and facing hard truths about COVID-19

April 13, 2020 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo, As we face this ongoing crisis, I feel fortunate to be part of our strong Cherokee Nation team. Every day I am surrounded by people making a difference. Our frontline health care workers and first responders, our caregivers and social services provid...

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Safety and health are priority for Cherokee Nation

Safety and health are priority for Cherokee Nation

March 19, 2020 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo, Just a short time ago, I and most Cherokees were focused on the plans and activities of everyday life. We could take so much for granted as we enjoyed community gatherings, spent time with colleagues, friends, and family, and moved around our social spac...

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Cherokee Nation heirloom seeds bound for global seed vault

Cherokee Nation heirloom seeds bound for global seed vault

February 25, 2020 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo, For generations, the Cherokee people have planted and harvested crops to nourish our families. Agricultural maintenance and crop cultivation were essential parts of our lives well before Europeans set foot on this continent. Corn, beans, and squash have ...

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Cherokee Nation Film Office: One year and going strong

Cherokee Nation Film Office: One year and going strong

February 20, 2020 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo, When we first made the leap of opening the Cherokee Nation Film Office, we often heard, “Why should Cherokee Nation get involved in this?” To that I say, “Why not us?” Now celebrating its first full year of successful operation, C...

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Tribal-state collaboration makes us stronger

Tribal-state collaboration makes us stronger

February 10, 2020 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo,In my years of service to the Cherokee Nation, I have seen how powerful it can be when our tribal nation and the state of Oklahoma maintain a stable and positive partnership. The Cherokee Nation’s economic impact in our state – almos...

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Assessing the future of hemp and cannabis

Assessing the future of hemp and cannabis

February 10, 2020 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo, The way that our society views hemp and cannabis is evolving, with many questions yet to be answered in the public’s mind. Some Cherokee Nation citizens have called on the Cherokee Nation to immediately hop on board, while others feel that we shoul...

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Five Tribes Inter-Tribal Council Critical to Oklahoma Tribes

Five Tribes Inter-Tribal Council Critical to Oklahoma Tribes

January 24, 2020 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes is comprised of the governments of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole tribes and works to protect tribal self-determination and sovereign rights. These five tribal nations collec...

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The season of giving

The season of giving

December 20, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo,Oklahoma’s robust nonprofit sector plays a vital role in the social and economic well-being of our great state. They provide services and resources and contribute to our economic stability. Oklahoma nonprofit organizations are the voice of the peopl...

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