Council approves Tribal Employee Bill of Rights

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   In an effort to better protect the rights of employees of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Tribal Council passed several pieces of legislation dealing with the personnel policy of the Tribe including passage of an Employee Bill of Rights.  Ordinances No. 61 and No. 63, both submitted by Principal More...

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By Scott On Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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Amanda Swimmer named Beloved Woman

SMILES: Amanda Swimmer (left) addresses Tribal Council following being bestowed the title of EBCI Beloved Woman on Thursday, Feb. 1 as her great granddaughter, Junior Miss Cherokee Dvdaya Swimmer, looks on and smiles. More...

By Scott On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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Tribal Court Dockets for Feb. 7, 8

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 Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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“Power to the People” legislation re-submitted, subsequently tabled by Council

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   A program that would help subsidize the power bills for elder members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has been re-submitted.  The “Power to the People, More...

By Scott On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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Chief Sneed speaks to North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police

  Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed spoke to the annual meeting of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police (NCACP) held at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The presentation was More...

By Scott On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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Principal Chief’s report for January 2018

  By RICHARD G. SNEED PRINCIPAL CHIEF   Work on our legislative agenda continues. This month, I have submitted a resolution for approval and support from Tribal Council. Several issues are included on More...

By Scott On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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News from the Nations (Jan. 22-28)

  Cherokee playwright receives Artist Award WASHINGTON – Mary Kathryn Nagle, a Cherokee Nation citizen, has received a $50,000 United States Artist Award.  Nagle’s play “Sovereign” opened in Washington, More...

By Scott On Friday, January 26th, 2018
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Tribal member sentenced for string of hotel, business robberies

  ASHEVILLE – U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced Stephen Russell Dean McCoy, 27, an EBCI tribal member of Cherokee, on Thursday, Jan. 25 to 108 months in prison on federal charges stemming More...

By Scott On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Park welcomes record number of visitors in 2017

  ECLIPSE: The Great Smoky Mountains National welcomed a record 11,338,894 people in 2017. In the photo, visitors gather to view the total solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Over 47,000 visitors entered More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Three plead in state court to robbing tribal elder

  Mitchum Scott Turpin, Tilmon Gene Fortner, and Kasey Lynn Keffer, all of Sylva, have pleaded guilty in federal court in Asheville to one count each of Robbery before the Honorable Dennis J. Howell. The maximum More...