EBCI pausing Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution

  By JONAH LOSSIAH One Feather Staff   The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Mass Vaccination Team is following Federal guidelines and ceasing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine until further notice. On the morning of Tuesday, April 13, the FDA and CDC released a joint statement addressing the recent trend showing More...

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By Scott On Wednesday, April 7th, 2021
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CCS switching to Plan A for final month

  By JONAH LOSSIAH One Feather Staff    The Cherokee Central Schools (CCS) Board of Education decided in a 5-1 vote that all their schools will return to ‘Plan A’ starting on Monday, April 26. This More...

By Scott On Saturday, March 6th, 2021
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2021 Nutrition Month “Personalizing Your Plate”

  By KASSIE MASSIE, RDN, LDN   The Qualla Boundary is celebrating Nutrition Month! This March, the Cherokee Indian Hospital, in conjunction with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is emphasizing “Personalizing More...

By Scott On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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EBCI holds second-dose vaccine clinic 

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF    Hundreds of people in Cherokee received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine thanks to another mass clinic held at Tribal Bingo on Wednesday, March 3. Charlene More...

By Scott On Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Anniversary approaching of Cherokee’s first COVID-19 case 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Later this month, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will mark a year since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in the Cherokee community.  Tribal More...

By Scott On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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NCDHHS, EBCI opens Medicaid and Food and Nutrition Services Eligibility Office in Cherokee 

  The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) Division of Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) have established an EBCI/NCDHHS Medicaid More...

By Scott On Thursday, February 25th, 2021
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The EBCI Tribal Option and what it means for Medicaid beneficiaries

    Eligible Medicaid members will begin to receive letters on Monday, March 15 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) notifying Medicaid beneficiaries of open enrollment More...

By Scott On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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WCU set to open vaccine clinic 

  By JONAH LOSSIAH  ONE FEATHER STAFF    Western Carolina University has received a shipment of vaccines and is prepared to launch its COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Thursday, Feb. 25. WCU’s Vaccine More...

By Scott On Thursday, February 11th, 2021
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Vaccine event in Cherokee accelerates rollout

  By JONAH LOSSIAH  ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) ramped up COVID-19 vaccine distribution with the first fully public event on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Hosted at Tribal More...

By Scott On Thursday, February 11th, 2021
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Cherokee Indian Hospital Laboratory receives accreditation 

  Last month, the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded accreditation to the Cherokee Indian Hospital Laboratory, based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part More...