TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Chief Bryan Warner, the Council of the Cherokee Nation and other tribal leaders will be meeting with state lawmakers on Feb. 28 during Legislative Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol to discuss the tribe’s legislative priorities, showcase the tribe's services and make introductions to the legislature.

Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Chief Bryan Warner and tribal leaders will be introduced on both the House and Senate floors.

Tribal employees will be advocating for the passage of House Bills 3863 and 3333, as well as Senate Bill 1708. House Bill 3333 and Senate Bill 1708 propose an expansion of the State Health Department’s advancement of Wellness Advisory Council from seven to 10 members. House Bill 3863 advocates for tribally operated domestic violence programs to identify victims eligible for a waiver of utility credit and deposit requirements.