Funeral Services Held for Natchez Second/War Chief
Services for Robert M. Riviera (Nvce Uvcenv Cunv Vwete/Vnksev - Second/War Chief) were held at the National Cemetery in Ft. Smith, AR on Thursday 23 August. He served the Natchez People faithfully and honorably for 21 years. Many have said, "He will always be my Chief". Kenlehales Mvkup Henvhnv (Honor and Respect). Prayers Sent, Fires Built. Robert was involved in a supervisory capacity in most of our projects. If we needed something, he knew exactly where to find it. If we needed a prayer, Robert would pray. He was worth much, and we will miss him greatly. Mvto, Robert for your dedication to the Natchez and all tribal people.
Wetv Sokonon, good day. This is the Official Natchez Nation site. WE'RE GLAD YOU CAME ! We assume that you came to get information and hope you find what you need while here. We'll always do our best to give updates on events and tribal meetings. If its not posted on these several pages, call the tribal office or email us by using any of the "Contact Us" buttons. We likely have the answer to your questions or know of resources you can use. We try to respond to each request but sometimes cannot. Please feel free to search the internet for Natchez Nation, Natchezan, Mississippian, Adena and Hopewell cultures...that's us. We can answer specific questions better by email or phone and will assign responses to staff and volunteers.
We'll continually try to make our website as interesting and colorful as we can, occasionally even changing the scheme and background colors. We strive to give you up-dates as often as possible. We will keep making appropriate changes as a matter of practice. You can use our Galleria as your own personal "store". Just give us a pic and we can advertise or sell things for you. We hope you will come back soon and often !
Natchez tribal citizenship is primarily drawn from the final rolls of the Dawes Commission and/or per our constitutional requirements. Both the Constitution and the Citizenship Application can be found and printed in the Galleria Page by pressing the yellow tabs immediately below "contact us for information." It will open the documents right on the same page.
One of our most important tasks is that our people know and use our language. We've posted some of the files from our trip to the University of Oklahoma Breath of Life language workshop in a download format. We will always have the alphabet and words or sentences to work on. Other language files can be obtained by contacting the tribal office and joining us at dropbox.com. If we can upload new audio or visual files on Nvce ehewe (language), we will let you know on the website's language page. <<<<The dictionary is on the Language Page>>>> Take a look at it ! We will soon have a process where you can suggest or name (new) words. For example, we don't have words for television, car or computer. JOIN US IN HELPING REVIVE DAILY USE OF OUR LANGUAGE. Just call and ask how ! MVTO !
PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION FOR MEDICINE SPRINGS CEREMONIAL GROUND. Donations are Tax-deductable under our tribal corporation, Este Mvskokulke Momen Hopuetvke, Inc. (EMMH). Things are "looking good" for Medicine Springs (Om Tv'hv; Nuwoti)...help in any way you are able. We will discuss how everyone can help in council meetings...we will let you know!
NATCHEZ COUNCIL MEETINGS <<<< and >>>>> EMMH BOARD MEETINGS: are held in conjunction with one-another quarterly: March, June, September and December; first Saturday; 1pm; Notchietown Office, and this website posting is legal notice thereof. Hvmv erhvlles - See you again !
EMMH, Inc. offers Indian Child Welfare Training and Technical Assistance to Tribes and States !
More info at the office or posted on the Galleria page !