Cherokee Nation Plans to Appoint Representative to US Congress

Nicole Rojas
Aug 27, 2019 - 5:00
Cherokee Nation Plans to Appoint Representative to US Congress

The Cherokee Nation announced on August 22 it will appoint a delegate to the US House of Representatives, a right granted to the Native American nation by the federal government in a nearly 200-year-old treaty.

“As Native issues continue to rise to the forefront of the national dialogue, now is the time for Cherokee Nation to execute a provision in our treaties,” Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said in a statement. Hoskin was sworn in as principal chief a week before making the announcement,

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