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Filed Under: Law | National
Eastern Cherokees assert authority in all domestic violence cases (06/16)
The tribe can arrest, prosecute and try non-Indians who commit certain offenses on the reservation.

Filed Under: National | Recognition
Former Lumbee Tribe chairman Jimmy Goins killed in car accident (06/08)
Jimmy Goins led the tribe from 2004 to 2010 and was a strong advocate for federal recognition.

Filed Under: Education | Health | National
Students from Oglala Sioux Tribe get close with First Lady Obama (06/04)
Avianna Garcia, 9, and Gabriel Brooks, 10, shared a lot of face time with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House event.

Filed Under: National
Remember the Removal Ride follows 950 miles of Trail of Tears (06/03)
Twelve young members of the Cherokee Nation and seven from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are tracing the forced removal of their ancestors on the Trail of Tears.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Leaders of Lumbee Tribe stole federal housing money (06/03)
Council members who profited from the illegal stipend kept the money and some poor Lumbee Indians in need of housing help have been denied it.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Eastern Cherokees face lawsuit over raises for council members (06/03)
A group of tribal members are upset with raises that were made retroactive to 2010 with little public discussion.

Filed Under: Opinion
Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokee youth show great leadership (06/01)
During the month of May, the Junaluska Leadership Council hosted several candidate forums for the elected offices that will be the focus of a primary on June 4.

Filed Under: Opinion
Gregory Smithers: Same-sex marriage within Cherokee culture (06/01)
There’s no question that gay rights and same-sex marriage will continue to stir debate in Indian Country, as it does throughout the United States.

Filed Under: National
Lumbee Tribe to appeal findings of misuse of federal HUD funds (05/28)
An audit concluded that the tribe misspent about $225,000 in Indian Housing Block Grant funds.

Filed Under: Politics
Eastern Cherokees to choose a new principal chief this year (05/06)
Chief Michell Hicks, who has served three terms, decided not to seek re-election, a decision that has opened the field to five candidates.

Filed Under: Education
Eastern Cherokees maintain close relationship with university (05/04)
The University of North Carolina Asheville will reserve up to 10 admission slots for qualified tribal members as part of a new agreement.

Filed Under: National
Eastern Cherokee elder Jerry Wolfe proud of Beloved Man status (05/01)
The 90-year-old tribal member survived boarding school and World War II.

Filed Under: Law | Politics
Eastern Cherokee group plans lawsuit over tribal council raises (04/24)
The council approved a budget that includes a $10,000 raise that was made retroactive to 2010 so all current and former leaders are eligible for the increase.

Filed Under: Environment | Opinion
Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees take environment seriously (04/21)
Earth Day was born and on April 22, 1970, and 20 million Americans came out in support of the Earth.

Filed Under: Recognition
Lumbee Tribe remains in long quest to gain federal recognition (04/16)
Another year, another effort by the tribe go gain federal status through an act of Congress.

Filed Under: Arts & Entertainment | Education
Film documents Eastern Cherokee efforts to preserve language (04/07)
The film, First Language – The Race to Save Cherokee, follows students at the New Kituwah Academy, the tribe's immersion school.

Filed Under: Politics
Eastern Cherokee Chief Michell Hicks won't pursue a fourth term (04/01)
Five candidates have filed to run for leader of North Carolina's only federally-recognized tribe.

Filed Under: Education | National
Eastern Cherokees work to teach language to new generations (03/25)
The New Kituwah Academy, an immersion school, is expanding.

Filed Under: Law | National
Eastern Cherokees make changes to exercise VAWA authority (03/18)
The tribe is looking at its jury selection rules in order to arrest, prosecute and sentence non-Indian domestic violence offenders.

Filed Under: Law | National
Eastern Cherokees engage in spirited debate on 1924 base roll (03/11)
The tribal council voted to adopt the document as the basis for determining membership.

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