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Public input sought on Nikwasi

Public input sought on Nikwasi

Help determine the future of a unique and precious cultural resource in downtown Franklin by taking an online survey hosted by the Nikwasi Initiative. 

Noquisiyi — later interpreted as “Nikwasi” — means “star place” in the Cherokee language and denotes a settlement of which only the Noquisiyi mound remains. The Noquisiyi Cultural District is a proposed corridor that will serve as a gateway and cultural center for far western North Carolina and the 60-mile Cherokee Cultural Corridor, which celebrates and interprets the understanding of the Cherokee culture through landmarks in historic sites. 

Feedback gathered by the survey will inform the next stage of planning of the cultural district. To take the survey, visit Paper copies of the surveys are also available at the Qualla Boundary Public Library, 810 Acquoni Road in Cherokee, the Snowbird and Cherokee Community Center near Ingles in Robbinsville and the in Macon County Library in Franklin. To request an email copy of the survey, ask questions or gather more information, contact Elaine Eisenbraun at 828.226.7523 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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