Each year, the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA), the statewide voice for Oklahoma’s children in shaping better policies through our governmental systems, holds an annual conference to discuss those issues on the forefront of greatest need.
Cherokee Nation Businesses and its employees are once again helping make the holidays a little brighter for thousands of children in northeast Oklahoma by supporting the Cherokee Nation Angel Project.
It’s crazy to think God wants me to live a holy life. Is it attainable? Satan, the father of lies, doesn’t want me to think so. Seems like I’m constantly flubbing up, tripping up, and messing up therefore not living up to God’s expectation.
Over the weekend, Oklahoma hit a horrible mark with a record new cases of COVID-19. Oklahoma had 4,741 new cases, almost doubling the previous record high. Combine that with more students returning to inschool learning and we have a potential for a human catastrophe greater than what we already have endured.
As we enter November—Native American Heritage Month—it’s a good time to take stock of where we now find ourselves in this difficult year. Even though we are still weathering the global COVID-19 crisis, I believe our tribal nations stand stronger than ever. Celebrating Native Heritage Month means celebrating who we are historically, who we are today, and who we will be in the future.
If you are reading this, then you have survived Election Day! While there might be states with some issues unresolved with their final count, I hope civility will prevail. Our country must honor and stand united behind the final result as the winners transition to governing.
Last week was a historic week for our country. Justice Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States, making her the third justice appointed by President Trump.
Douglas Franklin Deramo was born January 25, 1943 to Alexander and Annie Ford-Deramo. Doug passed from this life on October 30, 2020 at the age of seventy-seven years old.
Fall, the season of change. We see leaves change color and fall from the trees. We feel the temperature shift and the wind have that cold bite to it. The skies seem grayer and the nights get longer. There are some who celebrate this change in weather and others who bemoan it. The same is true for change as a whole, some celebrate it and others find themselves anxiety-ridden. Perhaps this is dependent on the change, but one thing is true, change is a normal part of life.
Our people have endured hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many Cherokees are navigating governmental assistance programs for the first time. Throughout this crisis, we at Cherokee Nation have worked hard to deliver aid to our citizens who need the most help. We’ve provided food boxes for all who need it, direct financial support and utilities assistance for our elders and distance learning stipends for students.
Agriculture is vital to any economy, and Cherokee Nation’s is no exception.
With Halloween nearly upon us, little ghosts and goblins are readying for their much-anticipated night of fun, bigger ghosts and goblins are looking forward to get-togethers, and others still will
As we approach Election Day, my own sense of frustration mounts with the extreme negativity. Social media is full of people posting falsehoods and destructive sentiments about one side or the other to try to make their point.
Nine months ago, my family was rocked when our son Jim suffered a traumatic brain injury in a wrestling accident.
The coronavirus pandemic has put many people — Native women especially — in peril from domestic violence, as more and more people are forced to stay home, escalating this unprecedented problem across the United States. The reality is that when households are already volatile or under stress, asking family members to stay home together only exacerbates issues of domestic violence.