CHEROKEE, N.C., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Michell Hicks is pleased to welcome members of the North Carolina Republican Party to Cherokee for the 2014 NC GOP State Convention. The convention will be held at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, which is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI), from June 6 - 8, 2014.
"We are honored that the North Carolina Republican Party chose to bring the convention to our homeland and to our facility," said Chief Hicks. "We host a number of large groups every year and are always happy to share our home and our culture with visitors who would like to learn more about the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians."
The EBCI is a sovereign nation and has approximately 15,000 members – 8,000 of whom live on the 56,000-acre Qualla Boundary. The Boundary is primarily located in Swain and Jackson counties with non-contiguous communities in Cherokee and Graham counties. The town of Cherokee is the governmental center of the EBCI and is also home to Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort.
"We have an important story to tell about our tribe's significance in North Carolina history and that of our nation. For generations we have welcomed visitors to our homes and we look forward to sharing our story with people who may not be familiar with who we are," Hicks continued.
The town of Cherokee offers a number of opportunities to learn about the culture and history of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, as well as plenty of places to hike, fish and enjoy the great outdoors. For more information about the EBCI, visit http://nc-cherokee.com. For more information about Cherokee, visit http://www.visitcherokeenc.com.
About the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI)
The Qualla Boundary in western North Carolina is home to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. The Boundary is located in Swain, Jackson, Graham and Cherokee Counties. There are approximately 15,000 enrolled members of the EBCI.
SOURCE Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians