RTCAR - Preserving natural river cane resources for Cherokee basket making

Listen to a Living Traditions Moment about Cherokee baskets produced by the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (2:00).


Former Governor James Hunt visited Cherokee on July 13 at the invitation of Cherokee Preservation Foundation. Read about his visit.
Read the Foundation’s new ga-du-gi 2011 ga-du-gi 2011 report to the community about the great work our grantees are doing!
Read about the Foundation’s 24 new grants valued at more than $2.7 million.


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the Cherokee Preservation Foundation. We are helping members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and our Eagle Dancerneighbors preserve Cherokee culture, create economic development opportunities, and renew the environment in the Qualla Boundary and the seven westernmost counties of North Carolina.