Cherokee Day of Caring 2019 delivers Ga-Du-Gi

  For many centuries, the Cherokee have practiced a traditional lifeway known as Ga-Du-Gi (helping the community).  Community members in need of help often receive assistance without a request from other tribal members.  This assistance may include tending a garden, fixing a roof, yard clean up, etc. The Cherokee Day of Caring is a daylong community More...

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By Scott On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Cherokee 4-H wins project record book awards 

  Every year, 4-H members have the opportunity to create a project record book reflecting the work they have accomplished in a 4-H project.  These books serve as a way to teach youth the importance of record More...

By Scott On Thursday, May 16th, 2019
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Cherokee High School chooses valedictorian, salutatorian

Joaquin “Jack” Layno and Blake Smith have been named Cherokee High School’s Class of 2019 valedictorian and salutatorian respectively. They are shown on the afternoon of Thursday, May 16 at Ray Kinsland Stadium More...

By Scott On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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CHS honors academic excellence at Awards Banquet

A total of 75 Cherokee High School students received academic awards at a banquet held on the evening of Tuesday, May 14 at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)   By More...

By Scott On Monday, May 13th, 2019
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Junaluska Leadership Council holds spring session

The members of the JLC 2019 Spring Council are shown, left to right, Seth Ledford, Avery Maples, Kevonna Tushak, Nate Crowe, Madison Orr (Attorney General), Adela Hernandez, Dallas Bennett, Ricky Sneed (Chairman), More...

By Scott On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Cherokee JROTC achieves Honor Unit of Distinction award

The Cherokee High School JROTC Braves Battalion underwent an extensive five-hour inspection on Tuesday, May 7 and achieved the coveted Honor Unit of Distinction award. Cherokee High School JROTC cadets are shown, More...

By Scott On Saturday, May 4th, 2019
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Kananesgi Pottery Festival highlights millennia of Cherokee tradition

Gina Myers, an EBCI tribal member from Cherokee County, works on a pot during the 3rd Annual Kananesgi Pottery Festival at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 4. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)   By More...

By Scott On Friday, May 3rd, 2019
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EBCI Destination Marketing hopes for a season in the sun

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF   According to Chris McCoy, EBCI Director of Communications and Interim Director of Destination Marketing, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian’s new special events More...

By Scott On Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
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SCC student helps WCU archive Cherokee language documents

  CULLOWHEE – Over the past 15 years, the Cherokee Language Program (CLP) at Western Carolina University has compiled and digitized thousands of Cherokee language documents and media files. Only problem was More...

By Scott On Monday, April 29th, 2019
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Longs named N.C. Small Farmers of the Year

Harold and Nancy Long, the owners of Long Family Farms and Gallery in Murphy, are the 2019 North Carolina Small Farmers of the Year. (Photo by James F. Parker/North Carolina A&T)   Harold and Nancy Long, More...