Julia Coates, instructional designer for the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, will present “Culture and Nation: Rethinking Race and Class in Interpretations of Cherokee History” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Western Carolina University's Mountain Heritage Center.
Students from Western Carolina University's Theatre in Education program return this month for encore performances of “Young Cherokee” at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Cherokee Fairgrounds Pavilion. The event, which is free and open to the public, also features Cherokee artists, storytellers and performers.
Western Carolina University, in cooperation with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Wake Forest University, will offer Anthropology 493/593 (“Tobacco and Substance Use Among American Indian Populations”) this fall.
Visitors from native language immersion schools as far away as Hawaii will make presentations at the second annual Cherokee Language Revitalization Symposium, a two-day event coordinated by the Tsalagi Aniwoni Committee and co-sponsored by Western Carolina University.
Western Carolina University students will film the last scenes from the Theatre in Education Company's performance of “Young Cherokee” this week, concluding a year-long theatre initiative that has captured attention at national conferences and connected university students with the Cherokee people.
A group of Western Carolina University students spent much of the summer studying the diversity and preservation of Cherokee lands and heritage, a project that had them getting their hands dirty in an archaeological dig, conducting DNA studies of soil samples and examining microorganisms in elk droppings.