In this episode, Annette Luethje shares with us the joy and culture of frybread, whether it’s served up in an Indian Taco or as a side at a hog fry, it’s synonymous with good eatin’ in Cherokee Country. We follow senior cyclist Simeon Gipson to Florida as he competes in the National Senior Games. He tells us how a diabetes diagnosis led him to now being an athlete and in the best physical shape of his life. Captain Julie Erb-Alvarez has dedicated her life to making the world a healthier place for all people. From Washington DC to Pulau, we see where her journey as an epidemiologist has taken her. In our Cherokee Almanac, we learn about the construction of the Capitol Building and how it reflected our strength and prosperity through tumultuous times.
Frybread is synonymous with good eatin’ in Cherokee Country. Whether it’s an Indian Taco or served at a hog fry, everyone loves frybread. We meet Annette Luethje to explore how simple ingredients and a lot of heart can bring together food, culture and a little bit of competition.
Diabetes is a prevalent health problem among Native Americans, one that forced Simeon Gipson into early retirement. However, once Simeon discovered a love for cycling, his health turned around completely. Today Simeon races competitively in the National Senior Games and his physical fitness has never been better.
From Blackgum, Oklahoma to the Republic of Palau, Julie Erb-Alvarez has been a global advocate for public health. Working as an epidemiologist and currently a captain in the United States Public Health Service, Julie has dedicated her life to making the world a healthier place for all people.
After our forced removal to Indian Territory, the Cherokee Nation established it’s new capital in Tahlequah. In this Cherokee Almanac, we learn about the construction of the Capitol building and how it reflected our strength and prosperity through tumultuous times.
In this Cherokee Language Lesson, we join Gasila and Sinasd as they visit a friend’s house.