Feds find “no prosecutable cases” in QHA case 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The offices of Qualla Housing Authority (QHA) were raided by FBI agents and other law enforcement officers on the cold, misty morning of Feb. 2, 2017.  The investigation into possible wrong-doing and criminal conduct at QHA is now complete, and federal officials have determined there are “no More...

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By Scott On Friday, January 15th, 2021
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Indiana casino protest voted down by Tribal Council

  By JONAH LOSSIAH  ONE FEATHER STAFF   Tribal Council voted down a move to hear the formal protest put forth by Attorney Robert Saunooke, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, during the More...

By Scott On Friday, January 15th, 2021
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Chief’s Report: Update on Catawba, Lumbee issues 

  By RICHARD G. SNEED  EBCI PRINCIPAL CHIEF    I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are off to a great start in the new year. I have spoken often about the importance of acknowledging our blessings, More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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Cherokee Nation establishes first hunting, fishing reserves

  TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Nation announced on Tuesday, Jan. 12 the Tribe’s first hunting and fishing reserve areas dedicated to Cherokee citizens for controlled hunts to open later this year. Cherokee More...

By Scott On Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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Indiana casino purchase receives formal protest  

  By JONAH LOSSIAH  ONE FEATHER STAFF   Robert Saunooke, an attorney and member of of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), has submitted a formal protest to the EBCI Tribal Council regarding its More...

By Scott On Sunday, January 10th, 2021
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Weekly COVID-19 updates with Dr. Bunio (Jan. 7)

  Each week, Chris McCoy, director of EBCI Communications, interviews Dr. Richard A. Bunio, Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority executive clinical director, about current COVID-19 updates and news.  It is More...

By Scott On Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
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Greenbrier Road sections temporarily closed for bridge replacement   

  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Ramsey Prong Road and Greenbrier Road, past the Greenbrier Picnic Area, will be temporarily closed to all motorists and pedestrians beginning Monday, More...

By Scott On Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
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Former NPS director passes away

WASHINGTON – Former National Park Service Director Gary Everhardt passed away on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 following a battle with COVID-19 and just days after his beloved wife, Nancy died on Dec. 23. He was 86 More...

By Scott On Thursday, December 24th, 2020
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Caesars Entertainment, Inc. enters into agreement to divest Caesars Southern Indiana to the EBCI   

  Caesars Entertainment, Inc. announced on Thursday, Dec. 23 a definitive agreement to sell the operations of Caesars Southern Indiana to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) for $250 million, subject More...

By Scott On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
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Lumbee Acknowledgment Act dies in Senate 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina didn’t get the Christmas present they’ve been hoping for for more than a century – federal recognition as More...