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By Scott On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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BOOK REVIEW: The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story refreshing and touching

The House on Diamond Hill: A Cherokee Plantation Story by Tiya Miles takes readers on a fascinating journey that begins in what is now the modern day Vann House in Georgia.

By Scott On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Park tourism contributes $741 million annually to area

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a tourist mecca.  In fact, it is the most visited national park in the country.  A recent National Park Service (NPS) report states that tourism brought $741 million to communities surrounding the Park in 2012. Smokies acting superintendent Pedro Ramos commented, “Great Smoky Mountains National Park is proud […]

By Scott On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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ONABEN returns to Cherokee for free training

Our Native American Business Network (ONABEN) is returning to work with the Sequoyah Fund and Native entrepreneurs as part of their three-year program to provide entrepreneurial training to the community in Cherokee.  Trainings are made possible by a grant provided by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) and allows the Sequoyah Fund to partner with […]

By Scott On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Myers Brown to speak at Sequoyah Birthplace

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tenn. will host a free lecture on Sunday, March 9 from 2-3 p.m. with Myers Brown lecturing on the War of 1812 and the Battle of Horseshoe Bend. Myers Brown holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in History from Oglethorpe University and a master’s of arts degree in public history […]

By Scott On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Fishing Report: Picking the perfect fly rod

Picking the perfect fly rod may be harder than you might think. Ask any fly angler in the Smoky Mountains what fly rod is best, and there is no telling how many different answers you will get. There are several factors you must consider when choosing a fly rod, let alone, trying to figure out […]

By Scott On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Upcoming meetings of the N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs

Commission of Indian Affairs Section 8 Housing Committee meeting.  March 6 2:30-3:30 p.m. by teleconference. The purpose of the meeting is to hear and review normal business in conjunction with the 39th Annual NC Indian Unity Conference. Info: David Grigsby (919) 807-4455  Commission of Indian Affairs meeting.  March 13 from 9a.m. – 1:45 p.m. at the North […]

By Scott On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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New Kituwah students learn about money, banking

For the past four months, students at New Kituwah Academy have been bringing money to school to deposit into their savings accounts, but they recently got a behind the scenes tour of where that money is kept. The tour is a part of the Kituwah Savings Program, a project developed by the Sequoyah Fund to start kids thinking about money and saving at an early age.

By Scott On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Interior Secretary visits Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials were joined by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Senator Lamar Alexander on Monday, March 3, to celebrate the contributions that public-private partnerships have made to the national park to help honor and preserve America’s cultural heritage. Secretary Jewell announced a timeline for the construction of a 13,000 square-foot Collections Preservation Center in Townsend, Tenn. with the solicitation process beginning immediately and construction expected to begin this summer.

By Scott On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of March 6

Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of March 6

By Scott On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Glenn Buford Rogers – obituary

Glenn Buford Rogers – obituary

By Scott On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Turkey Shoot

March 22 at 5pm at Jess Welch’s residence in the Big Cove Community.  This event is a benefit for the Lossiah family.  Good food, good prizes.

By Scott On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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WCU to host annual Gender Research Conference on March 6

CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University will host its 13th annual Gender Research Conference on Thursday, March 6. Themed “Women and Gender in the 1960s: The Beginning of a Revolution,” the event will be held in the Blue Ridge Conference Room of Balsam Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All sessions are free and open […]

By Scott On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Tribal Court Judgment Summaries for Feb. 24 and 26

Tribal Court Judgment Summaries for Feb. 24 and 26

By Scott On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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IHS holds awards ceremony in Nashville

Photos by Lynne Harlan/EBCI Public Relations The Indian Health Service 2013 Nashville Area Honor Awards and Promotions Ceremony was held on Friday, Feb. 28 in Nashville, Tenn.  Many awards were distributed including some to local service providers as shown in the photos below. Several local providers were unable to attend Friday’s ceremony to receive their […]

By Scott On Monday, March 3rd, 2014
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Conley remembered at Memorial Service

Robert J. Conley is often described as a noted Cherokee author, but a more accurate portrayal would be prolific Cherokee author. The Cherokee Nation citizen, author of more than 80 books, passed away last month and was honored and remembered at a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 1 at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian Ken Blankenship Education Wing.

By Scott On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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Tribal Council Results for Feb. 21 and 28

Tribal Council Results for Feb. 21 and 28