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New Eastern Cherokee leader calls for unity after impeachment of chief

 

Last updated 07/15/2017 at 10:43am

The Cherokee One Feather

Chief Richard G. Sneed, the new leader of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is quickly settling into the job on the North Carolina reservation. He was elevated to the tribe's highest post following the historic impeachment of Patrick Lambert. "It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to be a tribe again," Sneed said at an event for tribal employees.

CHEROKEE, NC-The new leader of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is quickly settling into the job on the North Carolina reservation.

Chief Richard G. Sneed was elevated to the tribe's highest post following the historic impeachment of Patrick Lambert. He's already assembled a new team and is calling for unity and healing, The Cherokee One Feather reported.

"It's time for us to come together. It's time for us to be a tribe again," Sneed said at an event for tribal employees, the paper reported. He previously served as vice chief, a position he won in the same October 2015 electi...



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