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Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Sneed elected Principal Chief of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
(9/11/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Current Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Principal Chief Richard Sneed was elected for a four-year term as principal chief last Thursday. Chief Sneed...
article Richard Sneed elected principal chief of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
(9/10/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Current Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Principal Chief Richard Sneed was elected for a four-year term as principal chief last Thursday. Chief Sneed...
article Incumbents dominate EBCI tribal election
(9/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Every incumbent that was on the ballot of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) General Election, held Thursday, Sept. 5, won their respective...
article Incumbents sweep Cherokee election
(9/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Principal Chief Richard Sneed produced a decisive victory in yesterday’s election, pulling in 55.11 percent of the vote against opponent Teresa...
article Sneed Holds On To Principal Chief Seat In Unofficial Cherokee Election Results
(9/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians held their general election last night for all 12 tribal council seats, vice chief and principal Chief. In...
article Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians elects chief, tribal council members
(9/5/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Voters on the Qualla Boundary go to the polls Thursday in tribal government elections. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are voting for chief,...
article North Carolina Bill Calling For Sports Betting Study Delivered To Governor
(9/3/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A piece of legislation aimed at exploring the expansion of gambling in North Carolina is now on Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk. The bill, SB 574, was...
article Voters Head To Polls In Eastern Band Of Cherokee Elections
(9/3/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Blue Ridge Public Radio’s Western North Carolina reporter Lilly Knoepp sat down with the two candidates running for principal chief of the...
article Eastern Band Chief Candidates Have Contrasting Platforms Ahead Of Election
(8/29/2019)
(North Carolina) -- One week from today, voters on the Qualla Boundary will head to the polls to elect all positions in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians tribal...
article Tribe to vote on FY2020 budget
(8/28/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Tribal Council is slated to vote on a budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 on Thursday, Sept. 12, but no draft document has been released to...
article OP/ED: For the love of money
(8/26/2019)
(North Carolina) -- We are a prosperous nation. Whether you are referring to our tribal nation or the United States, we are blessed beyond measure.
article New WCU Chancellor meets EBCI community leaders
(8/26/2019)
(North Carolina) -- New Western Carolina University (WCU) Chancellor Kelli Brown was in Cherokee on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 22 as part of her ‘Welcome Tour....
article Tribal Council candidates speak on the issues
(8/21/2019)
(North Carolina) -- When Election Day arrives in Cherokee Sept. 5, all 12 Tribal Council seats will be up for grabs, as well as the offices of principal chief and vice...
article How the Eastern Cherokee took control of their health care
(8/16/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Light pours through large windows and glass ceilings of the Cherokee Indian Hospital onto a fireplace, a waterfall and murals.
article Council gives $50 million to tribal LLC
(8/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Cherokee Tribal Council voted to allocate an additional $50 million to Kituwah LLC, the tribe’s economic development arm, during its...
article Chief candidates speak on the issues
(8/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Over the last four years, Richard Sneed and Teresa McCoy have found themselves on the opposite side of many an argument, and in September the...
article Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians prepares to offer sports betting
(8/2/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will offer sports betting at its two gaming facilities after an authorizing bill was signed into law in North...
article Sports betting legalized on Cherokee land
(7/31/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Sports wagering is now legal in casinos on the Qualla Boundary following Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature on Senate Bill 154 Friday, July 26. Harrah...
article Sportsbooks coming to North Carolina’s pair of tribal casinos
(7/31/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Only three days after North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, signed legislation that legalized sportsbetting and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians...
article Tribal Council candidates speak on the issues
(7/31/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Cherokee’s Sept. 5 Election Day is coming up, and the 24 candidates running for 12 available Tribal Council seats are working to get their...
20 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Vote

article More Native voters show in close North Carolina congressional race
(9/11/2019)
(North Carolina) -- During the campaign to close out the final race of the midterm congressional elections for North Carolina’s Ninth District, Native voter...
article Native votes went missing in North Carolina. Tribal leaders vow that won’t happen again next week.
(9/3/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Native American voting groups have made it their mission over the years to get as many of their members to the polls as possible. That effort has...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article Influential tribe set to play key role in NC election
(9/10/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Republicans and Democrats are working in a last-ditch effort to turn out voters from North Carolina’s Lumbee Tribe ahead of the critical...
article Three file for seats on Tribal Council
(8/31/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Three people filed this week as candidates for the Lumbee Tribal Council election on Nov. 12. Corbin Eddings, the District 8 incumbent; Gerald...
article Filing begins Monday for Tribal Council
(8/24/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Filing begins Monday for seven seats on the Lumbee Tribal Council. Filing for candidates in the Nov. 12 election closes on Sept. 6, according to...
article Godwin gets ears of presidential hopefuls at forum
(8/23/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal chairman left Iowa earlier this week confident he had furthered the tribe’s goals and played a part in placing the tribe on a...
article UNCP, Lumbee Tribe have long history of collaboration that enriches all
(8/16/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina value the importance of collaboration. UNCP has remained deeply...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

