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 U.S. House of Representatives.  The $2 trillion relief package, which includes billions for Indian Country, passed in the Senate on March More...

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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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Park closes to support regional COVID-19 prevention efforts

  This photo shows the Newfound Gap Parking area on Sunday, March 22. (National Park Service photo) Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced that all park areas, except the Foothills Parkway 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 Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Coronavirus prompts WCU to postpone May commencement ceremonies

  CULLOWHEE – In response to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, Western Carolina University is postponing all spring commencement ceremonies originally scheduled for May 8 and 9, and will announce by More...

By Scott On Thursday, March 19th, 2020
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Taylor sentenced to 46 months for assault of tribal elder

  ASHEVILLE – U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced Jonathan David Taylor on Thursday, March 19 to 46 months in prison and three years of supervised release for the May 2019 assault of a tribal elder 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...