Christine Wai and the Karen Planning Committee: Preserving Karen Culture in North Carolina by Flicka Bateman For almost a decade, the US Department of State has granted priority status for admission to refugees from Burma. Out of the annual quota of approximately 18,000 slots reserved for refugees from South East Asia, 17,500 have been filled […]

Hawkeye Indian Cultural Center: Education Hub and Resource Connector by Jesalyn Keziah Since 1997, Hawkeye Indian Cultural Center (HICC) has provided services vital to preserving, celebrating, and illuminating cultural traditions of the Native Americans of the sandhills in and around Hoke County. Their mission is to strengthen families, unite people through cultural enrichment, and enhance […]

Blue Monday Shad Fry: Longtime Traditional Foodways Event by John McElwee Fifty miles into North Carolina on the Cape Fear River, a string of modest houses and a couple of churches mark the rural communities of East Arcadia, Sandyfield, and Carver’s Creek, in Bladen and Columbus counties. Their small population comprises a cluster of African-American […]