Today's Date: May 18, 2022
RNR Tire Express Surprises Tampa-Area Woman with New Car in Mother's Day Giveaway   •   BeautyHealth’s HydraFacial Announces Second Annual GLOWvolution Tour   •   Checkmarx' Ana Lucia Amaral Honored as a CRN 2022 Woman of the Channel   •   Four recipients of the 2022 Awards of Excellence in Nursing announced from Indigenous Services Canada   •   Carter’s Appoints Hilary Duff as Chief Mom Officer   •   Five Bluum Standouts Honored on CRN 2022 Women of the Channel List   •   The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker is Now a Master Class Series   •   Toast Restaurant Q1 Trends Report: Dine In Growth Surges While Takeout and Delivery Decline   •   NCCI Golf Event Generates $25,000 for Kids' Chance of America Scholarships   •   Global Surrogacy Services Announces Outreach to Potential Gestational Surrogates in Three Southwestern States   •   Mastercard Economics Institute: Pent-up demand drives global leisure and business flight bookings past 2019 levels   •   Mednax Announces Leadership Appointments   •   Dr. Joanne Hackett Appointed Chairperson of AgeX Board of Directors   •   Mrs. Flowers Takes the Helm at Comfort Home Care, Rockville, MD   •   Evolus Celebrates Third Anniversary of the Launch of Jeuveau® in the United States   •   Equitable Bank Releases Inaugural ESG Performance Report   •   Wave Neuroscience, Tomahawk Charitable Solutions and Special Operations Care-Fund Announce Continuation of Partnership to Suppor   •   Perfect Corp. Brings Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick to Life through an Interactive AR Virtual Try-On Experience   •   Closing the Health Disparity Gap for Black Women   •   Tracey Hayes from MicroAge Named on CRN's 2022 Women of the Channel Power 70 Solution Providers List
Bookmark and Share

New Cherokee Nation Chief Wins By 11 Votes

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -  The Cherokee Nation elected a new principal chief by just 11 votes and a recount is under way, officials in Oklahoma said.

Cherokee Nation
Native American News, Indian News, Native News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Racial Equality, Bias, EqualityAfter an all-night wait as the final votes were counted, final election results posted shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday on the tribal website indicated Bill John Baker has unseated three-term incumbent Chad Smith.

The results show Baker leading Smith by 11 votes out of more than 15,000 cast. The vote margin between the men had been fewer than 30 votes since late Saturday.

Baker is a longtime tribal councilman and Tahlequah businessman. He will take the oath of office on Aug. 14.

The Cherokee Nation is Oklahoma's largest American Indian tribe and one of the nation's biggest, with a membership approaching 300,000 people.

The Tahlequah-based tribe has a 14-county jurisdiction in eastern Oklahoma.

 


STORY TAGS: Cherokee Nation , Native American News, Indian News, Native News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News