The Eastern Band of Cherokee leadership remains in turmoil as the principal chief and tribal council are at odds. The tribe’s Supreme Court allowied the impeachment process against the chief to continue. Meanwhile Principal Chief Patrick Lambert released financial audits he says shed light on financial misconduct by council members. We’ll talk with a reporter covering this complicated issue. Also two Native Americans are running for Congress. One of them hopes to be the first female Native in the US House of Representatives. Join us for our round up of the news.
Holly Kays – reporter with the Smokey Mountain News
Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock) – journalist
Dr. Renae Ditmer (Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) – freelance writer
Break music: Heeia (song) Henry Kapono (artist) The Wild Hawaiian (album)