Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and former Miss Cherokee Madison Whitekiller greet state legislators during the 2018 Cherokee Nation Legislative Day.
Published February 20, 2019
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation leaders take to the state Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 20, to showcase the tribe’s services and make introductions to the legislature, in which 57 lawmakers are new this year.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden and tribal leaders will be introduced on both the House and Senate floors.
A proclamation is expected to be presented by Gov. Kevin Stitt, also a Cherokee Nation citizen, declaring it Cherokee Nation Day at the state Capitol.
Tribal employees will be advocating for the passage of House Bill 1040 and Senate Bill 111. The legislation proposes to add Oklahoma Native American Day to the second Monday in October to celebrate the state’s Native tribes, culture and contributions throughout history.
Dozens of Cherokee Nation departments will also be set up o
WHAT: Cherokee Nation Legislative Day at the Oklahoma Capitol
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 – 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Oklahoma Capitol, second-floor rotunda
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd.
WHO: Principal Chief Bill John Baker
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden
Tribal Council members
Attorney General Todd Hembree
Secretary of Natural Resources Sara Hill
Government Relations Executive Vice President Kim Teehee
Miss Cherokee Whitney Roach
Cherokee National Treasure and flutist Tommy Wildcat
Cherokee National Youth Choir
Cherokee Nation departments
n the second-floor rotunda.