Cherokee Nation Principal Chief, Chuck Hoskin, Jr., addresses the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, growing Tribal communities through bettering the quality of education, job creation, housing, healthcare and much more.
Enjoy these keynote remarks, recorded during the Native Business Virtual Summit, from Cherokee Nation Principal Chief, Chuck Hoskin, Jr.
Principal Chief Hoskin, Jr. addresses finding opportunity amidst the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, growing Tribal communities through bettering the quality of education, job creation, housing, healthcare and continuing to make the most of opportunities created by $2 Billion dollars of Tribal impact in the State of Oklahoma and investing for long term growth.
Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. was elected to serve as the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, the country’s largest tribal government with more than 380,000 tribal citizens, in 2019. Prior to being elected Principal Chief, he served as the Cherokee Nation Secretary of State.
As Principal Chief, he has increased minimum wage at Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses and secured the largest language investment in the tribe’s history to expand Cherokee language education and preservation. Chief Hoskin also appointed the tribe’s first delegate to the U.S. Congress, doubled Cherokee Nation’s funding for career tech education, and established the Housing, Jobs and Sustainable Communities Act to repair hundreds of homes for Cherokees elders as well as public community buildings across the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction.
Additionally, as Secretary of State, Hoskin, Jr. worked to secure funding from the federal government to fund a billion-dollar joint venture investment in better health care for all Cherokees. He has also served as Cherokee Nation’s strongest advocate on sovereignty protection.
He formerly served as a member of the Council of the Cherokee Nation, representing District 11 for six years, and served his final two years as Deputy Speaker. On the council, he worked with his fellow council members to start building homes for Cherokees again, increased education funding and sponsored legislation to expand health care service through casino dollars.
Chief Hoskin, Jr. has testified at the United Nations on behalf of the Cherokee Nation and serves on multiple boards and commissions, including the United States Health and Human Services Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee.
Many other thought provoking ideas and insights are shared. Enjoy and please feel free to share this video with your network
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