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This is a listing of events that appear in the Happenings Section of the printed Cherokee One Feather for the dates listed below.

(Updated for week of June 22-28, 2017)

Cultural Events

Qualla Boundary Historical Society meeting. June 27 at 6:30pm at Qualla Boundary Public Library. T.J. Holland, EBCI Cultural Resources supervisor, will give a presentation entitled “The Cosmography of Water”, a version of which was presented this past April at the National Museum of the American Indian. Info: Robin Swayney 497-6725 or Mary Wachacha 497-5350

14th Annual Kituwah Celebration. June 30 from 6-8pm at Kituwah Mound. Food, music, dance, celebration. Speaker’s Walk. Free to all.

42nd Annual Eastern Band Cherokee Nation Pow Wow. June 30 – July 2 at Acquoni Expo Center in Cherokee. MC: Juaquin Hamilton. Host Northern: Warpaint. Host Southern: MGD. Over $60,000 in prize money. Dancer Registration: $10, Drum Registration: $50. Point system beings on Friday at grand entry. Visitor admission: $12/day, cash only purchased at the event. Info: travel@nc-cherokee.com, (800) 438-1601

Folkmoot Cherokee Ambassador’s Day. July 25 at 10am. The day includes visiting the Oconaluftee Indian Village, Qualla Arts & Crafts, and the Museum of the Cherokee Indians, as well as a catered lunch at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. This will be followed by an all-group performance and cultural exchange at the Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Festival. The cost of this event is $35-65. Groups of 20 or more receive a 20 percent discount. EBCI tribal members are admitted free. Info: Lisa Spring Wilnoty, Folkmoot Cherokee Programs coordinator, (828) 452-2997


Church Events

SonShine Bible Days Vacation Bible School. June 26-30 from 11:30am – 4:30pm daily at Goose Creek Campground. This is for ages 5-13. Lunch included. There are also activities for those 14 and up. Info: 497-1222

Vacation Bible School. June 26-28 from 6-8pm (ages 4-12) and June 29-30 from 6-9pm (ages 13-18) at Big Cove Pentecostal Holiness Church. Info: 497-6918



Turkey Shoots. June 24 at 5pm at Jess Welch’s residence in the Big Cove Community. Good prizes, good food, and good fun. The June 17 event will be a benefit for Aaron Long sponsored by Maybelle Watty, and the June 24 event will be a benefit for the Ninja girls softball team sponsored by Ned Stamper. Info: Jess Welch 497-2434

Show & Shine event. June 23-24 from 10am – 3pm daily at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. Car show, car wash, and silent auction all benefiting the Speak to the Mountain 2017 Divine Healing Crusade. Info: (727) 439-8010, www.speaktothemountain.net


General Events

Big Y upcoming events
• Pucker-toe moccasin class. June 24 from 11am – 4pm. This class is currently full, and a list has been started for July. Get your supply list for this class from Brianna Lambert or check the Big Y Facebook page.
• Big Y’s 2nd Annual Fourth of July Celebration. July 1. BBQ and fireworks.

Indivisible Swain County NC meeting. June 28 at 6pm at Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. Topics being discussed include environmental and health care issues. All are welcome to attend. Info: Brenda Donargo 488-1118

Documentary on Horace Kephart premiere. July 7 at 7pm and July 8 at 2pm at Swain County Center for the Arts on the campus of Swain County High School. The documentary, produced by the Great Smoky Mountains Association and the Kephart Foundation, will focus on the life of Horace Kephart, an author, scholar, and outdoorsman who had a vision for the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Info: (888) 898-9102 ext. 254 or visit www.SmokiesInformation.org

How-to Photograph the Solar Eclipse presentation. July 13 at 7pm at Southwestern Community College’s Myers Auditorium on the Jackson Campus. Johnny Horne, who served as a staff photographer for the Fayetteville Observer for 44 years, will give the presentation. Info: (828) 339-4265, l_parlett@southwesterncc.edu


Health and Sports Events

Cherokee Healing and Wellness Coalition. June 22 at 12pm at Agenlink Walkingstick Conference Room. Everyone is welcome to bring your lunch and join in the planning for new projects to promote wellness, recovery for adults, and substance abuse prevention programs focused on youth. Info: (828) 331-8688 or 497-9498

Traveling exhibit “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” opening. June 23 at 6pm at Jackson County Public Library. The traveling exhibition, produced by the National Library of Medicine, explores the connection between wellness, illness, and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people, artwork, objects, and interactive media. The exhibition will be open to the public at the Sylva location from June 23 – July 31. Info: Jackson County Public Library 586-2016

Human Trafficking Awareness meeting. June 29 from 2:30-4:30pm at Big Cove Pentecostal Holiness Church.

Bright Smiles for Big Cove event. June 29 from 6-8pm at the Big Cove Rec. Center. The Native American Tooth Fairy will be in attendance for this Bright Smiles Information Fair which include information on oral health, diabetes, and cancer and their effects on overall health. Free toothbrushes, photo booth, brushing basics, and activities for children. All ages are welcome. Info: 736-5196


Upcoming Pow Wows for June 23-25

Note: This list of pow wows was compiled by One Feather staff. The One Feather does not endorse any of these dances. It is simply a listing of ones occurring throughout the continent. Please call before traveling.

