The upcoming FY23 General Council theme will be Delaware Nation Tribal Youth Making an Impact in Their Communities, thus allowing the tribe to honor those making great strides on their path to success
On Monday, January 23rd, the Oklahoma Municipal League in partnership with the Fort Sill Apache Tribe and the City of Lawton hosted the first in a series of meetings called Sovereignty and Cities, United Strength. OML and the municipalities they represent are interested in forming stronger relationships with the Tribal Nations in their areas.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) women are nearly twice as likely to develop cervical cancer compared to White women. Cervical cancer can be prevented and is curable if found early. Turquoise Thursday is a national cervical cancer awareness campaign created by AICAF for AI/AN communities. The aim of Turquoise Thursday is to increase awareness about the importance of cervical cancer screening and encourage all women to stay up to date on cancer screenings. We invite people of all ages to join us in raising awareness of cervical cancer in Indian country by wearing turquoise clothing and/or jewelry and sharing photos on social media using the hashtag #TurquoiseThursday. This is a national campaign on a digital platform so community members are welcome to participate from anywhere!
Tribal citizens gathered in a festive celebration Saturday to welcome the holidays with food, prizes, and gifts for the children! Participants signed in at the registration table to receive a raffle ticket, a t-shirt, and a goodies bag, from Delaware Nation Staff.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged to give Native Americans a stronger voice in federal affairs, promising at the first in-person summit on tribal affairs in six years that he will bolster tribal consultations, inclusion of Indigenous knowledge in decision-making and funding for communities struggling with the impacts of climate change.