Cherokee, NC

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Saturday, March 10, 2018 (2 events)

Introduction to Cherokee Spirituality Retreat/Seminar

Tuesday, March 6 from 9:00 am to Sunday, March 11 at 6:00 pm

This five-day event will offer participants the opportunity to study the spirituality of the Cherokee people with Native American presenters. The myths, ceremonies, history, art, and food will slowly reveal the depth of Cherokee spiritual growth. The times of prayer and theological reflection will integrate the learning with the participants’ own life experiences. 

Online registration is available at until Feb. 15, 2018. The event fees are $200.00 for commuters, $350.00 for shared rooms, and $500.00 for a private room. Cost includes five-night lodging for out of town participants, all activities, and some meals. Daily activity times vary with most occuring between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Cherokee Heritage Day

Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

One Saturday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers a family-friendly fun day of free cultural activities including traditional dancing, storytelling, cultural arts demonstrations, genealogy workshops, hands-on craft workshops and more. Traditional food is available on-site, weather permitting. The Cherokee Friends offer workshops on traditional dancing and cultural arts demonstrations including wampum belt making, moccasin making, stickball stick making, wood carving, fire making, and more. Hands-on workshops are taught by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and often include making a clay medallion or a traditional Cherokee pot stamped with wooden paddles carved with designs. Different members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians share stories and flute music. Every month includes activities related to that month’s theme. 

Activities are sponsored by the Museum, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Regular prices apply to food and to admission to Museum exhibits.

Monthly Themes

January 13 - Unolvtani (Windy Moon)
February 10 - Kagali (Hungry Moon)
March 10 - Anvyi (Strawberry Moon)
April 21 - Kuwoni (Flower Moon)
May 12 - Anisgvti (Planting Moon) 
June 9 - Dehaluyi (Green Corn Moon and Cherokee Voices Festival)
July 14 - Guyegwoni (Corn in Tassel Moon)
August 11 - Galoni (End of Fruit Moon)
September 8 - Dulisdini (Nut Moon)
October 13 -  Duninvdi (Harvest Moon)
November 10 - Nvdadegwa (Hunter Moon)
December 8 - Vsgiyi (Snow Moon)

Sample Trips