The Respond, Recover and Rebuild Disability Assistance Program Deadline is now extended to Friday, Nov. 13. Now open to all Disabled Cherokee Nation Veterans receiving VA benefits, who live both in and outside the Cherokee Nation reservation. Cherokees with disabilities living within the reservation may also apply for the $300 COVID assistance payment. Apply below.

Office of the Attorney General

Legal Status of the Cherokee Nation Reservation

The information contained here is for Cherokee citizens, the general public, as well as attorneys and courts. The Office of the Attorney General receives multiple daily inquiries about the effect of the United States Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma on the Cherokee Nation, and our position is clear: the Cherokee Nation Reservation continues to exists today as it has since it was created by the “patents of 1838 and 1846 diminished only by the Treaty of July 19, 1866 and the Act of March 3, 1893.” Cherokee Nation Constitution, Art. II.

The information below will help answers some of the most common questions.


Contact Information

For Legal and Law Enforcement Professionals that need enrollment or location confirmation, please contact:

Other Information

Our office cannot provide legal advice to individuals seeking to overturn criminal convictions.