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Helping Indian-owned Businesses Thrive in Oklahoma

Helping Indian-owned Businesses Thrive in Oklahoma

May 24, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Notes From The Chief

Building the next generation of business entrepreneurs ensures new ideas make it to market, new jobs are created and local economies are boosted. Cherokee Nation plays a huge part in those endeavors, right here at home. Our sovereign government helps ...

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Remembering and Appreciating our Military Veterans

Remembering and Appreciating our Military Veterans

May 24, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Notes From The Chief

During the month of May, designated as National Military Appreciation Month, we always take time to recognize the many Native military veterans who have sacrificed for all of us by defending our freedoms and our values. Additionally, on Memorial Day, we pay our...

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Federal Bill Raises Awareness about MMIW

Federal Bill Raises Awareness about MMIW

May 15, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Notes From The Chief

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 Notes From The Chief

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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Cherokee Graduates Can Share Tribal Pride Through New Stole Program

Cherokee Graduates Can Share Tribal Pride Through New Stole Program

March 26, 2019 | Cherokee Nation Notes From The Chief

Osiyo -  A new program will allow Cherokee Nation citizens graduating from college the opportunity to show their tribal pride. The Cherokee Nation Stole Program, administered by Cherokee Nation’s College Resource Center, offers graduates a special ho...

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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 Notes From The Chief

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 Notes From The Chief

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 Notes From The Chief

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 Notes From The Chief

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 Notes From The Chief

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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