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CHEROKEE BUNNRecipient, "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Cultural & Historical Education"The Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society recently named Cherokee Bunn as a recipient of a 2013 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR CULTURAL & HISTORICAL EDUCATION AWARD. Cherokee will be honored on Wednesday, April 24th at The Woodlands Mansion, Woodbury, N.Y., for her outstanding contributions toward the advancement of multi-culturalism and historical education.Please help support Cherokee in her goal to raise a minimum of $1,000 for this important fundraiser.Proceeds support the Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society's important programs and services! Cherokee Bunn was born and raised on Long Island. The second youngest of six children, commanding a room and leading other individuals came naturally to her. Cherokee attended Copiague Public schools from kindergarten all the way up to High School, graduating from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School in June of 2010. Cherokee was a girl scout from the ages of 7-14 in troop #2700 from the North Amityville Branch. From that experience she learned leadership skills, community service skills, and many more useful concepts she has incorporated into her life to get to where she is now.Cherokee’s academic career has consisted of various Honor and AP Courses ranging from foreign language to science courses. She also participated in the renowned Copiague High School Marching Band and Gemini Youth Orchestra. Studying classical flute, Cherokee has had the honor of playing at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Cherokee and her colleague, Duane Beach have been helpful in providing classical musical selections for the majority of the LINAIA sponsored presentation engagements and programs.Now a sophomore at CUNY Hunter College on a musical scholarship, Cherokee is pursuing her B.A. in Classical Music performance as well as film score composition. Cherokee also serves as Principal flute in the Hunter Symphony and regularly performs with them around Hunter College as well as around New York City.Cherokee hopes to eventually compose for big budget films in Hollywood.Community is very important to her as well. Aside from teaching private Flute lessons, Cherokee assists every summer with the Copiague Middle School Band camps alongside Middle School Band Director Barbara Mayo in which they help train young musicians to improve their playing, expose them to various styled of music from around the world, and to give them more opportunities to perform for their community.In an economy where numerous arts programs are being cut from school curriculums, it is very important to preserve and conserve these programs to give students and artistic outlet during their academic careers. During the fall and winter months, you can find her at the Oyster Bay Historical Society playing for various events headed by Mr. & Mrs. Blocklyn.Cherokee is also a part of the indigenous groups here on Long Island including the Shinnecock and Montuakett groups. And from her mother’s lineage, she is if of Blackfoot heritage. Both parents Margee and Christopher Bunn have taken much pride in their daughter and have supported her through all of her accomplishments alongside a slew of amazing family members. She is very gracious to receive this prestigious award and hopes to work with LINAIA on upcoming programs, projects in the near future. The 2013 ADVOCATES FOR CULTURAL & HISTORICAL EDUCATION AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, April 24, 2014, 6pm to 8pm, at The Woodlands Mansion, Woodbury. N.Y.. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
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