Cherokee One Feather

Cherokee One Feather This is the official page for the Cherokee One Feather, the official newspaper of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Cherokee, NC.
The Cherokee One Feather is hereby designated and recognized as the official publication of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians for the instruction and information of the Cherokee community.

The Cherokee One Feather is a weekly newspaper based on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in Cherokee, North Carolina. The main focus is the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the town of Cherokee, NC, but the paper also covers national news pertaining to American Indians.

Mission: It is the policy of the Cherokee One Feather to publish news articles and other materials and information judged by the editorial staff to have general value to the Cherokee community. Such news articles include a resume of Tribal Council business, Executive Committee and Business Committee actions and action taken by other Tribal committees, boards and enterprises.

National Park to host Women’s Work Festival
06/10/2019
National Park to host Women’s Work Festival

National Park to host Women’s Work Festival

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the annual Women’s Work Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Cherokee Mavericks 10U softball team were the undefeated 2019 Smoky Mountain Madness Tournament Champions, winning 2...
06/10/2019

The Cherokee Mavericks 10U softball team were the undefeated 2019 Smoky Mountain Madness Tournament Champions, winning 2-1 in the Championship game, that was held recently in Franklin. They are shown, left to right, back row - Jamy-lyn Teesateskie, Lolo Hogner, Emilee Brady, Livia Crowe, Keiarah Queen, Madison Rogers; front row - Jeanger Layno, Cambry Stamper, Joscelyn Stamper, Haley Locust, and Kennedy Moore. (Photo contributed)

06/10/2019
06/10/2019

Per CHS Soccer:
Today’s (June 10) Cherokee High School soccer practice is cancelled due to the impending weather. Practice will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m.

Flyer submitted by Cherokee Baptist Church:
06/10/2019

Flyer submitted by Cherokee Baptist Church:

Carved paddles, made by noted Cherokee potter Dean Reed, used to imprint designs on traditional Cherokee pottery are on ...
06/10/2019

Carved paddles, made by noted Cherokee potter Dean Reed, used to imprint designs on traditional Cherokee pottery are on display at the 22nd Annual Cherokee Voices Festival at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian on Saturday, June 8. Reed, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, was one of the founding members of the Cherokee Potters Guild. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photo)

Some members of the NAIWA Cherokee Chapter rode in a Cherokee Boys Club charter bus in the 33rd Red Earth Festival Parad...
06/09/2019

Some members of the NAIWA Cherokee Chapter rode in a Cherokee Boys Club charter bus in the 33rd Red Earth Festival Parade in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Saturday, June 8. (Photo courtesy of Faren Crews)

Jason Wayne Hendricks – obituary
06/09/2019
Jason Wayne Hendricks – obituary

Jason Wayne Hendricks – obituary

Jason Wayne Hendricks, age 36, of Robbinsville, previously of Cherokee, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Mission Hospital

In recognition of National Children’s Day (Sunday, June 9), we feature Little Miss Cherokee Morgan Hernandez, a studen...
06/09/2019

In recognition of National Children’s Day (Sunday, June 9), we feature Little Miss Cherokee Morgan Hernandez, a student at New Kituwah Academy. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)

Jeremiah "Pep" Locust, 9, shown center of both pictures, received notice on the afternoon of Saturday, June 8, that his ...
06/08/2019

Jeremiah "Pep" Locust, 9, shown center of both pictures, received notice on the afternoon of Saturday, June 8, that his wish to go to Walt Disney World had been granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The rising fourth grader at Cherokee Elementary School and member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians received a 3-day Disney pass and said, "I'm excited to go to Animal Kingdom." He is shown in the first photo with Tim Kelley, Make-A-Wish Foundation wish granter, left, and his grandmother, Gail Panther. Locust is shown in the second picture with Principal Chief Richard G. Sneed, left, and Kelley. Chief Sneed told Locust, "I hope you have a great time. We're all really happy for you." (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)

The 22nd Annual Cherokee Voices Festival was held at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian on the afternoon of Saturday, Jun...
06/08/2019

The 22nd Annual Cherokee Voices Festival was held at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian on the afternoon of Saturday, June 8. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)

This page has been updated with the Budget Council Agenda on Tuesday, June 11 and the Tribal Council Agenda on Thursday,...
06/08/2019
Council Agendas

This page has been updated with the Budget Council Agenda on Tuesday, June 11 and the Tribal Council Agenda on Thursday, June 13.

