Beloved Women Committee develops guidelines for titles

The late Beloved Woman Amanda Swimmer (left) addresses Tribal Council following being bestowed with the titled in February 2018 as her great granddaughter, then-Junior Miss Cherokee Dvdaya Swimmer, looks on and smiles. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)     By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   The Beloved Women Committee has been hard More...

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By Scott On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Council approves land purchases with housing in mind

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Over the course of two sessions, Tribal Council approved the purchase of over 18 acres of land to help meet the housing needs for the Eastern Band of Cherokee More...

By Scott On Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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Road to Soco under maintenance

Heavy rains over the last few months have few months have resulted in larger than average maintenance needs on Hwy 19 (Soco Road), particularly on the Cherokee side of Soco Mountain. (ROBERT JUMPER/One Feather)   By More...

By Scott On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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Council approves purchase of Cherokee Cablevision

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Many more members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians may soon have access to high speed internet thanks to a purchase by Tribal Council.  During their Budget More...

By Scott On Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Principal Chief’s Report for March 8

  By RICHARD G. SNEED PRINCIPAL CHIEF   The role of Principal Chief is multi-faceted, at times intensely challenging, but also amazingly rewarding.  It is an honor to represent our Cherokee people, and More...

By Scott On Monday, March 11th, 2019
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State bill could bring sports betting to Cherokee casinos

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   New legislation in the North Carolina Senate could bring sports wagering to tribal lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI).  State Sen. Jim Davis More...

By Scott On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Town of Franklin considers deed transfer on Nikwasi Mound

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   The Town of Franklin is looking at transferring the deed on Nikwasi Mound, a sacred site to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), to the nonprofit organization More...

By Scott On Friday, March 1st, 2019
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Constitution discussed in work session

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   For several years, the Citizens for a Constitution group has met and has developed a document they hope will guide generations of members of the Eastern Band of More...

By Scott On Friday, February 22nd, 2019
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Principal Chief’s Report for Feb. 22

  By RICHARD G. SNEED PRINCIPAL CHIEF   Representing the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) as Principal Chief is an honor and a privilege.  I am awarded many opportunities to serve the proud citizens More...

By Scott On Friday, February 15th, 2019
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Constitution to head to work session

  By JOSEPH MARTIN ONE FEATHER STAFF   When the constitution came before Tribal Council on Thursday, Feb. 7, it was tabled for work sessions. Citizens for a Constitution, who put the document together, More...