Western announces launch of Cherokee Studies program, Web site

CULLOWHEE — Western announces the launch of the official Cherokee Studies program and Web site. Uniquely located amidst rich cultural and academic resources, the interdisciplinary program exists in partnership with the Native American and Cherokee, N.C. community. Western’s Cherokee Center is an integral part of the program, offering services to tribal and non-tribal residents of Cherokee and the surrounding communities since 1975.

According to newly-appointed program director Dr. Jane Eastman, the program’s aim is to “better serve the Cherokee community, preserve and study the natural and cultural resources of this region, and to produce original research that will enhance our understanding of the past and promote the health and well-being of the community today and in the future.”

Visit the Web site at cherokeestudies.wcu.edu.