Local bail bondsman pleads guilty to forced labor

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Phillip S. Armachain Sr., 50, an EBCI tribal member, has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of forced labor.  According to court documents, he entered the plea on Jan. 29 in U.S. District Court to count five as outlined in a Dec. 5, 2017 Second Superseding Bill of Indictment. According to a factual More...

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By Scott On Thursday, March 29th, 2018
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What to know about the ‘Gathering Rule’ – EBCI members gathering sochan in the park… next year

  With the passage of Resolution 6 (2017) (https://theonefeather.com/2017/10/tribe-to-fund-ea-for-sochan-gathering-in-park/) ,the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians tribal leadership committed funding to complete More...

By Scott On Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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Community members presenting draft Constitution for review

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   After discussing the possibility of a Constitution for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians at a community meeting in the Yellowhill Community in April 2017, a More...

By Scott On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
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Tribe added to Southwestern Commission

COMMISSION: Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed addresses the members of the Southwestern Commission after the group added the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians as an official member during a meeting at the Chestnut More...

By Scott On Monday, March 26th, 2018
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LETTER FROM THE CHIEF: Education is an EBCI priority

EDUCATION: Representatives from UNC Chapel Hill and Southwestern Community College met with Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed recently to discuss the implementation of UNC’s “Carolina Student Transfer Excellence More...

By Scott On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
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CIPD makes arrests in operation focused on child exploitation

  Over the weekend of March 16-18, the Cherokee Indian Police Department led local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in an operation that was focused on the exploitation of children and the predators More...

By Scott On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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Tribal Court Judgment Summaries for Feb. 26; March 7, 8, and 14

  Judgment Summary for Feb. 26 CALHOUN, James Phillip 20-157(a) Failure to pull over for Emergency Vehicles – Dismissed, Failure to Provide Reasonable Suspicion for the Stop 14-95.5(c) Drugs: Simple Possession More...

By Scott On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
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Tribal Court Docket for March 28, 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 More...

By Scott On Saturday, March 17th, 2018
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Services held for Beloved Man

BELOVED: The lobby of the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center was filled with photos and life mementos honoring the life and legacy of Beloved Man Jerry Wolfe as a service was held there on the afternoon of Saturday, More...

By Scott On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
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Cherokee Nation gives teachers a pay raise

SIGNING: Shown (left-right) front row: Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd, Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Tribal Council Secretary Frankie Hargis. Back Row: Tribal More...