REVIEW: Red Skin, White Masks explores federal recognition issues

Red Skin, White Masks

Federal recognition is something many indigenous nations have sought and attained over time in their dealings with colonial governments, and it is a prize that some groups still aspire to but have not been able to win.

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By Scott On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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‘Broadway’s Next Hit Musical’ to feature song, improv, comedy at WCU on Oct. 24

“Broadway’s Next Hit Musical” will bring an evening of musical comedy improvisation to Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24.

Well-known storyteller and artist Davy Arch will tell Cherokee stories and will demonstrate flint knapping, carving, and mask making at the Cherokee Heritage Festival in Hayesville on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10am – 3pm.  (Photo contributed)
By Scott On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Davy Arch, others will share Cherokee heritage at Hayesville festival

Well-known storyteller and artist Davy Arch will tell Cherokee stories and will demonstrate flint knapping, carving, and mask making at the Cherokee Heritage Festival in Hayesville on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10am – 3pm.

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By Scott On Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
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Scotty McCreery to return to Harrah’s Cherokee

North Carolina native Scotty McCreery returns to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.

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By Scott On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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MUSIC REVIEW:  Birdtown Crossing hits mark on “Singing in the Sky”

Birdtown Crossing’s new release, entitled “Singing in the Sky”, hits the mark as a solid recording that will leave any listener only wanting more. The group, which is based in Cherokee, NC and has been traveling the pow wow circuit since 1998, sings songs in the Northern Plains style (well, mostly).

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By Scott On Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
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Daughtry to play Harrah’s Cherokee in November

In the course of only five years, Chris Daughtry has had more than his share of career highlights.

Cherokee Indian Ball is featured yearly at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Day which is scheduled this year for Saturday, Sept. 27.  (WCU photo)
By Scott On Friday, August 29th, 2014
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Mountain Heritage Day celebrates 40th year at WCU

Thousands gather on the Western Carolina University campus in Cullowhee each year on the last Saturday in September to be a part of the region’s rich history of mountain culture at Mountain Heritage Day. This year, those attending on Saturday, Sept. 27, can be part of history by just being there, as the festival marks both its own 40th anniversary and the 125th year of the university that hosts it.

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By Scott On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Trace Adkins to play Holiday show at Harrah’s Cherokee

Trace Adkins returns to Cherokee for a special holiday show featuring songs from The King’s Gift, and other Christmas favorites. Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is […]

By Scott On Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Young Cherokee Central Schools artists showcased at reception

A reception was held for budding young artists from Cherokee Central Schools at Qualla Arts and Crafts on Tuesday, Aug. 5. These artists were selected by Master Artists in Basketry, Louise  and Ed Goings; the  Master Artists in Pottery were Dean Reed and Dorine George.  The students were selected by the Master Artists based on […]

By Scott On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Local man heads to Sleepy Hollow

Will Harris, an EBCI tribal member from Cherokee, was recently cast in an upcoming episode of the TV series “Sleepy Hollow” to play Frank, a Shaman Biker in the Shawnee Biker Club.