Casinos both experience growth, exceed projections

  By JOSEPH MARTIN ONE FEATHER STAFF   The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ last per capita distribution set a record as the largest, and that was due to the performance of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel in Murphy. That’s significant particularly since revenue exceeded More...

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By Scott On Monday, January 14th, 2019
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Chief offers assistance to tribal member federal employees; Native advocates call for shutdown to end

  By JOSEPH MARTIN ONE FEATHER STAFF   The Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Cherokee Agency remains closed. Great Smoky Mountains National Park still is denying access to facilities, and volunteers have been More...

By Scott On Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Two native women make history taking oath in Congress

Deb Haaland, (D-N.M.) and Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) embrace after being sworn in to the House of Representatives. Public domain photo.   By JOSEPH MARTIN ONE FEATHER STAFF   WASHINGTON – For a first More...

By Scott On Monday, January 7th, 2019
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Road closures, stalled pay as government shutdown impacts Cherokee economy

  JOSEPH MARTIN ONE FEATHER STAFF   President Donald Trump’s insistence that the federal budget include $5 billion for a wall at the Mexican border has led to a government shut down as members of congress More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
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Day One fitness event focuses on recovery, health, and wellness

Jama Anders (standing), Crossfit 2232 owner, explains various exercises to participants at the Day One event held at his gym on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 1. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)   By SCOTT More...

By Scott On Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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New election law passes

  By JOSEPH MARTIN ONE FEATHER STAFF   (Editor’s Note: The One Feather has requested a full, clean copy of the ordinance that was passed from the EBCI Attorney General’s Office and the TOP Office and More...

By Scott On Wednesday, December 19th, 2018
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Long named Frell Owl Award winner

Greg Owle (left), Cherokee Boys Club general manager, presents the 32rd Annual Frell Owl Award to Isaac “Ike” Long during the annual awards banquet held at the Chestnut Tree Inn on the morning of Wednesday, More...

By Scott On Monday, December 17th, 2018
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WCU holds two commencements to honor fall class, summer graduates

Graduating student Driver Blythe, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, delivers the primary address at the commencement for WCU’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education and Allied More...

By Scott On Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Senate passes legislation to aid justice for missing and murdered natives

  One Feather staff reports   WASHINGTON – A bill to aid law enforcement in the location and prosecuting cases of missing and murdered Native American women and girls passed in the senate Dec. 6. Both More...

By Scott On Monday, December 17th, 2018
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Indian Child Welfare Act remains law for now

  By JOSEPH MARTIN ONE FEATHER STAFF    On Oct. 5, a federal district court in Texas ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was unconstitutional because it was a race-based preference law. The More...