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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.

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

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 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.

President Barack Obama hosted meeting with tribal leaders in DC
National | Politics
President Barack Obama hosted meeting with tribal leaders in DC (March 1, 2016)
Chief Patrick Lambert of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was among the group of 16 who met with the president on February 23.

Rep. Don Young vows quick action on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills
Business | National | Politics | Trust
Rep. Don Young vows quick action on tribal tourism and Eastern Cherokee bills (February 25, 2016)
H.R.3477, the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act, and H.R.3599, the Eastern Band Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act, saw strong support at a hearing on Capitol Hill.

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.

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.

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.

Paper must ask to attend Eastern Cherokee council meetings
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 Cherokees getting ready to elect a new principal chief
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.

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