Some in Indian Country happy with AHCA bill failure

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 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare.

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By Scott On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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CIPD Arrest Report for March 20-27

Note: The following people were arrested by the Cherokee Indian Police Department and booked into the Anthony Edward Lossiah Justice Center. It should be noted that the following defendants have only been charged with the crimes listed and should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

By Scott On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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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 Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Tribal Court Judgment Summary for March 22

Tribal Court Judgment Summary for March 22

By Scott On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Lassiter sentenced in Littlejohn case

Aubrey Kina-Marie Littlejohn, a 15-month-old EBCI tribal member, was pronounced dead at the Cherokee Indian Hospital on the morning of Jan. 10, 2011. Now, more than six years later, a Department of Social Services official has been sentenced after ordering the falsification of records following Littlejohn’s death.

By Scott On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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CIPD Arrest Report for March 13-20

Note: The following people were arrested by the Cherokee Indian Police Department and booked into the Anthony Edward Lossiah Justice Center. It should be noted that the following defendants have only been charged with the crimes listed and should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

By Scott On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Tribal Court Judgment Summary for March 15

Tribal Court Judgment Summary for March 15

By Scott On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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One Feather wins nine N.C. Press Association Awards

The Cherokee One Feather garnered a total of nine awards in the North Carolina Press Association’s 2016 News, Editorial & Photojournalism Contest and 2016 Best Ad Contest.

By Scott On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Tribal Court Docket for March 29

This is a criminal docket date for the Cherokee Tribal Court. All of the defendants listed have only been charged with the crimes/offenses listed and should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

By Scott On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Chief Lambert pushes for stronger elder justice and trafficking laws

Principal Chief Patrick Lambert drafted a letter of support recently directed at the United States Department of Justice’s (USDOJ) Division on Tribal Justice that would create an avenue for the Cherokee Court and Tribal Legal teams to develop new code that would address areas that are currently vague or inadequate within the Cherokee Code.