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Eastern Cherokee council ousts chief for only second time in historyFiled Under: National | Politics
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 hearingFiled Under: National | Politics
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 chiefFiled Under: National | Politics
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 childrenFiled Under: Law | World
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 impeachmentFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
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 boxesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
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 statesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
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 conferenceFiled Under: National
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 reservationFiled Under: Business | Technology
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 investigationsFiled Under: Law
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 councilFiled Under: Law | Politics
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 recognitionFiled Under: Opinion | Federal 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 hearingFiled Under: Federal Recognition
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 churchFiled Under: Law
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 legislaturesFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
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 treatmentFiled Under: Health | Law | National
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 sealFiled Under: National
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 trademarksFiled Under: Business | Education | Law
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 distributorFiled Under: Business | Law
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 CarolinaFiled Under: Education | Politics
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 TsalagiFiled Under: Education
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 loansFiled Under: National
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 WalmartFiled Under: Business | National
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 debtFiled Under: Health | Politics
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 ActFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
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 chargesFiled Under: Law | National
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 fundingFiled Under: National | Politics
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'Filed Under: Business
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 treatmentFiled Under: Health | Law | National
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 winsFiled Under: National | Politics
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 outdoorsFiled Under: Environment | Opinion
Robert Jumper: Plenty to enjoy in the Eastern Cherokee outdoors (March 14, 2016)
Put down your smartphone or tablet, or, better yet, leave those at home so you won’t be interrupted.
Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees exercise powers at ballot boxFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Robert Jumper: Eastern Cherokees exercise powers at ballot box (March 4, 2016)
Cherokee people are impacted by what other municipalities, state and federal government officials do.
Cherokee tribes work to keep language alive for new generationsFiled Under: Education | National
Cherokee tribes work to keep language alive for new generations (March 1, 2016)
Only about 3,000 Cherokee Nation citizens are fluent while the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians counts upwards of 400 fluent speakers.
Robert Jumper: Keep Eastern Cherokee council meetings on recordFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Robert Jumper: Keep Eastern Cherokee council meetings on record (February 8, 2016)
You have a right to know not only how your representatives vote, but what they say about why and how they are casting a vote that may directly affect your future and future generations.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians see turnaround at golf courseFiled Under: Business | Sports
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians see turnaround at golf course (February 3, 2016)
The tribe purchased the Sequoyah National Golf Club in 2014 and patrons are reporting happy experiences.
Miss Lumbee won't lose title following appearance in music videoFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment
Miss Lumbee won't lose title following appearance in music video (January 20, 2016)
Miss Lumbee Alexis Raeana Jones remains on suspension until February 5 after acknowledging it was 'inappropriate' to participate in the video.
Lumbee Tribe commemorates 58th anniversary of ouster of Ku Klux KlanFiled Under: National | Federal Recognition
Lumbee Tribe commemorates 58th anniversary of ouster of Ku Klux Klan (January 19, 2016)
In what became known as the Victory at Hayes Pond, tribal members drove out the supremacist group from Robeson County, North Carolina, on January 18, 1958.
Eastern Cherokee defendants seek dismissal of pay raise lawsuit Filed Under: Law | Politics
Eastern Cherokee defendants seek dismissal of pay raise lawsuit (January 14, 2016)
Members of the tribal council voted to give themselves raises of more than $10,000 and made them retroactive to 2010 so even former leaders got more money.
Eastern Cherokees consider disenrollment law for drug dealersFiled Under: Law
Eastern Cherokees consider disenrollment law for drug dealers (December 9, 2015)
The tribal council debated a resolution that could lead to banishment or disenrollment of members who are convicted of dealing drugs.
Eastern Cherokee leader vetoes resolution for marijuana studyFiled Under: National | Politics
Eastern Cherokee leader vetoes resolution for marijuana study (December 7, 2015)
Chief Patrick Lambert doesn't want the North Carolina tribe to consider legalizing the drug for recreational purposes.
Voters of Lumbee Tribe pick newcomer Harvey Godwin as chairFiled Under: Politics | Federal Recognition
Voters of Lumbee Tribe pick newcomer Harvey Godwin as chair (November 20, 2015)
The vote came as a bill to extend federal recognition to the North Carolina tribe was introduced in the Senate.
Senate measure extends federal recognition to Lumbee TribeFiled Under: Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate measure extends federal recognition to Lumbee Tribe (November 17, 2015)
The tribe has been seeking recognition for more than a century and a termination-era law poses a major hurdle.
