Official Budget Council (February 1) and Tribal Council (February 3) results

Official results of the Budget Council – Tuesday 1 February

Res. No. 119: Budget Amendment, Cherokee Fire Dept. FY22 (add miscellaneous income) – CARRIED (Unanimous = 88, Absent: Crowe = 12)

Res. #120: EBCI Emergency Management is authorized to request and accept FEMA-BRIC funds in the amount of $1,000,000 for FY22 – AMENDED/CARRIED (Unanimous=88, Absent: Crowe=12)

Res. #121: The EBCI Natural Resources Program is authorized to request and accept funds from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in the amount of $10,000 – PASSED (Unanimous = 88, Out: Crowe = 12) Res. No. 122: A Resolution for the Estate of Zane Edwin Bowman (d) – CARRIED

Res. No. 123: A resolution for the succession of Steven Allen Teesateskie (d) – ADOPTED (Unanimous = 88, Absent: Crowe = 12)

Res. No. 124: A resolution for the estate of Rosie Mae Sequoyah Hornbuckle (d) – CARRIED (Unanimous = 88, Absent: Crowe = 12)

Res. No. 125: A resolution for the succession of Patrick Daniel Teesateskie (d) – ADOPTED (Unanimous = 88, Absent: Crowe = 12)

Item 8: A resolution for the estate of Mickie Driver (d) – DETAINEE

Res. No. 126: A Resolution for the Estate of Matthew Nicholas Drake Starlin – CARRIED (Unanimous = 88, Absent: Crowe = 12)

Res. N°127: Two donation resolutions for the month of February 2022 – ADOPTED (Unanimous = 88, Absent: Crowe = 12)

Res. N°128: Banning of Tella Antoinette Page – ADOPTED (Unanimous = 88, Absent: Crowe = 12)

Res. #129: Banishment of Richard Allen Dickson – PAST (Unanimous = 88, Absent: Crowe = 12)

Res. #130: Banishment of Lori Ann Buchanan – PAST (Unanimous = 88, Absent: Crowe = 12)

Res. #131: Banishment of Jonathon Lee Newberry – PAST (Unanimous = 88, Absent: Crowe = 12)

Res. #132: Banishment of Evanna Ulexis Lee – PAST (Unanimous = 88, Absent: Crowe = 12)

Res. #133: Banning of Eric Daniel Vaughn – PAST (Unanimous = 88, Absent: Crowe = 12)

Item #17: Cheryl Dion Cole Banned – HELD UNTIL MARCH COUNCIL

Tribal Council Results – Thursday, February 3

Ord. No. 1: Amendment to article 105-3, provides for declared tax exemptions – TABLED for WORKING SESSIONS

Res. No. 5: Resolution requesting the cancellation of Res. No. 570, Acknowledgment of Heirs of Allen Boyd Queen (d) – WITHDRAWN (rewrite and submit for March)

Res. No. 9: A resolution to transfer Birdtown Community Parcel No. 562 from Catherine Christine Owle to Ruby Owle Crowe – WITHDRAWN

Res. No. 32: A resolution granting an access road and right of way for utilities through Wolftown Community Parcel 120-G to Wolftown Parcel 1006 – CARRIED (Unanimous = 100)

Ord. No. 82: Amendment to Chapter 50 of the Cherokee Code to Require Mediation of Custody Actions and to Allow Grandparent Involvement – TABLED for BUSINESS SESSION

Ord. No. 83: Amendment to article 117-10 of the Cherokee Code, reporting to Council – CARRIED (Unanimous = 100)

Ord. No. 84: An Order Amending Section 28-2 of the Cherokee Code to Clarify If a First Generation Descendant Dies While Still Possessing a Right of Possession to Tribal Trust Land, the Right of Possession Will Revert to the Tribe – TABLED for WORKING SESSIONS

Res. #89: A resolution granting several right-of-way easements to the NC Department of Transportation to provide safety and mobility improvements along NC 143 from Robbinsville to Stecoah – FILED

Ord. No. 134: An Order Amending Section 117-10.1 of the Cherokee Code, Amending the Initial Chain of Command for Legislative Counsel and Senior Staff – FILED

Ord. #135: Amendment to Article 16C-5 of the Cherokee Code, distribution to members – Filed

Ord. N° 136: Modification of article 117-41 of the Cherokee Code, EBCI Investment Committee – FILED

Ord. #137: Amendment to Chapter 161 of the Cherokee Code, Tribal Elections (post filing) – FILED

Ord. #138: An Order to Improve Areas of Opportunity for Licensed Medical Cannabis Establishments – FILED

Ord. No. 139: An order to add criminal defense to the list of functions of the EBCI Legal Assistance Office – FILED

Ord. #140: Cherokee Code Amendment, Chapter 55-B Strike Articles – FILED

Ord. #141: Cherokee Code Amendment, An Order to Reorganize Financial Accountability Requirements and Add Language for Annual Audit Requirements – FILED

Ord. #142: Amendment to Chapter 16C of the Cherokee Code, Gaming Revenue Allocation Plan – FILED

Ord. No. 143: An Order Establishing Victims’ Rights – FILED

Ord. #144: Amendment to Chapter 96-11 of the Cherokee Code, giving the Chief of Police greater authority to deal with personnel matters – FILED

