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.

For More Information About Foster Care or Adoption

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FYI - News to Use

Upcoming Events for June, 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.

June 3

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a cultural class series on round reed basketry in Tahlequah. The class will feature the techniques and history of double- walled basketry. All tools will be provided and the registration fee is $40. For more information, call 918-456-6007, ext. 6161.

11a.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, ages 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.

June 6

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Cherokee Nation Arts Center hosts “Making a Cherokee Tear Dress Class I” with Leona Bendabout at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah, located at 212 S. Water Street. Participants need to bring their own sewing machine, six yards of fabric and 3 spools of 5/8” ribbon. The registration fee is $60 for one class or $100 for both class I and class II. For more information, call 918-453-5728.

June 7

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.

June 8

6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts a webinar on “Understanding the Cloud and Google Drive”, as part of Technology Thursdays in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-207-4953.

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Cherokee Nation Arts Center hosts “Making a Cherokee Tear Dress Class I” with Leona Bendabout at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah, located at 212 S. Water Street. Participants need to bring their own sewing machine, six yards of fabric and 3 spools of 5/8” ribbon. The registration fee is $60 for one class or $100 for both class I and class II. For more information, call 918-453-5728.

June 9 – 10

8 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts the Annual Conference of Community Leaders at the Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center in Tulsa, located at 41st and Garnett. The two-day conference will bring together leaders from the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction, as well as satellite communities for learning, networking and interacting. For more information, call 918-718-5522.

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center will host the 16th Annual Cherokee Ancestry Conference in the Osiyo Training Room behind the Cherokee Nation Gift Ship 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. Registration after June 3 is $70 for CNHS members and $85 for nonmembers. For more information, call 918-456-6007, ext. 6162.

June 10     

8 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a Spring Trail Ride at Bull Hollow, in Delaware County. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the ride will begin at 9 a.m. and lunch will be provided. For more information, call 918-453-5671.

June 13

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Cherokee Nation Arts Center hosts “Making a Cherokee Tear Dress Class I” with Leona Bendabout at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah, located at 212 S. Water Street. Participants need to bring their own sewing machine, six yards of fabric and 3 spools of 5/8” ribbon. The registration fee is $60 for one class or $100 for both class I and class II. For more information, call 918-453-5728.

June 14

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.

June 15

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.

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Cherokee Nation Arts Center hosts “Making a Cherokee Tear Dress Class I” with Leona Bendabout at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah, located at 212 S. Water Street. Participants need to bring their own sewing machine, six yards of fabric and 3 spools of 5/8” ribbon. The registration fee is $60 for one class or $100 for both class I and class II. For more information, call 918-453-5728.

June 16

The Cherokee National Prison Museum welcomes “The Pardoned Exhibit” in Tahlequah. The exhibit will be held at the museum until January 2018 and will feature stories of prisoners who received pardons during their imprisonment and how it changed their lives. For more information, call 877-779-6977.

Cherokee Heritage Center presents “Plein Air Artists” exhibit and welcome, hosted by the Tahlequah Arts Council. This event will feature a variety of area artists who paint what they see on the grounds of the Cherokee Heritage Center, while visitors observe. Artist reception following at 6 p.m. For more information, call 918-456-6007, ext. 6153. 

June 19

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.

June 20

1 p.m. - Cherokee Heritage Center hosts monthly board meetings on the third Tuesday of each month in Tahlequah. For more information call 918-456-6007, ext.  6143.

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Cherokee Nation Arts Center hosts “Making a Cherokee Tear Dress Class II” with Leona Bendabout at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah, located at 212 S. Water Street. Participants need to bring their own sewing machine, six yards of fabric and 3 spools of 5/8” ribbon. The registration fee is $60 for one class or $100 for both class I and class II. For more information, call 918-453-5728.

June 21

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.

June 22

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts an Oklahoma Blood Institute Blood drive at the Tsa- La-Gi Community Room, located behind the Restaurant of the Cherokees in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5000, ext. 5841.

10 a.m. to noon - Cherokee Nation’s Three Rivers Health Center hosts Women’s Health and Resource Fair in Muskogee. The event will include a free bra fitting, vendor information and door prizes. For more information, call 918-453-5138.

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

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Cherokee Nation Arts Center hosts “Making a Cherokee Tear Dress Class II” with Leona Bendabout at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah, located at 212 S. Water Street. Participants need to bring their own sewing machine, six yards of fabric and 3 spools of 5/8” ribbon. The registration fee is $60 for one class or $100 for both class I and class II. For more information, call 918-453-5728. 

June 27

10 a.m. and 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts “Great Writing Skills That Get Results”, as part of the Gadel’tiquai Leadership Series in the Osiyo Training room, located behind the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop in Tahlequah. This class will teach participants how to write clear and concise information, without clutter. For more information, call 918-718-5522.

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Cherokee Nation Arts Center hosts “Making a Cherokee Tear Dress Class II” with Leona Bendabout at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah, located at 212 S. Water Street. Participants need to bring their own sewing machine, six yards of fabric and 3 spools of 5/8” ribbon. The registration fee is $60 for one class or $100 for both class I and class II. For more information, call 918-453-5728.

June 28

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.

June 29

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Cherokee Nation Arts Center hosts “Making a Cherokee Tear Dress Class II” with Leona Bendabout at the Cherokee Arts Center in Tahlequah, located at 212 S. Water Street. Participants need to bring their own sewing machine, six yards of fabric and 3 spools of 5/8” ribbon. The registration fee is $60 for one class or $100 for both class I and class II. For more information, call 918-453-5728.