Qualla Boundary included in CREATE BRIDGES pilot program

  ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT   The Qualla Boundary, home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), is being included in a pilot program to improve rural economies in North Carolina.  The CREATE BRIDGES (Celebrating Retail, Accommodations, Tourism, and Entertainment by Building Rurual Innovations and Developing Program Economies) program More...

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By Scott On Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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‘Plan A’ now an option for N.C. elementary schools 

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    All public elementary schools in North Carolina are now allowed to return to school with no limitations to capacity.  In a press conference held on the afternoon More...

By Scott On Friday, September 4th, 2020
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Tribal Council votes to remove BIA agency superintendent

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF   Tribal Council passed a resolution unanimously during its regular session on Thursday, Sept. 3 that requests the Superintendent of the Cherokee Agency of the BIA More...

By Scott On Friday, September 4th, 2020
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Tribal Council approves $3.4 million land purchase for casino property

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) has begun the process to purchase a four-acre lot in the Painttown Community for a price of $3,400,000.  Tribal Council More...

By Scott On Friday, September 4th, 2020
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CIHA addresses Dental Clinic concerns 

  By JONAH LOSSIAH  ONE FEATHER STAFF   Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority CEO Casey Cooper spoke to Tribal Council during the regular session on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 3 to discuss issues with More...

By Scott On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
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Tribe announces new 200-acre “experience” at the entrance to Smoky Mountains

  SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) plans to develop a new “experiential destination” at Sevierville’s busy Interstate 40 (I-40) Exit 407. The 200-acre mixed-use development More...

By Scott On Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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Budget Council Overview from Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Tribal Council tackled 14 pieces of legislation during its annual Budget Council session on Tuesday, Sept. 1 on a variety of topics ranging from outdoor gyms More...

By Scott On Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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Teaching the new normal: CCS enters an unprecedented semester

  By JONAH LOSSIAH  ONE FEATHER STAFF   Even in a pandemic, Sonya Edwards will be talking to her students every day. Even if that means answering a text from a student at 10:30 p.m.  Edwards, a Creative More...

By Scott On Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
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Museum hit with cyberattack; all data still intact

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Eight months after the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was hit with a cyberattack, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian fell under attack.  But, the Museum was More...

By Scott On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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Tribe, Indian Country working towards accurate Census count as deadline looms

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Earlier in August, the Census Bureau reversed an April decision that would have extended field data collection for the 2020 Census to the end of October – instead More...