North Carolina Gaming

article North Carolina has a state lottery and two tribal casinos
(9/9/2019)
(North Carolina) -- In their pursuit of learning more about legalizing sports betting, Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina has just signed a gambling study bill. After...
article North Carolina will explore more gaming options, regulations through study
(9/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The North Carolina Lottery Commission will launch a study on gaming oversight and sports betting in the state. Gov. Roy Cooper gave the stamp of...
article Will N.C. add statewide sports betting? New law says lottery commission can study the idea
(9/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina’s Lottery Commission can study whether to allow legal sports betting statewide, according to a new law. The legislation passed...
article Will NC add statewide sports betting? New law says lottery commission can study the idea.
(9/5/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina’s Lottery Commission is authorized to study whether or not to allow legal sports betting statewide, according to a new law...
article Legislators Decide NC Sports Betting Needs Another Study Within A Study
(8/30/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A state lawmaker wanted to create a state gaming commission and task it with conducting a study on the feasibility and impact of expanding NC sports...
article Old fears raise new concerns in North Carolina as ‘commission’ bill stalls
(8/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina could be in for a long wait to establish a state gaming commission after Senate Bill 574 met with opposition in front of a conference...
article Why The NC Sports Betting Study Bill Sponsor Didn’t Want It To Pass
(8/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Here’s my bill. Please don’t pass it. North Carolina Rep. Harry Warren made that unusual request Tuesday in a Senate Judiciary Committee...
article North Carolina Gaming Commission Bill Delayed Once More
(8/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The long-delayed North Carolina Gaming Commission bill continues to linger in the General Assembly after a Senate committee voted Tuesday not to...
article North Carolina Lawmakers Still Chewing On Bill Calling For Sports Betting Study
(8/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A piece of legislation to establish a North Carolina Gaming Commission, a new regulatory body that would be required to conduct a study of sports...
9 Total Articles on this Issue

MMIW

article Murders of Native American women a crisis in North Carolina
(9/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Katina Locklear died at end of a dirt road, her body abandoned next to a bug-infested drainage ditch where frogs jump past any intruder.
article Murders of Native American women a crisis in North Carolina
(8/26/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Katina Locklear died at end of a dirt road, her body abandoned next to a bug-infested drainage ditch where frogs jump past any intruder. To hear her...
article Murders of Native American women a crisis in North Carolina
(8/25/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Katina Locklear died at end of a dirt road, her body abandoned next to a bug-infested drainage ditch where frogs jump past any intruder. To hear her...
article Native American women can be 'easy prey' for violence. It's a crisis in NC.
(8/15/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Katina Locklear died at end of a dirt road, her body abandoned next to a bug-infested drainage ditch where frogs jump past any intruder. To hear her...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Nooksack Tribe

article New law lets lottery commission study idea of sports betting in NC
(9/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina’s Lottery Commission is authorized to study whether or not to allow legal sports betting statewide, according to a new law...
1 Article on this Issue

Land Issues

article AUDIO: Monacan Tribe Fights for Historic Site Faced With Construction
(9/5/2019)
(North Carolina) -- East of Charlottesville, at a point where two rivers merge, there’s a little-known site with great historical value. For centuries, it was home...
1 Article on this Issue

Voter Suppression

article The Battle Over the Files of a Gerrymandering Mastermind
(9/5/2019)
(North Carolina) -- At the heart of a decisive court ruling on Tuesday striking down North Carolina’s state legislative maps was evidence culled from the computer...
article Native votes went missing in North Carolina. Tribal leaders vow that won’t happen again next week.
(9/3/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Native American voting groups have made it their mission over the years to get as many of their members to the polls as possible. That effort has...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Census

article Committee in Cherokee developing outreach strategy for U.S. Census
(8/30/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Federal law (U.S. Constitution Article I Section II) states that a census must be taken in the United States every ten years for the purpose of...
1 Article on this Issue

