In 2021, we launched the “ᏣᎳᎩ: Wherever We Are” virtual event series. We’ve held 10 great discussions about young Cherokees, our COVID-19 pandemic response, the great outdoors, Cherokee women, our legislative priorities, Cherokee language, Cherokee spirituality, Cherokee Removal, Cherokee Freedmen, and our values and traditions. (Did you miss any of them? You can still catch these events on the Cherokee Nation YouTube channel.)
This conversation will cover a lot of ground. We’ll explore how Cherokees will benefit from the new Cherokee Nation Public Health and Wellness Fund Act, talk with mental health experts, and discuss addiction, alcoholism, and opioid use in our community.
Chief of Staff Corey Bunch will host this event, which will also feature remarks from Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Principal Chief Bryan Warner, and special guests including Senior Director of Public Health Lisa Pivec, Public Health Senior Advisor Canaan Duncan, and Senior Director of Behavioral Health Juli Skinner.