New Cherokee Nation outreach program aims to make registration easier

October 9, 2019

The Cherokee Nation Registration Department is beginning a new outreach program aimed at making tribal registration easier throughout the tribe’s 14 counties.The Cherokee Nation Registration Department is beginning a new outreach program aimed at making tribal registration easier throughout the tribe’s 14 counties.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation Registration department is beginning a new outreach program aimed at making tribal registration easier throughout the tribe’s 14 counties.

For the next year, the tribe’s Registration department will travel to predetermined locations throughout the 14 counties. Each town will be visited on a quarterly basis so Registration staff can accept new applications, assist applicants with missing documents, and answer general questions from applicants.

Cherokee Nation photo IDs will not be available during these events.

Stilwell is the first community to host the Registration department’s new outreach effort on Wednesday, Oct. 9, followed by Jay on Oct. 16; Vinita on Oct. 23; Muskogee on Nov. 13; Sallisaw on Nov. 20; Pryor on Nov. 27; Tulsa on Dec. 11; and Claremore on Dec. 18. A visit to West Siloam Springs will be added to the quarterly schedule starting in March 2020.

“The schedule we have will remain in place for the 2019-20 fiscal year,” Cherokee Nation Registrar Frankie Hargis said. “Our goal is to make it easier to register as a Cherokee Nation citizen. If the program is successful this fiscal year, our plan is to continue to reach out to communities in the future in a similar manner.”

Cherokee Nation Registration will be at the following locations during FY 2019-20:

Stilwell

Second Wednesdays in January, April, July and October at 3rd & Oak from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff breaks for lunch from 12-1 p.m. For information, call 918-696-3124.

Jay

Third Wednesdays in January, April, July and October at 12th & Cherokee from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff breaks for lunch from 12-1 p.m. For information, call 918-253-3243.

Vinita

Fourth Wednesdays in January, April, July and October at 27371 S. 4410 Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff breaks for lunch from 12-1 p.m. For information, call 918-256-4576.

Muskogee

Second Wednesdays in February, May, August and November at 1001 S. 41st East from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff breaks for lunch from 12-1 p.m. For information, call 918-781-6504.

Sallisaw

Third Wednesdays in February, May, August and November at 100 E. Choctaw from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff breaks for lunch from 12-1 p.m. For information, call 918-776-0416.

Pryor

Fourth Wednesdays in February, May, August and November at 2945 HWY 69A from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff breaks for lunch from 12-1 p.m. For information, call 918-825-7988.

Tulsa

Second Wednesdays in March, June, September and December at 10837 E. Marshall St. from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff breaks for lunch from 12-1 p.m. For information, call 918-574-2749.

Claremore

Third Wednesdays in March, June, September and December at 23205 S. HWY 66 in Claremore from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff breaks for lunch from 12-1 p.m. For information, call 918-342-7450.

West Siloam Springs

Fourth Wednesdays in March, June, and September at West Siloam Springs Hotel & Casino, 614 S. Stateline Road from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff breaks for lunch from 12-1 p.m. For information, 918-422-6371.

For more information on tribal registration, go to www.cherokee.org/all-services/tribal-registration/.