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Indigenous Sounds: Chuck Hoskin Jr, Candidate for Chief of the Cherokee Nation

24 February 2019 General Programming


On Monday, February 25th, Whitehorse will have special guest caller, Chuck Hoskin Jr. Hoskin is running for the office of principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Chuck Hoskin Jr. served as the Cherokee Nation Secretary of State.  He was appointed to the cabinet position by Principal Chief Bill John Baker and unanimously confirmed by the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council in 2013 and reconfirmed unanimously in March of 2016.

Chuck believes not only in the sacred nature of our water, but that a clean environment is our most valuable economic resource. That preservation of our language, arts and culture are a vital part of what ties us together as a people.  That all Cherokees deserve an equal shot at economic opportunity. And that to achieve a brighter future for all Cherokees, we need strong leadership from our Chief their first day on the job.


He has testified at the United Nations on behalf of the Cherokee Nation and served on multiple boards and commissions including the United States Health and Human Services Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee.