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Cultural District plans in the works at Nikwasi Mound

Cultural District plans in the works at Nikwasi Mound

The Nikwasi Initiative has the deed to the Nikwasi (sometimes called Noquisiyi) Mound in the town of Franklin and serves as the mound’s current caretakers.  They are hoping to expand educational opportunities at the site with their new Noquisiyi Cultural District site plan. 

CIPD Officer arrested

CIPD Officer arrested

Cherokee Indian Police Department (CIPD) Sergeant John Phillip Taylor Jr. was arrested on Friday, Jan. 7 at approximately 3:30 p.m. and charged with the following:

Cherokee seeing COVID surge

Cherokee seeing COVID surge

Like communities across the country, Cherokee has been seeing a large surge of COVID-19 cases.  And like in other places, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ community has been affected by closures, delays in openings, and other COVID-19 protective measures. 

CIPD apprehends escapee

CIPD apprehends escapee

During the late night hours of Monday, Dec. 27, Cherokee Indian Police Department (CIPD) Community Action Team members and Patrol officers successfully apprehended a male subject who had previously escaped custody after having been detained with trafficking amounts of heroin.

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