Cherokee Nation Entertainment plays an important role in the economy and lives of the Cherokee people. We’ve strategically grown our entertainment and hospitality business to create jobs and generate funding for vital Cherokee Nation services.
Our Cherokee workforce rolls out our unique brand of hospitality to millions of guests each year at our 10 casinos. Their success means record-setting revenues and more jobs for more Cherokees. Last year we opened Cherokee Casino Grove, which brought 175 good-paying jobs to a part of the Cherokee Nation that needs them.
Casino profits allow us to create even more opportunities for Cherokee people. One of our greatest responsibilities is to build a quality of life that is second to none. This includes access to world-class health care, quality education and homeownership for Cherokee families.
It means partnering to make northeast Oklahoma a good place to live. Today, we are able to make investments through partnerships with cities, counties and the state to improve roads and bridges, provide clean water and ensure the region’s emergency responders have the right equipment to save lives.
We continue to further invest in the protection of our natural resources throughout the Cherokee Nation. Clean air, water and land are a legacy the Cherokee Nation must pass on to future generations in order to ensure our long-term success.
God bless each and every one of you, and God bless the Cherokee Nation.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker