Spring Fun. Cherokee Days Festival at NMAI Washington DC. April 3 to 5 2014. Fun, food, dance, music, demonstrations, films, and hands-on activities.
For the first time in intertribal history, the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are partnering to host “Cherokee Days,” a public educational program that shares the true Cherokee story. The Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band will share the Cherokee story that spans history from the Trail of Tears to the successes of the modern tribes. The Cherokee Days program includes a three-day festival featuring food, dance, music, demonstrations, films, and hands-on activities.
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!
About the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC:
**The National Museum of the American Indian houses one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of its kind. The museum’s sweeping curvilinear architecture, its indigenous landscaping, and its exhibitions, all designed in collaboration with tribes and communities from across the hemisphere, combine to give visitors from around the world the sense and spirit of Native America.
The National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., is located on the National Mall between the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum and the U.S. Capitol Building.
NMAI ON THE NATIONAL MALL Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20560. Phone: 202-633-1000.
“An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life:
A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. This same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,Which wolf will win?
The old Cherokee simply replied, The one you feed.”