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.

Contact CN ICW

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 April, 2018

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.

 April 6

 6 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a reception for the 47th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale in the center’s atrium, located at 21192 South Keeler Drive in  Park Hill. For more information, call 888-999-6007.

 6 to 8 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts the awards ceremony for the Cherokee Art Market Youth Competition at the center, located at 21192 South Keeler Drive in  Park Hill. For more information, call 918-384-7458.

 April 7

 7 a.m. – Cherokee Nation presents the Grand Dam Run, located at 220 Cherokee Ave. in  Langley. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and all proceeds will benefit South Grand Lake Lions Club Scholarships and Veteran’s Park. For more information, call 918-915-0464.

 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center provides free admission to citizens of any of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes plus one guest as part of Cherokee Saturday. The center is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in  Park Hill.

 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a cultural class on Cherokee moccasins at the center, located at 21192 South Keeler Drive in  Park Hill. The class fee is $40. For more information, call 888-999-6007 or email  chc@cherokee.org.

 11 a.m. to noon – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a one-hour genealogy class at the center, located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in  Park Hill. The class is $10 per adult and $5 per student in grades K-12. Advanced registration is required. For more information or to register, email  gene-norris@cherokee.org.

 1 to 3 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts a book signing event for “Cherokee National Treasures: In Their Own Words” at the center located at 21192 South Keeler Drive in  Park Hill. For more information, call 888-999-6007.

 April 7–May 5 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts the Cherokee Art Market Youth Competition at the center, located at 21192 South Keeler Drive in  Park Hill. The event is open to Native artists ages 6-12 who are enrolled in a federally recognized tribe. For more information, call 918-384-7458 or visit  www.cherokeeartmarket.com.

 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – The Cherokee Heritage Center hosts the 47th Annual Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale at the center, located at 21192 South Keeler Drive in  Park Hill. For more information, call 888-999-6007.

April 13-15

The Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians are partnering to share the Cherokee story in  Washington, D.C., during “Cherokee Days.” The event will take place at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and will feature Cherokee cultural exhibits, demonstrations and more. For more information, call 877-779-6977 or go to  www.visitcherokeenation.com.

April 16

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.

April 20

Noon to 3 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts the Cherokee Nation Safety Fair at One Fire Field in  Tahlequah. Participants will learn about the importance of safety and have the chance to visit with local firefighters, police and paramedics. The event is open to the public, and there is no cost to attend. For more information, call 918-453-5334. 

April 21

10 a.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts the first Traditional Native Games competition of 2018, located at North 560 Road and East Cherokee Boulevard in  Oaks. Come watch or compete in horseshoes, cornstalk shoot, blowguns, marbles and more. There is no fee to participate, and adult and youth participants are welcome. For more information, call 918-822-2427.

April 27

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Cherokee Nation hosts the Cherokee Nation Environmental Festival at 526 Airport Rd. in  Chouteau. Participants will enjoy cultural and educational activities, displays about the environment and giveaways. For more information, call 918-453-5109 or 918-453-5768.