Miss Cherokee To Participate In Several Folkmoot Events

Siyo nigada, amoli galoqwedi dogwado nole talsgo shogwo yegwedetiyvda.”

Amorie Gunter is a 21-year-old student pursuing her education online at Johnson & Wales. She currently works as an assistant teacher at Cherokee Elementary and hopes to one day become the Human Resource Manager for the tribe. She also is the 2016-2017 Miss Cherokee and will pass on her crown in October of this year.

“It is a pleasure to be involved with Folkmoot for the first time! I am so excited to be able to spend time with the international groups and learn about their culture, as well as teach them about mine. I feel like Cherokee Ambassador Day is such an important event because it brings so much interest to our tribe from individuals of different countries who may have never seen Cherokee without the help of Folkmoot. I am so honored to be apart of this year’s events. Sgi, thank you!” said Gunter.

Miss Cherokee will be a flag bearer for several Folkmoot events including the Gala, Grand Opening performance at Stuart Auditorium, Cherokee Ambassador Day, and the Candlelight Closing. She will also be a Cherokee Ambassador for the Parade of Nations in Waynesville.

The public is invited to join Folkmoot’s international groups and Cherokee Ambassadors on Tuesday, July 25th, for a tour through Oconaluftee Indian Village, Museum of the Cherokee Indians, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian Council House, Qualla Arts and Crafts, and Mingo Falls. A catered lunch by Nikki’s Frybread will be served at the Fairgrounds.

Go to folkmoot.org for tickets!