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 Ext. 7726
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 June, 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 Cherokee Nation celebrates several events in June, including Cherokee Days at the Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and the annual Tri-Council meeting between the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes, which will be hosted in Tahlequah. See a full list of events below.

 

June 1

 

The Summer Food Service Program at Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah will operate weekdays through July 8. Breakfast is provided from 7 to 8 a.m. with lunch provided from 11 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Deena Johnson at 918-453-5191.

 

10 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.

 

June 3-4

 

Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach hosts the 12th Annual Conference of Community Leaders at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Local and at-large Cherokee Nation organizations will gain knowledge on sustainability and culture. For more information, follow Community & Cultural Outreach on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CNCCO.

 

June 10-11

 

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center will host the 15th Annual Cherokee Ancestry Conference in the Osiyo Room behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees in Tahlequah. A discount is given to those who register before June 3. Pre-registration is $60 for Cherokee National Historical Society members and $75 for nonmembers. The deadline is June 3. Registration after June 3 is $70 for CNHS members and $85 for nonmembers. For more information, call 918-456-6007, ext. 6159.

 

June 10-12

 

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Cherokee Nation will join the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in hosting the annual Cherokee Days at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

 

June 13

 

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.

 

1 to 2:30 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation Male Seminary Recreation Center in Tahlequah will host a camp to help up to 25 athletes with stability, conditioning and power. The camp is for those ages 15 years and older and lasts seven weeks on Monday, Wednesday and Friday through July 29. Cost to attend is $20. For more information or to register, contact Ryan Doyeto at 918-458-3491 or ryan-doyeto@cherokee.org or Nick Kirk at 918-453-5496 or nick-kirk@cherokee.org.

 

June 14

 

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach presents “Feather Capes” by Cherokee National Treasure Shawna Cain as part of the Cultural Enrichment Series. Presentation location will be in the Osiyo Room behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees in Tahlequah. The event will also be archived on the Community & Cultural Outreach YouTube channel.

 

June 15

 

10 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.

 

Noon to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Career Services is partnering with AST Storage to host a job fair at the Sam Hider Health Center in Jay. Available jobs include CNC operators, welders, plasma table operator, maintenance, powder line operators and angle line operators.

 

5 p.m. – Deadline for Cherokee Nation scholarship applications. Students can apply online at https://scholarships.cherokee.org. For more information, call 918-453-5000, ext. 5322.

 

June 15-16

 

The three federally recognized Cherokee tribes will gather in Tahlequah for the annual Tri-Council meeting, with Cherokee Nation hosting this year. The three-day event will culminate with the Tri-Council meeting at Northeastern State University at 10 a.m., June 17.

 

June 16

 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cultural Tourism hosts a “Puckertoe Moccasin Making Class” at the Cherokee National Prison Museum in Tahlequah. The class is $35 and limited to 15 people. To register, visit www.cherokeegiftshop.com or call 800-256-2123.

 

June 17-18

 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – All fathers will receive free admission to all Cherokee Nation museums in Tahlequah. For more information, visit www.visitcherokeenation.com or call 877-779-6977.

 

June 21

 

10 a.m. to noon – Cherokee Nation Child Care and Development will host a 2016-19 funding plan comment session open to the public at the department’s office in Tahlequah. Comments from the public are welcome and taken into consideration before the final plan is submitted to the federal government. For more information, call 918-453-5300.

 

June 22

 

10 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.

 

June 23

 

11 a.m. – Return ceremony for the 2016 Remember the Removal Bike Ride cyclists at the Cherokee National Court Square in Tahlequah.

 

June 28

 

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community & Cultural Outreach presents “Moving Forward” by Brad Wagnon as part of the cultural enrichment series. Presentation location will be in the Osiyo Room behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees in Tahlequah. The event will be archived on the Community & Cultural Outreach YouTube channel.

 

June 29

 

10 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.