Cherokee Tribal Council Votes To Remove Principal Chief From Office

May 26, 2017

This week the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians Tribal Council voted to remove principal chief Patrick Lambert from office.  It’s only the second time in tribe history this has occurred.  Lambert was brought up on 12 impeachment charges, and has been a controversial figure since he was first elected principal chief in 2015.  Smoky Mountain News reporter Holly Kays was there in person in Cherokee for the impeachment trial.  She spoke with BPR’s Matt Bush about what happened.