The following news release was issued jointly by the United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. (USET) and UNC Asheville:
In a signing ceremony this morning, United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. (USET) and the University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNC Asheville) agreed to collaborate on an education initiative that will offer undergraduate opportunities at one of the nation’s top public liberal arts universities, while enhancing cultural research and resources across the southern and eastern United States.
With the signing of the Instructional Credit and Admission Agreement, USET and UNC Asheville will jointly develop programming and research projects for UNC Asheville faculty and students in areas such as economic development, environmental sustainability, health and wellness, and language revitalization, along with other Tribal sovereignty initiatives.
USET will help develop and support UNC Asheville with programs that will enrich not only the UNC Asheville campus, but the broader Asheville community. Some of these Native American initiatives include programming in the arts, crafts, dance, storytelling, Tribal governance, and issues related to Tribal sovereignty and U.S. federal relations.