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Federal Bill Raises Awareness about MMIW

Federal Bill Raises Awareness about MMIW

May 15, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

At Cherokee Nation, the largest tribal government in America, we recognize and respect women as life givers, culture bearers and the caretakers of our people. Their health, wellness, and safety must be protected at all levels of government – tribal, state...

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Sister Community Program Connects Cherokees across the Country

Sister Community Program Connects Cherokees across the Country

April 9, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Relationships make the world go round. And that’s exactly why the Cherokee Nation’s Community and Cultural Outreach Department helped foster connections between at-large Cherokee communities and local nonprofit groups within the tribe’s bounda...

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180th Anniversary It Is A Time To Reflect And Look Forward

180th Anniversary It Is A Time To Reflect And Look Forward

March 19, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo - On March 24 we commemorate the 180th anniversary of the end of the infamous Trail of Tears with a National Day of Remembrance. On this day in 1839, the last detachment of our ancestors’ forced removal from their homelands in the southeast reg...

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Sovereign Rights At Stake In ICWA Case

Sovereign Rights At Stake In ICWA Case

March 12, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo - Native children are removed from their homes at a higher rate than most of their peers. Nonetheless, in the recent Texas v. Bernhardt case, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act is unconstitutional because...

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Celebrating Strong Cherokee Women

Celebrating Strong Cherokee Women

March 6, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo - During March we celebrate Women’s History Month, honoring the enormous contributions Cherokee women have made throughout our history. From Isabel Cobb, the first female physician in Indian Territory, to Mary Golda Ross, a NASA aerospace engin...

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More than just a car tag

More than just a car tag

February 28, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo - Every time a tribal citizen registers a vehicle with the Cherokee Nation, they make an investment in public education and our young people. You see, our vehicle tags are more than just a pretty tag. By Cherokee Nation law, 38 percent of the r...

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Adopting Oklahoma Native American Day is right for our state

Adopting Oklahoma Native American Day is right for our state

February 18, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Osiyo -  Because Oklahoma’s rich identity is so closely tied to its Native heritage, it’s only natural that we should take an appropriate and lasting action to recognize the impact that tribes have on the state of Oklahoma, throughout history a...

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New Cherokee Nation Film Office Will Promote Region

New Cherokee Nation Film Office Will Promote Region

February 13, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Chief Chat

Telling the Cherokee story – our history, our heritage – is a skill that our people have passed down from one generation to the next. Storytelling is a cornerstone of our culture. That’s why I am so proud we have launched the Cherokee Nation F...

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