Cherokee’s Immediate Care Center closing until further notice on May 15

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Immediate Care Center (ICC) in Cherokee will close until further notice on Friday, May 15.  The Center is operated by the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA).   “Due to a decrease in patients seeking services from ICC, we made the decision to consolidate the staff at ICC to help More...

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By Scott On Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
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Vice Chief submits legislation to harshen penalties for tribal drug offenses 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    In an effort to combat the illicit drug issue on the tribal lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), Vice Chief Alan B. Ensley has submitted legislation More...

By Scott On Friday, May 8th, 2020
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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 More...

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 Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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Park to begin phased reopening on May 9

  Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is increasing recreational access More...

By Scott On Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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NCAI hosts Congressional Town Hall on COVID-19 legislative efforts

  By ROBERT JUMPER  ONE FEATHER EDITOR    National Congress of American Indian’s (NCAI) President Fawn Sharp (Quinault) hosted a web-based panel discussion on Tuesday, April 28 concerning the United More...

By Scott On Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Graham County resident tests positive for COVID-19 

  GRAHAM COUNTY – On Sunday, April 26, the Graham County Health Department in collaboration with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Health and Human Services and Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority 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 Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Council approves aid for Navajo Nation in special session 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Tribal Council approved aid for the Navajo Nation, hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, during a specially-called session on Thursday, April 23.  Council passed More...