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Sports Betting

article Experts say college gambling a public health concern
(3/24/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Along with March Madness comes NCAA Tournament brackets and friendly wagers among collegiate sports fans. But experts say that problem gambling among...
1 Article on this Issue

Catawba Nation

article Catawba Nation predicts 'huge' economic impact with casino on homelands
(3/23/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Nation is looking forward to a brighter future with a proposed gaming facility on its homelands in North Carolina. Chief Bill Harris told...
article A casino in York County? New bill could make it a reality
(3/21/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Reservation is made up of two large pieces of land in York County. Hundreds of people reside there, and the tribe itself claims a...
article Catawba tribe wants to open a casino near Charlotte. Cherokees call it a ‘land grab.’
(3/21/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Carolinas’ two biggest Indian tribes are locked in battle over a proposed Charlotte-area casino, reigniting a feud over centuries-old land...
article Catawba Nation predicts 'huge' economic impact with casino on homelands
(3/20/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Nation is looking forward to a brighter future with a proposed gaming facility on its homelands in North Carolina. Chief Bill Harris told...
article Catawbas seeking casino in North Carolina
(3/20/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Catawba Indian Nation is seeking a casino near Kings Mountain, and a recent Senate bill would help pave the way for them to open up for business...
article KM casino introduced in US Senate
(3/19/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced legislation in Washington, D.C. last Wednesday, March 13, allowing the Catawba Indian Nation to take land...
article Tribal casino clash brewing in North Carolina
(3/16/2019)
(North Carolina) -- In a move that has stirred up controversy, Wednesday reportedly saw United States Senator Lindsey Graham introduce federal legislation that would...
article New bill marks first move to bring Indian tribe casino to Cleveland County
(3/14/2019)
(North Carolina) -- South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a bill Wednesday night that would set aside land along I-85 corridor in Cleveland County into a...
8 Total Articles on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article $10M Lumbee Tribe housing project may break ground this year
(3/22/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A $10 million low-income housing project planned for the lands of the Lumbee Tribe in North Carolina may break ground this year. The Robesonian...
article Tribe offering disaster-relief services
(3/10/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Disaster recovery services are available to members of Lumbee Tribe starting Monday. The Lumbee Tribe will be offering the services to tribal members...
article Tribe offering disaster-relief services
(3/9/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Disaster recovery services are available to members of Lumbee Tribe starting Monday. The Lumbee Tribe will be offering the services to tribal members...
article Disaster Recovery Services Available to Lumbee Tribal Members Beginning March 11
(3/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will be offering disaster recovery services to tribal members who have been affected by natural disasters.
article Largest tribe in East called NC home for centuries. Feds say it’s not Indian enough.
(2/15/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The largest American Indian tribe east of the Mississippi, North Carolina’s Lumbee, counts 55,000 members and has called the state’s...
article Tribal Council gives Porter 3 more years as administrator
(1/26/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe’s administrator was rehired Friday by the Tribal Council during a special meeting. The council voted 13-6, with one member...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Native Voices

article COMMENTARY: Let’s talk about the Oliphant in the room
(3/19/2019)
(North Carolina) -- This commentary isn’t about the mythical creature from Tolkien stories but a landmark federal case that has adversely affected tribal...
1 Article on this Issue

