Submitted by Office of the Governor
RALEIGH – Gov. Bev Perdue has reappointed Marie L. Junaluska, an EBCI tribal member, of Cherokee to the North Carolina Arts Council.
Junaluska is an interpreter for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and is a former Tribal Council Representatives for the Painttown Community. She received the Community Recognition Award in 1997, the Friends of Sequoyah Award in 2004, and the Peacemaker of the Year Award in 2008. She attended Western Carolina University.
The council advises the secretary of the Department of Cultural Resources on the study, collection and maintenance of arts information and provides assistance to local organizations and communities. The council also advises on the exchange of information and promotion of programs between public and private organizations, identifies research needs in art areas and encourages such research. The council has 25 members, each serving a three-year term. The governor appoints all members.
Note: One Feather staff contributed to this report.