Executive Branch


Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner

Bryan Warner

Bryan Warner was reelected in 2023 as the Deputy Principal Chief after previously being elected in 2019. Before becoming Deputy Chief, he represented District 6 on the Council of the Cherokee Nation. In his current role as Deputy Chief, he has been a strong advocate for cultural and language preservation, workforce training and personal and family wellness. A former educator, Deputy Chief Warner has helped secure more educational opportunities for Cherokees across the country, including higher education scholarships, public school support, STEM access and early childhood development. He is actively involved in the tribe's rural economic development efforts and serves as co-chair of the Tribal Advisory Committee for the Center for Disease Control, where he has championed increasing programs and services related to behavioral health and addiction services.

Bryan Warner resides in Sallisaw with his wife Maco and their three sons.

For more information and updates, you can follow Bryan Warner on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DeputyChiefWarner