Cherokee Nation Legislative Day at State Capitol Wednesday

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

          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.

Oklahoma City


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.

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