Tanaké! Greetings from the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project
As early as 1989, a group of Catawba met in member’s homes to organize a cultural preservation committee and began efforts to collect and preserve scrapbooks, letters, diaries and photographs. The committee formally incorporated in 1989, as the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project (CCPP) with the simple yet critical mission to “preserve, protect, promote and maintain the rich culture and heritage of the Catawba Indian Nation.” Located on the Catawba Indian Reservation, the Cultural Center is housed in the historic school house. It is host to the historic Yehasuri trail and provides cultural immersion classes to Catawba children and adults.