Eastern Band Cherokee Visiting Scholars Partnership

In 2009-2010 academic year, the NAECC introduced a new program of visiting Native scholars from the Eastern Band Cherokee Indians of North Carolina who completed a week-long residency at Purdue. The goal of the program was to host Native elders, artists, and scholars who shared their cultural, linguistic, and environmental knowledge with the campus community while increasing the visibility of historical and contemporary Native American issues.

Program Sponsors:

April 25th - May 1st, 2010

Marie Junaluska, Linguist and Former Tribal Council Member

April 7th - 11th, 2010

Walker Calhoun and Family, Cultural Historian and Raven Rock Traditional
Dance Group

February 28th - March 6th, 2010

Butch and Louise Goings, Basket Makers and Carver

January 10th - 16th, 2010

Tom Belt, Linguist and Cherokee Language Program, Western Carolina University

November 1st - 7th, 2009

Kevin Welch, Horticulturalist and Ethnobotanist, Center for Cherokee Plants and North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension

September 27th - October 3rd, 2009

Jerry Wolfe and Robert Eddie Bushyhead, Cultural Historians, Museum of the Cherokee Indians and Oconaluftee Village

Contact Information:

Kerry Rabenold, Ph,D.
Biological Sciences
Email: rabenold@purdue.edu

Felica Ahasteen-Bryant (Dine')
Director, Native American Educational and Cultural Center
Email: fahastee@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 494-4540

Press Release