Cultural Preservation and Application

To reduce health disparities in Native communities through the preservation and application of indigenous knowledges.

Birthing and Doula Programs

Partnership with Cherokee Choices focused on traditional cultural knowledge and understandings connected to pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and parenting. 

Annual Medicine Walk

Free and open to the public this event is led by Executive Board member Onita Bush. Carrying a wealth of traditional knowledge, Onita provides culture-based care for her remote rural community. Onita’s knowledge of Native plants for medicinal purposes and nutrition has made her an invaluable resource in her community. Fall 2022 dates to be announced shortly.

Language Revitalization

The Center for Native Health recently partnered with the Kituwah Equestrian Program (KEP) to work with Elders to record, preserve and revitalize the Kituwah language around horsemanship.

Revitalizing Cherokee Foods


Welcome to Cherokee Kitchen, a collaboration with Cherokee Choices and EBCI Public Health & Human Services Division. In this episode, Executive Board member Onita Bush uses wild greens, such as watercress, dandelion, crowfoot, and ramps to make salad and eggs & ramps.

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