Alfreda Doonkeen Woodward Confirmed Natchez Principal Clan Mother
Natchez Nation confirmed Alfreda Doonkeen Woodward as one of our Four Principal Clan Mothers at a recent Special Council/Call Meeting. Traditionally the four Primary/Principal Clan Mothers are the "voices of the people." They serve as your primary connection to the National Council and as keepers of the law and traditions. Alfreda is the daughter of Principal Clan Mother, Eula Doonkeen, whose photo is on this page, above. Her family has a history of involvement in serving the needs of tribal citizens and working with us toward increased daily use of the Natchez Language. To put it bluntly, Alfreda is the embodiment of dedication to family and culture and we value her input and service. See our Constitution for particulars. Her family is known for their direct involvement in tribal affairs that have helped maintain our Nation and others. Getting word to her enables every Natchez (LvtvseTvm Nvce) to contribute to the workings of the entire Nation. She serves on the Council of the Natchez Nation with the Principal Chief, Second Chief the rest of the Uvcenv Kwalneeshu Tenvwete, the 4 Principal Clan Mothers.
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. Please feel free to search the internet for Natchez Nation, Natchezan, Poverty Point, Winterville (Kwekuvltvm[kwe], Mississippian, Adena and Hopewell cultures...that's us. We can answer specific questions better by email or phone and will assign responses to Council, Staff and Volunteers.
We 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 updates as often as possible. We also have the Natchez Nation Facebook page where language sessions and general communication with are available. We will make appropriate changes as a matter of practice. You can use our Galleria Page as YOUR "store." 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 post some of the files from our several trips to the University of Oklahoma Breath of Life language workshops 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 are sent by email, but may not be in our own alphabet. We have a language introduction booklet to common words, phrases and sentences. Email the tribal office if you'd like one or several. They are free; you only pay postage. We are still working on the TALKING Natchez Dictionary where people can search words and sentences and hear what they sound like. The Natchez written dictionary is on the Language Page and is updated occasionally. Take a look at it ! JOIN US IN HELPING PRESERVE DAILY USE OF OUR LANGUAGE. Speak it daily and write it. Just call and ask if you need help.
CONSIDER A DONATION FOR MEDICINE SPRINGS CEREMONIAL GROUND. Donations are Tax-deductable under our tribal corporation, Este Mvskokulke Momen Hopuetvke, Inc. (EMMH). Medicine Springs (Om Tv'hv/Nuwoti) will start activities as soon as we can acquire appropriate permanent land. Please help in any way you are able. We will discuss how everyone can help in council meetings and will definitely let you know!
NATCHEZ COUNCIL MEETINGS <<<< and >>>>> EMMH, Inc. BOARD MEETINGS: are held in conjunction quarterly: March, June, September and December; first Saturday; 1pm; Notchietown Office, and this website posting is legal notice thereof. Sometimes there are agenda and date changes due to other events. Hvmv erhvlles - See you again !
EMMH, Inc. offers Indian Child Welfare and other Training and Technical Assistance to Tribes, States and Individuals
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