Chief Richard Sneed

Matt Bush

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland served her first full day in the cabinet today.

Cory Vaillancourt

While he was being renominated Monday in Charlotte for a second term in office by the Republican Party, Mills River waited for President Trump.

Much of the crowd at President Trump’s rally was made up of farmers and local politicians.  But not all of them agreed with the president.

“I’m here today representing the Town of Mills River.”

Courtesy of Cherokee Indian Hopsital Authority

  As a sovereign nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have been able to respond to COVID-19 differently than its neighbors in Western North Carolina. BPR spoke with tribal members and officials about how they are handling the health crisis:


When Jade Teesateskie got tested for COVID-19 she had no symptoms of the virus.  


“I volunteered to go get tested showing no symptoms at all and still have not had any symptoms to this day,” says Teesateskie, who is 26 years old.