09.05.2012 [Cherokee Phoenix] - Principal Chief Bill John Baker was among tribal leaders who presented the challenges the Cherokee Nation faces with regard to human rights. “We're just here to kind of lend our support and lend our knowledge of a few problems that we see that this
04.05.2012 [New York Times (blog)] - For the Cherokee Nation, Warren is “Indian enough”; she has the same blood quantum as Cherokee Nation Chief Bill John Baker. For non-Natives, this may be surprising. They expect to see “high cheekbones,” as Warren described her grandfather as having
25.04.2012 [Cherokee Phoenix] - “Tuesday marks a sad milestone for the Cherokee Nation, as we have lost our last original Dawes Roll enrollee, Lula M. Hickey Hall,” said Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “Our elders are revered and will always have a special place within the Cherokee
23.04.2012 [Cherokee Phoenix] - Principal Chief Bill John Baker recently appointed Tribal Councilor Dick Lay to the Claremore Service Unit and Indian Hospital board of directors to be the Cherokee Nation's representative. In a March 23 letter to Lay, Baker said the appointment was
09.05.2012 [Mother Jones] - (While that may seem insubstantial, Bill John Baker, the principle chief of the Cherokee nation, is also 1/32 Cherokee.) The NEHGS based its claim on a March 2006 newsletter referencing research by a woman named Lynda Smith. The newsletter reports that
03.05.2012 [Slate Magazine (blog)] - Murphy points out that Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker is only 1/32 Cherokee. I'm reminded of a recent White House announcement of Native American hires. There are actually several firsts in this Administration.
01.05.2012 [Mother Jones] - Bill John Baker, principal chief of the Cherokee Nation—an umbrella group which includes the Easter Cherokee—is 1/32 Cherokee, which was the subject of a minor controversy prior to his election, but obviously not a deal-breaker.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker currently serves as the 17th elected chief of the Cherokee Nation, the largest Indian tribe in the United States. ... He spent 12 years as a member of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council and was elected Principal Chief in October 2011.