Cherokee Chief Honored
The Oklahoma State Senate recently recognized Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith and his wife Bobbi. Smith, along with several other members of the Cherokee Nation were present as part of the 8th annual Cherokee Nation Legislative Day at the State Capitol.
Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah, introduced Smith and credited him and the Cherokee Nation for partnering with the state on a variety of projects including education, healthcare and transportation.
The Cherokee Nation is the second largest tribe in the United States and the largest tribe in Oklahoma with over 160,000 tribal members living in the state. The tribe has annual expenditures in excess of $450 million.