Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina
Exercising jurisdiction since June 8, 2015.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is located in western North Carolina, adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains. The Reservation is composed of 57,000 acres known as the Qualla Boundary. The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has a total of 14,000 tribal members. According to the U.S. Census, the population of the reservation is approximately 9,600 people, and is 77 percent Indian and 23 percent non-Indian.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians maintains a court system comprised of trial courts and a Supreme Court. The tribe has a Domestic Violence Program, including the Ernestine Walkingstick Domestic Violence Shelter, which provides the following services: victim advocacy, legal assistance, court accompaniment, transportation assistance, emergency shelter services 24/7, relocation services, crisis counseling, prevention education, and outreach activities.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians received a $495,000 grant from OVW in 2017 to support the exercise of SDVCJ.
Take a Journey to the Home of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, http://visitcherokeenc.com/eastern-band-of-the-cherokee/ (last visited Dec. 12, 2017).
2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates--DP05 Demographic and Housing Estimates, U.S. Census Bureau, https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_16_5YR_DP05 (follow “Add/Remove Geographies” hyperlink; then search “Eastern Cherokee Reservation, NC”).
E. Band of Cherokee Indians Code, ch. 7, § 7-1 (2017).
Domestic Violence, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Health and Human Services, http://www.cherokee-hmd.com/domestic-violence/index.html (last visited Dec. 13, 2017).