Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day

October 11, Events at 4pm & 6pm

Join us for the Lam Museum’s annual recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day, focusing this year on Cherokee horticulture in North Carolina.

4:00pm – 5:30pm Tohi Garden Tour & Volunteer Opportunity

Since 2008, the Tohi Garden has been one of Wake Forest’s best kept secrets. Initially created as a stormwater management system, the wooded area behind Angelou Residence Hall was transformed into a haven for native plants, especially those important to Cherokee peoples. Tohi means wellness, unstressed, or peaceful in Cherokee. Join the Office of Sustainability as we welcome David Anderson, Horticulture Operations Supervisor for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, for a tour and work session in the garden. All experience levels are welcome. Please bring water and closed-toed shoes and register in advance: Space is limited.

 6:00pm Lecture: Putting Culture Back Into Agriculture

Speaker David Anderson is the Horticulture Operations Supervisor in the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.  He will discuss the Cherokee relationship with the land and how farming and heritage crops connect to greater Cherokee culture. This lecture will take place at the Lam Museum.  Admission is free.