EBCI tribal leaders pass 7 percent COLA for tribal employees 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Tribal employees of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will get an early Christmas present in the form of a 7 percent COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment).  During its regular session on Thursday, Dec. 5, Tribal Council passed Res. 77 (2019), joint legislation from Principal Chief Richard G. More...

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By Scott On Friday, December 6th, 2019
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Tribal Court Judgment Summaries for Dec. 4, 5

  Judgment Summary for Dec. 4   Bradley, Errika Arkansas 14-70.22 Failure to Obey a Lawful Order of the Court – Dismissed on Plea 14-15.5 Intoxicated and Disruptive in Public – Guilty Plea, 90 days More...

By Scott On Friday, December 6th, 2019
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Tribal member assists research into cell phone health hazards

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Kristin “Sassy” Washington, a healthcare communications major at Western Carolina University, recently conducted research with her classmates on the dangers More...

By Scott On Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Council approves Cannabis Commission again

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   For the second time in as many months, Tribal Council has approved legislation authorizing a Cannabis Commission for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  In More...

By Scott On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
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Tribal Court Docket for Dec. 4, 5

  This is a criminal docket date for the Cherokee Tribal Court.  All of the defendants listed have only been charged with the crimes/offenses listed and should be considered innocent until proven guilty in More...

By Scott On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
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CCS School Board holds first December meeting

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF   The Monday, Dec. 2 meeting of the Cherokee Central Schools (CCS) Board of Education was called to order at 4:45 pm with Chairperson Jennifer Thompson; Vice Chair More...

By Scott On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
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USET passes Chief Sneed’s eagle feather resolution

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   Many Native American tribes have used eagle feathers in various ceremonies and events since time immemorial.  Currently, only members of federally recognized More...

By Scott On Monday, November 25th, 2019
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Cherokee Nation honors top Indian-owned businesses of 2019

  TULSA, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation honored hundreds of Native-owned businesses during the tribe’s annual TERO Certified Indian Owned Business Awards Banquet Thursday, Nov. 21 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino More...

By Scott On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
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Governor’s Office holds Regional Engagement Session in Bryson City

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF   BRYSON CITY – Several members of Governor Roy Cooper’s office held a meeting at the Marianna Black Public Library in Bryson City on Thursday, Nov. 21. The More...

By Scott On Saturday, November 23rd, 2019
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U.S. Attorney General launches national MMIP strategy

  WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr launched a national strategy on Friday, Nov. 22 to address missing and murdered Native Americans.  The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) More...