Four EBCI elders honored on Ned Long Day

HONORED: Distinguished Citizen Awards were presented to four EBCI tribal elders during the 18th Annual Ned Long Day at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 25 including Dan McCoy (far left), J.C. Wachacha (second from left), Frances Maney (second from right), and Lucetta Ward (far right). Zane Wachacha (center) was given the Cristyn Jones More...

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By Scott On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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Cherokee Chamber Singers are Carnegie Hall-bound

BIG APPLE: The Cherokee Chamber Singers, shown singing at last year’s Cherokee Veteran’s Day observance, have been selected to sing at the world-famous Carnegie Hall next spring. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)   By More...

By Scott On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Cherokee Tribal EMS Training Center graduates first class

GRADUATES: The first graduating class of Paramedic students from the Cherokee Tribal EMS Training Center are shown (left-right) with instructors: Dr. David Trigg, medical dDirector; Adam Simonds, Cherokee Fire and More...

By Scott On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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LETTER: Little Miss Cherokee says thank you

CROWNED: Araceli Martinez-Arch was crowned Little Miss Cherokee 2017-18 at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds on the night of Thursday, Oct. 5. Here, Little Miss Cherokee 2016-17 Nevayah Panther, places the crown on More...

By Scott On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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WCU dedicates Judaculla Hall 

DEDICATION: Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher (left) and Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed sign documents pledging additional collaboration between the entities. The signing came as part of More...

By Scott On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Tribe represented at 40th Annual AISES Conference

AISES: Shown at the AISES Sequoyah Honors Breakfast (left-right) are Kayla Johnson; Chloe Blythe; Rick Stephens, AISES Board Chair; Sarah EchoHawk, AISES chief executive officer; Alicia Jacobs; Andrew Conseen Duff; More...

By Scott On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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LETTER: Thank you from Teen Miss Cherokee Raylen Bark

CROWNED: Raylen Bark reacts after being selected as the Teen Miss Cherokee 2017-18 during a pageant at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Oct. 4. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)   I am greatly honored More...

By Scott On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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LETTER: Junior Miss Cherokee says thanks for support

AMBASSADOR: Dvdaya Swimmer smiles shortly after being crowned Junior Miss Cherokee 2017-18 at the pageant held on Thursday, Oct. 5. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)   Cherokee Community, Si yo, on Oct. 5, I was More...

By Scott On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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Tribal member, former addict starts Rez Recovery Riders

GOOD CAUSE: Kallup McCoy (left), founder of Rez Recovery Riders, and Larry Norman of Motion Makers Bicycle Shop of Sylva pose with the five bicycles the shop donated to the Riders group. (Photo contributed)   By More...

By Scott On Friday, October 6th, 2017
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Rooted in the Mountains symposium draws on tradition, looks to future 

HEALING: Onita Bush, an EBCI tribal elder from the Snowbird Community, speaks at the Rooted in the Mountains symposium on the Cherokee use of plants for health and healing. (WCU photo)   CULLOWHEE – The eighth More...