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Kaiser Health News: Eastern Cherokees assert sovereignty for health
Kaiser Health News: Eastern Cherokees assert sovereignty for health (July 23, 2019)

An innovative hospital run by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians showcases an alternative model of health care that could have lessons for other tribal communities and beyond.


Recap: Opening day of 10th annual National Tribal Health Summit
Recap: Opening day of 10th annual National Tribal Health Summit (May 13, 2019)

More than 600 tribal health leaders are attending the 10th annual annual National Tribal Public Health Summit.


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians completes largest repatriation
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians completes largest repatriation (September 12, 2018)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recently returned ancestral remains and burial objects to their resting place.


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians prepares for impact of Hurricane Florence
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians prepares for impact of Hurricane Florence (September 10, 2018)

Hurricane Florence is going to hit the Southeast and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians wants to be ready.


Study pushes back earliest date of tobacco usage in North America
Study pushes back earliest date of tobacco usage in North America (June 19, 2018)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians helped finance a study of a limestone pipe that was used for tobacco.


Bill John Baker: Young Cherokees take part in annual Trail of Tears ride
Bill John Baker: Young Cherokees take part in annual Trail of Tears ride (June 1, 2018)

Each summer, a group of young Cherokees team up and retrace on bicycle the Trail of Tears, our ancestors' removal route from our homelands in the east.


Tribal homelands hit a wall under President Trump after historic Obama era
Tribal homelands hit a wall under President Trump after historic Obama era (April 25, 2018)

Newly disclosed figures show Indian Country is losing ground when into comes to land-into-trust in the Trump era.


Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill
Tribes secure hearing on homelands legislation amid drama on Capitol Hill (April 18, 2018)

When it comes to tribal homelands, the Senate has some catching up to do with the House.


Yet another tribal homelands measure slated for action on Capitol Hill
Yet another tribal homelands measure slated for action on Capitol Hill (April 16, 2018)

With land-into-trust in limbo under the Trump administration, tribes continue to turn to allies on Capitol Hill for assistance.


Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence
Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence (April 10, 2018)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have had particularly interesting experiences as they hold non-Indians accountable for domestic violence.


Bill John Baker: Celebrate our culture at annual Cherokee Days festival
Bill John Baker: Celebrate our culture at annual Cherokee Days festival (April 9, 2018)

The Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians are again collaborating for the fifth annual Cherokee Days


'Creepy' Eastern Cherokee bail bondsman pleads guilty for abuse
'Creepy' Eastern Cherokee bail bondsman pleads guilty for abuse (March 28, 2018)

An Eastern Cherokee bail bondsman who victimized women on the reservation is facing prison time.


Audit questions some spending within Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Audit questions some spending within Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (March 9, 2018)

Leaders of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are still looking into spending of a chief who was impeached.


Bill to restore Eastern Cherokee homelands moves forward in Congress
Bill to restore Eastern Cherokee homelands moves forward in Congress (January 18, 2018)

A bill to return ancestral lands in Tennessee to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is moving forward in the 115th Congress.


Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court
Tribes continue battles against drug companies amid a setback in court (January 17, 2018)

The opioid epidemic has hit Indian Country hard and tribes are looking for ways to hold drug companies accountable by going to court.


Eastern Cherokees see strong support for Tennessee land-into-trust bill
Eastern Cherokees see strong support for Tennessee land-into-trust bill (January 10, 2018)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is seeing strong support for a bill to restore some of its ancestral lands in Tennessee.


Eastern Cherokees cheer high school football team at state championship game
Eastern Cherokees cheer high school football team at state championship game (December 8, 2017)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is turning out in force to support the Cherokee Braves at North Carolina's state football tournament.


Eastern Cherokee council complete after second round of voting for one seat
Eastern Cherokee council complete after second round of voting for one seat (October 12, 2017)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has a complete council after a second round of voting took place for one disputed seat.


House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma
House subcommittee schedules hearing on bill affecting Indian land in Oklahoma (October 3, 2017)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs is taking testimony on three tribal bills, including one of significant interest in Oklahoma.


Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers
Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers (September 21, 2017)

A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress.


Robert Jumper: Experts can help Eastern Cherokees bring in more tourists
Robert Jumper: Experts can help Eastern Cherokees bring in more tourists (August 3, 2017)

Our tribal leadership must find the balance between marketing, product development and governmental community services or the Cherokee community will suffer the loss, editor Robert Jumper writes in The Cherokee One Feather.


