Little Cherokee Seeds

Little Cherokee Seeds is funded by an Administration for Native Americans language preservation grant. This program was born out of a dream of Cherokee women who have come together with the purpose of revitalizing the Cherokee culture and language, specifically creating fluent speakers through cultural and linguistic immersion of Cherokee infants and their mothers.

This program is currently full and we are not taking new applications at this time.

Guiding Principles

  • Language is the heart of Cherokee culture and people
  • Speakers and elders guide decisions and curriculum
  • Prioritize Cherokee culture
  • Decolonize language and culture
  • Honor our mothers
  • Honor our children
  • Honor our language learners

For more information, contact Melissa Lewis, Program Director, by email at melissa.e.lewis@gmail.com.

This program was made possible by Grant Number 90NL0686 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Native Americans. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the American Indian Resource Center and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Native Americans.