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Cherokee Nation

The 2019 Cherokee Nation Angel Project applications are now available at sites throughout the tribe’s 14 counties. Applications can also be submitted online through October 25.

The Cherokee Nation Angel Project provides gifts for Cherokee children ages 16 years or younger who live within the 14-county tribal area and meet income guidelines.

To qualify for the tribe’s income guidelines, applicants must provide proof of income for all household members over the age of 18. For example, a family of three must not exceed $2,165 net income per month, and a family of four must not exceed $2,615 per month.

Last year during the holiday season, 1,700 children received gifts through the program.

Applications for the 2019 Cherokee Nation Angel Project can also be submitted online at

For more information on the Angel Project for children, call 918-453-6900.

Cherokee Nation Angel Project applications will be accepted in person at the following locations:

October 15-16

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Stilwell Armory Building, 421 W. Locust St.

October 16

Noon to 6 p.m. – Victory Cherokee Community Building, 1025 N. 12th St. in Collinsville

October 17

Noon to 6 p.m. – Cooweescoowee Health Center, 395200 W. 2900 Road in Ochelata

2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Public Library, 116 N. Williams in Westville

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October 21

Noon to 6 p.m. – Exciting Southeast Church, 432 E. 530 Road in Pryor

Noon to 5 p.m. – Will Rogers Health Center, 1020 Lenape Drive in Nowata

October 22

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Vinita Health Center, 27371 S. 4410 Road in Vinita

October 22-23

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – EMS Conference Room, 22114 S. Bald Hill Road in Tahlequah

October 23-24

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation Human Services Office, 1501 Industrial Park in Jay

October 24

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Cherokee Nation ICW Office, 1528 N. 166 E. Ave. Suite C in Tulsa

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Three Rivers Health Center, 1001 S. 41 St. East in Muskogee

The Cherokee Nation is also accepting Elder Angel adoptions at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah and at all Cherokee Nation Human Service field offices. Elder Angels can be adopted at the tribal complex in Tahlequah Monday-Friday during normal business hours. For information on adopting an Elder Angel at Cherokee Nation Human Services field offices, call 918-453-5627.

About Cherokee Nation

The Cherokee Nation is the federally recognized government of the Cherokee people and has inherent sovereign status recognized by treaty and law. The seat of tribal government is the W.W. Keeler Complex near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation. With more than 370,000 citizens, 11,000 employees and a variety of tribal enterprises ranging from aerospace and defense contracts to entertainment venues, Cherokee Nation is one of the largest employers in northeastern Oklahoma and the largest tribal nation in the United States. 

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