Tribe’s land-into-trust bill reported favorably by Committee

HISTORY: The Chota Memorial site, located in eastern Tennessee, is part of a 76-acre parcel involved in the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act which has been approved by the House Natural Resources Committee and will move on for a floor vote. (Photo by Sequoyah Birthplace Museum)   By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   WASHINGTON More...

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By Scott On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Cherokee Nation launches new language program for Cherokee Immersion Charter School graduates

LANGUAGE: Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker reads Memorandum of Understanding launching new 14th Generation Master Apprentice Program. Shown (left-right) front row – Cherokee Immersion Charter More...

By Scott On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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News from the Nations (Jan. 8-12)

  Cherokee Nation celebrates MLK Jr. Day TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – For the first time, the Cherokee Nation (Okla.) celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an official holiday following an executive order signed More...

By Scott On Saturday, January 13th, 2018
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Chief Sneed: Updating the Police Commission

  By PRINCIPAL CHIEF RICHARD G. SNEED   Since 2009 the tribe has worked with an officially authorized Police Commission to be an impartial board with the oversight responsibility for law enforcement operations More...

By Scott On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Tribal Court Judgment Summaries for Jan. 10, 11

Judgment Summary for Jan. 10 FLYING, Tristin Byrd 14-15.6(b) Purchasing, Attempt to Purchase, Possession or Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages by Persons under 21 – Dismissed for Compliance, obtain Substance More...

By Scott On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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Tribal Court Docket for Jan. 24, 2018

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 More...

By Scott On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Tribe files lawsuit against opioid distributors, manufacturers

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Last summer, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians declared the opioid crisis a public nuisance.  Now, the Tribe has filed a civil lawsuit against a list of manufacturers More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Tribal Court Docket for Jan. 17

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 More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Tribal Court Judgment Summary for Jan. 3

  BECK, Jaicelyn D.S. 14-95.11(c) Drugs: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Dismissed on Plea, complete a drug assessment and follow all requirements 14-95.5(a) Drugs: Possessing a controlled substance classified More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Tribe’s land-into-trust bill has movement, support

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. – A bill that would bring several historic Cherokee sites back under the control of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has support from More...