Eastern Band of Cherokee

article Syringe kiosks installed around Cherokee tribal lands
(3/18/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Health officials with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are hoping the installation of syringe kiosks in various locations will help reduce the...
article Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians may regain control of sacred mound
(3/16/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Ownership of an ancient mound in North Carolina may return in part to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, two centuries after European settlers...
article Sports betting could arrive at North Carolina Cherokee casinos
(3/12/2019)
(North Carolina) -- State and federally recognized American Indian tribes received the go-ahead to operate sports betting enterprises following a 6-3 Supreme Court...
article Council approves purchase of Cherokee Cablevision
(3/12/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Many more members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians may soon have access to high speed internet thanks to a purchase by Tribal Council. During...
article After 200 years, Cherokee poised to regain mysterious tribal mound dating to 1,000 AD
(3/12/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A 1,000-year-old sacred mound that counts as one of North Carolina’s oldest mysteries is on the cusp of being returned — at least in part...
article State bill could bring sports betting to Cherokee casinos
(3/11/2019)
(North Carolina) -- New legislation in the North Carolina Senate could bring sports wagering to tribal lands of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). State Sen....
article A Possible New Future For A Sacred Cherokee Mound
(3/8/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Nikwasi Mound in downtown Franklin, North Carolina looks like a small, grass-covered hill, but for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the site...
article Casino Based Sports Gambling May be Coming to North Carolina this Summer
(3/8/2019)
(North Carolina) -- There is reason for optimism when it comes to legalized sports gambling in North Carolina. Last week North Carolina Senator Jim Davis introduced a...
article Campaign finance watchdog calls for investigation of Cherokees’ soaring political donations, connections to gambling legislation
(3/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Veteran North Carolina campaign finance watchdog Bob Hall is calling on the State Board of Elections to investigate the campaign finance...
article North Carolina Considers Sports Betting at State Casinos
(3/4/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Though North Carolina sports betting may not garner headlines like in states further up the east coast, a new bill could see the Tar Heel State take...
article North Carolina considers tribal sports betting bill
(3/1/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina legislators are set to consider a proposed bill which would pave the way for legalizing sports betting on tribal lands in the state....
article Bill would allow sports betting at Cherokee casinos
(2/28/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A mountain lawmaker wants to bring sports betting to the two Harrah's Cherokee casinos in Western North Carolina. Sen. Jim Davis, R-District 50,...
article Sports gambling could be coming to North Carolina within months
(2/28/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina is on the heels of sports gambling revenue. The state is considering legislation that would legalize the activity and, if the bill...
article Judge Letts retires, not seeking tribal office
(2/27/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Brad Letts, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), announced on Tuesday, Feb. 26 that he would...
article AISES Leadership Summit coming to Cherokee
(2/27/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Cherokee will be a focal point for discussions on science and engineering in Indian Country as over 300 students and leaders will attend the annual...
article AISES Leadership Summit coming to Cherokee
(2/27/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Cherokee will be a focal point for discussions on science and engineering in Indian Country as over 300 students and leaders will attend the annual...
article MARTIN: I’m leaving, but will stay involved
(2/22/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Sometimes things work out in ways that may not feel like it at the time, but it’s for the better. This is my last column as an employee of the...
article Harrah’s Cherokee nominated as Casino of the Year by ACM
(2/21/2019)
(North Carolina) -- For the second year in a row, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort has been nominated by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) for their Industry Award...
article Constitution proposed for Cherokee
(2/20/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Cherokee voters will have the chance to give their nation a long-awaited constitution if Tribal Council approves a referendum question proposed for...
article Introducing the Kituwah, LLC
(2/14/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Harrah’s Cherokee opened in November 1997 with little more than video poker as the only gaming option. This followed the opening of a tribal...
article Tribe votes for Plott Balsam conservation
(2/13/2019)
(North Carolina) -- An effort to conserve 912 acres along the Plott Balsam ridge in Jackson County cleared the final hurdle of a five-year-long race last week when the...
article Chief Sneed taking land reacquisition fight to Washington
(2/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a roll call vote of 383-2 on April 16, 2018....
article OP/ED: Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians reaches gaming milestone
(2/4/2019)
(North Carolina) -- It took a lot of work but the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians officially entered the Class III gaming industry on January 25, 1994. Since that day,...
article OP/ED: Remembering the first day of our casino business – January 1994
(2/4/2019)
(North Carolina) -- I want to tell you a true story. One that I’m sure everyone of us can add to the credits, and visualize our own role in its unfolding. I won’t try to...
article Working group formed to evaluate housing merger
(1/28/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The leadership within the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) has been evaluating the potential benefits of merging the Qualla Housing Authority...
article Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians reports increase in business at casinos
(1/27/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Gaming continues to be good business for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Revenue contributions at the flagship Harrah's Cherokee Casino...
26 Total Articles on this Issue

Cherokee Nation

article The Sacrifice of Tsali, The Cherokee Folk Hero Who Gave His Life For His People
(3/10/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Tsali was a Cherokee folk hero who sacrificed his life for his people. They were in hiding from the US government who had ordered the removal of the...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article For the Cherokee tribe in western North Carolina, America’s drug problem hits home
(3/5/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Samantha Brawley got hooked on painkillers after high school, an addiction that stole nearly a decade and cost her most of the savings that were...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Betting & Tribes

article NC Sports Betting Bill Appears At Tribe’s Request, Without Mobile Wagering
(2/28/2019)
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina sports betting might showing up late in the game, but the new bill’s sponsor expects it to reach the finish line. State Sen. Jim...
1 Article on this Issue

Sports Leagues

article As betting widens, NBA teams positioning to cash in
(2/16/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Ted Leonsis does not gamble. The owner of the Washington Wizards is a venture capitalist and investor, along with the owner of the NHL champion...
1 Article on this Issue

Marijuana & Hemp

article Council approves hemp feasibility study
(2/7/2019)
(North Carolina) -- At its Feb. 5 Budget Council session, Tribal Council approved a resolution to contract a feasibility study for hemp and cannabis opportunities. The...
1 Article on this Issue

State Recognition

article Tuscaroras make state recognition bid
(2/2/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Three Robeson County Tuscarora American Indian groups have united to press their case for state recognition by submitting a petition and responses to...
1 Article on this Issue

