Cherokee Studies

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Cherokee Health Symposium

A symposium designed for nurses, healthcare professionals, and others interested in learning more about Cherokee Health. Attendees will get a glimpse into Cherokee culture, history, and health care perceptions. Speakers include "Beloved Woman" Myrtle Driver, Ann Bullock, Tom Belt, Susan Leadingfox, Lisa Lefler, Lou Jackson and Linda Chiltoskey. These speakers provide a broad view of the perceptions of the Cherokees concerning health care.
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WCU to present Cherokee Health Symposium

Western Carolina University will offer a Cherokee health symposium, designed for nurses, health care professionals and others interested in learning about the intersection of Cherokee culture and health care, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Hospitality Room of the Ramsey Regional Activity Center.
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Cherokee students follow Pathways to WCU for day of nursing

The lifelike mannequins in Western Carolina University’s nursing department help students get used to the idea of probing and prodding human patients without the threat of causing harm to a real person. Sadie Standingdeer, a Cherokee High School senior who recently visited Western for a day, was impressed.
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Cherokee legend comes to life April 19, 21

Western Carolina University’s Theatre in Education Program will present “Dogwood’s Search,” a student-directed play for young audiences, at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Fine and Performing Arts Center.
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Clapsaddle to discuss writing project at lunchtime program

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, assistant to the principal chief for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, will give a presentation about a new Cherokee writing project as the Appalachian Cultural Lunchtime Series continues Wednesday, March 21, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.