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 July, 2015

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 2

5 p.m. – Deadline to apply for the Camp Cherokee residential camp and day camp, both located at Heart O’Hills in Welling. The application can be downloaded at camp.cherokee.org

July 3

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

July 6

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Jay. Sam Hider Health Center, 1015 Washbourne St. Call 918-253-4271.

July 7

6 to 9 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts a bi-weekly digital technology class to help overcome fears of computers, the Internet and common software. Second class meets July 21. The classes will be held at the Sequoyah High School Library, 17091 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-207-4950.

July 9

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Nation WIC Program will have office hours at Cooweescoowee Health Center, 395200 W. 2900 Road, Ochelata, every Thursday. For more information, call 918-342-6372.

July 10

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Sallisaw sub-office, 110 N. Elm. Call 918-775-6226.

5 p.m. – Deadline to apply for the 2015 Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition, for Cherokee women ages 17-22. To download the application, visit www.cherokee.org and click on the Cherokee Ambassadors link in the education section of the services tab. For more information, call Lisa Trice-Turtle at 918-453-5000 ext. 4991.

July 18

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Early in-person absentee voting at the Cherokee Nation Election Commission, 2216 S. Bald Hill Road,Tahlequah, for the District 6 and At-Large Tribal Council run-off elections. Early voting also held July 21-23. For more information, call the Cherokee Nation Election Commission at 918-458-5899.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The Cherokee National Prison Museum, located at 124 E. Choctaw St., Tahlequah, hosts a moccasin making class that costs $25 per person. Participants should bring a sack lunch. Registration can be completed atwww.cherokeegiftshop.com.

July 21

9 a.m. to noon – The Cherokee Nation, Tulsa Veterans Center and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 50 host an event at Tom Buffington Heights, 900 McNelis Ave. 31-B, Vinita. Professionals will be on site to help veterans with claims, benefits and readjustment issues. For more information, call Matthew Tiger at 918-453-5693.

July 22

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Tribal registration help with citizenship applications in Claremore. Cherokee Nation Career Services office, 23205 S. Route 66. Call 918-342-7450 for more information.

5 p.m. – Deadline to apply for the Jr. Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition, girls ages 13-18, and Little Cherokee Ambassadors Competition, boys and girls ages 4-12. To download the applications, visit www.cherokee.org and click on the Cherokee Ambassadors link in the education section of the services tab. For more information on the Junior Miss Cherokee Leadership Competition, call Reba Bruner at 918-453-5397. For more information on the Little Cherokee Ambassador Competition, call Kristen Thomas at 918-525-2266.

July 23

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Native American cancer support group meeting at W.W. Hastings Hospital annex building, second floor. 100 S. Bliss Ave, Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5440 or 918-453-5759.

July 25

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – The District 6 and At-Large Tribal Council run-off elections. Voters must cast their ballots at designated voting precincts as designated and delivered to them in the mail. For more information about voting, call the Cherokee Nation Election Commission, 918-458-5899.

July 30

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

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Sam Hider Health Center, located at 1015 Washbourne St., Jay, is hosting a blood drive for the Oklahoma Blood Institute. For more information, call Lynn Reynolds at 918-253-1704.