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Pelosi exploring a 'path' for Cherokee Nation delegate in Congress following testimony

By Allison Herrera Cherokee Nation is continuing its push to seat a delegate in Congress. Last Wednesday, the House Rules Committee held a hearing about whether they will seat a treaty-mandated delegate from the Cherokee Nation to the U.S. House of Representatives. Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. talked about

Appeals court: Feds have jurisdiction over surface mining

By: Janice Francis-Smith A federal appeals court displayed some sympathy for Oklahoma’s plight, even as the court denied the state’s plea to restore its regulatory authority regarding surface mining operations. The one question paramount in the case is whether the mining in question takes place on Indian land,

Cherokee Nation opens $20 million immersion facility where English becomes a foreign language

by Michael Overall TAHLEQUAH — Officials wanted literally everything to be written in Cherokee at the tribe’s new $20 million language center — restroom signs, office names, even the “wash your hands before returning to work” posters next to the sinks. But Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. wondered about the “exit”

USDA Takes Steps to Support Food Sovereignty with the Wyandotte Nation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2022 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced it has signed a cooperative agreement with the Wyandotte Nation under the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA). Through LFPA, the tribe seeks to purchase and distribute locally grown,

Cherokee artists represented in Etsy’s Indigenous Artisans Collective

BY STACIE BOSTON TAHLEQUAH – The Indigenous Artisans Collective is the fourth community to join Etsy’s Uplift Makers Program. Through the program, Etsy, as well as their non-profit partner Nest are putting a spotlight on creators who represent 10 tribes from both the United States and Canada with a handful

Joanna Underwood Blackburn wins first place in textiles at SEASAM

TISHOMINGO, Okla. – Joanna Underwood Blackburn is no stranger to bringing home top awards for her innovative and beautifully crafted pottery. Now she has added a first-place award in Textiles at the Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM). “The infinity shawl, titled ‘Fall,’ was handwoven on a loom using various weaving

Oklahoma Human Services celebrates child care professionals

More than 13,000 child care staff approved to receive $1,000 retention and employment incentives OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 26, 2022) – Child care is a vital industry for Oklahoma’s families and, like other industries across the nation, has struggled with a lack of adequate workforce to fully serve the
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