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Turkey Shoot at Jesse Welch’s Turkey Shoot Facility in the Big Cove Community. June 15 at 5 p.m., benefit for Rez Hope. Good prizes, good fun, good benefits. All are welcome.


Church Events

Cherokee Baptist Church Vacation Bible School. June 16-20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily at the Church. Classes offered for ages 3 to adult. Crafts, games, and exciting Bible study. Dinner will be served nightly at 5:30 p.m. Info: 497-2761


General Events

Elder Abuse Awareness Luncheon. June 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds exhibit hall. This is in conjunction with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Free t-shirts while supplies last. Info: 359-1525

NAIWA Indian Dinners sale. June 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cherokee Welcome Center in conjunction with the Music by the River event. Info: Lucille Wolfe 497-0271

Swain County Democratic Party meeting. June 18 at 6 p.m. at the United Community Bank at 145 Slope Street in Bryson City. Guest speaker will be Steve Woodsmall. All are welcome. Info: Mary Herr 497-9498

Jackson County Democratic Party meeting. June 18 at 6:30 p.m. at party headquarters at 500 Mill Street in Sylva. The meeting is open to all Democrats. JCDP monthly meetings include all precinct officers and party executive officers, as well as representatives of auxiliary organizations. Frank C. Burrell, chair of JCDP, will preside. Info:

5th Annual Epilepsy Awareness Walk. June 19 at 4:30 p.m. The walk starts at the Cherokee Artist Row Parking lot adjacent to the Oconaluftee Island Park and ends at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds where there will be food and drinks, bounce houses, and a stickball game at 5:15 p.m.


Health/Sports Events

Cherokee Middle School Volleyball workouts started on June 3 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Charles George Memorial Arena. Workouts will be Mondays and Wednesdays for any female student interesting in trying out. Info: Taran Swimmer 736-8768

Cherokee JV and Varsity Volleyball workouts started on June 3 from 5 p.m. to 6 :30 p.m. in the Charles George Memorial Arena. Workouts will be Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays for any female student interested in trying out. Info: Tina Swimmer 554-5027 or 736-6624

Youth football and cheerleading. Registration is ongoing now through Wednesday, June 19. Registration will only be taken at the Birdtown Gym. There is a cap of 25 youth per football division and 15 per cheerleading division: Pee Wees (5-6), Termites (7-8), Mites (9-10), and Midgets (11-12). The registration fee is $55 for football and $25 for cheerleading. Registration fees must be paid at the EBCI Finance Office, and the receipt must be turned in with registration along with the child’s physical form. Jerseys will be on-site to ensure that the right size is ordered. Info: 736-0513


Upcoming Pow Wows for June 14-16

Note: This list of pow wows was compiled by One Feather staff. The One Feather does not endorse any of these dances. It is simply a listing of ones occurring throughout the continent. Please call before traveling.

Stewart Father’s Day Pow Wow. June 14-16 in Carson City, Nev. MC: Gridley Hilpert. Host Drum: Young Chief. Info: Diane Buckley (775) 687-7605,

28th Annual Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Grand Celebration. June 14-16 in Hinckley, Minn. No contact information provided.

42nd Annual Lower Sioux Wacipi. June 14-16 at Lower Sioux Indian Community Center Gymnasium in Morton, Minn. Emcees: Butch Felix, Jerry Dearly. Host Drum: Dakota Hotain. Info: Ariella Leith

Rainy River First Nations Pow Wow. June 14-16 at Manitou Rapids, Treaty #3 Territory, Ontario, Canada. Emcees: Ricky White, Jim Mishquart. Host Drum: Manitou Rapids Traditional Drums. Co-Host Drums: Agency One, Haanishaa. Info: Marcel Medicine Horton (807) 271-1922,

Twin Buttes Celebration. June 14-16 in Twin Buttes, N.D. Emcees: Ruben Little Head, Lawrence Baker, Charlie Moran. Local Host Drum: Young Bear. Visiting Host Drum: Northern Cree. Info: Angie Lone Bear (701) 340-0248

Veterans Pow Wow. June 14-16 in King, N.C. Info: Henry Lee Grider (336) 749-0593,

