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By Scott On Monday, November 4th, 2013
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Native American Expo set for Nov. 11-13 at WCU

The fifth annual Native American Expo at Western Carolina University is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11, through Wednesday, Nov. 13, with a series of events and presentations centered on Native American values, traditions and culture.

By Scott On Monday, November 4th, 2013
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Tribal Council Agenda – Thursday, Nov. 7

Tribal Council Agenda – Thursday, Nov. 7

By Scott On Monday, November 4th, 2013
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Budget Council Agenda – Tuesday, Nov. 5

Budget Council Agenda – Tuesday, Nov. 5

By Scott On Monday, November 4th, 2013
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Sequoyah Birthplace Museum Cherokee language class

Mondays (Nov. 18 and 25, Dec. 2 and 9) from 6:30-9pm at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore, Tenn. The cost of the class is $40 for all four evenings. If you have taken the class before with the museum, a discount of $5 will be given. The class will be taught by EBCI tribal […]

By Scott On Monday, November 4th, 2013
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Trail of Tears water route subject of lecture

In celebration of Native American Month, Sequoyah Birthplace is presenting several programs.  On Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2pm, the museum will host a free lecture with Dale Stewart narrating the history of the Trail of Tears with special attention on the “Water Route,” surveying its past on the largest possible scale.  Dale will also do […]

By Scott On Monday, November 4th, 2013
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Jackson county Democrats Qualla Precinct meeting

Nov. 9 at 11:30am for a Dutch treat lunch at Granny’s Kitchen.  Guest speakers will include Luke Hyde, District 11 Democratic Chairperson, and Kirk Stephens, Jackson County Board of Elections.  Info: Jeff Jones 497-0168

By Scott On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Former EBCI Vice-Chief to be honored at Memorial Service

Bill Ledford, former Tribal leader of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, passed away on Monday, Oct 28.  A memorial service will be held on Sat. Nov. 2 at 4pm at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center. Ledford served the tribe for more than 25 years. As Vice Chief he served from 1995 to […]

By Scott On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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USET Board passes 23 resolutions

The USET Board of Directors held its annual Business Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Event Center. The Board passed 23 resolutions on many topics ranging from Indian gaming to health care.

By Scott On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Walk-in flu show clinic

Through Nov. 21 at the Cherokee Community Health offices located at 93 Cherokee Boys Club Loop.  The hours of operation are 7:45am – 4:30pm and they are closed for lunch from 12-12:45pm.  Staff is available other times and dates by appointment.  The flu vaccine is available for adults age 18 and over only.  Info: 554-6882

By Scott On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Closings due to passing of former Vice Chief Bill Ledford

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Cherokee Boys Club, and the Cherokee Central Schools are all closed on Friday, Nov. 1 in observance of the passing of former Vice Chief Bill Ledford.

By Scott On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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NCAI president addresses USET

Newly elected NCAI president Brian Cladoosby visited Cherokee on Thursday, Oct. 31 and addressed the USET Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting at Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Event Center. USET is the first intertribal organization Cladoosby has visited since being elected earlier this month.

By Scott On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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USET Youth Council addresses Board

The co-chairs of the USET Youth Council addressed the Board of Directors on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Harrah’s Cherokee Resort Event Center.

By Scott On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Betty Lossiah – obituary

Betty Lossiah – obituary

By Scott On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

By Scott On Thursday, October 31st, 2013
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Christmas Bazaars

By Scott On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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Many issues discussed at USET

The USET Annual Meeting is a time for the member tribes and leaders to come together to discuss pressing issues for each tribe as well as Indian Country as a whole. Many issues were discussed during the meeting ranging from domestic violence to diabetes to self-determination. Many of these issues were discussed in a series of presentations on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

By Scott On Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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“Cruise the Smokies” Fall Rod Run

Nov. 8-9. Acquoni Expo Center (former Cherokee High School). Hosted by the Cherokee Rodders. Over 300 of the nation’s fantastic classic cars and trucks will be on display. Gates open at 9am with daily spectator entrance fee of $5 per person with children 10 and under free. Spectator parking will be available in areas surrounding […]