July 2021 Open Meeting Summary


Tribal Open Meeting Summary 7/9/2021 held at the tribal office

  1. CM’s Susan, Marion, Glenn, and CoC Dalton present. CM Marie and 2C John participated via Zoom. VC Cheryl, 2C Alan, and Filekeeper Starla present.

  2. Financial Report (as of 7/9/2021, 12:58am on the CNB site)

  3. General Fund: $16,124.69

  4. Building Fund: $4475.81

  5. Cemetery Fund: $288.00 (CNB) + $1560.96

  6. Old Business

  7. Online Votes

  8. 6/9 Up to $500 for accommodations to meet Mr. Land concerning federal recognition research

  9. Susan-abstain, Marion-yes, Dalton-yes, Glenn-yes, Marie-yes

  10. 6/27 Approve June meeting summary with change to cemetery fund (CNB + pre-CNB)

  11. Susan-yes, Alan-yes, Marion-abstain, Glenn-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

  12. New Business

  13. Receipts

  14. Stamps for 2C Alan: $13.08

  15. Susan-yes, Marion-yes, Glenn-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

  16. Check 819: General Fund

  17. Lawn Mower Blades and belts

  18. Susan-yes, Marion-abstain, Glenn-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

  19. Paid by B&G debit card

  20. Fuel

  21. Wait for accurate total

  22. Chief Hatcher

  23. Terrence Lily Littlewater gave presentation

  24. Feasibility of building a campground on the grounds

  25. Summarized for Tribal Council on the handout

  26. Moved to a mobile lifestyle; converted a bus into a home

  27. VC Cheryl: Brian E wanted camping with cultural items

  28. 2C John: bathhouse and different ordinances to follow

  29. Liability Insurance and dumpster required

  30. Would need a manager on-site

  31. Possible to have vendors or a farmer’s market on the weekends

  32. Chief Hatcher: could charge $30/ night

  33. Ms. Littlewater: or $25 for those not using electricity

  34. Glenn C: crunching numbers for campground with 20 sites

  35. Feasible, but looks like $70k

  36. 2C John: would have to be rezoned

  37. Size of the sites and emergency vehicle accessible

  38. Brad Land & Matthew Land

  39. Researching area; want to assist with federal recognition

  40. Got history from 1501-1725, late 1757

  41. Different calendars (English & French/Spanish)

  42. Can see a line from the Dimery settlement to 1924 & Dimery school

  43. Causey Dimery murder trial of 1921

  44. There was a concerted effort to push Native & people of color away from their land

  45. 2C John: Has anyone researched Natives from England, France, Spain?

  46. Brad L: yes; gotten into French history

  47. Chief Hatcher: criteria E in the CFR- looking for first historic time

  48. Appears to be the issue right now

  49. Brad L: working with British archives & getting record digitized

  50. Have seen anglicized versions of names

  51. Chief Hatcher: will it help us meet criteria E?

  52. Brad L: working with Dr. James Merrill who did one for Catawba

  53. Chief Hatcher: I need historian credentials; think criteria E is the problem

  54. Brad L: don’t think it will be a problem at all

  55. Brad L: Larry Ivers: The Torrent of Indians

  56. History from Tuscarora and Yamasee wars

  57. VC Cheryl: HH Woodward

  58. Evidence to document trade in 1750’s on Waccamaw & Black Rivers

  59. Brad L: Post office in this area: Joppa (spelling ?) may be linked to us

  60. Newsletter Update

  61. Dalton read Debra J’s email to Tribal Council

  62. Committee Reports

  63. Buildings & Grounds: Glenn

  64. GSWSA marked utility lines

  65. Myrtle Beach Cultural Festival 7/10

  66. Arts & Crafts: Susan

  67. One application for certified artist (Jerri H)

  68. Susan-yes, Marion-yes, Glenn-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

  69. Presented idea for Council chokers: yellow over black over red

  70. Pauwau: Dalton

  71. Glenn C: heard from Ms. Nikki (Cherokee frybread vendor)

  72. Flyers ready

  73. Trifolds need a quick change

  74. Fundraiser: through Andy’s pizza in Aynor

  75. PW Budget ready for Council approval

  76. Susan-yes, Marion-yes, Glenn-yes, Marie-abstain, Dalton-yes

  77. Marie: waiting on link in Drive to budget handout (was sent during meeting)

  78. Drum: Glenn

  79. Playing at Chapin Park ar 2:05pm, 7/10

  80. Myrtle Beach Cultural Festival open from 2pm-11pm

  81. Wear regalia if you can

  82. No new practices yet

  83. Files

  84. Starla C: bank donated a 5-drawer filing cabinet

  85. Susan: suggest letting inactive members pay a one-time fee of $200 to bring them current on membership fees

  86. Give them until 9/1/2021 to do it

  87. Designator behind their ID# to keep track of disbursements after federal recognition

  88. Chief Hatcher: put the proposal in writing

  89. Susan: will do it

  90. Next meeting 7/17 at 7pm at the office of via Zoom

  91. 2C Alan: state museum is looking to doing something featuring tribes throughout SC

  92. 2C John: meet at Chapin Park at 1:45pm

  93. Bring Save the Date cards for Pauwau

  94. Should be recycling cans, paper, etc…

  95. VC Cheryl: SWA would probably bring out bins to do it

  96. VC Cheryl

  97. Clemson invited state tribal leaders to the conservation center to assist with Cooper River Canoe preservation

  98. It brought tribal leaders together to connect

  99. Preserve the land, reacquire other land, protect water

  100. State Museum: Amy & Joann: taskforce at 9 on Wednesday

  101. Dr. Rich can send Zoom link to help educate people

  102. CoC Dalton

  103. Thinking about a way for non-core members to have their descendants be members

  104. Track all members the same, except with the ability to be Chief or Vice Chief

  105. Tribal Council to consider letting children of non-core members to be members

  106. Chief Hatcher

  107. Have been asked to take over the Indian Development Council & help get money for education

  108. On canoe preservation: don’t want the Doctors to think they own the artifacts

  109. VC Cheryl: the museum wouldn’t let them even look at the remains in Charleston with Dr. Rich

  110. They were told to make an appointment to discuss it

  111. State museum: overall plan is to display each state tribe

  112. Make sure the information they put in there is accurate

  113. Don’t think state groups or special interest groups should be included in the display

  114. Only need a couple of Native Americans in the group to be declared a state group

  115. This tribe is helping move Native issues forward in the state

  116. Starla C: trying to sell merchandise (T-shirts, cups, koozies, etc…)

  117. There is a post with pictures and pricing on the tribal website

  118. Receipt for shipping: $15.50

  119. Susan-yes, Marion-yes, Glenn-yes, Marie-yes, Dalton-yes

  120. Check 818 General Fund

  121. 2C John

  122. Resolution: JT-05-07-2021-00: Tribal Government Candidate Requirements: 1st Reading


Susan motioned to close the meeting; Marie seconded.

Meeting adjourned at 9:28 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 7/22/2021 at 12:36 am.