The Gadugi Portal, a centralized database aimed to better connect Cherokee Nation citizens with tribal services, is now live for citizens to manage or update essential information, such as a name change or new mailing address.
The Gadugi Portal can be found at https://gadugiportal.cherokee.org/.
The online database allows every tribal citizen to take charge of their personal information, ensuring it is correct and up to date with just a few clicks, rather than multiple applications.
Once a citizen registers and updates their address, that data will be shared in the registration citizenship database and across all departments, including tag offices, housing, health services and others. Previously, a Cherokee Nation citizen completed a paper form or faxed in a request for a change of address, and had to provide similar updates to various departments.
“The Cherokee word ‘gadugi’ means working together to improve our tribal community. This portal signifies our Cherokee spirit and the dedication of every Cherokee Nation employee working together for the betterment of our citizens,” said Chief of Staff Todd Enlow. “We hope that this portal will make accessing tribal services easier and less complicated.”
In addition to the Gadugi Portal, the Cherokee Nation also launched the Cherokee Warriors Database as part of the portal to connect thousands of Cherokee veterans across the globe with tribal services and other opportunities.
Veterans can register with branch of military, years of service and upload their military service documents (DD214s). The data is verified by the tribe’s Office of Veteran Affairs and citizens are identified across all other Cherokee Nation departments.
For assistance with the Gadugi Portal registration process, email email@example.com.