Tennessee earthquake shakes tribal lands

  By JOSEPH MARTIN ONE FEATHER STAFF   DECATUR, Tenn. – At about 4:15 a.m.  on Wednesday, Dec. 12 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded an earthquake that registered 4.4 in magnitude. The epicenter was located about seven miles north northeast of Decatur, Tenn., which is about 60 miles north east of Chattanooga, Tenn. The National More...

by Scott | Published 8 hours ago
By Scott On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
0 Comments

Council merges Qualla Housing and Tribal Housing

  By JOSEPH MARTIN ONE FEATHER STAFF   Citing a need to better serve tribal members’ housing needs, Tribal Council passed an ordinance to combine the services of Qualla Housing Authority (QHA) and tribal More...

By Scott On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
0 Comments

Election law retabled as desire for more public input cited

  By JOSEPH MARTIN ONE FEATHER STAFF   With 25 days left before Tribal Council can adopt changes to the Tribe’s election laws, Tribal Council voted to retable a proposed ordinance Dec. 6 with changes More...

By Scott On Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
0 Comments

Talk of protests starts Council debate on rights

  By JOSEPH MARTIN ONE FEATHER STAFF   The right to petition for a redress of grievances is one of the fundamental rights guaranteed to American citizens, and it’s reaffirmed in the Indian Civil Rights More...

By Scott On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
0 Comments

Tribal Court Docket for Dec. 12

  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 More...

By Scott On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
0 Comments

Tribal Court Judgment Summary for Dec. 5

  Cline, Damion Dae 14-95.5(a) Drugs: Possessing a controlled substance classified in schedule I, II, III, IV, and V – Dismissed with Leave to Refile   George, John Cameron 14-30.6 Child Abuse in the More...

By Scott On Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
0 Comments

Two EBCI land-into-trust applications are progressing, Cooper’s Creek in final approval mode

  The United States Department of Interior, per the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, has the authority to put land into trust on behalf of federally recognized tribes across the country.  The average application More...

By Scott On Friday, December 7th, 2018
0 Comments

Tribe to support Medal of Honor petition for the late Sgt. Burgess

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has one member, the late PFC Charles George, who has received the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military decoration.  More...

By Scott On Friday, December 7th, 2018
0 Comments

EBCI tribal lands designated a Purple Heart Community

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   The lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will be designated as a Purple Heart Community thanks to the passage of a resolution submitted by the members More...

By Scott On Friday, December 7th, 2018
0 Comments

Tribal leaders discuss lack of workforce housing

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has a lot of economic development projects and expansions in the works, but there is one problem looming on all of them – More...