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Faculty members to present at Appalachian studies conference

WCU faculty members will present as part of a panel titled “Cherokee Studies: Multiple Paths to Understanding” during the 34th annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference, March 11-13 at Eastern Kentucky University. WCU presenters and their topics are Jane Eastman, director of the Cherokee studies program, “Pottery Analysis as an Avenue to Explore Early Cherokee Food Ways”; Anna Fariello, associate research professor in Hunter Library, “Sustaining Tradition: The Formation of an Artisan Cooperative on the Qualla Boundary”; Hartwell Francis, director of the Cherokee language program, and Tom Belt, program coordinator and instructor, “The Use of Technology in Post-Secondary Cherokee Language Instruction”; and Lisa J. Lefler, director of the Culturally Based Native Health Programs, and Pamela Duncan, assistant professor of English, “Rooted in the Mountains: A Free Symposium that Integrates Indigenous Science with Health and Environment.”

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