COVID-19 cases increasing again in Cherokee

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. One Feather Staff   After several months of very low case counts of COVID-19 being reported by the EBCI (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) Joint Information Center (JIC), the Tribe is starting to see an uptick.  JIC officials related that 15 new cases have been reported in the time frame from Wednesday, July 21 to Tuesday, More...

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By Scott On Saturday, July 10th, 2021
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Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital expand women’s care

  SYLVA – Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital continue to expand women’s services across western North Carolina by welcoming board-certified OB/GYN Jennifer Blattner, MD and board-certified More...

By Scott On Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
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Proposed tribal law would prohibit public indoor smoking at casino

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. One Feather Staff   A proposed change to the Cherokee Code would prohibit public indoor smoking at both Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah’s Valley River Casino in Murphy More...

By Scott On Monday, April 26th, 2021
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Concern grows for pediatric dental care in Cherokee

  By JONAH LOSSIAH One Feather Staff    Dental care wasn’t the first worry for most people when the pandemic brought life to a screeching halt last Spring.  Schools, places of work, and restaurants More...

By Scott On Thursday, April 15th, 2021
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EBCI pausing Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution

  By JONAH LOSSIAH One Feather Staff   The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Mass Vaccination Team is following Federal guidelines and ceasing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine More...

By Scott On Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
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CCS switching to Plan A for final month

  By JONAH LOSSIAH One Feather Staff    The Cherokee Central Schools (CCS) Board of Education decided in a 5-1 vote that all their schools will return to ‘Plan A’ starting on Monday, April 26. This More...

By Scott On Saturday, March 6th, 2021
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2021 Nutrition Month “Personalizing Your Plate”

  By KASSIE MASSIE, RDN, LDN   The Qualla Boundary is celebrating Nutrition Month! This March, the Cherokee Indian Hospital, in conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is emphasizing “Personalizing More...

By Scott On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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EBCI holds second-dose vaccine clinic 

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    Hundreds of people in Cherokee received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine thanks to another mass clinic held at Tribal Bingo on Wednesday, March 3. Charlene More...

By Scott On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Anniversary approaching of Cherokee’s first COVID-19 case 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Later this month, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will mark a year since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the Cherokee community.  Tribal More...

By Scott On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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NCDHHS, EBCI opens Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services Eligibility Office in Cherokee 

  The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Division of Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) have established an EBCI/NCDHHS Medicaid More...