‘Chosen One’ campaign seeks increase in Cherokee foster and adoptive homes

Guest Commentary Published October 18, 2017 By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker The Cherokee Nation’s Indian Child Welfare team has launched a new initiative to recruit foster and adoptive parents, as well as collect some of the vital items needed for children in need. “Chosen One” is a contest featuring Cherokee Nation citizens […]

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Physician Compensation Plan Positions Cherokee Nation Health Care for Better Future

Guest Commentary Published October 9, 2017 The Cherokee Nation recently took a major step towards a stronger and brighter future for our health system. By boosting the compensation of the doctors and other health care professionals who care for our Cherokee people, we have laid a stronger foundation for consistent quality care. The professionals in […]

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Rare Solar Eclispse Offers Chance to Share Cherokee Heritage

  Guest Commentary Published August 14, 2017 Cherokees have long had origin stories to explain natural phenomena that happen in the world, including in the water, the earth and the sky. As we prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse, we are teaming with NASA for an exceptional opportunity to revive a Cherokee story that explains […]

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Community Language Program Allows Citizens to Learn in Person & Online

Guest Commentary Published August 7, 2017 For Cherokee Nation, like most tribes in America, language is the vital thread that holds our heritage together. Our language is embedded with unique concepts and knowledge that are purely Cherokee and do not exist in other cultures. That’s why we continue to aggressively develop programs and educational opportunities […]

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Culture-keepers in a Digital Age, OsiyoTV is Recognized with two Emmy Awards

Guest Commentary Published July 31, 2017 By Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker Osiyo. Not only is this how we say hello in Cherokee, it’s also how we’ve been saying hello to the world for the past two and a half years through our award-winning television and online program, “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee […]

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Fighting for Justice in Cherokee Nation

Guest Commentary Published July 25, 2017 When the U.S. Surgeon General visited Oklahoma last year, he declared the “prescription opioid epidemic that is sweeping across the U.S. has hit Indian Country particularly hard.” This is absolutely felt in the Cherokee Nation, where opioid-related overdoses have more than doubled in recent years and more Cherokee Nation […]

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