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.

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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 September, 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.

Sept. 1-3
 
The Cherokee Nation celebrates the 65th 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 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.
 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts the Homecoming Fair in conjunction with the 65th annual Cherokee National Holiday, located at the center in Tahlequah. The event will feature arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, discount Diligwa Village tours and more. For more information, call 888-999-6007.
 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Gift Shop hosts the Holiday Art Show in conjunction with the 65th annual Cherokee National Holiday, located in the lobby next to the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop in Tahlequah. For more information, call 877-779-6977.
 
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts free museum admission to the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum, Cherokee National Prison Museum and John Ross Museum in conjunction with the 65th annual Cherokee National Holiday. For more information, call 877-779-6977.
 
6 p.m. – The 65th Cherokee National Holiday Slow Pitch Softball Tournament will be held at the Cherokee Nation Softball Complex in Tahlequah near Sequoyah High School. Entry fee is $175 for men’s division and $150 for women’s division. For more information, call Crystal Bogle at 918-316-1940.
 
Sept. 2
 
6 a.m. – The Cherokee Nation Veterans Center hosts a Cherokee Holiday Veterans 5K and Fun Run, starting at the Cherokee Nation War Memorial, located at east of the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. Registration will begin at 6 a.m. with the fun run beginning at 7 a.m. and the 5K at 7:30 a.m. Registration for the fun run is $10 and $15 for the 5K race. For more information, email sonya-davidson@cherokee.org.
Noon to 3 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a special book signing event for “Cherokee National Treasures: in their own words” at the center in Tahlequah. Several of the featured Cherokee National Treasures will be on hand to sign copies. For more information, call 888-999-6007.
 
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Centers hosts “An Evening of Storytelling” featuring Cherokee National Treasure Robert Lewis at the center in Tahlequah. All proceeds from the event will support the Cherokee Heritage Center’s educational programs. Tickets are $10 per person, and children 5 years old and under are free. For more information, call 888-999-6007.
 
Sept. 3
 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage center hosts the 15th annual First Families of the Cherokee Nation Reunion at the Park Hill Community Center, located across the street from the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah. For more information or to RSVP, call 888-999-6007.
 
Sept. 4
 
Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, satellite offices and health centers are closed for Labor Day. Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital urgent care and emergency department as well as other Cherokee Nation emergency services will remain open.
 
Sept. 7
 
6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts a traditional weapons class led by Cherokee National Treasure Perry Vanbuskirk at the Owasso Community Center, located at 301 S. Cedar. For more information, call 918-525-2041.
 
Sept. 11
 
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.
 
Sept. 12
 
6 to 7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts a webcast on Cherokee marbles  as part of the Cultural Enrichment Series This class will teach participants about the Cherokee game of marbles, discussing the rules and how to play. You can view the live webcast from Cherokee Nation’s YouTube channel or by visiting www.cherokee.org. For more information, call 918-525-2041.
 
Sept. 14
 
6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts “Photoshop and Digital Image Editing” as part of the Technology Thursday Webinar. The course will guide you through two of the most popular photo editing programs to show you how this skill can change the way the public views your organization. For more information, call 918-207-4953.
 
6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts a blowgun and beadwork class led by Cherokee National Treasure Jess Oosahwee at the Spavinaw Nutrition Center, located at 125 S. Main. For more information, call 918-525-2041.
 
Sept. 16
 
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a class on blowguns and Cherokee marbles at the center in Tahlequah. Registration is $40 per person with all tools included. Advanced registration is recommended but not required. For more information, call 888-999-6007.
 
Sept. 18
 
3 p.m. – Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a special event to welcome the 2017 Trail of Tears Motorcycle Ride at the center in Tahlequah. The event includes specialized tours, a hog fry and storytelling. Registration for the event is $15 per person. For more information, call 888-999-6007.
 
Sept. 21
 
6 to 8 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts a class led by Cherokee National Treasure Kathy Vanbuskirk on basketry at the Marble City Community Building, located at 711 N. Main. For more information, call 918-525-2041.
 
Sept. 24
 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Gilcrease Museum hosts Cherokee Days, located at 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Rd. in Tulsa. The event will feature dancing, storytelling, live music and more. The event is being held in conjunction with the exhibition “After Removal: Rebuilding the Cherokee Nation.” For more information, call 918-631-6414.
 
Sept. 26
 
6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts a class on “Certification, Graduation and Celebration” as part of the Gadel’tiquai Leadership Series in the Osiyo Training Room, located behind the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-207-4953.
 
Sept. 30
 
Noon to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a special book signing event for “Cherokee National Treasures: in their own words” at the Eastern Trails Museum in Vinita, located at 215 W. Illinois Ave. For more information, call 918-453-5000.