Published On: Wed, Feb 1st, 2012

Wachacha to speak at App. State

     BOONE — Mary Wachacha, lead consultant for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Indian Health Service and an EBCI tribal member, will speak at Appalachian State University on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Edwin Duncan Hall room 315.  Her talk is sponsored by the University Forum Committee, the Department of Anthropology, and the interdisciplinary studies and Appalachian studies programs. It is free and open to the public.

     Wachacha will discuss the modern history of the Cherokee Indians, their lifestyles, culture, casino, and their health care and the relationship between western medical ethics and Native American/Cherokee ethics.

     Wachacha has served in various capacities during her 40-year career with the Cherokees and other Native Americans, including teacher and Indian Health Service consultant, traveling to Indian hospitals and clinics to provide onsite in-service training on various health topics.

– Appalachian State University

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