38th Annual Plains Indian Museum Pow Wow. June 15-16 at Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyo. Info: Hunter Old Elk (307) 578-4012,

Stephenson 7th Annual Family Pow Wow. June 15-16 at Wichita Tribal Dance Grounds in Anadarko, Okla. Emcees: Cy Ahtone, RG Harris. Host Drum: O Ho Mah Lodge. Info: Pumkin Stephenson (405) 933-0334 or Goatie Nelson (605) 200-0219

3rd Annual Deer Park Native American Children’s Contest Pow Wow. June 15 at Deer Park United Methodist Church in Deer Park, Texas. MC: Herb “Chickdog” Johnson. Head Singer: Dave Johnson. Info: Raul Andrade (713) 470-7206

Support Groups

AA and NA meetings in Cherokee. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Tuesdays at 7pm at Cherokee Indian Hospital (CIH), Saturdays at 10am at CIH conference room. Narcotics Anonymous (NA): Mondays at 8pm at CIH, Thursdays at 8pm at CIH, Fridays at 7pm at CIH conference room.

Analenisgi Recovery Center weekly schedule
Be Assertive, Not Aggressive: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Parents Supporting Parents: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Acceptance (open to community): 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Abstract Recovery: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Strong Hearts: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Life Recovery (open to community): 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
W.R.A.P. Class: 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Creative Writing: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Adulting 101: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Communication 101: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
We Belong – Two Spirit (open to community): 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Peacemaking Support Circle (open to community): 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Life Recovery (open to community): 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Putting off Procrastination: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Radical Acceptance: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Healthy Boundaries: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
W.R.A.P. Class: 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Creative Recovery: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Depression and Anxiety: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
All classes are open to clients of Analenisgi. Classes open to the community are noted. Info: 497-6892

CIHA Bariatric Support Group meets every second Thursday of the month at Cherokee Indian Hospital from 12-1pm in the Soco Gap Training Room. Groups are led by registered dietitians. Info: CIHA Nutrition Dept. – Nilofer Couture 497-9163 ext. 6459, Linda Johnson ext. 6317, Chrystal Frank ext. 6806, or Jean Walborn ext. 7569

Cherokee Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at Betty’s Place at 40 Goose Creek Road. A pot luck is held at 5:30pm, and the meeting is open to all. Betty’s Place is also open M – F 10am – 2pm and provides counseling and support services to cancer patients that may include supplies, travel, and meals. Info: 497-0788

Cherokee Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the first Tuesday of every month 1 p.m. at In-Home Care Services in the Beloved Women’s & Children’s Center second floor). This group is presented by The Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter. Info: 359-6860

Community Club Meetings

Big Y Community Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the Big Y Community Building.  For information on renting the building for your special occasion, call Brianna Lambert 788-3308.  The rental fee is $75 and $25 will be returned after cleaning.

Big Cove Community Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the Big Cove Rec. Center.  Info: Chairman Butch Hill 497-7309, Vice Chairman Joe Red Cloud 269-6130, Secretary Lavita Hill 736-3126, or Treasurer Lisa Hardesty 788-1646

Birdtown Community Club meets the last Thursday of each month at 6pm at the Birdtown Community Building.  Potluck starts at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6pm.  Chairman: Stephan Watty, Vice Chairman: Kallup McCoy, Treasurer: Deb Slee.  Secretary: Sasha Watty.  The community building is available for rent.

Paint Town Community Club meets the last Monday of each month at 5:30pm at the new Painttown Gym.  Info: Lula Jackson 736-1511, Lois Dunston 736-3230, Abe Queen (Free Labor) 269-8110, Jennifer Jackson (building rental) 269-7702

Snowbird Community Club meets the first Tuesday of each month or the Tuesday before the Tribal Council meeting.  Info:  Roger Smoker, chairman, (828) 479-8678 or (828) 361-3278,

Wolftown Community Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Wolftown Community Club Building.  Info:  Tuff Jackson, chairman, 788-4088

Yellowhill Community Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the Yellowhill Activity Center unless it’s a holiday.  Info:  Bo Lossiah 508-1781, Lloyd Arneach 269-6498, Reuben Teesatuskie (building rental) 497-2043