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Cultural Exchange with Cherokee Seniors

Big Cypress Reservation, FL

Was there an opportunity to share a message or were you requested to speak on a special topic?

I welcomed a group of Cherokee Seniors at our Billie Swamp Safari, where I spoke about the importance of having these intertribal friendships and sharing our cultures and lands with one another.

As a cultural goodwill ambassador of Native American and Indigenous Peoples, what lesson or insight did you gain?

I saw how important it was to create and maintain these friendships.

What did you learn about the tribe/community/event?

I learned about the Cherokee’s traditions, land, and even some language! A lot of them had went to boarding school with my tribe’s seniors so I got to hear stories from their time back in the day.