Osiyo, I'm excited to announce that we are going live with a new site for independent journalism from a Cherokee perspective. I am Zac, one of the co-editors who will operate this site and I look forward to the articles we will begin putting out very soon. This site was the result of frustration with the quality (or lack thereof) of some independent journalism about and targeted toward Cherokee people. The name "Cherokee Flame" comes from the story of first fire in which the water spider did what the snake, the raven and the raccoon could not: bring the first fire that would be passed down to Cherokees later. Fire has long been associated with many things, including knowledge, wisdom and love. Fire is considered one of the first pieces of technology that would be used as a tool to advance civilization and the knowledge of using fire has been passed down for millennia. These are the ideals we strive to represent at Cherokee Flame: knowledge and wisdom to be passed down and used to advance Cherokee culture.