Tribal News

  • Cherokee Nation to build new casino in east Oklahoma

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    ROLAND — Cherokee Nation Businesses plans a groundbreaking next month on a hotel and casino to replace its current complex in Roland, near the Arkansas border. A business newspaper reports that the new facility will include a six-story, 125-room hotel and an 87,000-square-foot casino...

  • Quapaw Tribe leads cleanup of Oklahoma federal hazmat site

    By KRISTI EATON | Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    QUAPAW, Okla. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Oklahoma is poised to become the first tribe in the country to lead and manage the cleanup of a federal hazardous waste site. The Quapaw Tribe is cleaning up a site where a Catholic church and boarding school that tribal members attended once...

  • One of last Native American code talkers dies

    By KRISTI EATON, AP | Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Edmond Harjo, one of the last remaining Native American code talkers, has died. He was 96. The Swearingen Funeral Home says Harjo died March 31 at Mercy Hospital in Ada. Harjo’s nephew, Richard Harjo, says his uncle had a heart attack. Harjo, a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma,...

  • Seminole who used his language to outfox World War II enemy dies at 96

    By KRISTI EATON, Associated Press | Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Edmond Harjo, one of the last surviving members of a group of American Indians who used their native languages to outmaneuver the enemy during World Wars I and II, died last week in Oklahoma. He was 96.

  • Tribal cultural center in Oklahoma closed due to water damage

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    SHAWNEE — The Citizen Potawatomi Nation says its Cultural Heritage Center has been closed because of water damage. The tribe in a news release says thousands of gallons of water flooded the building on Monday, damaging exhibits. Crews have been working the past few days to remove the damaged...



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