Muckleshoot Veteran’s Pow Wow. June 23-25 at Muckleshoot Pow Wow Grounds in Auburn, Wash. Emcees: Ruben Little Head and Vince Beyl. Info: (253) 804-8752 ext. 3211 or wendy.lloyd@muckleshoot-health.com

Don Cleveland Memorial Benefit Gathering and Intertribal Pow Wow. June 24-25 at Knox County Fairgrounds in Bicknell, Ind. Info: Chris Duggar (812) 345-0629, crow_1961@yahoo.com

Bay Mills Indian Community 26th Annual Honoring Our Veterans Competition Pow Wow. June 23-25 at Main Ballfield in Brimley, Mich. Emcees: Allard Teeple, Beedahsega Elliot. Info: Sarah Bedell (906) 248-8300, Kim Manabat (906) 248-8304, bmpowwow17@gmail.com

43rd Annual Tonkawa Pow Wow. June 23-25 at Fort Oakland Reserve in Tonkawa, Okla. Emcees: Leroy Enloe, Lester Eagle. Host Drum: Ft. Oakland Ramblers. Info: (918) 540-2535, http://www.tonkawatribe.com

Miami Nation Tribal Pow Wow. June 23-24 at NEO College Arena in Miami, Okla. (918) 541-1300


Community Club Meetings

Big Y Community Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the Big Y Community Building. For information on renting the building for your special occasion, call Bunsey Crowe, president, 497-6339 or 788-4879 Rent is $60/day for gym and community room with $25 returnable clean-up fee.

Big Cove Community Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the Big Cove Rec. Center. Info: Chairman Butch Hill 497-7309, Vice Chairman Joe Red Cloud 269-6130, Secretary Lavita Hill 736-3126, or Treasurer Lisa Hardesty 788-1646

Birdtown Community Club meets the last Thursday of each month at 6pm at the Birdtown Community Building. Potluck starts at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6pm. To reserve the building for your special occasion, call Faye McCoy, treasurer, 226-5194 ($50 fee with $20 key deposit).

Paint Town Community Club meets the last Monday of each month at 5:30pm at the new Painttown Gym. Info: Lula Jackson 736-1511, Lois Dunston 736-3230, Abe Queen (Free Labor) 269-8110, Jennifer Jackson (building rental) 269-7702

Snowbird Community Club meets the first Tuesday of each month or the Tuesday before the Tribal Council meeting. Info: Roger Smoker, chairman, (828) 479-8678 or (828) 361-3278,rogersmoker@yahoo.com

Wolftown Community Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the Wolftown Community Club Building. Info: Tuff Jackson, chairman, 788-4088

Yellowhill Community Club meets the first Tuesday of every month unless it’s a holiday. If anybody would like to teach an art or craft call Reuben 497-2043 to be scheduled.


Community Groups

Big Y Archery Club meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm at the Big Y Community Club Building. Indoor targets and 3D game targets available. This is free of charge to all and everyone is welcome. Instruction is available.


Support Groups/Meetings

Cherokee Diabetes Support Group. This group, for community members with diabetes or pre-diabetes and their family and friends, meets at the Cherokee Indian Hospital Demonstration Kitchen on the first Tuesday of each month from 4:30-5:30pm. Info: Nilofer Couture, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE, 497-9163 ext. 6459 or Nilofer.Couture@cherokeehospital.org

AA and NA meetings in Cherokee. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Tuesdays at 7pm at Cherokee Indian Hospital (CIH), Saturdays at 10am at CIH conference room
Narcotics Anonymous (NA): Mondays at 8pm at CIH, Thursdays at 8pm at CIH, Fridays at 7pm at CIH ence room

Analenisgi Recovery Center weekly class schedule
Monday: Community Culture 11:15am – 12:30pm; Stressed No More 2-3pm; Nar-Anon 6-7pm (1st and 3rd Mondays); CoDA 6-7pm (2nd and 4th Mondays)
Tuesday: Recovery Thru Art 8:45-9:45am; Healthy Relationships 11am – 12pm; Employment Workshop Series 11am – 12pm (2nd Tuesday); Family Support Skills 1-2pm; Surviving Emotions 2-3pm
Wednesday: Managing “Monkey Mind” 10-11am; Recovery is Happening Now 11am – 12pm; My Self, My Boundaries 2-3:30pm; Family Support Skills 5-6pm; HIV/AIDS/Hep C Support Group 5:45-6:45pm (2nd and 4th Wednesdays)
Thursday: Life Recovery Bible Class 9-10am; Connections with Brene’ Brown 10-11am; Managing “Monkey Mind” 11am – 12pm; Improve Self-Esteem 1-2:30pm
Friday: Recovery Thur Art 9:30-11am and 11am – 12pm; Cherokee Language Class 1-2:30pm
Info: 497-9163 ext. 7550

CIHA Bariatric Support Groups meet every second Thursday of the month at Snowbird Clinic from 11am – 12pm (Chrystal Frank) and every second Thursday of the month at Cherokee Indian Hospital from 12-1pm (Nilofer Couture) and 4:30-5:30pm (Linda Johnson). Groups are led by registered dieticians. Info: CIHA Nutrition Dept. 497-9163 ext. 6459

Cherokee Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at Betty’s Place at 40 Goose Creek Road. A pot luck is held at 5:30pm, and the meeting is open to all. Betty’s Place is also open Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm and provides counseling and support services to cancer patients that may include supplies, travel, and meals. Info: 497-0788