5th Annual Southeast Tribes Festival

by Aug 31, 2010A&E0 comments

WHO:  The original American Indian people of the southeast

WHAT: Southeast Tribes Festival
WHEN: Friday and Saturday September 17-18, 2010
WHERE: Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Hwy 441 Cherokee NC

HOW:  Adults $7 all-day pass; children ages 6-12 $3; Children 5 and under free

EBCI members free with enrollment card

WHY: To bring together the original tribes of the southeast for a two day reunion  of dancing, food, storytelling, living history, arts and crafts demonstrations, stickball, blowguns, and running.

Thursday, Sept. 16*    

9 am-4 pm       Southeast Indian Writers Gathering (First EVER!) At the Museum of the Cherokee Indian     

4 pm      Opening reception for Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band) show at Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum

7 pm      Southeast Indian Writers Reading and book signing –Museum 

Friday, Sept. 17 Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

9 am – 5 pm     Dance, storytelling, food, living history encampments, and arts and crafts demonstrations

9 am – 2 pm     FIELD TRIP! School groups touring the Museum of the Cherokee Indian receive free admission to Southeast Tribes Festival

9 am—4 pm     Southeast Indian Writers Gathering  —Museum of the Cherokee Indian

2 pm            Announcement of art show winners

5 pm            Marbles demonstration by Rob Daugherty and Cherokee Nation

7 pm – 9 pm     Warriors of AniKituwha, Mystic Lake (Choctaw), Seminole Dancers, Squirrel Ridge Stomp Grounds, Raven Rock, and more

Saturday, Sept. 18       Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

8:00 am            Run For the Nations  At Kituhwa, Rt. 19 Bryson City

9:00 am           Southeast Tribes Festival 5K Run– run open to the public.  Registration is $10 and includes an event t-shirt and festival admission  At Kituhwa

9 am – 5 pm     Dance, storytelling, food, living history encampments and cultural arts demonstrations

11 am              Blowgun competition

4pm—6 pm     Opening Reception for   Gohigwuiyv  Tsigi  “This is Modern!”Cherokee Contemporary Art    At the Museum of the Cherokee Indian

5 pm                Cherokee Stickball demonstration by the Wolftown Indian Ball Team At Unity Field, Hwy 441

7 pm – 10 pm   Warriors of AniKituwha, Mystic Lake (Choctaw), Seminole Dancers, and more

*Schedule subject to change.

 SPONSORS: Cherokee Preservation Foundation, N.C Arts Council, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, Cherokee Central Schools, Cherokee Runners Club


Location, cost, and logistics:  Museum of the Cherokee Indian 888-665-7249 x1 Box Office AND Cherokee Welcome Center 800-438-1601

Media Relations:  John Arch, (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) Cherokee Historical Association jarch@cherokeehistorical.org

Art Show : Yona Wade, (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) Cherokee Central Schools ywade@cherokeecentral.gaggle.net

Blowgun contest: Sonny Ledford, (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) usquetsiwo@yahoo.com

Southeast Tribes Festival 5K Run:  Eddie Swimmer  (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) eswimmer@cherokeemuseum.org

Volunteer Coordinator:  Joyce Cooper jcooper@cherokeemuseum.org

Administrative Manager (Checks and disbursements): Sharon Littlejohn littlejohn@cherokeemuseum.org

Festival Coordinator: Barbara R. Duncan, Ph.D. Museum of the Cherokee Indian bduncan@cherokeemuseum.org 

Master of Ceremonies: Rob Daugherty (Cherokee Nation)

Event Photographer:  Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians)