Indian Child Welfare - Homes for Cherokee Kids


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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 
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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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Upcoming Events for July, 2017

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.

July 1

11 a.m. to noon – Cherokee Heritage Center, in Tahlequah, hosts a genealogy class with genealogist Gene Norris. Advanced registration is required, and the fees are $5 per student, grades K-12, and $10 per adult. For more information, call 918-456-6007 ext. 6162.

Cherokee Heritage Center hosts “Cherokee Saturday” at the center in Tahlequah. The first Saturday of each month, excluding January and September, the center offers free admission for citizens of Cherokee Nation or other federally recognized Cherokee tribes and one guest. For more information, visit www.cherokeeheritage.org.

July 4

Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, satellite offices and health centers will be closed for Independence Day. Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital urgent care and emergency department as well as other Cherokee Nation emergency services will remain open.

July 5

10 to 11 a.m. – Cultural Tourism presents its “Stories on the Square” event series at the gazebo on the Cherokee National Capitol Square in Tahlequah. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 877-779-6977.

Cherokee Nation opens applications for school clothing vouchers. Students who are entering grades K-12, live in the 14-county jurisdiction and meet income requirements are eligible for a $100 gift card for school clothes. For more information and a list of application sites, call 918-453-5000 ext. 5346.

July 10

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

July 12

10 to 11 a.m. - Cultural Tourism presents its “Stories on the Square” event series at the gazebo on the Cherokee National Capitol Square in Tahlequah. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 877-779-6977.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Miss Cherokee, Junior Miss Cherokee and Little Cherokee Ambassador committee members will accept hand-delivered applications at the TsaLaGi Ballroom, located behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees in Tahlequah. Applications can be emailed or hand-delivered and must be received no later than July 12. For more information or to print an application, visit www.cherokee.org.

July 14

Cherokee Nation hosts the Lewis Downing Exhibit at the John Ross Museum located at 22366 S. 530 Road in Park Hill. Visit the exhibit to learn more about the life of Lewis Downing, Deputy Chief for John Ross. The exhibit will be on display through Dec. 31. For more information, call 877-779-6977.

July 18

Noon to 1 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation hosts the presentation “The Life of Lewis Downing” at the John Ross Museum in Tahlequah, located at 124 E. Choctaw St, as part of the Brown Bag Lecture Series. The presentation will offer information on Downing’s contributions to Cherokee Nation and how he led the fight for rights and jurisdiction. For more information, call 877-779 –6977.

3 to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation’s Vinita Health Center host an ACL Injury Prevention Class. This one-hour course is offered to parents, coaches and athletes to teach injury prevention techniques. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes to participate in the exercises that will be shared. For more information, call 918- 256-4838.

July 18 – 20 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Sequoyah High School hosts an Oklahoma City Thunder Youth Basketball Breakaway Camp at The Place Where They Play, located at 17091 S. Muskogee Ave in Tahlequah, for ages 6 to 14. The cost is $185 per camper and will teach fundamentals and teamwork. For more information, call 918-453-5177.

July 19

10 to 11 a.m. - Cultural Tourism presents its “Stories on the Square” event series at the gazebo on the Cherokee National Capitol Square in Tahlequah. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 877-779-6977.

July 26

10 to 11 a.m. - Cultural Tourism presents its “Stories on the Square” event series at the gazebo on the Cherokee National Capitol Square in Tahlequah. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 877-779-6977.

July 28

7:05 p.m. – Come out to the ballpark and experience Cherokee Nation Night at ONEOK Field as the Tulsa Drillers take on the Arkansas Travelers. Several Cherokee Nation services and departments will be on site to provide fans with information on the tribe’s many programs and services.

July 29

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a Live Print Action and Gallery Walkthrough in conjunction with the “Return from Exile” exhibit at the center in Tahlequah. See screen printing live, receive a free print and meet artists featured in the “Return from Exile” exhibit. For more information, call 918-453-5454 ext. 6153.