General Fishing Enterprise Waters are closed to everyone Saturday, March 12 through Friday, March 25. 

EBCI tournaments are open to everyone and requires a 2-day fish permit covering both tournament days ($17) and Tournament Registration Fee ($15).

Opening Day Fish Tournament

  • Saturday, March 26 to Sunday, March 27
  • Registration deadline is Friday, March 25
  • $20,000 in cash prizes

The 2.2 miles of trophy fly-fishing waters are open year-round.

The Tribal Code authorizes the Tribal Employment Rights Commission to “adopt, amend and repeal rules, regulations, procedures and guidelines necessary to carry out [the TERO Ordinance]” at Cherokee Code, chapter 92-6(a)(1). The TERO Ordinance further mandates that the public and the [TERO Vendors] be given a reasonable time to comment before final adoption.

The Commission has updated the TERO Policies and Procedures and has opened the public comment period until January 31, 2022, close of business.

Please submit your comments to the TERO Office at TEROInfo@ebci-nsn.gov or you may drop off your written comments at the TERO Office located at 756 Aquoni Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719.

TERO FEES: The Positive Impact TERO Fees Can Have on the Tribal Work Force and Economy

The Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) serves a vital role in the overall employment rate of EBCI enrolled Tribal members by providing Indian preference in employment and contracting with the Tribe and its entities.  Indian preference is a unique opportunity and exercise of EBCI inherent sovereignty to put Cherokee people first i› Cherokee’s economy.