The Need for Cherokee Foster Families Continues

Guest Commentary Published May 21, 2018 The month of May is annually Foster Care Awareness Month across the globe, and at Cherokee Nation, we continue to recognize and celebrate the essential role strong families play in creating a secure foundation in our communities.  A safe family home provides the love, identity, self-esteem and support our […]

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Addressing Food Insecurity for Veterans in Northeast Oklahoma

Guest Commentary Published May 7, 2018 Cherokee Nation is steadfastly committed to our military veterans, those men and women who have sacrificed so much for our tribe, our country and our collective freedoms. Recently, we established a formal partnership with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to help ensure these real-life heroes do not […]

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Mental Health First Aid Training Helps with Holistic Care of Our People

Guest Commentary Published April 30, 2018 We all have someone close to us who battles illness or disease in one form or another. It is a challenge to be sure, but one area continues to be neglected by not receiving the attention it truly deserves: mental health. Mental health-related issues are frequently stigmatized, which prevents […]

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Native Youth Deserve Fully Funded JOM Programs 

Guest Commentary Published April 23, 2018 Across the country, the mission of the federal Johnson-O’Malley program is to provide the books, fees, equipment and other necessities that Native children need but would not otherwise be provided through the school. Successful JOM programs instill tribal pride in our youngest citizens and incorporate unique tribal culture and […]

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Cherokee Tibes Will Return to National Museum of the American Indian for Fifth Annual Celebration of Heritage & History

Guest Commentary Published April 9, 2018 By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker The Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians are again collaborating for the fifth annual Cherokee Days in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The three-day event is April 13-15. […]

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Cherokee Nation Fueling Economic Growth in Northeast Oklahoma

Guest Commentary Published April 2, 2018 Cherokee Nation’s impact within our 14-county jurisdiction in northeast Oklahoma is undeniable. Ask any public school superintendent, county commissioner or small-business owner. From funding public education, building new roads and bridges and supporting first responders, Cherokee Nation’s role as a leader is clearly defined and distinct. By far, one […]

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