EPISODE 602

Cherokee potter Crystal Hanna found her calling in clay through mentor and pottery legend Anna Mitchell. She shows us how she finds inspiration from the past while still carving out her own destiny. High school archery coach Ladney Keener leads his team to multiple championships through discipline, practice and love of the arrow. Cherokee artist Keli Gonzales shares how her art helps perpetuate the Cherokee language and traditional values while standing up for social justice and activism. We explore how different Cherokee life was for our ancestors before contact with Europeans. We observe the differences from our lives today, rooted heavily in nature and taking care of the world we lived in.

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IN THIS EPISODE

Crystal Hanna, Finding Pottery As Destiny

Cherokee pottery artist Crystal Hanna found inspiration in learning from mentor and Cherokee pottery legend Anna Mitchell. She continues to find inspiration in the past while still carving out her own destiny in clay.

Ladney Keener, Guiding Arrows

Beloved by his students, high school archery coach Ladney Keener leads his team to multiple state championships. His discipline and teachings help guide their arrows to victory

Keladi

Artist Keli Gonzales shares how she uses her art to help perpetuate the Cherokee language and traditional values.

Cherokee Almanac: Cherokee Life Pre-European Contact

Before Europeans arrived on this continent, our Cherokee ancestors inhabited the southeastern woodlands for thousands of years. Our ways of life looked very different from today’s, rooted heavily in nature and taking care of the world we lived in.

Let's Talk Cherokee

Cherokee Language Immersion School instructor Betty Frogg and student Julius Easter talk Cherokee and teach us the following Cherokee phrases: I am playing; Two of us are playing; A group of us are playing.