Cherokee chief placed on wildlife resources board

out hicksMichel Hicks, Principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, has been appointed a commissioner on the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.


Created in 1947, the commission oversees conservation of land and sustains the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research and scientific investigation. With an annual budget of $65 million and 590 full-time employees, the commission also enforces state fishing, hunting, trapping and boating laws.   

“This is a great honor for me and also for the Eastern Band,” Hicks commented. “Our tribe has long been committed to environmental preservation and sustainability and this appointment represents a natural extension of the work we have been doing for many years on the Quall Boundary and in Western North Carolina.”

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