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Rooted in the Mountains Schedule

Day One - Thursday, September 24, 2015

9:30am Welcome

  • Dr. Douglas Keskula, Dean Center for Health and Human Sciences
  • Dr. Lisa Lefler, Director Native Health Programs
  • Welcome Song and Prayer: Paula Nelson (EBCI) and Marie Junaluska (EBCI)

10:00am Film - Cherokee Plants

10:30am Discussion of Film
Jerry Wolfe (EBCI “Beloved Man”) and Roseanna Belt (EBCI)

11:00am  Keynote Speakers-The Cherokee Worldview -­ "Duyuktvi"
Tom Belt (Oklahoma Cherokee) and T.J. Holland (EBCI)

12:00pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm Cherokee Youth Gardens
Joey Owle (EBCI)

2:30pm Break

3:00pm Cherokee Agriculture: Foodway Memories
Janie Brown (EBCI), Mary Brown (EBCI), Nannie Taylor (EBCI), Shirley Oswalt (EBCI), Lou Jackson (EBCI), Onita Bush (EBCI), and Hartwell Francis (WCU)

4:00pm Culture and Technology through Plants: Weaving a Cherokee Basket -­ Dedicated in Memory of Emma Garrett
Shirley Oswalt (EBCI), Janie Brown (EBCI), Mary Brown (EBCI), and Sallie Arch Smoker (EBCI), and Hartwell Francis (WCU)

5:00pm Dismiss

6:30pm Mountain Music with the Haywood Travelers

Day Two - Friday, September 25, 2015

8:30am Welcome and Announcements

  • Dr. Lisa Lefler, Director Native Health Programs
  • Morning Welcome Song and Prayer-Matthew Tooni (EBCI) and Tom Belt (Oklahoma Cherokee)
  • Veterans Song-Greg Leading Fox (Pawnee)

9:00am Keynote Speaker-How The Sequoia Got Its Name: Stories we tell about Forests (and Ourselves)
Tom Hatley (Catalpa Institute)

10:00am Break

10:30am Panel Discussion: Applied Ethnobotany in Cherokee
James Veteto (WCU), David Cozzo (RTCAR), and Joanna McCoy (EBCI)

11:30am Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm Community and Home Gardens
Adam Bigelow, Bonnie Stickleberg, and Tim Will (Catalpa Institute)

2:00pm Discussion: Threats to Plant Accessibility
Tommy Cabe (EBCI), and Onita Bush (EBCI)

3:00pm Break

3:30pm Rededication of the WCU Cherokee Gardens
Cathy Mathews (WCU) and Bev Collins (WCU)

4:30pm Closing Blessing
Reverend Rosemary Peek, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church



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