These are current and past agendas for Budget Council and Tribal Council meetings. They will be updated as the new agendas are received for the upcoming month. May 2019 Tribal Council Agenda for T…

Martha JoAnn Marr Smith – obituary
06/08/2019
Martha JoAnn Marr Smith – obituary

Martha JoAnn Marr Smith – obituary

Martha JoAnn Marr Smith, 77, of the Shephard’s Creek Community, took her heavenly flight to be in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Friday, June 7, 2019 after a courageous year’s long battle wit…

This event is happening today, rain or shine. (Schedule from Museum of the Cherokee Indian)
06/08/2019

This event is happening today, rain or shine. (Schedule from Museum of the Cherokee Indian)

Flyers submitted by Kolanvyi Indian Ball Teams:
06/07/2019

Flyers submitted by Kolanvyi Indian Ball Teams:

06/07/2019

The Cherokee One Feather Editorial Board met this morning and finalized the main questions for the upcoming candidate debates. The public is invited to attend the debates and submit questions the night of the debates as well. The submitted questions must pertain to all candidates and not be candidate-specific. Here are the 12 main questions:

1. Do you think people incarcerated on drug charges should be required to do community service clean-up while they are in jail – including syringe pick-up?
2. What constitutes a reasonable return on investment for economic diversification opportunities? Please speak to specific strategies and include your thoughts on Eco-Tourism, Solar, and Wind power.
3. Do you support monthly per capita disbursements as a means of universal basic income for tribal members?
4. With substance use disorder being an increasingly significant concern for tribal members, should the Tribe harshen punishments, continue as is, or move to decriminalize illicit drug use? How do we aid our young people in getting help without the ills of the criminal justice system?
5. Do you think someone duly convicted of a felony should be allowed to run for tribal office?
6. What is your stance on discontinuing drug testing of EBCI tribal employees?
7. If the Catawba Indian Nation gets approved for a casino, what are your plans to help with any lost revenue?
8. What are your thoughts on cannabis and its economic potential for the EBCI?
9. Are you comfortable with the current levels of transparency in government? Do you support public access to all governmental budgets and procedural documents?
10. Have you read the recently proposed Constitution? Specifically, what is good and what is not about the document?
11. How do you change the EBCI working climate or environment so that there is no fear of political retaliation?
12. What would you do to improve or balance housing opportunities for tribal members and needed work force?

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06/07/2019

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06/07/2019

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06/07/2019

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06/07/2019

EBCI Primary Election Unofficial Results - Thursday, June 6

Following are unofficial results, per the EBCI Board of Elections, for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Primary Election held on Thursday, June 6. The top two candidates for Principal Chief and Vice Chief advance to the General Election, and the top four for each Tribal Council race advance. There was not a primary held in the Cherokee County - Snowbird Community nor for any of the Cherokee School Board seats.

Principal Chief
Teresa McCoy 1,132
Richie Sneed 1,117
Carroll "Peanut" Crowe 433
Gary R. Ledford 125
Phillip Ellington 54

Vice Chief
Alan B. Ensley 1,089
Jim Owle 551
Albert Martin 451
Terri Henry 255
Anita Welch Lossiah 216
James "Bud" Smith 121
Ben Parker 107
Frank Pete Taylor 75

Big Cove Tribal Council
Richard French 186
Perry Shell 164
Fred Penick 141
Renee Long Cole 100
Walter French 35

Birdtown Tribal Council
Boyd Owle 428
Albert Rose 375
Nelson Lambert 299
Ashley Sessions 183
Curtis Wildcatt 140
Alyne Stamper 88

Painttown Tribal Council
Dike Sneed 169
Tommye Saunooke 151
Cherie Bird Rose 105
Pam Sneed 104
Lisa Taylor 103

Wolftown Tribal Council
Bo Crowe 430
Bill Taylor 172
Nathaniel "Bunsey" Crowe 122
Chelsea Saunooke 118
Jeremy Wilson 105
Sam "Frell" Reed 101
Paula "Cricket" Brown Wojtkowski 88
Jess "Fonzie" Sneed 86
Tony Cabe 85
James David Jumper 47
Susan Toineeta (write-in) 15

Yellowhill Tribal Council
David T. Wolfe 223
Tom Wahnetah 166
Stephanie Saunooke French 76
Tawania Ensley 64
Rose Shell Maney 55

