Eastern Cherokee chief calls for unity after vote
Michell Hicks was sworn in to a second term as chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on Monday.

Hicks called for unity after he won re-election by just 13 votes. Challenges the results were rejected by the tribal Supreme Court.

“We, together, have a responsibility to protect our sovereignty,” Hicks said, The Asheville Citizen-Times reported. “The only way to protect it is to protect it together.”

Vice Chief Larry Blythe, the tribal council and the Cherokee school board were also inaugurated on Monday.

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Hicks calls for unity after close tribal vote (The Asheville Citizen-Times 10/2)

Relevant Links:
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians - http://www.cherokee-nc.com
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, site 2 - http://www.nc-cherokee.com
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, unofficial - http://www.easternband.com

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