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Filed Under: National | Politics
Cherokee Nation chief apologizes for attending live pigeon shoot (10/01)
Principal Chief Bill John Baker insisted he did not kill any birds during a live pigeon shoot for Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma).

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Cherokee chief participated in live pigeon shoot for Sen. Inhofe (09/30)
The tribe donated $2,500 for Chief Bill John Baker to attend a hunt where live pigeons where thrown in the air and shot down.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Attorney General Eric Holder to step down after six-year tenure (09/26)
From the Cobell settlement to tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act, the Department of Justice led a dramatic shift in the federal-Indian relationship.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment
Actress with Native heritage cast in new version of Peter Pan (09/25)
Alanna Saunders is reportedly a descendant of members of the Cherokee Nation.

Filed Under: Business | National
Cherokee Nation hires former White House advisor Kim Teehee (09/25)
Tribal member will serve as vice president of special projects for Cherokee Nation Businesses.

Filed Under: National
Cherokee Nation sends 'Warrior Flight' for WWII veterans to DC (09/23)
Seven veterans will visit the World War II Memorial and see other monuments on the tribe-financed trip.

Filed Under: Business | National
Tribes in Oklahoma raise their minimum wage above federal level (09/15)
At least five tribes, including two with large enterprises, have raised their minimum wage well above the federal standard of $7.25 per hour.

Filed Under: Opinion
Opinion: Cherokee Nation loses land to land grab a century ago (09/09)
Author discusses the Land Run of 1893, in which land promised to the Cherokee Nation by treaty was open to settlers.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion | Sports
Jennie Stockle: Fans mock Cherokee people with Trail of Tears sign (09/02)
Jennie Stockle of Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry discusses the Trail of Tears incident at a football game in Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Cara Cowan Watts: Laying the groundwork for college scholarship (08/28)
Cherokee Nation Council member Cara Cowan Watts shares college scholarship tips.

Filed Under: Canada | National
Cherokee Nation police find man who disappeared 37 years ago (08/27)
Tribal police acted on a tip from authorities in Canada and found a man who went missing in 1977.

Filed Under: Education | Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation puts youth to work for summer (08/27)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker thanks young interns for working at tribal enterprises over the summer.

Filed Under: National
KGOU: Cherokee man creates living map of indigenous nations (08/18)
KGOU talks to Cherokee map-maker Aaron Carapella about the motivation for his unique creations:

Filed Under: Law
Cherokee Nation donates $80K to six domestic violence shelters (08/15)
The shelters provide services to Native and non-Native clients in northeastern Oklahoma.

Filed Under: Opinion
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation welcomes all to annual holiday (08/11)
Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker invites everyone to the 62nd annual Cherokee National Holiday.

Filed Under: Politics
Rep. Markwayne Mullin named one of 50 Most Beautiful on Hill (07/30)
The Cherokee Nation citizen said he had to buy a suit for the first time.

Filed Under: Law | National
Cherokee Nation program keeps former inmates out of prison (07/28)
Daryl Legg, who served three prison sentences, is helping Indian inmates with education and job training.

Filed Under: Law | National
At least 10 tribes adopt laws to recognize same-sex mariage (07/28)
The Coquille Tribe of Oregon was the first to go public with its equality marriage ordinance.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | National
James Garner, actor with Cherokee heritage, passes on at 86 (07/21)
Star of TV and film was proud of his tribal ancestry, which came from his mother.

Filed Under: Health | Law | National
IHS pays $29.5M to end contract dispute with Cherokee Nation (07/15)
The tribe won a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court in 2005.

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