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By Scott On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Some in Indian Country happy with AHCA bill failure

In a surprising turn of events, House Republicans cancelled a vote on Friday, March 24 on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), President Trump’s replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare.

By Scott On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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CIPD Arrest Report for March 20-27

Note: The following people were arrested by the Cherokee Indian Police Department and booked into the Anthony Edward Lossiah Justice Center. 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.

By Scott On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Three Council Reps. decide not to seek re-election

There will be at least three new faces around the horseshoe following this fall’s Tribal Council election. Vice Chairman Brandon Jones, Big Cove Rep. Teresa McCoy, and Yellowhill Rep. B. Ensley have all decided not to seek re-election.

By Scott On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Cherokee Nation selects its RTR participants

The Cherokee Nation has selected 10 cyclists for its 2017 Remember the Removal Bike Ride this June.

By Scott On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Tribal Court Judgment Summary for March 22

Tribal Court Judgment Summary for March 22

By Scott On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Nancy Edwina Jumper Poncho – obituary

Nancy Edwina Jumper Poncho, 59, of Cherokee, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Cherokee Indian Hospital.

By Scott On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Lassiter sentenced in Littlejohn case

Aubrey Kina-Marie Littlejohn, a 15-month-old EBCI tribal member, was pronounced dead at the Cherokee Indian Hospital on the morning of Jan. 10, 2011. Now, more than six years later, a Department of Social Services official has been sentenced after ordering the falsification of records following Littlejohn’s death.

By Scott On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Maggie Marie Owl – obituary

Maggie Marie Owl, age 91, of Murphy, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at Murphy Medical Center.

By Scott On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Beloved Woman to receive honorary UNC Asheville degree

UNC Asheville will celebrate Spring 2017 Commencement on Saturday, May 13, with alumna Ko Barrett, deputy assistant administrator for research for NOAA, serving as commencement speaker for the morning ceremony. Barrett will receive an honorary degree, along with honorary degree recipients EBCI Beloved Woman Ellen Bird, artist Stoney Lamar, and pediatrician Olson Huff.

By Scott On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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CIPD Arrest Report for March 13-20

Note: The following people were arrested by the Cherokee Indian Police Department and booked into the Anthony Edward Lossiah Justice Center. 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.