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 an American Indian tribe.  The U.S. Senate failed to act on the Lumbee Acknowledge Act after having been passed in the U.S. House of Representatives More...

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By Scott On Saturday, December 19th, 2020

Indian Country reacts to Rep. Haaland’s historic cabinet nomination 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Indian Country was a flutter on the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 17 with the news that President-elect Joe Biden was nominating Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) More...

By Scott On Thursday, December 17th, 2020

Rep. Haaland nominated for Interior Secretary; would be first Native American in a cabinet position 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    A member of the Laguna Pueblo, Congresswoman Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) has been nominated, according to sources, by President-elect Joe Biden to head the Department More...

By Scott On Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

First COVID-19 vaccine administered in Cherokee 

  By JONAH LOSSIAH  ONE FEATHER STAFF    Victoria Harlan was sewing one of 11 quilts when she received a phone call.  Sewing is her version of practicing self-care, a must for relieving the stresses More...

By Scott On Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

Council puts the brakes on Indiana casino purchase 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The purchase of a casino in southern Indiana, being dubbed ‘Project Hoosier’, has been put on hold for the time being.  During a specially-called More...

By Scott On Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Dr. Bunio and Secretary Bradley discuss the COVID-19 vaccine

  Chris McCoy, director of EBCI Communications, interviewed Dr. Richard A. Bunio, Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority executive clinical director, and Vickie Bradley, Secretary of EBCI Public Health and Human More...

By Scott On Monday, December 14th, 2020

COVID-19 cluster identified at local Cherokee church 

  EBCI PHHS release    On Monday, Dec. 14, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) and Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority identified a COVID-19 cluster at the Old More...

By Scott On Friday, December 11th, 2020

Tribe not enacting curfew order

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Due to the continued rising amount of COVID-19 cases, the State of North Carolina has a curfew order taking effect on Friday, Dec. 11; however, the Eastern Band More...

By Scott On Thursday, December 10th, 2020

WCU to require negative COVID-19 results for on-campus residents prior to spring semester

  CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University students living in residence halls will be asked to submit documentation of a negative COVID-19 test result taken three to five days before they leave their permanent More...

By Scott On Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

Cherokee Central Schools scheduled to reopen in January

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF   The Cherokee Central Schools (CCS) Board of Education has voted 5-1 to reopen its schools to students starting Jan. 5, 2021. The Board met on Monday, Dec. 7 to discuss More...