Brad Sams Confirmed Natchez Second/War Chief
Natchez Nation confirmed Brad Sams as Second Chief at January, 2023 Council Meeting. Traditionally the Uvcenv Cunv Vnksev is the "Chief Diplomat." His is a lifetime position. See the Constitution for particulars. He is from the Sam family and is one of MANY persons from that family that have helped maintain our Nation. Getting word to him enables any Natchez person (LvtvseTvm Nvce) to contribute to the workings of the entire Nation. He serves on the Council of the Natchez Nation with the Principal Chief and the Uvcenv Kwalneeshu Tenvwete, the 4 Principal Clan Mothers. Brad will serve in a supervisory capacity in most of our projects, sometimes he gets paid and is generally reimbursed for lengthy travel. If we need something, he probably finds it. If we needed a prayer, he is one who prays. Brad was initially selected for his skills, dedication to the Natchez and all tribal people. He will have the opportunity to contribute much.
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 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 are working on a TALKING Natchez Dictionary where people can search words and sentences and hear what they sound like. The written dictionary is on the Language Page and is updated occasionally. Take a look at it ! We 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 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 with one-another quarterly: March, June, September and December; first Saturday; 1pm; Notchietown Office, and this website posting is legal notice thereof. Sometimes there are 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
More info at our office or posted on the Galleria page