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April 2019 Open Meeting Summary

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 4/5/2019 held at the Tribal Office in Aynor, SC

  1. CM’s Dalton, Marion, Alan, Susan, John, and CoC Rick present. Elders Doug, Becky, Ronnie, Dan, and Avalene present. 2C Cheryl present.

  2. Financial Report

  3. General Fund: $11,393.24

  4. Building Fund: $450.55

  5. Online Votes

  6. 3/20 Approve March Meeting Summary

  7. Alan-yes, John-yes, Marion-yes, Susan-absent, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  8. 3/20 Approve up to $100 for PW Committee to participate in & sell at the Socastee Heritage Festival

  9. John-yes, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  10. 3/23 Approve Building Fund Deposit

  11. Alan-yes, Susan-yes, John-yes, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  12. 3/24 Approve Creation of CNB Account for GoFundMe Donations

  13. Alan-yes, Susan-yes, John-yes, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  14. 3/31 Appoint CoC Hudnall & CM Hayes-Hatcher as Signatories to GoFundMe CNB Account

  15. Alan-yes, Susan-yes, John-yes, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  16. Old Business

  17. Cemetery Update

  18. Chief Hatcher: finished, unsure if it’s on the maps yet

  19. 2C Cheryl: everything is legal; recorded with complete signed survey showing the ditch in the back

  20. Donnie’s AC

  21. Fixed: replaced 2 valves, gassed up

  22. Duct work still needs to be fixed

  23. New Business

  24. Receipts

  25. CM Marion: want to donate his back in the name of Jake Craddock: $462.12

  26. Dalton motioned to accept the donation & apply to Jake C’s membership fees; Susan seconded

  27. Alan-yes, Susan-yes, John-yes, Marion-abstain, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  28. Glenn C’s receipts: $1,119.74 check 736

  29. Still have $320 fuel receipt

  30. Fuel Receipts: $75.63 check 735

  31. Committee Reports

  32. Buildings & Grounds: Glenn C

  33. Done with Dance Circle rewiring

  34. Plumbing to be done

  35. Thank you to Marion for providing the service wire to the meter, & from Fire Circle to post

  36. Glenn C donated conduit from the Fire Circle

  37. Marion: took down several trees over past couple of weeks

  38. Rick: what is the goal as to raising the ground level at the Dance Circle?

  39. Glenn C: probably not this year

  40. Arts & Crafts: Susan

  41. Some showed for the Saturday meeting

  42. I will put application information in Drive for Council to review

  43. You aren’t judging quality- you’re making sure they are as close to traditional as possible

  44. We can put the application on the website /Facebook for members to download

  45. I will put the 2006 manual in Drive for Council to review

  46. John T: so we would debate the pieces?

  47. Susan: yes

  48. Rick: we need to set a time period that we consider traditional

  49. Susan: materials evolve over time

  50. Dalton: Council should review the manual

  51. Grants: Michelle

  52. SCAC grant was submitted on time 3/15; it will be a few months before we hear anything

  53. Pauwau: Dalton

  54. We may have a frybread vendor to work with

  55. Susan: also know of 2 people who are willing to do it if we teach them

  56. Looking at a couple of new fundraisers

  57. Tidal Wave Car Wash

  58. We buy the tickets for $5, sell them for $10, person gets a $20 wash

  59. Any tickets not sold get bought back

  60. 2C Cheryl: Institute of Culinary Arts at HGTC in September

  61. Ben Burroughs may be the guest speaker

  62. Still working on the project outline

  63. Another set of walkie-talkies have arrived

  64. Thanks to Elder Doug for coming to last month’s meeting

  65. Looking for volunteers for 2019

  66. Submit pictures and stories for this year’s book now so it can be proofed in time

  67. Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 6pm at the tribal office

  68. Drum

  69. Glenn C: reached out to Kaya with Warpaint; no response

  70. Rick: went to the Women’s Drum Gathering in Summerton

  71. 8 drums from all over were present; talked to them all

  72. All said they would accept an invitation to come drum, but wouldn’t come without one

  73. One woman said she had received bomb threats in the past; she wanted to be safe

  74. Women drums are becoming more popular; it’s a different type of music

  75. Men: warrior music; women: spiritual music

  76. Women drummed while men were at war & taught their children

  77. Mixed feelings on a mixed drum

  78. Chief Hatcher

  79. Need to establish a few things:

  80. Host Drum has to agree

  81. They can’t do traditional songs

  82. Maybe plan on one on Saturday night after PW starts to wind down

  83. 2C Cheryl: women’s drums were about prayers- what about early morning before storytelling?

  84. There are going to be people who don’t like it

  85. John T: do they have to play for a dance? Could it be interludes or before the event?

  86. Dalton: Let’s talk to the Host Drum & Head Dancers for input

  87. Have the women’s group drum without dance

  88. John T: Dalton’s right; we need to get in touch with the Host Drum

  89. Chief Hatcher: talked to Edisto River Singers; they said they don’t believe in it

  90. 2C Cheryl: what if we invited them to drum at solstice/ equinox events?

