The Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition is sponsoring a Wellbriety Snow Moon (Usgiwi) celebration and potluck lunch Saturday, Dec. 19 from 11:30am – 2pm at the Cherokee Youth Center. Everyone is invited. The event will be honoring Brothers in the Wind Motorcycle Club for their service to the community. Door prizes will be given.
Please bring a traditional Cherokee food dish for the potluck lunch along with your favorite beverage. Such dishes may be made with wild berries or grapes, persimmons, field apricots, corn, beans, squash, mushrooms, wild greens, ramps, potatoes and succotash. Traditional breads are made with chestnuts, beans, sweet potatoes, flour corn and hominy. Possible meats are bear, deer, fish, raccoon, turkey, squirrel, rabbit or wild game birds. Nuts are hickory nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts and butternuts.
Coalition Vice Chair Carol Long said, “Join us as we celebrate the changing of the seasons and honor those who are doing so much for the Cherokee people.”
Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition officials said the group “is committed to enhancing the lives of people by honoring and reclaiming the seven Cherokee core values especially in the promotion of clean, wholesome, healthy life styles. The seven core values are: spirituality, harmony, education, sense of place, honoring the past, strong character, and sense of humor.”
Info: Carol Long 554-6222 or 788-2132
– Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition