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.
A federal judge's decision to strike down the Indian Child Welfare Act continues to draw strong reactions.
Tribes are preparing for a big battle after a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case many believe is headed to the Supreme Court.
Tribes across the nation, advocates for Native women and a bipartisan group of former federal prosecutors are taking a stand in one of the most consequential Supreme Court cases in recent history.
Cherokee Nation has always revered and honored our Cherokee warriors, the brave men and women willing to fight for our nation and our freedom.
Two Native authors, including one who has won widespread praise for his debut work, are among the finalists for the National Book Award.
Indian Country saw a busy day on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers passing four bills as tribal leaders discussed major issues and controversies.
From ancient traditions to forced removal and assimilation to survival and to self-determination, the Cherokee Nation’s strong sense of identity and governance are undeniable.
Voters in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District will make a historic choice this November, with two Cherokee citizens on the ballot.
Generations of government assimilation programs left Native Americans 'robbed of the ability to speak our own language,' one advocate said.
As we honor our heritage and culture, we know Cherokee National Holiday is about coming home for many attendees.
Mary Golda Ross, the great-great granddaughter of a Cherokee chief, was the first Native woman to work as an aerospace engineer.
A criminal indictment of a fellow lawmaker is putting Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, back in the news.
Another Native woman is making history after winning her primary for a U.S. Congress seat in Kansas.
The entirety of this land was once ours, and it is a joy to return one piece of land to the Cherokee people.
Kevin Stitt could make history as Oklahoma's first Native American governor.
The Cherokee Nation is protecting a historic site from development and rebuilding its land base in Oklahoma.
The Cherokee Nation looks forward to working with Tara Sweeney on issues important to Indian Country.
Native women suffer from violent crime at some of the highest rates in the United States.
The Cherokee Nation has fired a nurse who broke protocol by reusing syringes at an Indian Health Service facility in Oklahoma.
Each summer, a group of young Cherokees team up and retrace on bicycle the Trail of Tears, our ancestors' removal route from our homelands in the east.
The Cherokee Nation is reducing hepatitis C among its citizens, reporting a 90 percent cure rate for those testing positive.
At Cherokee Nation, we strive to ensure every Indian child in our 14-county service area receives the educational opportunities they deserve.
Dragging Canoe led the Indigenous forces and almost wiped out the first white settlement in Middle Tennessee.
The Cherokee Nation has promoted one of its own to lead the tribe's growing health enterprise.
What started off as a single lawsuit has turned into a full-blown movement in Indian Country against the opioid industry.