June 13, 2018
TAHLEQUAH, OKLA. – The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council authorized the submission of an application to renew a tribal home visiting grant through the U.S. Department of Human Services.
The tribe has operated the grant for the past six years. The goal is to prevent child maltreatment and abuse and to continue to provide families with access to quality services to support the overall well-being of their children.
The skills training and education materials are delivered by the tribe’s early childhood educators in the participant’s home on a weekly basis for 18 weeks.
“It is an absolute necessity that the Cherokee Nation does its due diligence in finding resources to help support our young families in order to ensure our youngest citizens have the nurturing care they need at home,” Tribal Councilor Bryan Warner said. “I commend our Human Services department for finding funding like this grant in order to maximize the services and resources available to our citizens.”
In other business, the legislative body also passed a resolution authorizing the placement of 39.2 acres of land in Delaware County into trust status.
The next meeting of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council will be Monday, July 16, at 6 p.m. at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.