The Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes proudly hosts the 2015 Inter-Tribal Stand Down on Friday, October 16, 2015 with participating tribes and agencies to include: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of Tribal Government Relations, Comanche Nation, Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, & Delaware Nation. All tribal Veterans and Widows are welcome to attend this event. Transportation schedules will be posted at a later date.

Hot meals, haircuts, Indian Health Service to provide wellness check-ups to include dental and optometry also, Benefit Coordinators on-site, clothing assistance, special guest speakers, tribal programs will be present and many more will be present to assist you.

There will be an open pre-registration for Veterans and Widows until September 23, 2015. Those who choose to register day of will need to bring the appropriate documentation necessary to inquire about benefits. See flyer for more details.


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OCTOBER 9, 2014 – CONCHO, OK – Lucky Star Casinos, an enterprise of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, donated more than $77,000 Wednesday for the Tribes’ Johnson O’Malley Program (JOM) to assist tribal students with educational support items. The funds were raised with the support of the casinos’ Player’s Club members; $10.00 Free Play to every member who donated $5.00 to the campaign.
“We are dedicated to providing our tribal students with an education,” stated Eddie Hamilton, Governor of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. “There is no price tag you can put on the value of an education, but with the community’s support this substantial donation is making a direct impact for more than 1,500 students.”
The funds will be used for numerous needs including basic school supplies, eyeglass assistance, class fees, summer school fees, correspondence courses needed for graduation and driver education fees.
The Johnson O'Malley Program is a federally funded program for eligible Native American students attending a public school or attending one of the Tribes' Head Start Programs within Calumet, Canton, Canton Head Start, Clinton, Clinton Head Start, Concho Head Start, Darlington, Elk City, Enid, Geary, Hammon, Kingfisher, Mustang, Seiling, Thomas, Watonga, Weatherford, Woodward and Yukon.
For more information, visit www.c-a-tribes.org.


Photo Credit: Rebecka Lyman, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Tribune

Photo Front (L-R)
Cheyenne and Arapaho Executive Director of Education, Funston Whiteman; Assistant Executive Director Department of Education, Gordon Yellowman; Lt. Governor Cornell Sankey; Governor Eddie Hamilton; Lucky Star Casino Marketing Coordinator, Lisa Martin; Player’s Club Director, Theresa Littlehawk; JOM Coordinator, Francine Williams; JOM Administrative Assistant, Nakayla Lumpmouth.

(L-R) Canton Lucky Star Casino AGM, Hannah Little Coyote; Concho Lucky Star Casino AGM, Tracer Hamilton; Lucky Star Travel Center AGM, Robert Roman Nose; Clinton Lucky Star Casino AGM, Kara Farris; and Watonga Lucky Star Casino AGM, Chris Derenzo.

This Just In!

– Interior Appeals Court Confirms Governor Hamilton in Charge –

(JULY 14, 2014 – CONCHO, OK) – The Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA) has issued a decision regarding numerous appeals involving the legitimacy of the Cheyenne and Arapaho administration and court system (Bighorse v. Southern Plains Regional Director by the Interior Board of Indian Appeals (IBIA), 59 IBIA 1). The IBIA noted that their decision involved eight different appeals from five different decisions of the Southern Plains Regional Director. The parties involved included the Arrow Court, former Governor Boswell, former Lt. Governor Leslie Harjo’s claims to be Governor and the Third Legislature.
The decision accomplished the following:
1. The IBIA vacated the Superintendent’s and Regional Director’s earlier decisions to recognize the Arrow court, calling them arbitrary and capricious, and lacking any reasoning.

2. The court went on to dismiss as moot all prior claims by Leslie Harjo, recognizing she lacks any claim to the governorship and failed to run in the 2013 election.

3. Finally, the court wholly rejected the appeals of the bogus Flyingman Third Legislature because they lacked any standing to make claims under
a) the Tribe’s Constitution, b) judicial principles of standing, and
c) IBIA regulations

“We are extremely pleased with the Interior Board of Indian Appeals’ ruling and see it as fully vindicating the authority of our administration and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Court system,” stated Eddie Hamilton, Governor of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. “Our expectation is that the dismissal of these appeals in the Tribe’s favor will free up important time and resources that can be better used to meet the needs of our tribal members.”
The IBIA also recognized as undisputed the 2013 election, where Eddie Hamilton was elected as the Tribe’s Governor, in an election participated in by 1500 tribal members. This election was affirmed by the only legitimate and functioning Tribal Supreme Court – the final arbiter of all questions of tribal law.
The decision of the IBIA clarifies that the BIA must defer to decisions of the tribal officials and court forums lawfully carrying out the responsibilities of tribal government.
The IBIA decision is posted on www.c-a-tribes.org.

IBIA Decision July 10, 2014


"Welcome to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes' Website!"

Governor Eddie Hamilton

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are always eager to share the wealth and origin of our culture with you. We continually strive to preserve our heritage and are proud to welcome you to our site. We, the People of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, in order to sustain and promote justice for all People, promote education, establish guidance and direction for our government, respect and protect our natural environment and resources, and advance the general welfare for ourselves and our posterity as one people. As you browse this site you will see photographs of historical significance as well as those which reflect the culture of today. Stop by and view our online Historical Photograph Collection, perhaps you can add to this valuable cultural resource. And thank you for visiting The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes website.

The First 100 Days



C&A Employee ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Tribal Elder Story: Cheyenne Peace Chief Lawrence Hart Chief Lawrence Hart was a Fighter Pilot for the US Marine Corps

Oklahoma Indian Nation Pow-wow

If you or your family is on Headstaff this year, please submit a picture/biography by the deadline of Wednesday, July 22nd for the Tribal Newspaper.
Please submit to: Christine Morton at cmorton@c-a-tribes.org OR cm_arapaho@hotmail.com

Thank you for your cooperation.
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Concho, OK 73022