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47th Annual National Indian Timber Symposium

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47th Annual National Indian Timber Symposium
47th Annual National Indian Timber Symposium
Mon, May 13, 2024 @ 08:00 AM — Thu, May 16, 2024 @ 06:00 PM (CDT)
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The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians welcomes you to the Intertribal Timber Council’s Forty-Seventh Annual National Indian Timber Symposium being held May 13-16, 2024, at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Convention Center in Cherokee, NC. Aligning with this year’s symposium theme “Restoring Tribal Relations and Values to the Land” with the oldest of beliefs and stories of the Cherokee is that we are just visitors here. Everything in the natural environment came before humans and plays an important role and contributes to the balance of the world as we know it. During the symposium we wish to display this connection to the land and forests that make up the Qualla boundary, as well as the extended traditional homelands of the Cherokee. Speakers and tribal tours will attempt to highlight the importance of tribal lands and reestablishing management in line with traditional cultural knowledge to restore tribal trust as well as wider surrounding lands through the cooperative relationships formed across multiple agencies. Symposium officially BEGINS on Monday, May 13, from 3 pm - 5 pm, all attendees check in at the Cherokee Convention Center and pick up your name tag. At 5 pm head to the Host Icebreaker at Unto These Hills Outdoor Theater.

Register now! Early Price up to April 5 / Late Price April 6 to May 6

Symposium Registration: View "agenda" and "documents" menus for complete symposium schedule. Fee includes Registration Packet, Tuesday Luncheon, Host Tribe Welcome Dinner, Wednesday Tribal Tour, Thursday Luncheon, Awards Banquet, and Final Proceedings. Online registration closes May 6.

Click the blue "Register" button at the top right screen to register online.

  • General or Associate Members $275 / $375
  • Government Employees $300 / $400
  • All Others $325 / $425
  • College Students $100 / $100
  • Exhibit Booth Space $750 / $850 (2 registrations - intended for forestry & natural resource organizations)
  • Guest Tickets for Tuesday Luncheon $60 & Thursday Awards Banquet $90 (Age 18+)

Add On - Optional Monday Pre-Symposium Workshop (PS WS): Fee includes lunch. Sign up online by May 6.

  • 8 am - 4 pm - PS WS 1: Forest Technology $105 / $120 (50 max)
  • 8 am - 4 pm - PS WS 2: Fire Ecology and Traditional Knowledge $105 / $120 (50 max) **No seats remaining as of April 2**
  • 8 am - 4 pm - PS WS 3: Mask Carving $105 / $120 (25 max)
  • 8 am - 4 pm - PS WS 4: Introduction to Cherokee Basketry $105 / $120 (25 max)

Private Event - Monday:

  • 12 - 2pm - Native Women & Allies in Forestry Luncheon: RSVP with your email invitation link to reserve your space. View agenda for full details.

Lodging at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Hotel:

  • View "accommodations" menu for discounted room block details.

Closest Airports / Car Rentals:

  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is in Asheville, NC and 54 miles east of Cherokee, NC:
  • McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is in Knoxville, TN and 73.6 miles east of Cherokee, NC:
  • Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is in Greer, SC and 117 miles south/east of Cherokee, NC:
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is in Atlanta, GA and 171 miles south of Cherokee, NC:
  • Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is in Charlotte, NC and 161 miles east of Cherokee, NC:

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Event Dates
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

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Registration Closes
May 06, 2024 @ 6:00 pm
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719
Cherokee, NC  USA
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