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Dr. Will Goins | Native Roots, Healing Roots

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


July 12 | Dr. Will Goins: Native Roots, Healing Roots
2:00 – 3:30 pm | no fee; support is provided by SCHumanities, reservation required

This lecture is currently full. Please call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 to be added to the wait list.

The first step to understanding the unique cuisine of the South is to recognize the important food contributions of the indigenous people of the region when the Europeans first came into contact with Native Americans. From barbecue to grits and more the stamp of Native American foodways is indelible on what we now regard as southern cooking traditions. In our collective histories, native foods and plants have played an important role in nourishing, as well as healing, body and soul.

Dr. Will Goins, Chief of the Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina-ECSIUT, has dedicated his life to preserving, presenting and performing Native American culture and traditions. He weaves the ancient past, its mythology and the present with dramatic narratives, dance and song. He is also a noted champion cook and has published a South Carolina Native American cookbook.

For years, Goins has been passionately involved with the American Indian Educational Program, working specifically with K-12 students, and has also worked in higher education in various universities and colleges. He is presently a part of the SC Humanities Speaker’s Bureau and currently serves as the Chair of the Interfaith Partners of South Carolina as the Native American spirituality representative for this statewide organization. He is a former president of the South Carolina Traditional Arts Network. Goins was presented with South Carolina’s Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award in 2008.

Reservations are required. Please call the Art Museum at 843.238.2510 for all reservations.


July 12
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Franklin G. Burroughs • Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum
3100 South Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 United States
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Myrtle Beach’s Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum strives to be one of the finest visual arts museums in the Carolinas. With 11 galleries that change throughout the year, Myrtle Beach’s only art museum offers exhibitions featuring paintings, textiles, sculpture, photography, video, ceramics, assemblage, collage and more. A visit to the Art Museum’s exhibitions can be enhanced by its lively programming, including artist receptions, tours, lectures, workshops and classes for both adults and children.