Council approves establishment of Cannabis Commission

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is a step closer to establishing a cannabis business for the Tribe as Tribal Council approved legislation (Res. No. 731-2019) establishing a Cannabis Commission.  In an 11-1 vote during its regular session on Thursday, Sept. 12, Council voted to establish More...

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By Scott On Friday, September 6th, 2019

Incumbents dominate EBCI tribal election

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Every incumbent that was on the ballot of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) General Election, held Thursday, Sept. 5, won their respective race.  According More...

By Scott On Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Unofficial 2019 EBCI General Election Results 

  Principal Chief  Richie Sneed 2,131 Teresa McCoy 1,736   Vice Chief  Alan B. Ensley 2,500 Jim Owle 1,335   Big Cove Tribal Council  Richard French 254  Perry Shell 217  Fred Penick 187  Renee More...

By Scott On Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Honoring Nikwasi event commemorates deed transfer of sacred mound 

As Barbara McRae listens, Juanita Wilson, right, an EBCI tribal member, speaks at the beginning of the Honoring Nikwasi event at the Nikwasi Mound area on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 24 commemorating the deed More...

By Scott On Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Repatriated Cherokee Booger Masks entrusted to Museum 

Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed, left, and Mike Crowe Jr. hold two Cherokee Booger Masks that were recently repatriated from the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum (Seneca Nation of Indians) to the Eastern Band of More...

By Scott On Monday, August 19th, 2019

Senior Continuing Care Retirement Community campus discussed at meeting

Damon Lambert, Cherokee Indian Hospital director of engineering, goes over a preliminary layout for the new Senior Continuing Care Retirement Community during a public meeting on the project at the Cherokee Indian More...

By Scott On Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Seneca Nation repatriates Booger Masks to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Leaders from the Seneca Nation of Indians repatriate two Cherokee Booger Masks to leaders from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in a ceremony at the Seneca’s Onöhsagwende’ Cultural Center in Salamanca, More...

By Scott On Thursday, August 1st, 2019

TERO recipient of Governor’s NCWorks Award of Distinction

During the regular session of Tribal Council on Thursday, Aug. 1, officials from the Oconaluftee Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center (JCCCC), the nominating agency, recognized the TERO program as the 2019 recipient More...

By Scott On Monday, July 29th, 2019

Hitting the ground running: Harrah’s Cherokee working on sportsbooks

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   One business day after N.C. Governor Roy Cooper signed legislation making sports betting legal for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos More...

By Scott On Saturday, July 27th, 2019

Gov. Cooper ratifies Tribe’s sport betting bill

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   The ability to place bets on sports games and off-track horse racing at the two casinos operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is now legal. North More...