EDITORIAL: Let the Cherokee spirit live

  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR   The Cherokee people were a proud people. Known as one of the “civilized tribes”, we were known for our intelligence and industry. Cherokees survived one of the most brutal invasions in modern history. And, the Cherokee people not only survived, we thrived. Still today, we fight for our place in modern More...

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By Scott On Monday, March 12th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Never a dull moment….issue.

  Observations and random thoughts Vol. 2018 1.4   By WILLIAM LEDFORD I keep writing these things and they keep vanishing, volumes two and three have gotten lost in the ether of the internet and things More...

By Scott On Monday, March 5th, 2018

EDITORIAL: One possible solution…maybe three.    

  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR   “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Ghandi We are in great need of an overhaul of government protocol. I am not talking about the people who More...

By Scott On Friday, March 2nd, 2018

LETTER: A place of sanctuary for pets

  When my wife and I retired from the United States Coast Guard, we moved back to her home town of Cherokee, North Carolina. We had dogs of our own, but we started to notice that there were a lot of stray dogs More...

By Scott On Monday, February 26th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Something smells fishy

  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR   There are 30 miles of fishable streams on the Qualla Boundary. Those streams have been here for as long as the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Water is not just More...

By Scott On Monday, February 19th, 2018


  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR   When it comes to crosswalk safety on the Boundary, the Tribe and Department of Transportation have made significant progress over years past. Fresh stripes have More...

By Scott On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

COMMENTARY: Find your own ocean…and, make it crab-free

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF Parts of this column occur many miles off of the Qualla Boundary (aka Cherokee Indian Reservation), but the sentiments very much apply. Years ago, we took my daughter More...

By Scott On Monday, February 12th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Loving the land, water, and wind

  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR   We are blessed to live in some of the most beautiful land in the world. Next to our people, it is our most valuable and cherished resource. The Qualla Boundary consists More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

COMMENTARY: It’s a brand New Year, hope it ain’t the same as the old year….

  Observations and random thoughts 21.2   By WILLIAM LEDFORD   It’s a brand new year, 2018. I was thinking about a many things the other day and came to a realization. I wish I had some Minions. More...

By Scott On Friday, January 26th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Right to privacy and responsibility for transparency

  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR   The wife and I use an app (short for application-you know, those little do-dads on your phone that make life “interesting”) called Life360. It basically More...