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 April, 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.

 

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation hosts several events in April, including the Environmental Festival at Talking Leaves Job Corps and the 46th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale. See all Cherokee Nation calendar items below.

 

April 4

 

Noon to 1 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Public Health hosts Little Steps Big Gains at One Fire Field, located west of the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. This 12 week walking program is open to the public and offers incentives for participation. For more information, call 918-453-5000 ext. 6137.

 

April 7

 

Noon to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a Safety Fair in celebration of Safety Awareness Month at One Fire Field, located west of the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. Members of the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service, EMS professionals, Emergency Management team, National Forestry Services and Risk Management will join forces to provide resources and information about good safety habits. For more information, call 918-453-5334.

 

April 8

 

The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts the 46th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale at the center in Tahlequah. The art show runs through May 6. For more information, call 888-999-6007 or email chc@cherokee.org.

 

8 a.m. – Cherokee Nation Community and Cultural Outreach hosts the presentation “Effective Native Leadership Training” led by Patti Mitchell. Breakfast and registration will begin at 8 a.m. and training will begin at 9 a.m. at the Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland. For more information or to RSVP, call 918-718-5522.

 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a cultural class on oblique finger weaving at the center in Tahlequah. Class fee is $40. For more information, call 888-999-6007 or email chc@cherokee.org.

 

April 10

 

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.

 

April 14

 

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

 

April 21

 

Final day to submit an absentee ballot request for the upcoming June 3 Tribal Council elections. Absentee ballot request forms can be submitted in person or mailed to the Cherokee Nation Election Commission office in Tahlequah.

 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs hosts Cherokee Nation Environmental Festival at Talking Leaves Job Corps Center gymnasium in Tahlequah. Lunch and tree giveaways will be provided. For more information, call 918-453-5109 or 918-453-5110.

 

Noon to 1 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a presentation on the Cherokee National Female Seminary as part of the Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series at the John Ross Museum in Tahlequah. For more information, visit visitcherokeenation.com.

 

April 22

 

8 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts a Spring Trail Ride at Cherokee Nation Park in Sallisaw. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the ride starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call 918-453-5671.

 

April 25

 

10 a.m. to 2 .pm. - The Cherokee Nation Small Business Assistance Center hosts the Cherokee Nation Youth Entrepreneurship Competition at Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah. The competition is to encourage a desire in students to become business owners. For more information, call 918-207-3954.

 

April 26

 

11:30 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon at Talking Leaves Job Corps in Tahlequah. For more information, call 918-453-5723.

 

April 27

 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - The Cherokee Nation Small Business Assistance Center hosts the Cherokee Nation Youth Entrepreneurship Competition at Northeast Technology Center campus in Claremore. The competition is to encourage a desire in students to become business owners. For more information, call 918-207-3954.

 

April 28

 

Deadline for Summer Youth Employment Program and Summer Youth Leadership Intern Program applications to be submitted. For more information, call 918-453-5555.

 

2 to 7 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Housing Authority hosts a free Homebuyers Fair at Rogers State University campus in Pryor. The fair will feature workshops on mortgage loans, credit reports and budgets. For more information, call 918-453-5536.