Council approves purchase of historic land in Franklin

  HISTORY: Water is used to contrast the symbols on Turkey Track Rock. The history for the site of these carvings in soapstone boulders dates back more than 5,000 years. (Photo by Scott Ashcraft, archaeologist with the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Pisgah National Forest.) By JOSEPH MARTIN ONE FEATHER STAFF   A culturally More...

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By Scott On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
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Cherokee students learn about human body, healthy lifestyle

HEART: Sara Toineeta, a fifth grader at Cherokee Elementary School, checks her pulse after jumping ten times at the heart station portion of the Speedway to Healthy exhibit at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts More...

By Scott On Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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Principal Chief’s Report for Aug. 30

  By PRINCIPAL CHIEF RICHARD G. SNEED     Shiyo! These past two weeks I have witnessed a flurry of activity.  I have had the pleasure to meet with students, enrolled members, and state representatives.  More...

By Scott On Thursday, August 30th, 2018
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Women’s and Children’s Recovery Support Home project starts with groundbreaking

SUPPORT: Tribal leaders and officials break ground on the new Women’s and Children’s Recovery Support Home, being constructed at the site of the old Cherokee Children’s Home in the Yellowhill Community on More...

By Scott On Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
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Cherokee Indian Police Dept. introduces new community security cameras

  CAMERAS: Doug Pheasant, Cherokee Chief of Police, poses beside cameras installed recently at the Oconaluftee Island Park to enhance security in the area. (Photo courtesy of Office of the Principal Chief) The More...

By Scott On Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
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Parade route back to original, Grand Marshals named

GRAND: With family and friends holding encouraging signs, the 2018 Remember the Removal Riders from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians ride into a welcome back event held at the Tribal Council House on the morning More...

By Scott On Friday, August 24th, 2018
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New Wolftown Community Building opens officially

OPENED: Dwayne “Tuff” Jackson (orange shirt), Wolftown Community Club chairman, cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Wolftown Community Building on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 23. Shown (left-right) More...

By Scott On Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
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New Birdtown Community Building opens officially

OPENING: Stephan Watty (front row center with scissors), Birdtown Community Club chairman, cuts the ribbon to officially open the new Birdtown Community Building on the afternoon of Wednesday, Aug. 22. Shown (left-right) More...

By Scott On Thursday, August 16th, 2018
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Tribe’s Syringe Services Program working on ‘harm reduction’

DEDICATION: Ginger Parker-Southard, Syringe Services Program supervisor, shows some of the supplies they provide for free through their program – all in an effort to curb the transmission of HIV and Hep C. (SCOTT More...

By Scott On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
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Study reveals a startling ‘Native Truth’

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   A study designed to find out the social imprint of modern-day Native Americans and ways to improve upon that exposure has revealed some startling ‘truths’.  More...