With a new composition of members, the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council committee meetings got underway on Aug. 26 with the Rules Committee debating to make confidential the votes for officers using ballots rather than a voice vote or show of hands.
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The Cherokee Nation’s Supreme Court on Aug. 8 dismissed a legal challenge to results of last month’s Dist. 7 Tribal Council race in Adair County.
TAHLEQUAH – In a tight runoff race with the difference falling within the margin of challenged ballots, Candessa Tehee, of Tahlequah, emerged …
TAHLEQUAH – According to unofficial results, Johnny Jack Kidwell, of Tulsa, has secured the Tribal Council’s At-Large seat during the Cherokee…
Within each of its 15 districts, the Cherokee Nation has between 1,829 and 3,763 registered voters, a figure that fluctuates but continues an upward trend.
The ruling will reach broadly into tribal communities, particularly those where Indigenous people don’t have residential mail service or must drive long distances to polling sites and the post office.
Now nearing the end of his eligible term, District 10 Tribal Councilor Harley Buzzard is preparing to leave the seat.
Even though Canaan Duncan won’t be continuing his role on the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council, he’s proud of what was accomplished since elected in early 2019.