Opinion

Notes from the Chief

Notes from the Chief

The COVID-19 global pandemic has been hard on us all, but Cherokee Nation did not sit back while the pandemic threatened our health and our economy. With these efforts, the past year has been challenging, transformative, and finally, hopeful.

Dealing with Disappointment

Dealing with Disappointment

In Psalm 142, David, Israel’s beloved king, is pouring out his complaint to God. He is talking to God about his disappointment and frustration. At this point in his life, he had been chosen by God as the King of Israel. The prophet, Samuel had anointed him. But, instead of ruling in Jerusalem, David is running for his life. He is hiding in a cave, and drinking dirty mineral water from the cave floor.

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Protecting Cherokee rights while moving forward together at the Oklahoma Legislature

Like most of the world, Oklahoma has struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, the state has not been alone in taking on this public health and economic crisis. Cherokee Nation and the other Native Nations in Oklahoma have been crucial partners during these hard times, whether by adopting strong public health policies, distributing PPE and vaccines, or sharing emergency economic relief.

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