COMING EVENTS Update as of 4/01/2020.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, events had to be canceled through May in order to adhere to social distancing regulations. Some of these may be rescheduled, depending on when it is deemed safe to hold events with more than 10 people. In the hope that this pandemic will end soon, we are listing the tentatively scheduled events that have not yet been canceled. Final safety decisions will be made nearer to the date of the event and will be posted in our newsletter and on the website as soon as those decisions are made.
September 19(Sat) – Trail of Tears Commemorative Walk & PowWow,** Waterloo AL. We need help in Cleveland on Friday to load and in Waterloo on Saturday to set up/break down & to sell merchandise at our tribal table. Contact your District Rep or Tribal Secretary if you are available to help.
September 26 (Sat) – CTNEAL Quarterly Council Meeting,* Guntersville Recreation Center, 1500 Sunset Drive, Guntersville AL 35976. Pot luck lunch at noon; bring a covered dish to share.
September [TBD] (Sat) – Moundville Native American Festival,** Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville AL 35474. This festival celebrates the culture and heritage of Southeastern Indians. Features: music & dance performances, arts & crafts demonstrations, storytelling, a target range, living history, et al.
September [TBD] (Sat) – Oka Kapassa “Return to Coldwater” Native American Festival,*** Tuscumbia AL. Activities include scheduled dances, artists sharing their skills, Native food vendors, Native music. More information can be found at okapassa.org.
As the number of people infected with the coronavirus continues to grow, please pray for our Father's healing touch and that this virus goes away soon.
If you know of anyone in CTNEAL who has been infected, please let me know. Many of our citizens have stepped up to help during this crisis. Our tribal nurse came out of retirement and had her license temporarily reinstated. Several of our citizens are making masks for our citizens and for the health-care system. At least one citizen is helping citizens who are unable to get out for food and medicine. Keep in touch with your District Representive and your officers ... Let us know your needs and we will make every effort to help you.
Many of you have already received notice about the 2020 Census. The first notice provides your census ID that must be used on your completed form. The second mailing is the paper version of the census. Unfortunately, that version does not have enough space to spell out the tribal name so you will have to write small. My recommendation is to complete the online version, which has sufficient space. See the attached notice about the 2020 Census.
If you have not yet signed our online petition for the class-action lawsuit against the U.S., please do so immediately, then ask all of your friends and family to sign the petition. It is essential that we have enough signatures to catch the interest about lands stolen from the Cherokee. Help ensure the future of your children and sign the petition at http://attorneyetal.com/petition
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