Celebrating Earth Day and environmental conservation at Cherokee Nation
April 21, 2021
This week we commemorate Earth Day. Cherokee Nation has always led by example in protecting the land, water and air that define our natural environment. Fundamental tenets of our Cherokee values and culture require that we maintain a balanced and harmonious relationship with our natural resources and environment.
Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner and I take very seriously our responsibility to be good stewards of our environment. We can leave the world a better place by making decisions and investments that protect our people and preserve our natural world for the benefit of future generations.
As we battled COVID-19 this past year, our top priority needed to be health care, family safety and job protection. However, we were still able to make substantial contributions in environmental protections during the most difficult year of governing our tribal nation.