Chief Sneed wants to increase COLA to 7 percent

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Tribal employees of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians were happy following the last session of Annual Council on Thursday, Oct. 31 when Tribal Council approved a 5 percent COLA (cost of living adjustment) for them.  Two weeks after that, employees received an email from Principal Chief Richard More...

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By Scott On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Cannabis Commission legislation tabled until December

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   The debate for establishing regulations regarding cannabis in the territory of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) continues. Legislation establishing More...

By Scott On Monday, November 18th, 2019
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Principal Chief’s Report for Nov. 15

  By RICHARD G. SNEED PRINCIPAL CHIEF   The Qualla Boundary is abuzz with excitement and events as we are approaching the Holiday Season.  It is the time for family togetherness, celebrating with our More...

By Scott On Monday, November 11th, 2019
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Cherokee holds Veterans’ Day Ceremony at Fairgrounds

Lew Harding, Steve Youngdeer American Legion Post 143 Commander, welcomes everyone to the Veteran’s Day Ceremony. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)   By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   At the More...

By Scott On Monday, November 11th, 2019
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Charles George Beloved Veterans Hall dedicated at Museum

Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Warren Dupree, left, and Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed officially open the new Charles George Beloved Veterans Hall at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian on the morning of Monday, Nov. 11. (SCOTT More...

By Scott On Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Harrah’s Cherokee becomes an official sponsor of the Carolina Panthers

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF   Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos and the Carolina Panthers have announced a five-year partnership that will make the casino an official sponsor of the NFL team. Brian More...

By Scott On Friday, November 1st, 2019
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Atlanta Braves hold private meeting with tribal leaders

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed reported at Annual Council on the morning of Monday, Oct. 28 that he would be meeting with Derek Schiller, the chief executive officer and More...

By Scott On Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
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Tribal leaders commit funds to help save Cherokee language

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   A group of Cherokee second language learners showed a board containing a list of all of the known Cherokee fluent speakers of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians More...

By Scott On Thursday, October 24th, 2019
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Citizens for a Constitution receive funding at Annual Council

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF   The Citizens for a Constitution group has been an entirely voluntary committee and the members have been funding efforts out of their own pockets for more than two More...

By Scott On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
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Miss Cherokee pageant to be redone due to scoring, policy errors

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   The Miss Cherokee pageant helped to open the 107th Cherokee Indian Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 8 with Jordan Maney being crowned the 2019-20 Miss Cherokee.  Several More...