The Cherokee Community of the Inland Empire (CCIE) is a California community of Cherokees dedicated to Cherokee history, culture, heritage, tradition and fellowship. We are a non-political, non-profit Native American organization whose members reside outside the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation and Bands. Our members reside primarily in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties as well as the High Desert area. We have come together on the basis of our shared history and heritage out of an interest in the continuation of and a love for the Cherokee People and Nations.
We are a recognized member group of the at-large satellite communities of the Cherokee Nation. We are organized under the bylaws of the Cherokee Nation Community Association (CNCA) and maintain close ties with the Nation. We are a 501(3) not-for-profit organization.
Visit the Communities page at Cherokee.org here for more information. To learn more about the origins of the at-large Cherokee Communities please click here.
Our Meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Saturday at the Sherman Indian School in Riverside, CA.
It is critically important that we find innovative ways to retain and nurture the culture and heritage of the Cherokee people. We believe the concept of community is the best way to achieve this goal. Through sharing of our stories, our skills, our knowledge, we will develop stronger ties to our culture and encourage responsible citizenship.
Become a member! Renew your Membership Today!
Membership dues are $25 per year annually on the first of July. New memberships are on a pro-rated basis. So you and your family can join our community anytime. July is membership renewal month. If you are unsure as to your membership status contact our Membership Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To become a member and to renew please download Our membership form and print it here! CCIE_Members_Application_2017
Membership implies agreement to CCIE By-laws, click here to download and print our By-Laws: By-laws Revision March 2017
Bylaws of the Cherokee Nation Community Association (CNCA) click on the link below to download and review: CNCA+By-laws2015
The Talbot Library and Museum
They offer a great website and bookstore! They have books about Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma and lots of books about Cherokee History and Genealogy. Customers can now order using their credit card or paypal. The website also has the contents of our past TL&M Genealogy issues 1993-2011! The TL&M is full of local history! Come take a look at www.talbotlibrary.org