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Rooted In the Mountains Agenda

Time Event
  * Day One - Thursday, Septembet 26, 2019
9:00AM Registration
9:30AM Welcome Dr. Lisa Lefler, Dir. of the Native Health Programs and Dr. Jim Veteto Associate Prof. of Anthropology & Cherokee Studies and Exec. Director of Appalachian Institute for Mountain Studies
Welcome Song & Prayer: Mr. Tom Belt (Cherokee Nation)
9:45AM Keynote Address: Mr. Tom Belt (Cherokee Nation) An Introduction to Where We Are: Giduwagi
11:00AM Panel: Geology and Biogeography Dr. Jim Costa WCU Professor of Biology; Dr. Cheryl Waters-Tormey WCU Associate Professor of Geology & Dr. Dan Pittillo Botanical Consultant
12:15PM Lunch (On your own)
2:00PM Panel: The Mountains are the Heart of the People Moderator: Dr. Turner Goins WCU Ambassador Jeanette Hyde Dist. Professor; Dr. Blythe Winchester (EBCI) Cherokee Indian Hosp. Authority; Ms. Quana Winstead, PA (EBCI) Cherokee Indian Hosp.; & Ms. Robin Bailey-­‐Callahan Program Director of Cherokee Choices and Nurse Family Partnership
3:30PM Panel: Cherokee Archaeology & Subsistence Dr. Brett Riggs WCU Distinguished Sequoyah Professorship & Dr. Ben Steere Director of WCU Cherokee Studies Program
4:45PM Dismiss
6:00PM Native Foods Supper at the Star Atrium, Bardo Fine & Performing Arts Center - Native food supper provided by (NAIWA) Native American Indian Women’s Association (NOTE: Free w/prior Registration - $10/pp without prior Registration)
7:00PM Environmental Poetry & Songwriters Salon Join us for poetry, music, & an open mic! Location: TBA
  * Day Two – Friday, September 27, 2019
8:00AM Registration
8:30AM Fieldtrip to Judaculla’s Rock Guided by Mr. T.J. Holland (EBCI) & Mr. Tom Belt (Cherokee Nation)
10:10AM Archaeobotanical Approaches to Native Foodways Dr. Margaret Scarry UNC-­‐CH Chair of Curriculum in Archaeology & Director of Research Labs of Archaeology; Ms. Gabby Purcell UNC-­‐CH Department of Anthropology; & Dr. Rachel Briggs UNC-­‐CH Lecturer of Anthropology
11:15AM Cherokee Ethnobotany Dr. David Cozzo NC Cooperative Extension/RTCAR; Ms. Onita Bush (EBCI); & Mr. Tyson Sampson (EBCI)
12:15PM Lunch (On your own)
1:25PM Ecotopianism Organizer: Dr. Josh Lockyer ATU Associate Professor of Anthr. Speakers: Dr. Josh Lockyer; Dr. Bob McGahey Celo Community, Inc.; Mr. Joe Hollis Mountain Gardens
2:30PM Conservation, Environmental Activism, & the Commons Dr. David Henderson WCU Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion & Dr. Julie Shepherd Powell Director of ASU Appalachian Studies Program, Mr. Zev Friedman Co-operate WNC
3:30PM Climate Change & Climate Catastrophe Resilience Organizer: Dr. Jim Veteto Speakers: Dr. Adam Griffith NC Cooperative Extension/RTCAR; Dr. Dan Pittillo; Dr. Jim Veteto
4:30PM Closing Remarks/Discussion Dr. Lisa Lefler & Dr. Jim Veteto
5:00PM Closing Blessing Reverend Rosemary Peek Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
  * NOTE: 15 minute breaks between sessions
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