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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

U.S. Senate slow to recognize National Native American Heritage Month, Better late than never?

by Rob Capriccioso WASHINGTON — Stick this in your “better late than never” file. The U.S. Senate, nearly three weeks in to National Native American Heritage Month, has finally gotten around to passing a resolution recognizing the month as such. Subscribe U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman Brian

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”

Justices seem to favor most of Native child welfare law

By: Associated Press WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court appeared likely Wednesday to leave in place most of a federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings of Native children. The justices heard more than three hours of arguments in a broad challenge

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,

Native Heritage Month: Ned Christie

This month 130 years ago, Cherokee citizen Ne-de Wa-de, a man better known as Ned Christie, died during a raid on his home conducted by U.S. Marshal Jacob Yoes. Christie was born December 14, 1852, in the community of Wauhillau, in Goingsnake District, Cherokee Nation, to parents Watt Christie
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