Res. No. 145: Resolution requesting the Tribal Council to hereby designate a parcel crossing Galbraith Creek Road and the current THPO office crossing the highway. 19 (Ela Road) of Kituwah Field in Swain County – AMENDED/ADOPTED (Unanimous = 100)

Res. No. 146: A resolution granting a temporary construction easement to the EBCI Department of Natural Resources for Wolftown Parcel No. 1169 without the signature of Ronald Sequoyah Bowman – AMENDED/CARRIED (For – French, Owle, Brown, TW Saunooke, Crowe, Taylor, Rose, Sneed, T. Saunooke = 80; Cons – McCoy, Wolfe, Wachacha = 20)

Res. #147: A resolution requesting the Tribal Council to approve an annual distribution to Qualla Arts and Crafts in the amount of $200,000 – AMENDED/CARRIED (Unanimous = 100)

Res. No. 148: A Resolution Calling on the Tribal Council to Approve the Revised Policy Statements for the Miners’ Trust Fund and the Cherokee Central Schools Reserve Fund – AMENDED/CARRIED (Unanimous = 100)

Res. No. 149: A resolution requesting that US 441 and the Acquoni Road Bridge read as follows: PFC Charles George, Medal of Honor, Bridge – AMENDED/CARRIED (Unanimous = 100)

Res. No. 150: A resolution to amend the referendum questions presented in Res. No. 11 (2021) regarding Terms of Tribal Councils, to simplify matters and fix an election date – AMENDED/TABLED

Res. No. 151: A resolution requesting that the Tribal Council direct all future local community and economic projects to the Project Working Group for the attention of the Project Management Office – AMENDED/CARRIED (Unanimous = 100)

Res. No. 152: A resolution requesting that the EBCI Trade Division Secretary be approved as an additional staff member of the Trade Division and that the position be added to the EBCI organizational chart – PASSED ( For – French, Owle, Brown, TW Saunooke, Wolfe, Wachacha, Crowe, Taylor, Rose, T. Saunooke = 87; Against – Sneed = 6; Abstention – McCoy = 7)

Item #25: A resolution requesting the Tribal Council to approve a study titled “Woven Resilience: An Ethnoarchaeological Approach to Social Change in Cherokee Baskets” – ATTIRE for WORKING SESSION

Res. #153: Dr. William E. Copeland, Ph.D., receives permission to carry out research project titled “Great Smoky Mountains Study by Rural Aging” – PASSED (Unanimous = 87; Absent – McCoy, Brown = 13)

Res. No. 154: Dr. Jason Ostrander, DSW, is cleared to carry out the research project titled “The Gadugi Project: Improving Child Welfare Through Investing in Family” – PASSED (Unanimous=94; Absent – ​​Brown=6)

Res. No. 155: Dr. Elizabeth Anderson, DSW, LCSW, is authorized to carry out the research project entitled “Pathways to Advance Care Planning Among Members of the EBCI” – PASSED (Unanimity = 100)

Res. #156: Dr. Sara Duncan, Ph.D., to obtain permission to carry out the research project entitled “Our Air: Exploring Local Air Quality through Storytelling and Community Science” – PAST (Unanimity = 100)

Item #30: Emma Olsen, MPH, MSW, receives permission to carry out research project titled “Community Health Workers as Culturally-Responsive COVID Support in WNC Communities” – WITHDRAWN

Res. No. 157: The Snowbirds Community Library is authorized to add a Library Assistant position to the current org chart and will report to the Snowbirds Community Library Manager – PASS (For – French, McCoy, Owle, Brown, TW Saunooke , Wachacha, Crowe, Taylor, Rose, Sneed, T. Saunooke = 93; Counter – Wolfe = 7)

Res. NO. 158: Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority is hereby authorized to grant the Robins and Morton Group a right to arbitration in its agreement with Robins – PASSED (Unanimous = 94; Absent – Wachacha = 6)

Item #33: A resolution to make Charlie Rhodarmer an honorary member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians – HELD until MARCH COUNCIL

Item #35: Tribal Council accepts appointment of Senior Chief and confirms appointment of Honorable Brenda Toineeta Pipestem as Associate Judge – HELD

Res. No. 159: A resolution supporting the Agriculture and Natural Resources Division of EBCI to begin construction of the snack for the removal of the Ela Dam – PASSED (For – French, Owle, Brown, TW Saunooke , Wolfe, Crowe, Taylor, Rose, Sneed, T. Saunooke = 87; Abstained – McCoy = 7; Absent – Wachacha = 6)

Res. No. 160: A resolution authorizing Debra C. McCourtney, Susa C. Spees, James D. Cooper and Janene C. Lancaster, first generation heirs, to transfer their interest in the possessory assets to the tribe – AMENDED/DROPPED

Res. No. 161: A resolution granting permission to partner with NC State University staff to conduct a climate action plan – TABLED

Emergency res. #162: Self-Government Pact with the United States Department of the Interior (DP more authority) – PASSED (Unanimous = 94; Absent – Wachacha = 6)

Emergency res. #163: A Resolution Supporting Compaction UNIT – CARRIED (Unanimous = 94; Absent – ​​Wachacha = 6)

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