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Guest Opinion. For more than 150 years, Sequoyah Schools have been a safe place for Cherokee and other Native American youth to live, learn and grow. During this milestone anniversary year, we are celebrating Sequoyah Schools’ many accomplishments for past and present generations of students. We are also looking ahead with an historic investment in the school.

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Guest Opinion. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of COVID-19 related deaths for the American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) reached 10,259 as of February 5, 2022. This somber statistic is a reminder of how devastating COVID-19 has been for Tribal nations. We mourn the loss of our family members, friends, neighbors, and Tribal citizens due to COVID-19.  
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Jim Thorpe (Sac and Fox, Potawatomi) was born in Indian Territory in Potawattomie County, in present-day Oklahoma, about 30 years before the territory gained statehood.

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Guest Opinion. Recently an online school in Georgia assigned a disturbing writing prompt. The school asked students to theoretically argue why removing the Cherokee people from their homelands on the Trail of Tears would “help the United States grow and prosper.”

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[This story was originally published on February 15, 2021. It has been updated to reflect the passing of another year.]

The sounds of night kept me awake on the hard floor in a large community center outside of San Diego at the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians. It was 11 years ago. Snoring and coughing mixed with the whispers of those who could not sleep merged together like an orchestra that lulled us to sleep. Dozens of us were tucked into sleeping bags scattered throughout. 

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On May 28, 1830, then President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act that established a process for the president to grant land west of the Mississippi River to Indian tribes that agreed to give up their homelands.

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Guest Opinion. Cherokee Nation citizens can be found all over the world, but the largest Cherokee communities are right here on our 14-county reservation in northeastern Oklahoma. Our tribal government and businesses are headquartered in Oklahoma, and we will never leave. We know that over the long term a prosperous Cherokee Nation and a prosperous Oklahoma go hand in hand.

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Opinion. This past Wednesday, the Washington National Football League (NFL) franchise became the Washington Commanders. The name replaces the racist moniker the team used from its time in Boston in 1933 until the team relinquished it in July 2020.

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Guest Opinion. From time immemorial, Cherokee people have shared stories to pass on our history and our values. The tools of storytelling have changed in the modern world, but the need to tell our stories is no less important. By growing the film and television industry within the Cherokee Nation Reservation, we can make sure our stories are seen and heard around the world. And we can be an important part of one of the most promising growth industries in Oklahoma.

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Guest Opinion. It’s been one year since President Biden reauthorized Executive Order 13175, which directed federal agencies to engage in consistent and meaningful Tribal consultation. This policy promised to be a tremendous step forward in securing Tribal sovereignty and achieving Indigenous representation in the decision making that impacts our ways of life, giving us a place at the table to prevent federal agencies from trampling on our culture.