COMMENTARY: Rest in Peace guys and flying turkeys

  Observations and random thoughts 26.1   By WILLIAM LEDFORD   We, Indian Country and music fans, have lost two giants. Both are irreplaceable. A founding member of AIM, the American Indian Movement, Dennis Banks, has walked on. Dennis Banks was one of my inspirations in the struggle to regain our pride and status as human beings and More...

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By Scott On Monday, October 30th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Life is good in Cherokee

  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR   Cherokee has much for which to be thankful. With all the political turmoil of the past year (it has been going on much longer, it’s just that we all seem to have More...

By Scott On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Absolute service perfects absolutely

  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR   A friend of mine related a random act of kindness involving one of our NRE Officers. My friend said that the officer spotted a homeless woman sitting outside of More...

By Scott On Friday, October 13th, 2017

COMMENTARY: Are you ready for some football?

Observations and random thoughts. Volume 25.1.   By WILLIAM LEDFORD   I pride myself on having an excellent sense of humor. Whether anyone else agrees is beside the point, opinions are like a certain point More...

By Scott On Monday, October 9th, 2017

EDITORIAL: A long way to go and a short time to get there

  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR   After many years of prioritizing and then putting to the back burner the need for an overhaul of the Cherokee Code, Tribal Council voted last month to assemble a More...

By Scott On Monday, October 2nd, 2017

EDITORIAL: A worthless employee?

  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR   Stuart: “I am afraid you couldn’t be more wrong” Sheldon: “’More wrong?’ ‘Wrong’ is an absolute state and is not subject to gradation.” Stuart: More...

By Scott On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

LETTER: Reader opposes Lumbee recognition efforts

  The Lumbee Tribe’s petition for federal status is a forest with no trees.  That group of non-profit organization people is not a historical native first nations tribal community.  Anyone supporting that More...

By Scott On Monday, September 25th, 2017

EDITORIAL: Lip readers needed

  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR   Roughly a year ago, I brought up the subject of public documents and the need to have accurate records of our Tribal Council sessions and truly any official government More...

By Scott On Friday, September 22nd, 2017

LETTER: Big Cove representative says farewell, thank you

  PROUD: Big Cove Rep. Teresa McCoy (left), shown with then-Tribal Council Chairperson Terri Henry, holds the flag of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians prior to it being raised during the Tri-Council Meeting More...

By Scott On Monday, September 18th, 2017

LETTER: Tribal elder addresses safety concerns

  Dear Editor, The cell tower. We have one overlooking Wagon Wheel Gap Road and what I wonder is why it has no light? There are planes. Maybe I’m jumping to conclusions. I think this needs to be remedied More...