Opinion: Don't be fooled by Jimmie Durham's claims of Cherokee heritage
Opinion: Don't be fooled by Jimmie Durham's claims of Cherokee heritage (June 26, 2017)

Jimmie Durham’s indigenous identity has always been a fabrication and remains one, Cherokee artists, scholars and citizens write on Indian Country Media Network.


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians unveil biking and hiking trail system
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians unveil biking and hiking trail system (June 15, 2017)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is offering a new recreational attraction on its reservation in North Carolina.


New Eastern Cherokee leader calls for unity after impeachment of chief
New Eastern Cherokee leader calls for unity after impeachment of chief (June 7, 2017)

Richard Sneed, the new leader of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is quickly settling into his new job on the reservation in North Carolina.


Eastern Cherokee council ousts chief for only second time in history
Eastern Cherokee council ousts chief for only second time in history (May 26, 2017)

The Eastern Cherokee council voted 9 to 3 in favor of ousting Patrick Lambert as principal chief of the North Carolina-based tribe.


Eastern Cherokee chief questions fairness of impeachment hearing
Eastern Cherokee chief questions fairness of impeachment hearing (May 24, 2017)

Chief Patrick Lambert accused critics of going after him for purely political reasons.


Eastern Cherokee leaders open impeachment hearing against chief
Eastern Cherokee leaders open impeachment hearing against chief (May 22, 2017)

Chief Patrick Lambert was unable to stop the proceedings and insists he cannot get a fair trial before the tribal council.


North Carolina woman sentenced for kidnapping Cherokee children
North Carolina woman sentenced for kidnapping Cherokee children (April 20, 2017)

The three children were found safe in Mexico in June 2016 after being kidnapped in November 2014.


Eastern Cherokee citizens support chief amid call for impeachment
Eastern Cherokee citizens support chief amid call for impeachment (April 20, 2017)

The North Carolina tribe's legislative body is moving ahead with impeachment proceedings


Lumbee Tribe welcomes 'additional avenues' for seeking federal recognition
Lumbee Tribe welcomes 'additional avenues' for seeking federal recognition (January 3, 2017)

The Obama administration has opened the door for the North Carolina tribe to seek federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs


United South and Eastern Tribes open sovereignty conference
United South and Eastern Tribes open sovereignty conference (October 25, 2016)

Leaders of 26 tribes, from Maine to Florida to Texas, are hearing updates on key issues.


Eastern Cherokees looking to build data center on reservation
Eastern Cherokees looking to build data center on reservation (October 25, 2016)

The North Carolina tribe plans to secure $100 million in financing for the project.


Eastern Cherokee chief vows cooperation with federal investigations
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Eastern Cherokee chief vows cooperation with federal investigations (October 12, 2016)

The Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice are looking into the North Carolina tribe.


Eastern Cherokee group loses lawsuit over pay raise for council
Eastern Cherokee group loses lawsuit over pay raise for council (September 14, 2016)

Members of the North Carolina tribe's council gave themselves $10,600 raises and made them retroactive.


Eastern Cherokees contribute $50K to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to support #NoDAPL fight
Eastern Cherokees contribute $50K to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to support #NoDAPL fight (September 7, 2016)

The North Carolina tribe is the latest to show solidarity with the #NoDAPL movement.


Lengthy sentence for murder at historic Eastern Cherokee church
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Lengthy sentence for murder at historic Eastern Cherokee church (August 17, 2016)

Tribal police helped investigate a crime that led to the 16-year sentence for the death of Tyler Britton Gaddis in March 2015.


Eastern Cherokees toughen drug laws and keep eye on treatment
Eastern Cherokees toughen drug laws and keep eye on treatment (August 3, 2016)

The North Carolina tribe is imposing fines on Indians and non-Indians who bring drugs into the community and is building a new treatment center.


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians clarifies official name and seal
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians clarifies official name and seal (July 15, 2016)

The tribe will not use the 'Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation' name that has appeared on some documents and some versions of the seal.


Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction
Anti-Indian figure appears in segment on tribal court jurisdiction (June 21, 2016)

Indian Country isn't the only one paying attention to a tribal jurisdiction case that's pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority
Cherokee tribes support Senate bill to expand criminal authority (June 21, 2016)

S.2785, the Tribal Youth and Community Protection Act, recognizes the 'inherent' authority of tribes to arrest, prosecute and sentence any person for drug crimes and domestic violence against children.


