CHC get Oklahoma Humanities Council grant

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/15/2019 12:00 PM
PARK HILL – The Oklahoma Humanities Council recently gave the Cherokee Heritage Center’s Cultural Outreach Program an $8,500 grant that will be used to support the outreach effort.

According to a Cherokee Nation press release, the Tribal Council gave the CHC an initial gift of $3,500 so that the center would be eligible for the larger OHC award.

“Our Cultural Outreach Program is a wonderful extension of the work we do here at the Cherokee Heritage Center each and every day,” CHC Executive Director Charles Gourd said. “This program would not be possible without the generous support we receive from our tribal leaders and our community partners. We are thankful for our longstanding relationship with OHC, which continues to provide opportunities for us to further advance our mission to preserve, promote and teach Cherokee history and culture.”

According to the CN release, the Cultural Outreach Program aims to engage and enlighten participants, inspire curiosity, and foster learning through hands-on art classes, interactive theatrical storytelling and cultural presentations. The program has also been recognized by the American Association of State and Local History, the release states.

For more information, call Shanista Cloud at 918-456-6007 or email at shanista-cloud@cherokee.org.

The OHC is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote meaningful public engagement with the humanities disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, ethics, and philosophy. As the state partner for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the OHC brings people together to explore these ideas through programming and community grants that support book groups, exhibits, film festivals, teacher institutes, and more. It engages people in their own communities, providing forums for education, critical thinking, and productive civil discourse.

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