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The Cherokee Nation is launching a new program to improve internet access for its citizens living on and off the reservation.

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The U.S. Attorneys of the Northern and Eastern District of Oklahoma announced a new pilot program on Monday to combat the ongoing problem of missing and murdered Indigenous people in Oklahoma.

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On Monday, the Cherokee Nation hit a grim milestone in its battle against COVID-19. The Nation's ICU beds were at capacity with coronavirus patients. But the number fluctuates and they will be able to transport patients to other facilities.

A bipartisan bill to support Native American languages was proposed last week in the U.S. Senate.

Democratic Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico and Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska proposed the Durbin Feeling Language Act of 2020. Durbin Feeling was a renowned Cherokee citizen and linguist who passed away in August.

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Cherokee Nation has received 6,000 rapid tests for COVID-19 from the Indian Health Service. It's part of the Tribe's plan to allow limited in-person learning and protect their elderly.

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On Thursday, Oklahoma's Commission on Cooperative Sovereignty delivered their first report to Governor Kevin Stitt.

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On Wednesday, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter released a letter detailing a new plan he negotiated with leaders of some of the Five Tribes that would allow them and the state to compact over matters of criminal jurisdiction. The plan would require federal legislation.

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Oklahoma has had more than 102,000 cases of coronavirus and it's trying to keep pace with a record number of hospitalizations.

That's why Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. is pushing for a statewide mask mandate.

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United States Attorney General William Barr visited the Cherokee Nation Capital in Tahlequah, Okla. on Wednesday to talk about some of the challenges and partnerships in the wake of the landmark McGirt v. Oklahoma decision that was handed down in July.

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