  91. Rick: aren’t we supposed to teach our culture, not just put on a PW?

  92. Dalton: we cannot let our culture stagnate at 500 years ago; we build on it every month we come here

  93. What was traditional 500 years ago will not be traditional 500 years from now

  94. But we have to change slowly

  95. John T: how many tribes would have a female 2C & CM’s?

  96. Chief Hatcher: I think we were first, but we have to plan this

  97. Alan F: you have to look at economics too- if people don’t like it Saturday, how many won’t come back Sunday?

  98. Starla: or next year?

  99. Chief Hatcher: I wouldn’t have a problem going to a funeral with a female drum, but there are people who won’t like it

  100. Rick: those ladies wouldn’t come here to make trouble

  101. 2C Cheryl: have them set up by the Fire Circle

  102. Chief Hatcher: on Saturday evening, let them do an animal dance

  103. Resolution DH-03-01-2019-001: Firearms Restrictions Exemption for Concealed Weapons Permit Holder: 2nd Reading

  104. 2C Cheryl

  105. Council of Chiefs meeting at Catawba

  106. Looking at moving to governor’s office: Department of Indian Affairs

  107. Demographics & being counted: Kathleen Hayes

  108. Employment & Economic Development: Jheri Branham

  109. Historic Preservation & Cultural Development: to educate educators

  110. 5/17/2019: Friendship UMC Rock Hill: Pilgrimage: apologizing for wrongs done to Native Americans

  111. Nominate Marie Hatcher-Hines to full member

  112. Motion to open the TRB for 1 file; Rick seconded

  113. Alan-yes, Susan-yes, John-yes, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  114. Marion motioned to accept Marie Hines as full member; Dalton seconded

  115. Alan-yes, Susan-yes, John-yes, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  116. Alan motioned to close the TRB; Marion seconded

  117. Alan-yes, Susan-yes, John-yes, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Rick-yes

  118. Chief Hatcher

  119. Certified Genealogist

  120. We should be able to certify our own genealogists

  121. Introduced Patty Burns: she can train our people to be certified

  122. Patty Burns

  123. Started working on genealogy at age 7; have been collecting data for a long time

  124. Became a librarian; now do genealogy 70% of the time & teach others

  125. After the Civil War, many records were burnt

  126. Certified Genealogist: want to build my project to help with your federal recognition

  127. You need good information & how you got access to the information

  128. Want to teach several people how to do it

  129. Chief Hatcher: get ours trained & certified, then the government has to prove us wrong

  130. John T: if you were to do our genealogy, your credentials would look than just ours doing it in the government’s eyes- it would hold more weight

  131. Rick: how long would it take to train people

  132. Patty B: not long with computer-savvy people

  133. Rick: who am I to certify a genealogist?

  134. Patty B: you’re not, but your tribe has said that a person needs X skills and you can prove it in their work

  135. Elder Doug: are you looking for a salary?

  136. Patty B: no

  137. Chief Hatcher: we will discuss this more online

  138. Promo video: initially done to raise funds for federal recognition; renew every month

  139. Free blankets in the office for those who need them

  140. Going to work on the truck here to get Donnie to/ from the doctor’s office

  141. Thanks to all who were here for Work Day

  142. Need more photos of Tribal Council & Elders for the wall

  143. Governor’s Office: a lot of tribes seem to be backing off

  144. CMA Director Dacosta wanted to know why Native Americans disliked the CMA

  145. Prison System: CMA says they will pay mileage

  146. Land in TN: need to use it; we pay taxes on it each year

  147. Nephew has cancer; Tap E Ya Bernie is in Charleston

  148. Elders

  149. Elder Becky: yard sale with Jewell coming up

  150. Rick

  151. Elder Glenn has had pneumonia

  152. Fishing Day coming up

  153. Sponsorship letters, invitations going out

  154. Waiting to hear back from BassPro Shop

  155. Larry J: won’t have a horse; the one we have isn’t ok

  156. Hemp: growing season is 2-4 weeks out

  157. Susan: Rick Bird said he would be glad to talk with us about it

  158. 2C Cheryl: emailed Barnabas Horse- they will be at 2 events on Family Day

  159. Equine therapy: veterans, victims of domestic violence/ rape, special needs

  160. Receives funding from the state

  161. Drum therapy: maybe where Family Day will fit in too

  162. Susan: Checklist for Membership Files- put in letter form

  163. Council to review list and see if there are items that need to be added

  164. Thanks to Nancy for Domino’s card: B1G1F till 12/2019, could help with Work Day, though you’d have to go pick up pizzas

John motioned to close the meeting; Robert seconded.

Meeting adjourned 8:34 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 4/25/19 at 12:49 pm.

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