While many people across the country recently celebrated the unofficial start of summer, Oklahoma braced for severe weather and faced catastrophic flooding. As I traveled around Northeastern Oklahoma to help
As torrential spring storms have created historic flooding recently in our communities, our Cherokee Nation emergency responders have been out in full force, including the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service. The Cherokee
OICA taking nominations for 2019 “People’s Choice” award winners Winners to be announced at July 26 Heroes Ball
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) is asking for nominations from the public for its 2019 “Anne Roberts People’s Choice Awards.” The awards honor an outstanding
This week, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) is expected to consider a rule that will terminate eligibility for Medicaid if some mail communications are “returned to sender.” This rule,
Building the next generation of business entrepreneurs ensures new ideas make it to market, new jobs are created and local economies are boosted. Cherokee Nation plays a huge part in
At Cherokee Nation, the largest tribal government in America, we recognize and respect women as life givers, culture bearers and the caretakers of our people. Their health, wellness and safety
The legislative session is just a few weeks from wrapping up for the year and work continues on finalizing the budget and considering measures as we move through the legislative
Last Wednesday was Child Advocacy Day at the State Capitol, and I’d like to thank everyone who came out in support of policies that benefit children. We were joined by
Sunday, May 5, was the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women. We are experiencing an epidemic of violence in our tribal communities: 80 percent of Native
As the academic year comes to a close, I ask everyone to join me in recognizing the dedication and support of the teachers and staff at Sequoyah High School. I
Mom, momma, mommy, mummy, madre, Mothra – no matter what you call her, there’s no one who will love you like your mother. Unless you call her Mothra, which I
Before President Trump took office, the U.S.’s southern border was only covered by man-made barriers along roughly a third of the border.
Another deadline has come and gone. Last Thursday was the final day to vote on remaining bills in the opposite chamber.
Much like an elder weaving rivercane into the walls of a basket, our Cherokee language speakers strengthen our identity by vibrantly using our language.
We just wrapped up the 11th week of the legislative session. The Senate had 226 House bills on General Order after last week’s committee deadline, and 67 House bills