Bill lowers tuition at historic Indian university in North Carolina
Bill lowers tuition at historic Indian university in North Carolina (June 2, 2016)

The Access to Affordable Higher Education Act lowers tuition to just $500 a semester but it has been controversial.


Eastern Cherokee elder translates 'Charlotte's Web' into Tsalagi
Eastern Cherokee elder translates 'Charlotte's Web' into Tsalagi (May 26, 2016)

Myrtle Driver Johnson, a Beloved Woman of the tribe, spent three years working on the children's classic.


Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking
Navajo Nation lawmakers debate position on hydraulic fracking (May 17, 2016)

A bill advancing in the Navajo Nation Council would not outlaw the practice but would put the the tribe's opposition on record.


Eastern Cherokees go free of debt after paying off $96M in loans
Eastern Cherokees go free of debt after paying off $96M in loans (May 12, 2016)

The payment covers the costs associated with a new hospital and a new waste water treatment plant on the North Carolina reservation.


Eastern Cherokees move to pay off more than $96M in existing debt
Eastern Cherokees move to pay off more than $96M in existing debt (May 6, 2016)

The North Carolina tribe will be completely debt free after paying off loans associated with two big projects on the reservation.


Bureau of Indian Affairs adds names to memorial for fallen officers
Bureau of Indian Affairs adds names to memorial for fallen officers (May 4, 2016)

The names of three officers who died in the line of duty in Indian Country are being added to the memorial.


Eastern Cherokee group hails Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act
Eastern Cherokee group hails Tribal Marijuana Sovereignty Act (April 27, 2016)

A grassroots group called Common Sense Cannabis has been advocating for marijuana as a health aide on the reservation.


Eastern Cherokees debate $92M family-friendly 'adventure park'
Eastern Cherokees debate $92M family-friendly 'adventure park' (March 25, 2016)

The proposal dates back several years but it hasn't advanced to construction because the tribe has been focusing on other big-ticket items on the North Carolina reservation.


Eastern Cherokees take aim at substance abuse and treatment
Eastern Cherokees take aim at substance abuse and treatment (March 23, 2016)

The tribe has allocated $16 million for prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and other facilities on the North Carolina reservation.


Robert Jumper: Plenty to enjoy in the Eastern Cherokee outdoors
Robert Jumper: Plenty to enjoy in the Eastern Cherokee outdoors (March 14, 2016)

Put down your smartphone or tablet, or, better yet, leave those at home so you won’t be interrupted.


Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees exercise powers at ballot box
Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees exercise powers at ballot box (March 4, 2016)

Cherokee people are impacted by what other municipalities, state and federal government officials do.


President Barack Obama hosted meeting with tribal leaders in DC
President Barack Obama hosted meeting with tribal leaders in DC (March 1, 2016)

Chief Patrick Lambert of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was among the group of 16 who met with the president on February 23.


Cherokee tribes work to keep language alive for new generations
Cherokee tribes work to keep language alive for new generations (March 1, 2016)

Only about 3,000 Cherokee Nation citizens are fluent while the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians counts upwards of 400 fluent speakers.


Rep. Don Young vows quick action on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills
Rep. Don Young vows quick action on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills (February 25, 2016)

H.R.3477, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act, and H.R.3599, the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, saw strong support at a hearing on Capitol Hill.


Witness list for House hearing on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills
Witness list for House hearing on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills (February 23, 2016)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will hold its first hearing of 2016 on February 24.


House panel to take up tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills
House panel to take up tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills (February 18, 2016)

The House Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs will hold its first hearing of 2016 on February 24.


Robert Jumper: Keep Eastern Cherokee council meetings on record
Robert Jumper: Keep Eastern Cherokee council meetings on record (February 8, 2016)

You have a right to know not only how your representatives vote, but what they say about why and how they are casting a vote that may directly affect your future and future generations.


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians see turnaround at golf course
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians see turnaround at golf course (February 3, 2016)

The tribe purchased the Sequoyah National Golf Club in 2014 and patrons are reporting happy experiences.


Eastern Cherokee defendants seek dismissal of pay raise lawsuit
Eastern Cherokee defendants seek dismissal of pay raise lawsuit (January 14, 2016)

Members of the tribal council voted to give themselves raises of more than $10,000 and made them retroactive to 2010 so even former leaders got more money.


Tribes to repatriate ancestors removed from refuge in Alabama
Tribes to repatriate ancestors removed from refuge in Alabama (January 12, 2016)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Cherokee Nation, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Chickasaw Nation are jointly reburying the remains of three individuals.