Cherokee Nation Visits OU Tulsa, Speaks About Relationship With The State

Cherokee Nation leaders touched on economic impacts and the tribe’s relationship with the governor during a presentation with OU Tulsa students on Monday.

Monday, February 5th 2024, 4:31 pm



The Cherokee Nation visited OU Tulsa on Monday to tell people what the tribe is all about.

Leaders touched on economic impacts and the tribe’s relationship with the governor. Cherokee Nation Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner says this was an educational opportunity for people, who are Cherokee, part of another tribe, or non-native to simply learn more about the Cherokee Nation. Deputy Chief Warner says the nation is strong and healthy and this was a way to help people understand their founding principles and how they got to where they are now.

Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. was supposed to be in attendance, but Deputy Chief Warner says he was at the State of the State to represent the Cherokee Nation’s legislative priorities.

Warner says he hopes the Governor can provide a dignified approach to ongoing conflicts between government leaders and the tribes. But with 39 tribes across the state... he hopes that approach is customized.

“As a tribal leader, I am always mindful of those differences and that's really what I want the Governor to see and other legislators…. it's not a one-size-fits-all all strategy is gonna work here, it's gonna take a little bit of work, we’re gonna have to roll up our sleeves, but also accountability… it's a two-way street,” he said.

Deputy Chief Warner hopes the tribes and the state government can work together for the greater good.

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