Ramona Moore Big Eagle, M. Ed. (Tuscarora/Cherokee) is an Oral Historian and Legend Keeper of the Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina. An Enrolled member of the Nation, She earned a Master of Education Degree from East Tennessee State University in Reading and Storytelling and a Bachelor of Art Degree in Psychology from Catawba College. As the Director of Heritage School, Ramona taught students for over ten years. Ramona travels throughout the United States and Canada as a Motivational Speaker, Cultural Educator, Consultant, Workshop Facilitator and Storyteller. Her workshops and programs of American Indian culture and history delivered through the art of Storytelling, authentic artifacts, music, drumming, dance, and crafts have been educating and empowering audiences of all ages since 1976.
In addition, Ramona does many corporate workshops on Leadership through Storytelling, Finding your Corporate Story, Team Building and Motivation. Ramona is the CEO and president of Dare to Soar Enterprises, founder and president of the Storytellers Guild of Charlotte, Inc., a member of the National Storytelling Network, and the NC and SC Storytelling Guilds. A winner of numerous awards and recognition as a professional Speaker and Storyteller, Ramona has been a featured speaker at various Literacy and Association Conferences, school libraries, corporate meetings, museums, historical sites, Red Ribbon Week, festivals, churches, and camps. Ramona also teaches at University of Phoenix and was honored as Teacher of the Year in Drama for 2001-2002 at Community School of the Arts.
When presenting American Indian Culture, Ramona erases stereotypes and myths concerning the culture and provides programming that covers aspects of daily life in lodging, clothing, survival techniques, artifacts, foods, art, dance, stories, language, music, and beliefs from the past to the present. All programs are custom-designed to be age appropriate and curriculum based. Ramona enriches any curriculum subject with her interactive and entertaining storytelling. Participants experience American Indian culture through hands on and engaging activities. Listeners have the opportunity for a question and answer period during each presentation. Ramona also offers programming addressing History, Social Studies, Character Education, Literacy through Storytelling, Drug/Tobacco Prevention, Conflict Resolution, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Motivation and Self-Esteem, and Leadership by Storytelling.
Contact Information: Ramona Moore Big Eagle, M. Ed. ~ Dare to Soar Enterprises ~ 9904 Avensong Crossing Dr. - Charlotte, NC 28215
Speaker, Storyteller, Educator, American Indian Culture, PreK - 12, College - Senior Citizen