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Eastern Cherokee council complete after second round of voting for one seat
Law | Politics
Eastern Cherokee council complete after second round of voting for one seat (October 12, 2017)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has a complete council after a second round of voting took place for one disputed seat.

Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters (September 26, 2017)
Change is in the air as the Trump administration opens the door to a controversial bill that would strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers.

New Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes first appearance on Capitol Hill
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
New Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes first appearance on Capitol Hill (September 25, 2017)
The Trump administration's new hire at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is making his first appearance on Capitol Hill and it's on a touchy subject.

Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers (September 21, 2017)
A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress.

Robert Jumper: Experts can help Eastern Cherokees bring in more tourists
Business | Opinion
Robert Jumper: Experts can help Eastern Cherokees bring in more tourists (August 3, 2017)
Our tribal leadership must find the balance between marketing, product development and governmental community services or the Cherokee community will suffer the loss, editor Robert Jumper writes in The Cherokee One Feather.

Lumbee Tribe secures White House meeting in bid for federal recognition
Federal Recognition
Lumbee Tribe secures White House meeting in bid for federal recognition (August 2, 2017)
The leader of the Lumbee Tribe is meeting with the White House to make the case for federal recognition.

Another pipeline affecting tribal communities heads toward final approval
Environment | National
Another pipeline affecting tribal communities heads toward final approval (July 26, 2017)
A natural gas pipeline that would run through North Carolina and Virginia has an unusually disproportionate impact on tribal communities.

Lumbee Tribe ordered to release voter list to opponents of chairman
Law | Politics
Lumbee Tribe ordered to release voter list to opponents of chairman (June 23, 2017)
A recall effort against Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. of the Lumbee Tribe is moving forward with the help of a court decision.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians unveil biking and hiking trail system
Sports
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians unveil biking and hiking trail system (June 15, 2017)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is offering a new recreational attraction on its reservation in North Carolina.

New Eastern Cherokee leader calls for unity after impeachment of chief
National | Politics
New Eastern Cherokee leader calls for unity after impeachment of chief (June 7, 2017)
Richard Sneed, the new leader of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, is quickly settling into his new job on the reservation in North Carolina.

Eastern Cherokee council ousts chief for only second time in history
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 hearing
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 chief
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 children
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 impeachment
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 boxes
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 states
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 conference
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 reservation
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 investigations
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 council
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 recognition
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 hearing
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 church
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 legislatures
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 treatment
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 seal
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 trademarks
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 distributor
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 Carolina
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 Tsalagi
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 loans
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 Walmart
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 debt
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 Act
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 charges
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 funding
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'
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 treatment
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 wins
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 outdoors
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 box
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 generations
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 record
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 course
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 video
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 Klan
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
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 dealers
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 study
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 chair
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 Tribe
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 chief
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 power
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 veterans
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 marijuana
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 rest
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 facility
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 citizenship
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 $170K
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.

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