Tribe delays opening; Harrah’s Cherokee casinos starting phased re-opening 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    In the current, unpredictable landscape surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, things change sometimes hourly and that is no different for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI).  Important announcements regarding EBCI tribal operations and the phased re-openings of Harrah’s More...

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By Scott On Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
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Tribe, State of North Carolina, and Park starting re-opening phases 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), the State of North Carolina, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are beginning to re-open phases of their More...

By Scott On Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
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Interior Secretary visits Cherokee; delivers masks and tours testing site 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary David Bernhardt visited the Qualla Boundary on Tuesday, May 5.  While there, he checked out the coronavirus (COVID-19) More...

By Scott On Friday, April 24th, 2020
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Cherokee, N.C. public school buildings closed for remainder of academic year; students to continue with remote learning 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Cherokee Central Schools (CCS) and all North Carolina public school buildings will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year following announcements More...

By Scott On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
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Remember the Removal riders training through quarantine 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The 10 riders representing the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) on this year’s Remember the Removal ride are continuing their training during the More...

By Scott On Friday, April 17th, 2020
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Contact tracing an important element in fighting COVID-19 for hospital 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Testing is an important part of the puzzle for the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority’s (CIHA) fight against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) within More...

By Scott On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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Tribe receives authorization for disaster household food distribution 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) is one of a handful of federally recognized tribes to receive a USDA Disaster Household Distribution (DHD) authorization More...

By Scott On Monday, April 13th, 2020
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New COVID cases reported by CIHA, tribal health officials encourage asymptomatic testing 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Five people have tested positive in the past two days for COVID-19 at Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) facilities operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee More...

By Scott On Friday, April 10th, 2020
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Proposed resolution seeks equity in emergency pay

  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR   Resolution number 173 (2020), submitted by Wolfetown Representative Bo Crowe, seeks to bring matching reductions in tribal pay to include elected officials of the More...

By Scott On Thursday, April 9th, 2020
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Council discusses Investment Committee authority in Special Session 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Tribal Council met in a specially-called session on Thursday, April 9 and discussed new authorities for the EBCI Investment Committee to better help the Tribe More...