The Healing and Wellness Coalition announced last week that Keanu Crowe, and EBCI tribal member, has won the first prize for the youth essay contest. The grand prize is an all expense paid trip on The Cherokee Journey to Forgiveness and Healing coming up on May 18.
Crowe’s essay entitled “Cherokee Trauma Through My Eyes” beautifully expresses the struggle still being experienced from the near loss of the Cherokee culture after the Trail of Tears and the subsequent acculturation imposed by the US Government.
She is the 16-year-old daughter of Tracy Crowe and attends the Jackson County Early College Program at SCC where she is a sophomore, and wants to be a medical examiner when she finishes her education.
The last chance to register for the 2012 Journey is Tuesday, May 1. Transportation is being provided by the Healing and Wellness Coalition; some partial scholarships are available for the youth and seniors. Estimated costs for meals and double occupancy rooms are estimated to be $500.
Info: https://www.cherokeehealing.comor Jan Adams 631-3903.
– Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition