“My charge as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation is to work with the government of the United States as the representative of a great sovereign Indian nation,” said Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr.
A statement from Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr. of the Cherokee Nation:
“Another historic day of renewal for American democracy. My charge as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation is to work with the government of the United States as the representative of a great sovereign Indian nation, to hold the United States accountable for its obligations and to advocate for sound public policy for Indian Country. I’ve done so as Chief without fear or favor and without regard to partisan politics, because it is my obligation to do so. This approach is always in the best interest of the Cherokee Nation to do so. That is true irrespective of who sits in the Oval Office. Cherokee Nation has worked effectively with the Trump administration and will continue to do so through the end of his presidency. I look forward to continuing this work with the next administration and offer my congratulations to President-elect Biden and Vice President elect Kamala Harris. Cherokee Nation’s hand of friendship remains extended and our resolve that the United States honor its promises to Indian Country remains firm.”