06/06/2019

Per Swain County Schools:
Due to forecast of impending inclement weather, Swain County High School Graduation will be held in the gymnasium beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 8. Due to space limitations and fire-code regulations, each graduate will be issued six tickets to attend graduation. The tickets will be issued, to the graduates, at their mandatory graduation rehearsal on Friday, June 7 at 9 a.m. On Saturday morning for graduation, the gymnasium doors will open at 9:20 a.m. for those with tickets. If you do not have a ticket and you would like to watch graduation, the Maroon Devils Network will be streaming the graduation live at no cost. There will also be overflow viewing at the Swain Arts Center and in the SCHS Media Center for those that do not have a ticket but would like to be on campus for the event. This is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The student drop-off circle will be open for handicapped drop-off. Handicapped parking will be the front two rows located directly in front of the gym on a first-come, first-served basis.

Paul Squirrell – obituary
06/06/2019
Paul Squirrell – obituary

Paul Squirrell – obituary

Paul Squirrell, 83, of Cherokee, passed away peacefully, following a period of declining health, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 with his family and friends by his side. He had resided at the Tsali Care …

#throwbackthursday As a member of the U.S. Navy, the late EBCI Beloved Man Dr. Jerry Wolfe, participated in the D-Day In...
06/06/2019

#throwbackthursday As a member of the U.S. Navy, the late EBCI Beloved Man Dr. Jerry Wolfe, participated in the D-Day Invasion at Normandy, France 75 years ago today on June 6, 1944. A fluent Cherokee speaker, he is shown in the photograph speaking about the importance of the Cherokee language at a Tri-Council meeting at Red Clay State Park in Tennessee in 2015. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photo) #dday #normandy

06/06/2019
Photos from Cherokee One Feather's post
06/06/2019

Photos from Cherokee One Feather's post

This image and information sheet, part of photos submitted by the BIA, has the cutline: "Jimmy Welch looks over a fine f...
06/06/2019

This image and information sheet, part of photos submitted by the BIA, has the cutline: "Jimmy Welch looks over a fine field of crimson clover on his farm."

#throwbackthursday This photo, from a group of photos submitted by the BIA, is simply titled "Taken 1954".  Can you iden...
06/06/2019

#throwbackthursday This photo, from a group of photos submitted by the BIA, is simply titled "Taken 1954". Can you identify any of the people and/or location in this photo?

Flyer submitted by CHS Men’s Basketball:
06/05/2019

Flyer submitted by CHS Men’s Basketball:

Flyer submitted by Cherokee Recreation:
06/05/2019

Flyer submitted by Cherokee Recreation:

Taran Swimmer, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from the Big Cove Community, floats down the Oconaluftee...
06/05/2019

Taran Swimmer, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from the Big Cove Community, floats down the Oconaluftee River with her Dalmatian, Clementine. (Photo by Tina Swimmer)

Flyer submitted by event organizers:
06/05/2019

Flyer submitted by event organizers:

Latest cartoon by Jake Swimmer:
06/05/2019

Latest cartoon by Jake Swimmer:

Tribal Court Docket for Thursday, June 6
06/05/2019
Tribal Court Docket for Thursday, June 6

Tribal Court Docket for Thursday, June 6

This is a criminal docket date for the Cherokee Tribal Court. All of the defendants listed have only been charged with the crimes/offenses listed and should be considered innocent until proven gui…

The Cherokee High School/Middle School soccer team will be having summer workouts starting next week, Monday, June 10 an...
06/05/2019

The Cherokee High School/Middle School soccer team will be having summer workouts starting next week, Monday, June 10 and Tuesday, June 11 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cherokee Central Schools. This is open to both boys and girls. Info: Kevin Primo (310) 755-4292) or Norman Beck (404) 421-1785). (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photo)

06/04/2019

Which term do you prefer for this Cherokee game? Why?

For the first time, the One Feather will be hosting a School Board Candidate Debate.  Submit your question/topic ideas t...
06/04/2019

For the first time, the One Feather will be hosting a School Board Candidate Debate. Submit your question/topic ideas to us here in the comments, as a Facebook message, or email Scott at [email protected].

Upcoming Pow Wows for June 14-16
06/04/2019
Upcoming Pow Wows for June 14-16

Upcoming Pow Wows for June 14-16

Note: 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 occurring throughout the continent. Please call b…

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