According to the Cherokee Tribal Court, the Grand Council meeting held in the Charles George Memorial Arena on Tuesday, April 18 doesn’t have the “force of law”.
It was a busy day for impeachment-related proceedings on Friday, April 21 – the day after the original date set for the Impeachment Hearing before several court motions delayed the event.
The impeachment saga between Tribal Council and Principal Chief Patrick Lambert continues.
For the first time in over two decades, a Grand Council meeting of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was called.
Within a four –hour span, Principal Chief Patrick Lambert was suspended from office and then, subsequently, not suspended from office.
An amended management agreement between Harrah’s NC Casino Company, LLC and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was presented to Tribal Council during its regular Budget Council session on Tuesday, April 4.
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.
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.
He is a U.S. Navy veteran from World War II, a Cherokee historian and storyteller, an Indian ballgame caller, a Cherokee first language speaker, and soon he will be a doctor.
I wanted to take a moment to report on a very important and historic event that took place recently in our nation’s capital, the Native Nations March on DC.