“First Language: The Race to Save Cherokee” is a documentary film about current efforts to revitalize the Cherokee language, a vessel of knowledge and identity for the Cherokee people. This film won the Best Public Service award at the 2014 American Indian Film Festival. The panel immediately following the movie will be made up of Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, the executive director of The Cherokee Preservation Foundation; Dr. Hartwell Francis, director of the Cherokee Language Program at WCU; Tom Belt, the Cherokee Language Program Coordinator; and possibly more.
This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.
www.fontanalib.org or 828.586.2016.