UPDATE! Our 2018 Northern Cherokee PowWow and Cultural Gathering will be held Sept 14th-16th. This is a wonderful time to meet your tribal government and your tribal family. We hope you will plan on attending. There are many places to stay in Clinton, Missouri. Call and make your reservations now. Options include Parkfield Inn (660-890-6188), Hampton Inn (660-885-4488), and Westbridge Inn (660-885-2206). This is our main fund raiser for the year.
Let's make our 2018 PowWow a success!
Northern Cherokee Citizen Selected by Native American Film Festival
Jason Levinson (pictured on left), a Northern Cherokee citizen, has been selected as a film writer by the LA Skins. The LA Skins is a Native American Film Festival and Music Festival held annually in Los Angeles, California.
In his short film entitled TOW TRUCKERS, Jason mentions his Northern Cherokee heritage. He’s the son of tribal citizen Donna Calm Spirit Wobbe, and grandson of the late tribal citizen Elma Stone who served in World War II. TOW TRUCKERS is a ten-and-a-half-minute film with entertaining dialogue between two men…David and Norm… who offer unsolicited life coaching as service reps to dissatisfied customers. The 11th Annual LA Skins Fest will be held November 14-19 in Los Angeles.
Osiyo Everyone, Chief and I want to thank each and every one who attended this year's powwow. We had an awesome turn out both Friday and Saturday even if it did rain on us. Many of our citizens traveled many miles to be with their tribal family and we were so happy to see them. There are so many people to thank for making this all come together.
First our Chief for bringing this tribe together, Wado. then to everyone who helped to get the grounds in excellent shape, Randy Runion for giving up his Friday's to come up from Springfield, Mo to mow. Bob McCartney for helping with the mowing and weed whacking and many little things that add up to mean so much. Daniel (Beanpole) for mowing the day before and almost melting in the heat.
Special wado to Buffalo Sister who was here every day to answer the phone and thousands of questions, sell adds and then deliver the powwow booklets. Tanya, you were a life saver, your expertise in graphic design and layout made this year’s pow wow booklet the best one ever! How do I say thank you to my awesome kitchen crew Chris Brooks and Cindy Little Bear Linchey. You two were a team fantastic. Can't wait to see what the two of you have dreamed up for next year. Our auction group for all their hard work once again Amy you and Christie did a bang-up job. Wado to Ricky Swearengin, Diamond Auction Co. for selling it all! To our Drum Young Bounty, you are the heart of the powwow, Wado. To all our vendors thank you for bringing your wonderful items to sell. I know I have missed some of you, but know that I thank you also from the bottom of my heart. Until next year, May Creator keep you all safe. Mrs. Chief
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ONLY AFTER ALL THE TREES ARE CUT, AFTER ALL THE GAME IS KILLED, ONLY AFTER ALL THE STREAMS ARE POISONED, ONLY THEN WILL WHITE MEN REALIZE THEY CAN'T EAT MONEY.
REMEMBERING OUR PAST PRESERVING OUR CULTURE PLANNING OUR DESTINY