The Tribal Employment Right Commission developed and offered this amended document to the public and TERO Vendors for review and comment on March 27, 2024, pursuant to Cherokee Code, chapter 92- 6(1)(a). The deadline for comments is April 16, 2024.

TERO Teen Week 2023

TERO is offering TEEN WEEK for tribal members who 15 to 17 years of age to attend a workforce development training week.

The purpose for Teen Week is to introduce teens to work and life skills as they begin developing into adults who will be a part of the 21st century tribal workforce.  We plan to offer this “week” two times this summer: 1x in Cherokee, and 1x in the Snowbird Community.  Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided each day.

In 2023, TERO is offering Teen Week at the following locations, date and times:

  • Cherokee, NC, June 26-30, 2023
  • Snowbird, NC, July 17-21, 2023

Please fill out one application per eligible teen.  The deadline is June 16, 2023 at 3:00 pm.

Exploring the Impact of Intergenerational Trauma on the Tribal Workforce Conference

Presented by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Employment Rights Office

March 20 – 24, 2023 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Resort Convention Center
Cherokee, North Carolina

This multi-disciplinary conference will feature presenters from various professional perspectives, i.e., Human Resource, Recovery and Social Work, Mental Health and Medical, Justice and Policy, who will present an understanding of intergenerational trauma and identify resources that inform the development of trauma informed strategies that support the development of a strong and resilient 21st century tribal workforce. The intended audience is professionals working in the areas listed above and those in supervisory management. This conference will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual.

Registration Fees
$200 for onsite, in person attendee
$100 for virtual, internet attendee

All attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register for this conference. On-site registration opens on Monday evening at 3 pm.

For casino hotel reservations call Harrah’s at (828) 497-7777 and use conference group code: S03EBCI, discount cutoff date is March 3, 2023.

Group rate is $79.00 per guest room, per night, single or double occupancy plus resort fees ($25 per day) and governmental room taxes. Each additional person will be charged a rate of $10 per person, per night, with a maximum of four (4) guests per guestroom.

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.