Who we Are
Protect Indian Kids is a coalition of four federally-recognized sovereign Indian tribes committed to protecting and preserving ICWA, and ensuring that all Indian children are safe, cared for and remain within their families and tribes.
The Cherokee Nation is the federally-recognized government of the Cherokee people and has inherent sovereign status recognized by treaty and law. The seat of tribal government is the W.W. Keeler Complex near Tahlequah, Okla., the capital of the Cherokee Nation. With more than 370,000 citizens, over 11,000 employees and a variety of tribal enterprises ranging from aerospace and defense contracts to entertainment venues, Cherokee Nation’s economic impact in Oklahoma and surrounding areas is more than $2 billion annually. It is one of the largest employers in northeastern Oklahoma and the largest tribal nation in the United States. The Cherokee Nation is committed to protecting our inherent sovereignty, preserving and promoting Cherokee culture, language and values, and improving the quality of life for the next seven generations of Cherokee Nation citizens.
Morongo Band of Mission Indians
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near Cabazon, CA. As a sovereign nation, Morongo establishes tribal law and policy and operates numerous government departments that provide essential services to tribal members and residents of the 36,000-acre Morongo Indian Reservation, which is set at the foot of the beautiful San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountains. Morongo employs more than 2,500 people and generates nearly $3 billion in regional economic activity across a diverse portfolio of business enterprises in gaming, finance, healthcare, retail, hospitality, tourism, dining and recreation. The tribe owns and operates two gaming facilities including the 27-story Morongo Casino Resort & Spa – the tallest building in Riverside County.
The Oneida Nation is a sovereign nation located on the 65,400-acre Oneida Reservation adjacent to the City of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Our vision is to sustain strong families built upon Tsi niyukwalkihot^ (Oneida traditions and ways) and a strong economy. With a $744 million annual impact, we are a strong economic leader in Wisconsin. Our mission is to strengthen and protect our people, reclaim our land and enhance our environment by exercising our sovereignty. Our greatest resource is our people. We cherish our children and are mindful that all that is said and done each day may have an effect on the next seven generations. We are committed to protecting our greatest resource at all costs.
Quinault Indian Nation
The people of the Quinault Indian Nation are among the small number of Americans who can walk the same beaches, paddle the same waters, and hunt the same lands their ancestors did centuries ago. The QIN consists of the Quinault and Queets tribes and descendants of five other coastal tribes: Quileute, Hoh, Chehalis, Chinook, and Cowlitz. The Quinault Indian Nation is a sovereign nation with the inherent right to govern itself and deal with other tribes and nations on a government-to-government basis. People remain the QIN’s most important resource. Our youth of today are our future leaders and we are committed to helping them create a positive tomorrow for our community. Nearly 700 people are employed by QIN and its enterprises, making it one of the largest employers in Grays Harbor County.