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.
For years, Cherokee community members have asked for something to be done about road conditions and lack of safe pathways for the Cherokee Central School System that has gone largely ignored.
What many expected would be a contentious regular session of Tribal Council on Thursday, March 2, somewhat fizzled as three pieces of legislation dealing with the proposed impeachment of Principal Chief Patrick Lambert were voted away.
This month proved to be a very contentious month for our Tribe.
Tribal Council passed Resolution No. 502 (2017) on Feb. 2 that called for Articles of Impeachment to be drawn up against Principal Chief Patrick Lambert.
This month’s report is a little later than normal because we have all been distracted by the many events and upheaval within our Tribe.
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort officials announced on Monday, Feb. 6 they have inked a management agreement with Ultrastar for the upcoming Bowling Center.
The Feb. 2 session of Tribal Council included a call for impeachment hearings against Principal Chief Patrick Lambert, the appointment of a Chief Justice, approval of legislation to launch an investigation into actions of employees and elected officials over the past decade, and more.