Catawba Nation

article Graham: Catawba tribe’s resort is much-needed in Charlotte region
(8/28/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Maybe once in a generation, if it’s lucky, a community gets a shot at landing an economic game-changer: the textile mills of old, car plants,...
article ‘We’ve got to let the past go’: Catawba Indian Nation Chief talks about the future
(8/26/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Bill Harris has four more years to achieve his goals for the Catawba Indian Nation in Rock Hill. Those goals include improving the Nation’s...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Shinnecock Tribe

article Officials: Man sought for questioning in Shinnecock killing faces N.C. charge
(8/22/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A man wanted for questioning in a Friday fatal shooting on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation was arrested in North Carolina and charged for breaking...
article Officials: Man sought for questioning in Shinnecock killing faces N.C. charge
(8/21/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A man wanted for questioning in a Friday fatal shooting on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation was arrested in North Carolina and charged for breaking...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article Sports, horse betting bill for Cherokee gets final approval
(8/6/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina’s only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Why my American Indian tribe voted Republican in NC's special election
(9/12/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The result of Tuesday’s special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District didn’t take many political analysts by...
article Carolina Indian Circle acknowledged that UNC was built on Native American land
(8/22/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Long before Silent Sam was built, the land it stood on was home to the Native American tribes that inhabited North Carolina. Demonstrators gathered...
article How Student Body President Ashton Martin wants to be remembered at UNC
(8/19/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Senior Ashton Martin didn’t always plan on running for student body president. Or she didn't until she felt like she had to. “I didn't even really...
article Frida Kahlo, an Avett brother and native voices star in these 7 fall exhibits
(8/18/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A major 20th century Mexican art exhibit with iconic works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera comes to the N.C. Museum of Art this fall while exhibits...
article ABSS parent forms Native American council
(8/17/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Crystal Keck wants to support Native American students in the Alamance-Burlington School System. A member of the Occaneechi-Saponi tribe of Pleasant...
article Authorities raid illegal casino in Guilford County
(8/10/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Authorities raided an illegal casino Friday, according to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. Federal, state and local authorities...
article For These Native American Girls, Coding Became the Language to Discuss Mental Health
(7/31/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Kindra Locklear was tuned in to CNN one day last fall when she came across a segment about a nonprofit organization that aims to close the gender gap...
article The Greatest Native American Intellectual You’ve Never Heard Of
(7/26/2019)
(North Carolina) -- On April 1, 1839, a New York City medical examiner performed an autopsy on a man at a boardinghouse in a working-class neighborhood of lower...
article ‘You shouldn’t sign up’ Native female Marine talks about her combat role
(7/24/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Leondra Begay, a 22-year-old U.S. Marine, was once told by her brother that she shouldn’t sign up for a combat arms role in the Marines. Her...
article Asheville Valvoline employee fired after racist name, address listed on invoice
(7/17/2019)
(North Carolina) -- An employee at a Valvoline Instant Oil Change in North Asheville has been fired, the company said, after creating a racist invoice that referred to...
article Upcoming Pow Wow for July 18-21
(7/9/2019)
(North Carolina) -- 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...
article North Myrtle Beach businessman arrested stealing thousands in scam, police say
(7/1/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A North Myrtle Beach businessman was arrested Monday morning after embezzling thousands from clients over the last year, according to arrest warrants.
article School board needs to adopt policy on the display of feathers
(6/29/2019)
(North Carolina) -- We are told that 476 students at Lumberton Senior High School last week marched across stage to grab their diplomas, and of those 475 adhered to...
article Schools might take up feathers issue
(6/26/2019)
(North Carolina) -- An incident that occurred during the graduation last week at Lumberton Senior High School has the chairman of the school board believing that a...
article BLOG: The pride of the FEATHER
(6/20/2019)
(North Carolina) -- In the Native American culture, feathers are given to another in honor, and the feathers are worn with dignity and pride. They are treated with great...
article Tribe backs feathers at graduations
(6/14/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A controversy in Scotland County concerning students who want to wear American Indian cultural and religious items during their high school...
article Native American National baseball team coming together ahead of Homecoming
(6/14/2019)
(North Carolina) -- In advance of Lumbee Homecoming, Frank Fulton is excited to unveil the Native American National baseball team to Robeson County residents on July 3,...
article Hill to receive Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists
(6/13/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The fall 2019 recipient of the Ucross Fellowship for Native American Visual Artists is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI).
article A Suicide Attempt, an Order to Keep Silent: A U.S. Agency Mishandled Sex-Abuse Claims
(6/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- When employees at a U.S. Indian Health Service facility here saw a video of their maintenance man disappearing with a 16-year-old patient into a...
article Rebuilding a tribal language that's nearly been lost
(5/25/2019)
(North Carolina) -- How do you create a word for a toaster? For a filing cabinet? How do you rebuild a language that has been largely lost, while simultaneously updating...

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