Rally for Recovery to stress healing and hope, not blame

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Recovery is happening for members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  That message, combined with the slogan “Together we can get through it”, are two of the main components of the 2nd Annual Rally for Recovery slated for Saturday, Sept. 16 from 3-7pm at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. The More...

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By Scott On Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Walk held to shine light on Cherokee elder abuse

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Tribal elders in Indian Country are reportedly abused at a rate (1 in 4) much higher than the national average (1 in 10).  This and other facts and statistics More...

By Scott On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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HEALTH COLUMN: Dear Cherokee Choices (Benefits of potassium)

  Dear Cherokee Choices, I’m tired of hearing about everything I should not eat!  I’m curious to know what foods I should be eating more of? I’ve heard some information about potassium, but I’m not More...

By Scott On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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HEALTH COLUMN: Dear Cherokee Choices (Couch to 5K running plan)

Dear Cherokee Choices, I have been a couch potato for years, but I’m proud to say I have been walking regularly for the last few months. I have never been a runner, but I would like to be able to run the Cherokee More...

By Scott On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Some in Indian Country happy with AHCA bill failure

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   In a surprising turn of events, House Republicans cancelled a vote on Friday, March 24 on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), President Trump’s replacement More...

By Scott On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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HEALTH COLUMN: Dear Cherokee Choices (weight loss schemes)

Dear Cherokee Choices, There is so much information in the media on quick weight loss diets and fad quick fixes for your health. I’m fed up with people trying to sell me products/information I don’t need. What More...

By Scott On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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HEALTH COLUMN: Dear Cherokee Choices – Am I addicted to coffee?

Dear Cherokee Choices, I LOVE coffee! I drink two cups every morning and one in the afternoon. I feel more energized afterwards but I am worried I am addicted. Is this an unhealthy habit that I need to break or More...

By Scott On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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HEALTH COLUMN: Dear Cherokee Choices (Type 2 diabetes discussion)

Dear Cherokee Choices, I really don’t understand what Type 2 Diabetes is and if I am pre-diabetic what I can do about it?  Isn’t it unavoidable? Sincerely, Sugar   Hi Sugar, This topic is very confusing More...

By Scott On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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HEALTH COLUMN: Dear Cherokee Choices

Dear Cherokee Choices, Over the past five years I have been struggling with my weight and I’m worried I may be at risk for diabetes. I know what I am “supposed” to do but I am having a hard time getting motivated More...

By Scott On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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Chief Lambert to serve on CDC Tribal Advisory Committee

  Principal Chief Patrick Lambert has been appointed area representative by the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) to serve as a delegate on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tribal More...