Events

 

Event listings are FREE of charge. Send your flyers/info to Scott at scotmckie@ebci-nsn.gov or message us on Facebook.

BENEFITS/FUNDRAISERS

Benefit Dinner for Ezekiel Littlejohn. Aug. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wolftown Gym. Menu: frybread with chili and drink for $10; frybread with powdered sugar or honey for $6. Delivery available for five or more orders. This is to help with medical expenses and traveling expenses for Ezekiel’s upcoming surgery. Info or to order delivery, text or call 736-5145

Drive-Through Fry Bread and Chili Supper benefit. Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Whittier United Methodist Church. Dinners will be $8. All proceeds will go to help others through outreach.

Turkey Shoots at the Jesse Welch Turkey Shoot Facility in the Big Cove Community. Aug. 20 at 3 p.m., fundraiser for medical travel expenses for Beverly Pheasant’s grandchildren. The family will be selling Indian Dinners at this event. Aug. 27 at 3 p.m., fundraiser for the Jesse Welch Jr. family. Good food, good fun, great prizes, great benefits.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Tribal Producers Resources Luncheon. Aug. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the EBCI Cooperative Extension Office. Lunch will be provided. Learn about resources and funding to support operations. Voice concerns, opinions, and needs.

Elders Day Bingo. Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Birdtown Gym. Bingo will begin at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Must be 59 ½ by Aug. 25 to participate in Bingo.  EBCI enrollment card must be presented to participate. Spouses and caregivers that are not EBCI citizens or 59 ½ years old will be provided lunch, but are ineligible to play Bingo. Info: 359-7000

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall Market. Sept. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Yellowhill Activity Center. Shopping, food, and fun. Lunch by Melisha and lots of vendors.

RTCAR to host EBCI artisan Listening Session. Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. at the EBCI Cooperative Extension Office. The Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources (RTCAR) program will host the first artisan listening session open to all EBCI artisans.  RTCAR wants to hear about the needs of EBCI artisans: what materials are you having trouble locating, what are your frustrations, and how can RTCAR help?  There will be food and drink served along with giveaways provided by the Sequoyah Fund.  RTCAR recognizes the link between contemporary Cherokee art and traditional art and welcomes all artisans but is particularly interested in the natural resources needs of artisans. All EBCI artisans are welcome. Info: Adam Griffith 359-6935 or adamgriff@ebci-nsn.gov

10th Annual Cherokee Archaeological Symposium. Sept. 15-16 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. Free and open to the public. Register here.

2022 EBCI Royalty Pageant schedule

  • Little Miss Cherokee. Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Teen Miss Cherokee. Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Junior Miss Cherokee. Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Miss Cherokee. Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

All pageants will be held in the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center on the campus of Cherokee Central Schools.

Speak to the Mountain Divine Healing Crusade. Tuesday through Saturday (through Oct. 4) at 7 p.m. nightly at 3548 Wolftown Road in Cherokee. Info: www.newsongcherokee.com

Food Truck Boot Camp. Nov. 7-10 in Cherokee. Everything you need to know about starting and growing a food truck business. Info: Laura Lauffer 359-6926 or lwlauffe@ncsu.edu

 

HEALTH & SPORTS EVENTS

2022 EBCI Fish Tournament Lineup
Qualla Country Fish Tournament
– Saturday, Aug. 27 to Sunday, Aug. 28
– Registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 26
– $20,000 in cash prizes

Tag turn-in times will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. both tournament days at the EBCI Natural Resources Enforcement Office at 517 Sequoyah Trail in Cherokee. Fishing hours are one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset, daily.
Info: Office (828) 359-6110, text (828) 788-3013, https://fishcherokee.com and https://www.facebook.com/fishcherokee
– EBCI Natural Resources Div.

Southern Powerlifting Federation Rumble in the Smokies. Aug. 13 at 8:30 a.m. at the Cherokee Fitness Complex. General Admission: $10, Kids 12 and under are free. Must be a current Southern Powerlifing Federation to participate. $15 late fee after Aug. 1. Info: Jesse Rodger (423) 255-3672, www.southernpowerlifing.com

Fall Brawl at Wolftown wrestling tournament. Sept. 24 on the outdoor covered basketball courts at the Wolftown Gym. Boys and girls divisions; elementary, middle school, and high school; and open age groups. Register ($40) at trackwrestling.com. Info: Cheryl Baynard 290-8788 or TeamNCpairing@gmail.com

UPCOMING POW WOWS

Note: This list of pow wows was compiled by One Feather staff. The One Feather does not endorse any of these dances. It is simply a listing of ones occurring throughout the continent. Please call before traveling.

