2024 Cherokee Retreat | Cherokee, NC

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2024 Cherokee Retreat

Tuesday, March 12 to Sunday, March 17

An Introduction to the History & Culture of the Cherokee People

A Journey Towards Allyship and Uncolonization

For five days, participants will attend presentations by Cherokee tribal members on a variety of topics centered around Cherokee culture and history with the goal of moving towards uncolonization and allyship.

The legends, language, sense of place, history and food will slowly reveal the depth of Cherokee culture and spirituality and offer participants a background to reflect on their own expressions and connections to the Divine. Times of reflection will integrate the day's learning with the participant's own life experiences and spiritual growth without conflating them.


Location:

Great Smokies Inn

1636 Acquoni Rd
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Lianna Costantino
Phone: (828) 331-8688
Email:


To be explored...

  • Traditional Cherokee Spirituality and Beliefs

  • Cherokee History and Trail of Tears

  • Cherokee Culture and Food

  • Historical Grief and Intergenerational Trauma

  • How to avoid cultural appropriation, and how to be an ally

  • Visit to Kituwah - Cherokee Mother Town


 

Cost

Includes lodging, program fees and some meals.

Local Commuter - $200
Shared Room - $400
Private Room - $600

CCA makes room reservations to get a group rate.
Partial scholarships available.

For more information or to register, please visit www.ccappal.org/cherokee-retreat.

 

Sponsored by:

  • Catholic Committee of Appalachia (CCA)

  • Appalachian Ministries Education Resource Center (AMERC)

2024 Cherokee Retreat

Tuesday, March 12 to Sunday, March 17

An Introduction to the History & Culture of the Cherokee People

A Journey Towards Allyship and Uncolonization

For five days, participants will attend presentations by Cherokee tribal members on a variety of topics centered around Cherokee culture and history with the goal of moving towards uncolonization and allyship.

The legends, language, sense of place, history and food will slowly reveal the depth of Cherokee culture and spirituality and offer participants a background to reflect on their own expressions and connections to the Divine. Times of reflection will integrate the day's learning with the participant's own life experiences and spiritual growth without conflating them.


Rainbows & Ramps

Saturday, March 30 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

Join the local Cherokee people as they celebrate two local favorites, rainbow trout and ramps

At this community festival, savor a "taste of Cherokee" plate with fresh ramps, locally caught trout, potatoes, slaw and cornbread, dessert, and drink!

Bring your whole family and enjoy some good bluegrass music from the Wiregrass band, great clogging from the famous J. Creek Cloggers who were featured on the Emmy Awards Show in 2022 and get a chance to win some great door prizes.


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