Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc. held its bi-annual membership dinner at the Chrerokee Indian Fairgrounds exhibit hall on Thursday, Feb. 14. Seven EBCI tribal members were selected as new members of the co-op including (left-right) Timothy Smith, Sr.; Jennifer Wilson; Eddie Bushyhead; Lloyd Arneach, Sr.; Lawanda Nikki Nations; Stan Ledford; and Joseph Wesley Toineeta. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)
This unique beaded rattlesnake was created by EBCI tribal member Joseph Wesley Toineeta who had it on display at the Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc. bi-annual membership dinner on Thursday, Feb. 14. Toineeta was voted into membership, along with six other EBCI tribal members, on Thursday night.