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Holy Living!

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.

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Celebrating Native Heritage Month

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.

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A Season of Change

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.

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New COVID program at Cherokee Nation designed to help citizens with disabilities

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.

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Cherokee Nation ONE FIRE expansion assists survivors of domestic violence

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.


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