Our Purpose

A Code of Ethics was adopted to establish, promote, regulate and enforce minimal standards of ethical conduct binding upon all Tribal officials. This is to help instill public confidence and trust by maintaining and ensuring the highest ethical standards of conduct are practiced by Tribal officials and to promote greater awareness of the purpose and function of ethical guidelines in Tribal governance among both Tribal officials and the Tribe as a whole.

The Office of Internal Audit and Ethics is responsible for administering and enforcing the Code of Ethics including issuing advisory opinions, providing education, administering disclosure processes and investigating complaints. In addition to practicing ethical standards, Tribal officials are required to disclose to the Office of Internal Audit and Ethics (1) gifts, donations, or contributions; (2) charges or convictions; and (3) instances of fraud, waste, abuse, corruption or violations of the Code of Ethics.


738 Acquoni Road
PO Box 455
Cherokee, NC 28719


828-359-7030 (Office)
828-359-0410 (Fax)