About Commerce Services

The commerce division is dedicated to helping build the economic security of Cherokee citizens and communities. Education and financial assistance is available to help Native Americans achieve their personal and business objectives.

Community Tourism

The Cherokee Nation Community Tourism mission is to build sustainable Cherokee communities and citizens through the creation and expansion of tourism opportunities while promoting and preserving the Cherokee culture and heritage

Professional Artist Development

The Cherokee Nation is very proud of the many talented artists that abound in our people. We believe in developing those talents along with business and marketing support to create a viable business through their art. The artist loan program provides funding for supplies, show and/or booth fees, travel expenses and equipment. Our staff works with the artists to create an individual plan.

Self-Sufficiency Program

The Cherokee Nation Self-Sufficiency Program is dedicated to building the assets of the Cherokee citizens by assisting participants create financial security through the implementation of Mortgage Assistance Program, iSave, foreclosure prevention services, homebuyers’ education classes and financial coaching.

Small Business Assistance Center

The Small Business Assistance Center encourages small business development and entrepreneurship through business financing, government contracting and development services for Cherokee citizens.