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Filed Under: National | Politics
Bill introduced in Senate to support placing a woman on $20 bill (04/15)
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) said she was inspired by the Women on 20s campaign, which has named Cherokee Nation Wilma Mankiller as a potential candidate for the paper bill.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Indian attorneys take a stand and denounce tribal disenrollment (04/13)
With the federal courts and the Bureau of Indian Affairs unlikely to intervene, the National Native American Bar Association is calling on lawyers to address the situation.

Filed Under: National
Wilma Mankiller generates interest for Women on 20s campaign (04/08)
The late former leader of the Cherokee Nation inspired a generation of Native women and girls and her legacy is generating new interest.

Filed Under: National
Wilma Mankiller added to final ballot to place woman on $20 bill (04/07)
The Woman on 20s group added the late Cherokee Nation leader at the last minute, citing 'strong public sentiment' about including a representative from Indian Country.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Large tribes remain holdouts in same-sex marriage movement (04/07)
A Supreme Court case could force all states to recognize all marriages but Indian Country would not be affected.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mary Grayson: Cherokee Nation race loses only female candidate (04/01)
Could it have been her credentials and years of experience in tribal governance that caused the only female candidate running in 2015 for Chief of the Cherokee Nation to suddenly, and without warning, drop out.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
House moves quickly on bill to renew Indian housing programs (03/24)
Supporters are hoping the Senate moves quickly because the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act expired in September 2013.

Filed Under: Opinion
Column: Replace an Indian killer on $20 bill with Wilma Mankiller (03/18)
It’s not radical to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill.

Filed Under: Opinion
Albert Bender: Don't honor Andrew Jackson's genocidal legacy (03/16)
Andrew Jackson was a racist devil incarnate — an early-day American Hitler whose deadly legacy for American Indians remains extant to this very day.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Annual Trail of Tears art show returns to Oklahoma next month (03/11)
The event runs April 18 through May 23 at the Cherokee Heritage Center.

Filed Under: Health | National | World
Cherokee Nation nurse returns from Ebola efforts in West Africa (03/10)
Dana Hayworth, who works at a tribal hospital, spent nearly two months in Liberia.

Filed Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation improves notification system (03/03)
This week Cherokee Nation used its new phone messaging system that sends a voicemail and/or text message to employees with cell phones in the event of severe weather or an emergency.

Filed Under: National
Cherokee Nation mourns loss of respected journalist John Shurr (03/02)
Shurr served on the editorial board of The Cherokee Phoenix, the tribe's newspaper.

Filed Under: Politics
Cherokee Nation chief faces at least four challengers in election (02/27)
The election takes place June 27 and a run-off, if necessary, will be held July 25.

Filed Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Cherokees learned discrimination from colonists (02/25)
The colonists did not want any females signing treaties, regardless of their representative status.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Oklahoma attempts to rewrite role of Whites in history (02/25)
The facts of Cherokee oppression are emblematic of U.S. history generally.

Filed Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Sharing the Cherokee Nation's story of success (02/24)
As Chief of the Cherokee Nation, I am proud of the progress we are making for our citizens and for all of Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Law
New Jersey appeals court calls for notice to tribes in ICWA case (02/23)
A woman who was about to lose her parental rights provided information about her potential Cherokee ancestors but child welfare officials failed to follow up..

Filed Under: Business | Law | National
Red Lake Nation to hold community meetings on legal marijuana (02/09)
Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. is warning that the process will move slowly.

Filed Under: Health | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation making strides in health care (02/03)
As I have said time and time again, no issue is more important for the Cherokee Nation and our future than access to quality health care.

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