COMMENTARY: Economic Diversification – Are we there yet?

  By ROBERT JUMPER  ONE FEATHER EDITOR    We have been saying it for years. The Tribe needs to diversify. For years, for decades, we have talked about how much we need to diversify. Until the casino arrived, we were like many other Indian nations, drawing in a relatively meager revenue from tourism taxation and heavily dependent on grants More...

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By Scott On Friday, February 5th, 2021
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Questions rationale behind being a sovereign nation

  I read the piece on the Constitution preamble.  Nice prose.  Yet, is the constitution what should be foremost at this moment in our tribal life? I read a comment awhile back from Morgan Freeman. To paraphrase More...

By Scott On Friday, February 5th, 2021
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SPEAKING OF FAITH: “Ready or Not, Here I Come,”  Jesus said.

  By REV. TIMOTHY L. MELTON, PASTOR  CHEROKEE PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH    Read John 15:15-19 Jesus has told us that the Authority for the healing of others, has already been given to each believer.  More...

By Scott On Monday, February 1st, 2021
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COMMENTARY: I got shot last week

  By ROBERT JUMPER  ONE FEATHER EDITOR    I was able to get the COVID-19 vaccine shot last week. I am in the 60-plus age group, so based on the flyers being put out by the Cherokee Indian Hospital and More...

By Scott On Friday, January 29th, 2021
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SPEAKING OF FAITH: Jehovah T’sidkenu, meaning,‘The God of My Righteousness’

By TIMOTHY L. MELTON, PASTOR  CHEROKEE PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH    Read John 3:16-21, and Romans 5:8 This week, we are looking forward to a better understanding of The Name, ‘Jehovah T’sidkenu’, More...

By Scott On Monday, January 25th, 2021
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COMMENTARY: Beware of men in suits

  By ROBERT JUMPER ONE FEATHER EDITOR    Speaking with many of our traditionalists and elders, you may certainly understand why many Natives are wary of those wearing suits. It is a hold over from the More...

By Scott On Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
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COMMENTARY: Read the Preamble for the proposed EBCI Constitution

  By CARMALETA MONTEITH  On behalf of the EBCI Constitution Committee   The Constitution Committee for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Inc. (ECBI) will submit sections of the draft Constitution More...

By Scott On Saturday, January 23rd, 2021
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COMMENTARY: To own or not to own…

  By WILLIAM LEDFORD    Observations and random thoughts.    It’s been a turbulent couple of weeks in our country. We have a new President of the United States who has been officially inaugurated More...

By Scott On Friday, January 15th, 2021
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SPEAKING OF FAITH: The choice is of and by the people

  REV. TIMOTHY L. MELTON, PASTOR  CHEROKEE PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH    Read Isaiah 45:1-25  (God’s Declaration of His Anointing of Cyrus, Concerning Israel) “Why do the heathen rage?” (is asked More...

By Scott On Monday, January 11th, 2021
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COMMENTARY: In no uncertain terms

  By ROBERT JUMPER  ONE FEATHER EDITOR    Sometimes out of sight is truly out of mind. This certainly seems to be the case with the push to establish or re-establish an Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians More...