Passage of Language Bill Praised by Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
by Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
July 18, 2013
Michell Hicks, Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, today called passage of a bill allowing the Cherokee language to satisfy foreign language requirements by UNC system students an important step in helping "preserve and promote our native language."
Thanking the bill's sponsors and legislative leaders for their support of the measure, Chief Hicks added: "It is a proud day when North Carolina again leads the way in helping strengthen our collective heritage in this important way."
Read Hicks’s full statement at http://www.sacbee.com/2013/07/18/5576604/passage-of-language-bill-praised.html