Court finds Grand Council doesn’t have “force of law”

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”.

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By Scott On Monday, April 24th, 2017

Council adds more Articles of Impeachment, Court delays proceedings

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.

By Scott On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Court stays Impeachment Hearing, Council sets new date

The impeachment saga between Tribal Council and Principal Chief Patrick Lambert continues.

By Scott On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Grand Council: Halt impeachment proceedings

For the first time in over two decades, a Grand Council meeting of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was called.

By Scott On Friday, April 7th, 2017

Chief suspended, then unsuspended; impeachment hearing scheduled

Within a four –hour span, Principal Chief Patrick Lambert was suspended from office and then, subsequently, not suspended from office.

By Scott On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Council tables amended gaming management agreement

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.

By Scott On Monday, March 27th, 2017

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 Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

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 Friday, March 17th, 2017

Beloved Man to receive honorary WCU degree

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.

By Scott On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Vice-Chief’s report on Native Nations March

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.