For the Children

The teacher walkout has officially ended, but there were still hundreds of teachers at the Oklahoma State Capitol  on Monday.   Meanwhile, legislators have gotten back to their normal business,

Notes from the Chief

The forthcoming American Indian Center and Cultural Museum in Oklahoma City will be a world-class facility and has tremendous potential for education, economic development and tourism purposes in Oklahoma. The

For the Children

I am usually not the gloom-and-doom kind of person, but I am worried that Oklahoma is about to sleepwalk into a budgetrelated nightmare that policy-makers never anticipated. If you are

Notes from the Chief

The Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians are again collaborating for the fifth annual Cherokee Days in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian’s

For the Children

As most of you are aware, an agreement was reached last week to find additional revenue to fund pay raises for educators and state employees. Last Monday (3/26), the Oklahoma


A couple of Christmases ago my son’s wish came true. Santa brought him a set of Death Star Legos. It was a monstrous project with 4,016 Lego pieces and countless

Notes from the Chief

Cherokee Nation’s impact within our 14-county jurisdiction in northeast Oklahoma is undeniable. Ask any public school superintendent, county commissioner or smallbusiness owner. From funding public education, building new roads and

Teacher Walkout

With April 2nd only four days away, I wanted to know what those around me thought of the possible teacher walkout. April 2nd has been decided to be the day

Cherokee Matters

In today’s world, the term “information super highway” refers to the internet. While this term is modern, the idea behind it is as old as civilization. The idea is to


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