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“We are still here”: Western Carolina University remains a Cherokee place

Originally published in The Western Carolina Journalist  November is Native American Heritage Month, but it’s not just a heritage for the Cherokee people of Western North Carolina. It’s a living, vibrant culture.    There are 547 federally recognized tribes in the United States. Native Americans were not automatically afforded U.S. citizenship […]

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Recognizing the land during Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize and respect Indigenous culture. This month also recalls the dark past of colonized land.  Land acknowledgements, formal documents honoring tribal homelands, are used by institutions across America, including WCU.   WCU sits on land that was, and remains, the ancestral and […]