Cherokee National Treasures Book Honors Culture Keepers  

Guest Commentary Published March 8, 2017 By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker A stunning new coffee table book profiling Cherokee National Treasures, the prestigious citizens who actively work to preserve and revive Cherokee cultural practices, has been beautifully designed and produced and will soon be available for Cherokees, historians and cultural enthusiasts to […]

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Tribal Governments: Stronger Together for Oklahoma

Guest Commentary Recently, the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes gathered to collaborate and strategize on issues that will be beneficial to the sovereign governments of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) nations.  The Inter-Tribal Council is one of the strongest tribal associations in the U.S. and was established to promote positive […]

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Tribe’s Small Business Expertise Allowing Ideas to Flourish

Guest Commentary Published August 8, 2016  Oklahoma’s small-business community represents an important part of our state’s ability to generate wealth and drive our economy. According to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, Oklahoma consistently ranks among the top states in America for entrepreneurial activity and entrepreneurs per capita. That speaks volumes about what we do here […]

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RES Economic Summit at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa Offers Tribes, Business Leaders Unique Networking Opportunity

Guest Commentary Published July 5, 2016 From July 11-14, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development will host its regional Reservation Economic Summit at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Cherokee Nation is honored to sponsor and host the annual RES conference in Tulsa, as we are the heart of Indian Country here […]

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Foster Families Needed for Cherokee Children

Guest Commentary Published June 21, 2016 The work of our Cherokee foster parents, child welfare workers and advocates is near and dear to my heart. It is an issue that deserves our daily attention. Cherokee people have always believed our children are sacred and their care is a shared responsibility. Each and every Cherokee child […]

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Fighting Opioid Surge in Northeast Oklahoma

 Guest Commentary Published June 6, 2016 Prescription drug abuse is rampant in Oklahoma, with abusers being identified at younger and younger ages.  Oklahoma ranks in the top 10 nationally of overdoses and deaths related to opioid abuse. Additionally, Indian Health Service reports that opioid abuse-related deaths among tribal populations is almost double the general population. […]

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