Over 31,000 elders applied for Respond, Recover and Rebuild Elder Assistance. A $400 check will be mailed to elders directly, starting this week. For those elders in the reservation, a $1,200 payment will be made soon directly to utility companies. Questions: elders@cherokee.org

Indian Child Welfare


Angel Project

The Cherokee Nation Angel Project was established to help provide Christmas gifts to low income Native American children, living within the Cherokee Nation’s jurisdictional service area. Applications are accepted each fall and angels are placed on a tree located at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. 

Parents applying for Angel Project assistance must provide:

  • Proof of income for all household members over the age of 18
  • If a parent(s) is unemployed, please provide two letters from non-relatives verifying unemployment status
  • A CDIB card for each child applying
  • Proof of residence within the 14 county jurisdictional boundary of the Cherokee Nation
  • Clothing sizes for each child
  • Two gift ideas for each child

Angel Project 2019 is now accepting applications until November 1, 2019. For more details and to apply online, please click here.