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi. Aug. 19-21 in Shakopee, Minn. Emcees: Redwing Thomas, Vince Beyl, Whitney Rencountre. Host Drums: Mandaree, Wakinyan Luta. Invited Drums: Bad Nation, Blackstone, Charging Horse, Fort Peck Sioux, Pipestone, War Scout, Young Bear, Thunder Hill, Wild Band of Comanches, Whitetail Boyz. Info: www.smscwacipi.org

Skopabsh Pow Wow. Aug. 19-21 at Muckleshoot Pow Wow Grounds in Auburn, Wash. MC: Juaquin Hamilton. Info: Grant Timentwa (253) 876-3327, grant.timentwa@muckleshoot.nsn.us

Ute Mountain Casino Pow Wow. Aug. 19-21 in Towaoc, Colo. Info: Reggie Lopez (970) 739-0737, rwlopez@utemountaincasino.com

American Indian Council, Inc. 40th Annual Traditional Pow Wow. Aug. 20-21 at Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Ind. MC: Tony Castoreno. Host Drum: Wind Eagle. Co-Host Drum: Black Hand. Info: Sandy Maddox (765) 453-9025, maddox.s@comcast.net

146th Annual Ponca Tribal Celebration Pow Wow. Aug. 25-28. Home of the World Fancy War Dance Championship. Emcees: Oliver Littlecook, Lester Eagle. Head Southern Singer: Littlebear Littlecook. Info: (508) 762-8104

Rendezvous at the Straits Pow Wow. Aug. 27-28 at Father Marquette National Memorial in St. Ignace, Mich. MC: Joe Medicine. Host Drum: Sturgeon Bay. Info: Darryl Brown (906) 984-2083, turtlesback@charter.net

70th Annual Cherokee National Holiday Pow Wow. Sept. 2-3 at the Cherokee Cultural Grounds in Tahlequah, Okla. Emcees: Rob Daugherty, Archie Mason. Host Northern Drum: Medicine Tail. Host Southern Drum: Rough Arrow. Other Drums: Park Hill, Blackbird. Info: powwow@cherokee.org

Shinnecock Indian Pow Wow 2022. Sept. 2-5 in Southampton, New York. Info: (631) 283-6143

Turtle Mountain Chippewa Pembina Labor Day Pow Wow. Sept. 2-4 at Turtle Mountain Chippewa Pembina Pow Wow Grounds in Belcourt, N.D. Emcees: Daniel Henry, Larus Longie. Host Drum: Midnite Express. Info: Helen Keplin (701) 278-3695, hkeplin@yahoo.com

13th Annual Honoring our Veterans Pow Wow. Sept. 3-4 in Corbin, Ky. MC: Lowery Began. Host Drum: Wild Band. Info: Ken Phillips (606) 280-1380, sioux80@msn.com

 

WESTERN N.C. & BEYOND EVENTS

Rally for Health, Hope & Recovery planning meeting. Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Bryson City Methodist Church.  Help plan this important event for Swain County. Info: 488-9241

Eli Lev performance. Aug. 20 at 5 p.m. at The Parson’s Pub in Murphy. Rising singer-songwriter Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens lyrics and melodies for everyday enlightenment – songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and offer the wisdom he’s gained through lifelong travel and self-discovery. The Maryland-based artist has just completed his epic Four Directions project which includes four EPs that were inspired by indigenous traditions he learned while teaching on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. Info: https://elilevmusic.bandcamp.com

Indivisible Swain County meeting. Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Agenda items to be discussed include action steps for 2022 priorities, letters to editors, voter registration, and environmental issues. All are welcome to join and share your concerns and ideas. Email maryherr2017@gmail.com for a link or call 497-9498

International Overdose Awareness Day event. Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bridge Park in Sylva. Speakers, live music, and more. Bring a photo for the Memorial Wall.

12th Annual Symposium Integrating Indigenous Knowledge, Language, Health, Environment (Rooted in the Mountains). Sept. 29-30 in the Blue Ridge Conference Room at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. The theme for the event is “Nv wa tohi ya da a de hi di yi – Living in a Continued State of Wellness”. Cost: Students $25, Adults $75 through Sept. 18 ($125 after). Info: Email llefler@email.wcu.edu or visit: www.rootedinthemtns.wcu.edu

Cowee School Farmer’s Market. Every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Produce, plant starts, eggs, baked goods, flowers, food trucks, and music. Located at 51 Cowee School Drive in Franklin. Info: 369-4080 or www.coweeschool.org

SUPPORT GROUPS

Cherokee Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at Betty’s Place at 40 Goose Creek Road in the Birdtown Community. A potluck is held at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is open to all. Betty’s Place is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They provide counseling and support services to cancer patients that may include supplies, travel, and meals. Info: 497-0788