Members and staff of the Cherokee Nation Medicine Keepers gathered at the Old Saline District Courthouse to kickoff the grant project and discuss the curriculum for the land education program. L to R: (top row) Pat Gwin, Gary Vann, Secretary of Natural Resources Sara Hill, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer Elizabeth Toombs, (bottom row) Ryan Mackey, Phyllis Edwards, Bonnie Kirk, Anna Sixkiller, Nancy Rackliffe, Feather Smith-Trevino, Clint Carroll.
Our first activity for the grant project was a huge success! On November 2-3, the Cherokee Nation Medicine Keepers gathered to discuss the curriculum for the upcoming three-year land education program. Topics ranged from the Cherokee philosophy on teaching to proposed activities for our future student cohort. I look forward to putting these thoughts into a curriculum plan draft and issuing a call for applications soon. Stay tuned!
Discussing the land education curriculum with members of the Medicine Keepers at the Saline Courthouse.
Day two discussions took place at the Cherokee Heritage Center grounds in Park Hill.
Elder and Spiritual Advisor Crosslin Smith joined us for day two.