Patrick Lambert: My first month as Eastern Cherokee chiefFiled Under: Opinion
Patrick Lambert: My first month as Eastern Cherokee chief (November 16, 2015)
I have worked every day including weekends since being sworn in and have not had a day of less than 10 hours in the office or at meetings yet.
Steve Russell: Prosecutors need lessons about abuse of powerFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Steve Russell: Prosecutors need lessons about abuse of power (November 9, 2015)
In my jurisdiction, two prosecutors have lost their law licenses and a third had to move to the South Pacific to find work because of overzealous prosecutions.
Robert Jumper: Be thankful for our Eastern Cherokee veteransFiled Under: Opinion
Robert Jumper: Be thankful for our Eastern Cherokee veterans (November 2, 2015)
On the Veterans’ Memorial, in front of the tribal finance office and council house, engraved in granite, are the names of all enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who served in the armed forces and have passed away.
Eastern Cherokees to conduct feasibility study on marijuanaFiled Under: Health | National
Eastern Cherokees to conduct feasibility study on marijuana (October 29, 2015)
Tribal members and leaders embraced the drug as a health aide.
Eastern Cherokee police officer Anthony Lossiah is laid to restFiled Under: Law | National
Eastern Cherokee police officer Anthony Lossiah is laid to rest (October 16, 2015)
The 38-year-old officer died on October 6 after suffering an injury on duty.
Eastern Cherokees welcome visitors to $82M health facilityFiled Under: Health
Eastern Cherokees welcome visitors to $82M health facility (October 15, 2015)
The tribe financed the Cherokee Indian Hospital completely with its own funds.
Inmate files lawsuits in search of Eastern Cherokee citizenshipFiled Under: Law
Inmate files lawsuits in search of Eastern Cherokee citizenship (October 13, 2015)
Robert Sioleski, 58, claims his grandmother was Cherokee and wants membership in order to participate in ceremonies in prison.
Eastern Cherokees agree to purchase historic mound for $170KFiled Under: Environment
Eastern Cherokees agree to purchase historic mound for $170K (September 9, 2015)
Some tribal leaders wanted to see an appraisal for the 12-acre property in Graham County, North Carolina.
Paper must ask to attend Eastern Cherokee council meetingsFiled Under: National | Politics
Paper must ask to attend Eastern Cherokee council meetings (August 27, 2015)
Freedom of the press remains a work in progress on the tribe's reservation in North Carolina.
Eastern Cherokee marriage resolution quotes Bible versesFiled Under: Law | National
Eastern Cherokee marriage resolution quotes Bible verses (August 19, 2015)
The tribe won't issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples but will recognize marriages performed in other jurisdictions.
Eastern Cherokees getting ready to elect a new principal chiefFiled Under: Politics
Eastern Cherokees getting ready to elect a new principal chief (August 12, 2015)
Three candidates are hoping to become the next leader of the North Carolina tribe.
Early English settlers believed to have assimilated into tribesFiled Under: National
Early English settlers believed to have assimilated into tribes (August 11, 2015)
The residents of the infamous Roanoke Colony abandoned that site but no one so far has been able explain with certainty where they went.
County sheriff cleared of racial profiling claims to be CherokeeFiled Under: Law
County sheriff cleared of racial profiling claims to be Cherokee (August 10, 2015)
The Department of Justice accused Sheriff Terry Johnson of discriminating against Hispanic drivers in Alamance County, North Carolina.
Opinion: Eastern Cherokee leaders kick reporter out of meetingFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Eastern Cherokee leaders kick reporter out of meeting (July 30, 2015)
This is the second time in the last seven months the Tribal Council, under the leadership of Chairwoman Terri Henry, has decided to exclude the media.
Congress fails to provide funds to help tribes comply with VAWAFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Congress fails to provide funds to help tribes comply with VAWA (July 29, 2015)
The Violence Against Women Act of 2013 authorized $25 million over five years but none of the money has been made available to Indian Country.
Tuscarora Nation returns to ancestral home in North CarolinaFiled Under: National
Tuscarora Nation returns to ancestral home in North Carolina (July 28, 2015)
The tribe lived throughout the state until being driven out after a bloody war in the early 1700s.
Eastern Cherokees assert authority in all domestic violence casesFiled Under: Law | National
Eastern Cherokees assert authority in all domestic violence cases (June 16, 2015)
The tribe can arrest, prosecute and try non-Indians who commit certain offenses on the reservation.
Former Lumbee Tribe chairman Jimmy Goins killed in car accidentFiled Under: National | Federal Recognition
Former Lumbee Tribe chairman Jimmy Goins killed in car accident (June 8, 2015)
Jimmy Goins led the tribe from 2004 to 2010 and was a strong advocate for federal recognition.

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