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Cherokee Ballard has been the communications manager for Oklahoma Natural Gas since 2011. Her career spans a variety of experiences as a journalist, Cherokee Nation leader, nonprofit advocate and cancer survivor. (Photo provided)

Native advocate talks “new normal” after loss, pandemic

KaraLee Langford and Brooklyn Wayland April 28, 2021

NORMAN — The communications manager for Oklahoma Natural Gas said she is still adjusting to a “new normal” after both her husband’s death and the COVID-19 pandemic altered her life dramatically. “It’s...

Source: Oklahoma Department of Transportation and U.S. Bureau of Land Management

Economic impact of tribes increases substantially as tribes anticipate future economic relief

Kaitlyn Deggs, Reporter March 29, 2021

The economic impact of the tribes in Oklahoma has increased substantially during the past few years, and funds from the American Rescue Plan are only going to continue this trend. The Oklahoma Native...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at dedication of Chief Standing Bear statue in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.

Native Americans to receive record funding from American Rescue Plan

Joseph Tomlinson and Libbey Dean March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — Oklahoma tribes are both hopeful and anxious as they wait for the funds and spending rules from the American Rescue Plan that President Biden signed last week. Native American tribes...

Kimberly Teehee set to become first Cherokee delegate to Congress.

It may be a year before Cherokee delegate is seated in Congress

Addison Kliewer September 20, 2019

WASHINGTON—Kimberly Teehee returned to the Capitol this week to work with congressional aides in crafting a plan that will permit her to take a seat as the Cherokee Nation delegate to the U.S. House...

S. Joe Crittenden, Deputy Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, places a hand on the wall of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. (Megan Ross / Gaylord News)

Oklahoma Cherokee Veterans visit DC

Megan Ross, Reporter September 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — Placing a hand against the smooth, black granite for balance, 92-year-old John Cockrum stood on his toes and reached with his folded umbrella to point at a name high on the wall of the...

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