In North Carolina, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Chief Michell Hicks announced a 7 million budget, with nearly half coming from the tribe’s gaming enterprise. “We continue to have a strong financial position,” Hicks said.
The money goes to tribal programs and services, including health care and housing, as well as direct per capita payments to tribal members.
The tribe operates the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. This fall, it will open the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel this fall, which will provide 3,400 new jobs.