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March 2021 Open Meeting Summary

Tribal Open Meeting Summary 3/5/2021 held via Zoom

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

  2. Financial Report (as of 3/5/2021, 3pm)

  3. General Fund: $23,896.70

  4. Building Fund: $3779.64

  5. Online Votes

  6. 2/9 Purchase & Install sewer project

  7. Marion-yes, Susan-yes, Alan-yes, Marie-yes, Glenn-yes, Dalton-yes

  8. 2/27 Accept February summary

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

  10. New Business

  11. Receipt

  12. Glenn: Handicap ramp repair receipt: $181.35

  13. Marion-yes, Susan-yes, Alan-yes, Marie-yes, Glenn-yes, Dalton-yes

  14. Check 1059 Building Fund

  15. Committee Reports

  16. Buildings & Grounds: Glenn C

  17. Repairing ramp Saturday

  18. Too wet to work

  19. Arts & Crafts: Susan

  20. Nothing new to report

  21. Pauwau: Michelle/ Dalton

  22. Should start planning for 2021 Pauwau

  23. Will send email to committee members to get together via Zoom

  24. Drum: Alan

  25. Nothing new

  26. Chief Hatcher: getting $600 grant to get Andy Spell to train our guys

  27. Campground: John

  28. Mr. Hinson will be out Tuesday at 10am to review placement

  29. Files: Starla/ Dalton

  30. We have a meeting 3/6 at 6pm at the tribal grounds

  31. Dinner will be provided, bring sides and drinks

  32. Regular Files committee meeting 3/20 via Zoom at 6pm

  33. VC & 2C

  34. 2C John: because we can get financial educational assistance, add it to the calls by the Files committee

  35. Files Committee: ask what members’ needs are

  36. CMA grants for state-recognized tribes $50,000, $160,000

  37. VC Cheryl: they are specific to environmental justice and Covid-19 and through the EPA

  38. You can/should collaborate with other nonprofits to help meet criteria

  39. 2C John: do we still have all of Ms. Carla’s donations in the storage room?

  40. Glenn: yes, they’re still there

  41. 2C John/ VC Cheryl: look for a truck driver to get the items to Oklahoma/ Dakotas

  42. Dalton: would need an independent trucker

  43. Marie: will talk to David about his schedule

  44. Kevin D: biggest issue for Cheyenne is propane

  45. Carol Ann: Dr. Painter may have some suggestions

  46. Dalton: will let VC Cheryl and Marie work it out

  47. VC Cheryl

  48. Education Taskforce will meet next week

  49. VC Cheryl read their mission statement

  50. SCETV and Women’s Vision SC program

  51. T Lilly LittleWater was one of the first to be honored in 2020

  52. Recertify teachers approved by Dept of Education

  53. 5 day/ week courses throughout the year

  54. Museum Exhibit at CCU

  55. Had a Zoom meeting 2/11; they would like to come to equinox on 3/20 to interview people about historical information and put it into the museum

  56. Dalton: can you put together an email for Michelle to forward?

  57. VC Cheryl: yes

  58. VC Cheryl: conservation group will attend

  59. American Rivers: People of color (PoC) are the most affected by environmental issues

  60. Lack funds to repair things

  61. Spearheading getting information to tribes and PoC

  62. Help people advocate for themselves and implement change

  63. Kevin D

  64. Army veteran, retired; have lived on Cheyenne River for 20 years

  65. Helped get Natives back to work

  66. Coordinator at Standing Rock and Cheyenne

  67. Family is out of Horry and Robeson counties

  68. Ms. Johnson

  69. Retired Educator

  70. Cousin of Deborah C and Marion C

  71. Want to be involved

Glenn motioned to adjourn; Susan seconded

Meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Michelle Hatcher on 3/16/2021 at 12:27 am.

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