Cherokee Nation contributes record $6M to 108 school districts


Last updated 4/7/2020 at 1:44pm

Cherokee Nation

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. addresses more than 100 northeast Oklahoma school superintendents, teachers and school personnel during the 2020 Public School Appreciation Day. The tribe gave 108 school districts more than $6 million total from the sale of tribal car tags.

TULSA, Okla.-The Cherokee Nation contributed more than $6 million to 108 school districts during the tribe's annual Public School Appreciation Day Thursday. This year's disbursement is the largest since the tribe began its annual contributions in 2002.

Aside from the millions of dollars the Cherokee Nation and other tribes provide to the state of Oklahoma for education funding each year through the tribal-state gaming compact, the Cherokee Nation also allocates 38 percent of its annual car tag revenue directly to education.

"The Cherokee Nation has long been a great partner to schools in No...

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