Cherokee, North Carolina is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway and is home to the Great Smoky Mountains. This place is also known as the ancestral homelands of the ᎠᏂᎩᏚᏩᎩ, or Cherokee people. (Raylen Bark)
Indigenous plant sovereignty and Cherokee culture
This photo essay explores traditional plant harvesting within Cherokee culture. This is a tradition that my family has passed on and continues to keep alive while retaining sustainable practices.
Our practices are to ensure that the future generations have access to the same traditions and resources that their ancestors did.
To view the photo essay, please click here.