Mining & Drilling

article Document reveals effort to remove opposition of Native American tribes to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
(1/31/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The first error stated, incorrectly, that the law firm Cultural Heritage Partners acted on behalf of Dominion Energy in approaching Native American...
1 Article on this Issue

Tuscarora Nation

article Tuscarora Nation’s petition for recognition
(1/29/2019)
(North Carolina) -- On Jan. 24, the Tuscarora Confederacy of Robeson County delivered its final response to the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs Preliminary...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Pembroke native nails ‘American Idol’ audition
(3/23/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Alexis Raeana Jones is performing on season 17 of “American Idol.” To say Alexis Raeana Jones’ “American Idol” audition was last-minute would be an...
article Meet Genevieve Lowry Cole, the first Native American woman to graduate from UNC
(3/18/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Genevieve Lowry Cole became the first Native American woman to graduate from UNC in 1954, but she never dreamed that she could attend the school....
article Second time a charm? Cities, gaming company to face off in court over future of skill games
(3/17/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Six months after a judge halted efforts by Hickory and Conover to crack down on gaming establishments, the cities will be back in court Monday making...
article OP/ED: Back to nature
(3/11/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Because we live here and are around it all the time, we take the natural beauty and untouched wilderness for granted. There are many places...
article North Carolina mulls pari-mutuel horse racing wagering bill
(3/4/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The North Carolina Senate is considering a new bill that would permit the state to legalise off-track pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing. Sponsored...
article Authorities seize 300 illegal video gaming machines, $10,000 in currency during raid
(3/1/2019)
(North Carolina) -- State and local authorities have arrested three people and charged four others following a raid of illegal video game parlors in Bladen County on...
article NC authorities arrest three, shut down five businesses in illegal gambling operation
(3/1/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Two Lumberton men were among three arrested following an investigation into illegal video gambling in Bladen County, N.C. According to a press...
article FOX 46 uncovers illegal gambling operation in back of tattoo shop
(2/27/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Like a tattoo artist's needle, we are going under the surface. Using a hidden camera, FOX 46 went undercover inside a Gastonia tattoo shop to...
article The Dare Stone - Hoax or History of the Lost Roanoke Colony?
(2/16/2019)
(North Carolina) -- In 1937, a man walked into the history department at Emory University with a stone in his hand that had a mysterious inscription, which he had...
article Fayetteville woman seeks prom dresses for Native American students in need
(2/8/2019)
(North Carolina) -- When you walk past Diane Sharp's office at the Grace College of Divinity, you would think she was running a boutique. Most of her co-workers do.
article Author discusses the meeting of Native American and Southern literature
(1/23/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Writer and professor Kirstin L. Squint penned her dissertation on the way native people represent spirituality as resistance to European and U.S....
article Author discusses the meeting of Native American and Southern literature
(1/23/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Writer and professor Kirstin L. Squint penned her dissertation on the way native people represent spirituality as resistance to European and U.S....
article OP/ED: Traditional plant gathering, growing is good for the entire community
(1/16/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Since time immemorial, Cherokee people have harvested traditional plants, such as sochan and ramps, from the beautiful mountains in western North...
article The One Feather welcomes cartoonist Jake Swimmer
(1/14/2019)
(North Carolina) -- Jake Swimmer is a Native American cartoonist and graphic designer and enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. His comics are...
article First American Indian district attorney in NC to be sworn in Thursday
(1/2/2019)
(North Carolina) -- The first American Indian district attorney in North Carolina is set to take the oath of office on Thursday, according to a news release from the...
article First American Indian district attorney in NC to take oath of office to serve Robeson Co. residents
(1/1/2019)
(North Carolina) -- District Attorney-Elect Matthew Scott will take the oath of office on Thursday, January 3 at 5:30 p.m. When he does, he'll officially become the...
article The Dare Stones: Forgery or Key to Lost Colony of Roanoke Mystery?
(12/28/2018)
(North Carolina) -- An unsolved mystery can drive people crazy, and the fate of the first English settlers ever to establish a colony in the New World is a puzzle that...
article NK halts casino projects under pressure from China: report
(12/17/2018)
(North Carolina) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the halt of ongoing casino-related projects, under pressure from Beijing, Radio Free Asia reported Tuesday....
article Council merges Qualla Housing and Tribal Housing
(12/12/2018)
(North Carolina) -- Citing a need to better serve tribal members’ housing needs, Tribal Council passed an ordinance to combine the services of Qualla Housing...
article Tribe to support Medal of Honor petition for the late Sgt. Burgess
(12/8/2018)
(North Carolina) -- The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has one member, the late PFC Charles George, who has received the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest...

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