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Keeping the Cherokee Language Alive: Teaching College Students & Adult Second Language Learners

More than just a means of communication, language is intrinsic to cultural identity and group solidarity. For the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, their native tongue is in danger of being lost. In this post, we look at some of the successful courses and resources that help college students and adults, who had no prior experience speaking or reading Cherokee, begin to master the language.

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Meet the Makers at the Kananesgi Pottery Festival

The Kananesgi Pottery Festival is set for Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cherokee Fair Grounds. Attendees can look forward to storytelling, vendors selling pottery, and presentations on Cherokee Pottery. The Pottery Festival’s purpose is to be an educational resource for people interested in Cherokee pottery, a sales opportunity for the potters (and a chance for buyers to meet the potters behind the work), and a chance for potters to talk to each other.

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2018 Cherokee Voices Festival Set for June 9

Now in its 21st year, the Cherokee Voices Festival celebrates thousands of years of tradition in the southern Appalachians with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI). A free daylong event of continuous performances and crafts demonstrations, Cherokee Voices shines a light on the people of Cherokee who carry traditions of the culture that have been passed down for generations. The next Cherokee Voices Festival will take place on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Museum in Cherokee, NC.

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9 Things to Do in Cherokee This Fall & Winter

Wondering what to do in Cherokee, NC, this fall and winter? Now is the perfect time for a peaceful and picturesque getaway to our beautiful mountain town. Pack your bags and leave the planning to us. With these nine fun, family-friendly things to do this season, you'll want to stay a few nights or more to make the most of your trip. We can even help you find the perfect accommodations.

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Meet the Atsila Anotasgi Cultural Specialists at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

Meet the Atsila Anotasgi Cultural Specialists, a group of highly knowledgeable and skilled cultural ambassadors for Cherokee, based out of the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Their name means “fire builders” and their mission is to share traditional aspects of Cherokee culture with the rest of the world. 

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