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Witness list for hearing on Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill
Witness list for hearing on Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill (December 4, 2019)

The Lumbee Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will air out their federal recognition differences at a hearing on Capitol Hill.


Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill up for first hearing
Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill up for first hearing (December 2, 2019)

The Lumbee Tribe, the largest Indian nation in the eastern United States, lacks full federal recognition due to a law passed during the disastrous termination era.


Tuscarora Nation seeks recognition from state of North Carolina
Tuscarora Nation seeks recognition from state of North Carolina (October 3, 2019)

The Tuscarora Nation is continuing efforts to gain recognition in North Carolina following a setback at the state level.


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.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work with hearing
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs gets back to work with hearing (April 29, 2019)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will take testimony on bills affecting Indian education, treaty rights and tribal homelands.


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.


Citizen of Lumbee Tribe seeks answer on Indian preference
Citizen of Lumbee Tribe seeks answer on Indian preference (August 22, 2018)

Are citizens of the Lumbee Tribe considered 'Indians' under federal law?


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.


Dana Hedgpeth: Yes I'm a 'real live Indian' and this is my country too
Dana Hedgpeth: Yes I'm a 'real live Indian' and this is my country too (May 11, 2018)

Many of us have heard that question -- What are you? Dana Hedgpeth, a Washington Post reporter, shares her experience as a citizen of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe.


Tribal lobbyist running on pro-Trump agenda for seat in North Carolina
Tribal lobbyist running on pro-Trump agenda for seat in North Carolina (April 18, 2018)

A well-known tribal lobbyist is seeking the Republican nomination for a U.S. Congressional seat in North Carolina.


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.


'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.


Chickasaw Nation announces $28.9 million expansion of engineering firm
Chickasaw Nation announces $28.9 million expansion of engineering firm (March 28, 2018)

The Chickasaw Nation is investing $28.9 million to expand one of its businesses in North Carolina.


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.


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.


Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters
Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters (September 26, 2017)

Change is in the air as the Trump administration opens the door to a controversial bill that would strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers.


New Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes first appearance on Capitol Hill
New Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes first appearance on Capitol Hill (September 25, 2017)

The Trump administration's new hire at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is making his first appearance on Capitol Hill and it's on a touchy subject.


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.


Lumbee Tribe secures White House meeting in bid for federal recognition
Lumbee Tribe secures White House meeting in bid for federal recognition (August 2, 2017)

The leader of the Lumbee Tribe is meeting with the White House to make the case for federal recognition.


Another pipeline affecting tribal communities heads toward final approval
Another pipeline affecting tribal communities heads toward final approval (July 26, 2017)

A natural gas pipeline that would run through North Carolina and Virginia has an unusually disproportionate impact on tribal communities.


Lumbee Tribe ordered to release voter list to opponents of chairman
Lumbee Tribe ordered to release voter list to opponents of chairman (June 23, 2017)

A recall effort against Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. of the Lumbee Tribe is moving forward with the help of a court decision.


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


Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes
Mark Trahant: Native voters can make a big difference at ballot boxes (November 7, 2016)

Native American voters can make the difference in key states from the presidential race to county commissions.


Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states
Mark Trahant: Native vote tips the presidential race in six key states (November 2, 2016)

Native voters could actually help deliver as many as 50 electoral votes out of the 538 total in the 2016 presidential race.


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.


Editorial: It's time for the Lumbee Tribe to gain full recognition
Editorial: It's time for the Lumbee Tribe to gain full recognition (September 9, 2016)

This is an old story. Too old. It's about the Lumbee Tribe.


Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition at Senate hearing
Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition at Senate hearing (September 8, 2016)

A termination-era law prevents the Lumbees of North Carolina from being treated as a fully recognized tribe.


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.


Mark Trahant: Helping Native candidates succeed in our legislatures
Mark Trahant: Helping Native candidates succeed in our legislatures (August 5, 2016)

If you look at the overall levels of representation, then state legislatures are where Native American candidates have been the most successful.


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.


Lumbee Tribe settles lawsuit over unauthorized use of trademarks
Lumbee Tribe settles lawsuit over unauthorized use of trademarks (July 1, 2016)

A beer distributor has agreed to contribute to education and youth programs after using the tribe's name, logo and slogan without consent.


Lumbee Tribe sues after name and logo used by beer distributor
Lumbee Tribe sues after name and logo used by beer distributor (June 20, 2016)

Even the tribe's slogan appeared on ads that were displayed at convenience stores in Lumbee territory.


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.


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.


Lumbee Tribe promotes annual powwow with help of local Walmart
Lumbee Tribe promotes annual powwow with help of local Walmart (May 6, 2016)

The 11th annual Dance of the Spring Moon is getting some major exposure at the Walmart in Pembroke, North Carolina.


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.


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.


Self-proclaimed 'medicine man' faces gun and tax evasion charges
Self-proclaimed 'medicine man' faces gun and tax evasion charges (April 22, 2016)

Reuben DeHaan claims to be the minister of the 'Native American Church of Nemenha' and has raked in more than $2.7 million from his businesses.


Chairman of Lumbee Tribe concerned about use of HUD funding
Chairman of Lumbee Tribe concerned about use of HUD funding (April 22, 2016)

A trip to an Indian housing convention in Hawaii is stirring controversy among leaders of the North Carolina tribe.


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.


Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to rack up more wins
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to rack up more wins (March 16, 2016)

Republican real estate mogul Donald Trump won three more states as a rival dropped out. Democrat Hillary Clinton won at least four of five states.


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

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