In order to continue the growth that Cherokee has enjoyed, we cannot continue to depend on one industry to supply the revenue necessary to sustain economic development.
On Oct. 12, Cameron Cooper, retail development specialist for the EBCI Commerce Department, gave Tribal Council an update on an economic development opportunity that could be a boon for the Cherokee economy and ecology through tapping in to a renewable resource. Cooper’s previous position was energy program coordinator for the tribe.
Frances Pauline Watkins Mathews, 74, of the Towstring Community went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 6 at her residence.
The Department of Justice announced on Thursday, Nov. 5 the first 10 tribes to participate in an initial User Feedback Phase of the Tribal Access Program for National Crime Information (TAP), a program to provide federally recognized tribes the ability to access and exchange data with national crime information databases for both civil and criminal purposes.
The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is offering workshops on making fish nets and feather capes Nov. 13-14.
Industrial hemp is now legal in the state of North Carolina. NC Senate Bill 313 became law on Saturday, Oct. 31 and calls for a pilot program for the growing of hemp throughout the state.
Cherokee’s Darius Lambert, Smoky Mountain Conference runner-up, took sixth place at the 1A West Regional Cross Country meet held at Asheville Christian on Saturday, Oct. 31 with a time of 17:18.62.
Note: This list of pow wows was compiled by One Feather staff. The One Feather does not endorse any of these dances. It is simply a listing of ones occurring throughout the continent. Please call before traveling.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the support we received during the loss of our father, Donald Edward Maney.
You may remember a couple of months ago the EBCI Tribal Council passed an ordinance prohibiting smoking on any part of the Cherokee Indian Hospital Campus. I wanted to remind the public of this ordinance and to ask for your help in keeping our hospital campus smoke free.
The New Kituwah Academy announced its honor roll and perfect attendance lists for the first nine weeks on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Note: This is a schedule for Tribal Court, and defendants are scheduled to appear on the dates listed. It should be noted that the following defendants have only been charged with the crimes listed and should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Robert Alexander Smith, 71, known as “Bob” went to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, with his loving family by his side at his home in the Birdtown Community, Cherokee.
When the decision was made to purchase the Tallulah Mound property, it seemed that a couple, if not all council members, were a little bit confused about the price.
The per capita distribution for EBCI tribal members for December 2015 is more than $300 (before taxes) more than the December 2014 amount.
Manuel Henry Watty Sr., 76, of Cherokee, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital with his loving family by his side.
A resolution (Res. No. 47 – 2015) seeking Tribal Council to waive sovereign immunity in the pay raise lawsuit filed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for Justice & Accountability was killed during Annual Council on Thursday, Oct. 29.