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April 2022 Open Meeting Summary

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 4/01/2022 held at the tribal office and via Zoom

  1. CM’s Marion, Susan, CHris, Robert, Glenn, Marie, and Dalton present. VC Cheryl, 2C Alan present. Elder Dan, Becky, and Charles present. Members Susan R, Chad P, Starla C, Greg M, Jeanie W, Trevor S, and Dona M present. Elders Glenn T and Larry, and Members Kevin D and Nancy J joined later.

  2. Financial Report (as of 3/31/2022 and 12:15am)

  3. General Fund: $15,520.33

  4. Susan: + $500 as of 4/1/2022 from deposit for membership fees x3, t-shirts, cards, and camping

  5. Building Fund: $3781.29

  6. Cemetery Fund: $1848.96

  7. Michelle: + $100 as of 4/1/2022 after receiving donation at meeting

  8. Old Business

  9. Online Votes

  10. 3/26 Approve March Meeting Summary with changes

  11. Date at top & misspelled Elders

  12. Susan-yes, Glenn-yes, Chris-yes, Marion-yes, Robert-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

  13. 3/29 Resume in-person meetings beginning 4/1/2022

  14. Susan-yes, Glenn-yes, Chris-yes, Marion-yes, Robert-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

  15. New Business

  16. Guest Speaker: Horry County Schools Board of Education Chairman Ken Richardson

  17. Opposing Tom Rice in the upcoming Republican primary

  18. From Dog Bluff

  19. Worked at Fowler Motors for 45 years

  20. Was on CCU Board for 4 years and HGTC Board for 20 years

  21. Didn’t know our story

  22. He gave Rice credit for getting us up to the line, but he didn’t get us over it

  23. He watched Dr. Lillian’s videos and said we have a great story

  24. There’s a preconception that the only reason we want federal recognition is because we want a casino; he doesn’t care about why we want it (it’s our business, not his)

  25. He said we need a voice in DC

  26. He said we need a bill that is veto-proof for McMaster to sign it

  27. He said that we have been let down for years, but have bones that should be brought home and buried with our families

  28. He said we should have more events on the grounds- not just ours, but other organizations

  29. He wants to get started immediately and bring it up in debates

  30. Chelsea: feathers and burying the dead properly are a bare minimum of things to do

  31. Chief Hatcher explained the Firekeeper position and the use of a feather

  32. Want the ability to practice our religion as others do

  33. VC Cheryl: there’s a misunderstanding of CRT (critical race theory)- it’s how laws are established to help a particular race

  34. Examples include: Indian Offenses Act and basketmaking



  37. Mysogination- people weren’t allowed to marry outside their race, so some ended up married to their cousin

  38. Committee Reports

  39. Buildings & Grounds: Glenn C

  40. A little work done, will be mowing tomorrow

  41. Chris H: my guy just needs a date to bring the pipes

  42. Arts & Crafts: Susan H

  43. Nothing new

  44. Pauwau: Dalton & Michelle H

  45. Most demonstrators are on board

  46. Working through budget

  47. Securing donations (ex: water)

  48. Checking price on P-o-P since Gary’s was bought out

  49. Cancel cut-off date: 8/31/2022

  50. Voting Member: 2-3 wanting it

  51. Susan: meetings are held via Zoom and in-person

  52. Would like for a representative from Elders and voting member candidates to be present

  53. Drum

  54. Need to set dates with Andy

  55. Files: VC Cheryl

  56. Work day tomorrow (4/2)

  57. We are in transition and will be making ID cards soon

  58. Newsletter: Michelle

  59. Email from Debbie B: reminder that the cut-off date for newsletter content is 5/20 so it can be approved on 6/3

  60. Cemetery Fence: Elder Dan

  61. Need approximately $4000 total just for the front area

  62. Could put something in the newsletter about it

  63. Chief Hatcher: get me the materials list and I’ll request it from Lowe’s

  64. CoC Dalton: ask Jeff T too; he could have things laying around the yard

  65. Donations for the fence need to have “cemetery fence” in the memo line of the check or money order

  66. VC Cheryl

  67. Was on a speaker panel at CCU: Women in Sustainability

  68. Marion C: after VC Cheryl spoke, several African Americans spoke and agreed with what VC Cheryl had said


  70. Education Task Force: still going on to make sure we aren’t erased from history

  71. Dr. Dillian just accepted the SAA award for the museum collaboration

  72. Chief Hatcher

  73. I apologize for my attitude, but we have a right to be here too

  74. 2C John is working with CCU to archive materials

  75. Susan: USC Lancaster has copies of the newsletter

  76. State museum is working on adding us in

  77. Appreciate the support from everyone

  78. All new honorary members will receive a certificate, not an ID card

  79. Secretary’s note: clarified on 4/9 that this will take place for apps received after 4/1/2022

  80. Want a way for all members to get to the top

  81. Elder Dan: need to know everyone that is running for election

  82. Resolution: JT-05-07-2021-001 discussed (Candidate Requirements)

  83. VC Cheryl: it’s putting a retroactive requirement on running

  84. Michelle: the resolution and discussion on it in meetings has been in the minutes, posted to website, Facebook

  85. Also, if anyone wants a copy of the resolution, they only need to email me

  86. CoC Dalton: Jeanie, you need to appeal to the Elders

  87. Elder Dan: she needs to defend herself

  88. Kevin D

  89. would like to submit this to the Pauwau committee to raffle/ auction off

  90. Belt buckle 4x3 in size created by a renowned artist

  91. Tribal roll book: please consider opening it; next month will be my full year as an honorary member

  92. Glenn C

  93. Come up with ideas for a turkey shoot and Christmas parades

  94. Jeanie W: I’ve participated in all of the parades even through Covid

  95. Susan: Met with Santee Chief Greg Crummie

  96. Next Meeting: 5/6/2022 at 7pm at the tribal office and via Zoom

Susan motioned to close the meeting; Marie seconded.

Susan-yes, Glenn-yes, Chris-yes, Marion-yes, Robert-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

Meeting adjourned at 9:10 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 4/23/2022 at 12:42 am.

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