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Posts from July 2017

Respect the Stick: The Thompson Brothers Connect with Cherokee Youth Over Lacrosse

For native lacrosse players Jerome and Miles Thompson, who are some of the biggest stars in the sport today, their mission is to help grow the game on Native American reservations. Earlier this month, the brothers held a free lacrosse camp for nearly 50 boys and girls in Cherokee, NC, along with Thompson Brothers Lacrosse co-founder Bill O’Brien. The camp was the second annual convening in Cherokee, and included children who had traveled from as far away as Oklahoma to attend.  

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Free Family Fun at The 2017 Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby

The much anticipated Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby will take place August 4–5, 2017 in Cherokee, NC. Thousands of youngsters ages 3 to 11 will attend this event—free and open to the public—with their families. For many, this is their very first time practicing their angler techniques.

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20 Beautiful Cherokee Powwow Photos You Have to See to Believe

If you missed this year’s Annual 4th of July Powwow in Cherokee, don’t despair. There’s always next year! Plus, we were fortunate enough to have these incredible photos shared with us by Cherokee photographer Kristy Herron. These rich images, filled with dynamic motion and fantastic color, will put you front and center of the celebration. Look closely and you may find you can almost hear the beat of the drum, the heartbeat of the powwow.

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2017 Cherokee Day at the Asheville Tourists Game: And the Crowd Goes Wild!

Now in its eighth year, the annual Cherokee Day at the Asheville Tourists Game is set for Friday, July 14, 2017. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the game starts at 7:05 p.m. Asheville’s beloved minor league baseball team will be playing the Hickory Crawdads in a home game. On this special evening that celebrates Cherokee culture, guests will have access to information about Cherokee, NC, and representatives will discuss all the amazing sights to experience.

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