For Cherokee family in Alaska, isolation is nothing new 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    McGrath, Alaska, population 342, is home to the Welch family, three of whom are members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and are completely accustomed to the social distancing and isolation that people in the mainland are experiencing now due to COVID-19. McGrath, located in the wilderness More...

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By Scott On Monday, March 30th, 2020
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‘Being prepared is key’: CCS feeding students despite elongated closure

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    When N.C. Governor Roy Cooper ordered the closure of all public schools on March 14, the first question on a lot of minds was, ‘what about families that rely More...

By Scott On Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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Trump signs CARES Act, includes billions for Indian Country 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    President Trump signed into law H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on Friday, March 27 following a voice vote in the More...

By Scott On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Tribal officials report first case of COVID-19 on Qualla Boundary 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Tribal officials of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Qualla Boundary during a press conference More...

By Scott On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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Senate passes coronavirus relief which includes funding for Indian Country 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748) by a vote of 96-0 on Wednesday, March 25. The $2 trillion coronavirus More...

By Scott On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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North Carolina reports first COVID-19 associated deaths

  The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first COVID-19 associated deaths. A person from Cabarrus County died on March 24 from complications associated with the virus. The More...

By Scott On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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Cherokee Indian Hospital officials urge self-isolation while awaiting COVID-19 test results 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) officials are urging members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) to self-isolate, especially while awaiting More...

By Scott On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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Local families face changes, new learning environment with school closures 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Local students are in their second week of home learning following statewide and tribal-wide school closures due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  More...

By Scott On Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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Cherokee schools, state schools closed until May 15

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   North Carolina public school students will be out of school for at least two more months due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).  North Carolina Gov. Roy More...

By Scott On Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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EBCI moves to four-day week, closes all lobbies

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF   Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed announced on Wednesday, March 18 that the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will be closing on Fridays until further notice.  The More...