September 24-25, 2015
WCU Health and Human Sciences Building
4121 Little Savannah Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723
Registration is $75 for adults and $25 for students. After September 18th registration is $125 for adults.
Our theme this year is "Plants for Food and Medicine." Our presenters are community members from Cherokee and the surrounding areas as well as professionals, activists, academics and researchers who work with plants.
Our Native Keynote address on the first day will be Cherokee Elder Tom Belt and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Cultural Resource Officer, T.J. Holland, a member of the Snowbird community. They will be discussing the Cherokee concept of "Duyuktvi."
Our second day keynote address will be from WCU's former Sequoyah Distinguished Professor, Dr. Tom Hatley. Besides being a nationally recognized historian and Cherokee scholar, Dr. Hatley has trained as a forester and historian at Davidson, Duke and Yale. He has worked for more than thirty years on strategies for collaborative and cross-cultural social investment in agriculture, health, and land recovery. He will combine these interests to discuss our relationship with local forests and how to view them in a different light. His talk is entitled "How the Sequoia Got It's Name: Stories we tell about Forests (and Ourselves)."
Join us for two days of engaging discussion and networking as we seek common ground in understanding the importance of our relationship and responsibility with plants of one of the most ecologically diverse areas in the world. Don't forget that your registration also includes a night of mountain music and entertainment from locally talented artists.
For more information about the symposium contact:
Dr. Lisa Lefler, 828.227.2164 or email@example.com
This symposium is dedicated to the memory of two mountain people of Jackson County, NC:
Jean Nations Lefler Dale Nations