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Native American Heritage Night


This year marks the 175thAnniversary of the forced removal of approximately 14,000 Cherokees from the region that resulted in a devastating one-quarter population loss.In spite of this tragic event, the Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band survived, albeit as two distinct federally recognized tribes.Principal Chief Michell Hicks of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and former Principal Chief Chad Smith of the Cherokee Nation will participate in the 7thAnnual Native American Heritage Night event, "175 Years Later: Reflections on Cherokee Tribal Sovereignty Today." During their tenures, both men have been credited with strengthening the economic standing of their nations and positively impacting the economies of the surrounding regions. Chief Smith attended UT briefly as an undergrad and will be drawing from his recently published book,Leadership Lessons from the Cherokee Nation(McGraw-Hill 2013) which will be available for purchase at the event. Chief Hicks has served as Principal Chief since 2003. The Eastern Band is the largest employer in western North Carolina.

The event will be held at McClung Museum at 7:00pm on Wednesday, November 13.A reception sponsored by the School of Business Administration will follow.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information or disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Multicultural Student Life at 865-974-6861 or email us atmulticultural@utk.edu

Chad Smith
Former Principal Chief, 1999-2011
Cherokee Nation
Michell Hicks
Principal Chief
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Wednesday, 13 November, 2013


Contact:

Office of Multicultural Student Life

Phone: 865-974-6861


Cost:

Free

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture

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University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
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