N.C. schools, including Cherokee Central, will open with ‘Plan B’

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    After a delayed decision, Governor Roy Cooper announced on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 14 that public schools in North Carolina will be opening this fall on a limited basis.  In a press conference at 3 p.m., Governor Cooper pointed to the consistently climbing rates of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina. More...

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By Scott On Friday, July 10th, 2020
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Tribe to enter into business relationship with Innovation Capital, LLC

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is looking at commercial gaming operations in various states, and Tribal Council has approved a measure to aid in that endeavor.  More...

By Scott On Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Person with COVID-19 attends church gatherings; health officials encouraging testing

  The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) and Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) identified a Qualla Boundary resident on Thursday, July 9 who tested positive for More...

By Scott On Thursday, July 9th, 2020
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Council passes “Becky’s Law” regarding debate discussions

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   One of the most vocal and involved members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is Becky Walker – who, for years has attended Tribal Council meetings More...

By Scott On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Feasibility study set for Cherokee meat production

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF   A feasibility study for a potential Cherokee meat production facility was approved Tuesday, July 7 at the regular session of Budget Council.  The resolution was More...

By Scott On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Kituwah LLC to place model homes in Cherokee

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF   The Kituwah LLC has been granted a portion of land to place model homes for viewing in Cherokee.  Earlier this year, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ More...

By Scott On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Council agrees to delay FY21 Budget Hearings

    By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   The shutdown of Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos in the spring due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has put the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in More...

By Scott On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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‘A little sense of normalcy’: Fireworks will fly on July 4th

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF   Despite almost every event in Cherokee being cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic, the July 4 fireworks aren’t going anywhere. Each year, Cherokee highlights its More...

By Scott On Friday, June 26th, 2020
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EBCI pageants cancelled; royalty to serve another year

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will not have royalty pageants this fall.  The EBCI Pageant Board More...

By Scott On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
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Face coverings to be required on EBCI tribal lands and throughout state 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Following a week of increased coronavirus (COVID-19) cases statewide and the first reported death among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), leaders More...