Mountain Heritage awards will be presented to Sylva resident, historical society 

  CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University’s 2019 Mountain Heritage Awards, given in honor of achievements in historic preservation and outstanding cultural contributions in the region, will be presented at Mountain Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 28, on the Blue Ridge Stage at 12:30 p.m. The awards recognize an individual and an organization More...

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By Scott On Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Original artist giving Sequoyah statue a facelift 

Peter Wolf Toth begins work on refurbishing the Sequoyah statue in front of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 19. He completed the statue almost 30 years ago. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One More...

By Scott On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

One step at a time: How dancing is saving JaTanna Feather’s life

JaTanna Feather, background center, works with young pow wow style dancers in her group, the Kanohesgi Storyteller Dancers, at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds on a Wednesday evening. (JONAH LOSSIAH/One Feather photos)   By More...

By Scott On Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Indian Fair Parade Grand Marshals to be EBCI dancers

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF   For over 11,000 years, Cherokee feet have danced on the ground of the mountains in western North Carolina.  That proud tradition of dance is being recognized. More...

By Scott On Friday, September 6th, 2019

Cherokee Youth Council has a busy summer

CYC members are shown, left to right, ready to sing the Cherokee morning song at the UNITY Conference – back row: Ethan Clapsaddle, Brenn Si Jackson, Hope Long, Alexis Smith, Kaelin Jones; front row: Zoe Walkingstick, More...

By Scott On Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Wade to receive AISES Professional Award

  Yona Wade, Cherokee Central Schools director of community affairs, will receive the Indigenous Excellence Award from the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) at their National Conference More...

By Scott On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Museum decorates walkway with Mississippian designs 

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian officially unveiled on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 2 a refurbished walkway, located adjacent to the facility, featuring Mississippian Period designs in the overall theme of More...

By Scott On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

WCU enrollment hits 12,000 for new record; driven by gains in distance, graduate populations

  CULLOWHEE – Total enrollment at Western Carolina University has crossed the 12,000-student threshold for the first time in the institution’s history, thanks in part to notable increases in distance education More...

By Scott On Monday, September 2nd, 2019

The ride that helped rewrite history books

  By JONAH LOSSIAH ONE FEATHER STAFF   If you’re planning to pass through Waterloo, Ala. on Saturday, Sept. 21, best of luck with that. Upwards of 28 miles of motorcycles will be riding in the 26th Annual More...

By Scott On Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Cherokee Language books distributed at event

  EBCI Beloved Woman Myrtle Driver speaks during an event at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds on the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 29 where beginner Cherokee language books, written by Driver, were distributed More...