The Selu Lecture 2021 – “The Sound of the Wind: Preserving the Cherokee Language in the 21st Century”

Date(s) – Mar 24 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is excited to partner with Appalachian State University to offer our community the opportunity to attend a virtual Women’s History Month event on Wednesday, March 24th at 7pm.

The program features a presentation, “The Sound of the Wind: Preserving the Cherokee Language in the 21st Century,” by Ms. Caedence Smith, a Cherokee High School student and Gadugi Scholar in North Carolina who is part of a rising generation of Cherokee leaders determined to promote and preserve the Cherokee language, which marks 200 years as a written language in 2021. This presentation is the focal point in the 2021 Selu Lecture, a program in its eighth year of celebrating Women’s History Month at Appalachian State University. The Selu Lecture, named for the Cherokee corn goddess, was created by Dr. Allen Bryant, Associate Professor in the College of Education at Appalachian State University and facilitator of the Appalachian State University & Cherokee Central Schools Early Teacher Program.

The March 24th presentation is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. All community members interested in attending the 7pm presentation should register with Appalachian State University using the link

Once registered, participants will receive Zoom login information for the event via email.
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