Cherokee Flame is a website dedicated to the advancement of the Cherokee people through journalism and political discourse. This website is founded and operated by Cherokee Nation citizen, Zac Russell, to be an independent source for news and discourse pertinent to Cherokees.

Zac Russell is a fourth year student at the University of Virginia studying American Government and Native American-Indigenous Studies and was a 2020 Udall honorable mention. Zac is co-president of the Native American Student Union at UVA and formerly served as social chair. Zac is devoted to helping the Native community thrive on UVA grounds and promoting respect for Indigenous people. @zacrussell93 on Twitter