Indian Child Welfare - Homes for Cherokee Kids


Principal Chief's Message

Who are the children?

- Native American children in custody of a tribe or state.

- Native American children ages 0-17.

- Native American children in sibling groups.

- Native American children with special physical or emotional needs.

- Native American children mixed with another ethnicity.

Contact CN ICW

Phone: 918-458-6900
E-mail: Homes4Kids@cherokee.org 
Protecting our tribe's future, one child at a time.

Our Mission

Remembering our past, protecting the present and securing our future for generations to come by providing an array of protective, supportive, and child focused services to families needing assistance in maintaining a self sufficient and healthy environment.

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FYI - News to Use

Upcoming Events for September, 2016

Listed below are upcoming events and cultural training opportunities for Cherokee Nation Resource Families.  Please check with your certification worker to confirm the amount of credit you can receive for classes you attend.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. —The 64th Cherokee National Holiday kicks off the month of September, which also includes an elder’s summit in Tahlequah and Vinita at the end of the month. See all Cherokee Nation calendar items below.

Sept. 2-4

The Cherokee Nation will celebrate the 64th Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah. Celebration includes the powwow Friday and Saturday nights, the parade and State of the Nation address by Principal Chief Bill John Baker on Saturday morning and a concert and fireworks show on Sunday night. For more information or a Cherokee National Holiday schedule, visit www.cherokee.org and click the Cherokee National Holiday link.

Sept. 3

2 p.m. – The Cherokee National Youth Choir will perform their annual Cherokee National Holiday concert at the Tahlequah Armory Municipal Building. Concert is free and open to the public. For more information, email youth-choir@cherokee.org.

Sept. 6

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach presents Cherokee National Treasure Dorothy Ice discussing loom weaving at the Fairfield Community Building in Stilwell. For more information, contact Dawni Squirrel at 918-525-2041 or dawnena-squirrel@cherokee.org.

6-8 p.m. – Free women’s personal safety class taught by Cherokee Nation Marshal Service on Sept. 6-8 at the Claremore Community Building. For more information and to register call 918-207-3800.

Sept. 7

5 p.m. – Application deadline for 2016-17 Tribal Youth Council. Applications can be downloaded at www.cherokee.org/youthcouncil. For more information, contact Lisa Trice-Turtle at 918-453-5000, ext. 4991.

Sept. 8

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach present Cherokee National Treasures Roger and Shawna Cain discussing history of the Cherokee National Treasures at the South Coffeyville Community Building. For more information, contact Dawni Squirrel at 918-525-2041 or dawnena-squirrel@cherokee.org.

Sept. 12

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting at the W.W. Keeler Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For the agenda, visit http://legislative.cherokee.org.

Sept. 13

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach presents Cherokee National Treasure Tonia Hogner-Weavel discussing loom traditional clothing at the Osiyo room in Tahlequah. For more information, contact Dawni Squirrel at 918-525-2041 or dawnena-squirrel@cherokee.org.

Sept. 15

Noon – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach presents, “The History of the Tear Dress” as part of the History Lunch & Learn Series at the Osiyo room in Tahlequah. Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Catherine Gray at 918-316-2432 or catherine-gray@cherokee.org.

4 to 7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Foundation’s six-week fall ACT prep class begins Sept. 15 at Carl Albert State College in Sallisaw and concludes with the national ACT exam on Oct. 22. Applications for prep class are available at www.cherokeenationfoundation.org. Deadline to apply is Sept. 9. For more information, call 918-207-0950.

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach presents Cherokee National Treasure Jess Oosahwee discussing blowguns at the Eucha Community Building. For more information, contact Dawni Squirrel at 918-525-2041 or dawnena-squirrel@cherokee.org.

Sept. 18

2:30 p.m. – The Cherokee National Youth Choir will perform at the Cherokee Day for Tulsa Roots Music Festival at Guthrie Green in Tulsa. Concert is free and open to the public. For more information, email youth-choir@cherokee.org.

Sept. 20

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach presents Cherokee National Treasure Bill Glass Jr. discussing sculptures at the Amo Health Center in Salina. For more information, contact Dawni Squirrel at 918-525-2041 or dawnena-squirrel@cherokee.org.

Sept. 22

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach presents Cherokee National Treasure Bessie Russell discussing basketry, quilts and beadwork at the Kenwood Community Building. For more information, contact Dawni Squirrel at 918-525-2041 or dawnena-squirrel@cherokee.org.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Children’s Resource Fun Fair held on One Fire Field, west of the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. Event hosted by Cherokee Nation Human Services. Free food, bouncy houses, games and kids karaoke. For more information contact Barbara Foreman at 918-772-7837.

Sept. 27

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation is hosting the second annual Elder’s Summit at the Vinita Health Center. The Elder’s Summit will include lunch and speakers discussing issues that matter to elders, as well as an Elders Resource Fair. For more information or to RSVP, call Kamisha Hair-Daniels at 918-453-5238.

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach presents Cherokee National Treasure Bill Glass Jr. discussing pottery at Rogers State University in Claremore. For more information, contact Dawni Squirrel at 918-525-2041 or dawnena-squirrel@cherokee.org.

Sept. 29

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation is hosting the second annual Elder’s Summit at the Tahlequah Armory Municipal Building. The Elder’s Summit will include lunch and speakers discussing issues that matter to elders, as well as an Elders Resource Fair. For more information or to RSVP, call Kamisha Hair-Daniels at 918-453-5238.

Sept. 30

6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center will host an opening reception for the National Treasures’ Art Show at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah. For more information, contact Callie Chunestudy at 918-453-5454.