With the Violence Against Women Act mired in partisan politics, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is hoping to turn the focus back to the most vulnerable in Indian Country.
Northeastern Oklahoma is an area with some of the best outcomes for American Indian children in the country.
No matter who you are or what your circumstance is, you will always have a home in this tribe.
It's been more than six months since oral arguments in a closely-watched tribal case but who's counting?
The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service is an invaluable asset to our citizens and communities.
Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are choosing a new leader but one of the leading candidates won't be on the June 1 ballot.
Voters of the Cherokee Nation are going to the polls in a matter of days as a key candidate fights to stay on the ballot.
A long-overdue update to the popular Johnson O'Malley Indian education program is finally on the horizon.
Citizens of the Cherokee Nation are choosing a new leader in less than two weeks.
Small businesses are our lifeline and represent a bright future for tribes in Oklahoma.
Every Cherokee woman - every American Indian woman for that matter - has the absolute right to feel safe.
Sequoyah High School remains the educational home for our youth and is a magnet for the best and brightest in Cherokee Nation and Indian Country.
Warrior women worked within the system, did not advocate for violence, and yet brought about many positive changes in Indian Country.
Without our language, we lose a significant part of our identity as Cherokee people.
No Native student should ever be barred from wearing eagle feathers or displaying their cultural pride at graduation.
Cherokee Nation Businesses is not just the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, but for all of northeast Oklahoma.
The Cherokee Nation supported a state law that required 'Indian' art to be produced by citizens of federally recognized tribes.
Margaret Swimmer, the wife of former Cherokee Nation Chief Ross Swimmer, passed away on April 1. She was 75.
The Cherokee Nation helps foster connections between at-large Cherokee communities and nonprofit groups.
Tribes have been left out of a major part of a new federal tax incentive, with their governments unable to support projects in some of the nation’s poorest areas.
An Indian Health Service pediatrician abused young patients on two reservations for years without being held accountable.
We have long believed that education is the springboard to a brighter future for our people.
For the first time, states have sued to overturn the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
As Cherokee people, we are stronger today than ever before.
Tribal leaders are expressing hope after judges on a federal appeals court questioned the attacks on the Indian Child Welfare Act.
A closely watched court case will determine whether the Indian Child Welfare Act lives to see another day.
Arguments are taking place in a case that tribes say goes to the very heart of their sovereignty and their relationship with the United States.
Our children are our hope, our strength and our future. They are not for the taking.
Cherokee Nation is a matrilineal tribe, and reverence for women is deeply rooted in our culture.
This year, the Cherokee Nation will award a record-breaking $5.7 million to public school districts in Oklahoma.
Elizabeth Warren is a brilliant lawyer and an outstanding senator. Whether she is a Cherokee is debatable.
Telling the Cherokee story – our history, our heritage – is a skill that our people have passed down from one generation to the next.
The Indian Child Welfare Act is under attack and tribes are pushing back after conservative and Christian groups joined the battle.
Part of my sworn oath as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation is to preserve, promote and advance the language and culture of the Cherokee Nation.
Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?
In the Cherokee Nation, education is the foundation of our success. That has been true for generations.
A battle to save the Indian Child Welfare Act is shaping up to be one of the most consequential court cases in recent history.
With the passage of the Johnson-O’Malley Modernization Act, we are poised to build a stronger future for the Cherokee Nation and for all of Indian Country.
I’m proud that Cherokee Nation took the lead in removing a risk that would have threatened our communities forever.
Cherokee and indigenous peoples have spoken out about Elizabeth Warren case, though they have largely been ignored in the larger media narrative.
A new federal law is a remedy for a huge injustice that has led to a devastating loss of land for the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole and Muscogee (Creek) Nations.
Time is running out for tribes to see action on their legislative agenda as lawmakers prepare to wrap up the 115th session of Congress.
America’s veterans, including many Cherokee men and women, committed a portion of their lives to preserving our collective freedoms.
If our language disappears, we will be without the core of the vibrant and thriving culture we share from generation to generation.
Tribes will have to move quickly to save the Indian Child Welfare Act from being invalidated across the nation.
Oklahoma State University and the Cherokee Nation are changing the way America trains doctors.
Tribal leaders from Arizona, North Dakota and Oklahoma are testifying in support of bills that affect their communities.
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is getting back to work after the historic mid-term election.
At Cherokee Nation we are adamant about honoring and paying respects to those who have fought for the liberties we enjoy every day and hold so dear.
Election Day is finally here and Native candidates across the nation are hoping to secure victory at the polls in what has become a landmark year for the Native vote.
Lifting even one Cherokee student can have far-reaching effects.
Elizabeth Warren's decision to release the results of a DNA analysis was a political ploy.
A #MeToo outcry has sidelined the long-serving executive director of the National Congress of American Indians on the eve of a milestone convention.
Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) really Native American? Her campaign says DNA results prove she is.
The Northern Cherokee Nation isn't considered legitimate but federal contracting officials apparently don't care.
Brandon Hobson is among the five finalists for National Book Award in fiction.
As Cherokees, our elders remain the foundation of our families and communities.