5th Annual Symposium Integrating Indigenous
Knowledge, Language, Health, and Environment
September 25-26, 2014
WCU Health and Human Sciences Building
4121 Little Savannah Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723
The 2014 symposium will focus on climate change. Thursday's featured Native keynote speaker will be Mr. Pat Moss of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee, Oklahoma. Moss will speak on the importance of climate changes and how we can adapt to them. Friday's featured Appalachia keynote speaker will be Amy Adams from Appalachian Voices. Adams will address the work taking place in Southern Appalachia to help the public better understand the impact on the region. Other symposium features will include the Thursday morning showing of Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, followed by a discussion panel, Mountain Music with Sheila K. Adams and friends on Thursday evening, and a presentation on Friday about the Coweeta Hydrological Research Station Listening Project.
Registration is free for all WCU faculty and staff, and free to all students – WCU and others. Early registration for other participants is $75 if registering before Sept. 12, $125 after.
For more information about the symposium contact:
Dr. Lisa Lefler, 828.227.2164 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Carolina University - Educational Outreach - Cherokee Studies – English Department
Sequoya Distinguished Chair
John A. Parris and Dorothy Luxton Parris Distinguished Professorship in Appalachian Culture
Mountain Heritage Center
The Center for Native Health, Inc.
Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River (WATR)
Tom Hatley Consulting
Culturally-Based Native Health Program
The Canary Coalition
The Little Tennessee Land Trust
The Tuckasegee Community Alliance Chapter of the Western North Carolina Alliance
The Wilderness Society
This symposium is dedicated to the memory of two mountain people of Jackson County, NC:
Jean Nations Lefler Dale Nations