Cherokee Heritage Groups are tribal groups and organizations located across the United States and in other countries that seek to preserve key Cherokee concepts of ceremonial, cultural and natural value. They incorporate genealogy, language, social interaction and sharing of information between members. Some heritage groups sponsor and support protection of geographic areas, buildings, plants, documents, relics or spiritually related information. While many modern groups are liberal in their membership and focus on powwows or festivals, others such as the Cherokee Nighthawk Society were restrictive in membership and met in secret.
Cherokee Registry is not a Cherokee Heritage Group.