Tribe’s Small Business Expertise Allowing Ideas to Flourish

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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

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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

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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

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 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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Cabinet for Children and Families Puts Emphasis on Our Youth and Our Future

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Guest Commentary Published May 23, 2016 At Cherokee Nation we are focused on promoting the best outcomes for our children and families, so we’ve launched a new initiative, the Cherokee Nation Cabinet for Children and Families. The goal of the cabinet is to provide the best possible services to families and bring Cherokee families to the […]

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Utilizing New Tools to Stay Connected with At-Large Cherokee Nation Citizens

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Cherokee Nation launches new website to assist at-large members. Published May 9, 2016 Cherokee Nation citizens in at-large communities across Oklahoma and the United States are a vital part of our tribal government and are critical to our success. The Cherokee Nation has more than 330,000 citizens, and almost 205,000 of our enrolled citizenry live outside […]

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