CHC celebrates 20th anniversary of Cherokee Humanities course

BY STAFF REPORTS
07/24/2020 02:30 PM
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Heritage Center is accepting applications for its fall semester Cherokee Humanities course. The 16-week course is held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday at the CHC. 

The deadline to receive applications is Aug. 7, and classes begin Aug. 17.

“This course is a great option for nontraditional students and those considering returning to college,” Tonia Weavel, CHC education director, said. “We are thankful for the opportunity to provide this course for the past 20 years and are excited to continue the legacy of deep and meaningful study of the Cherokee culture.”

Tuition, books, child care expenses and a mileage stipend are available to qualified students.

The course is designed to develop critical, reflective and creative skills that empower students to develop a better understanding and appreciation of their tribal culture. It was established by the late Howard Meredith, former professor and head of the American Indian Studies program at the University of Science and Arts. The course replicates the original Clemente course offered in New York City by academic scholar Earl Shorri, Ph.D., in 1995.

For information, call Weavel at 918-456-6007 or email tonia-weavel@cherokee.org.

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