|Posted by Hodalee Scott Sewell on June 14, 2016 at 2:15 PM||comments (2)|
We had about 25 people come out for genealogy work. we also seated 4 new council persons, Teresa and Niki Moon, heather fair, and Tammy Johnson, sworn in by Chairman Pony Hill.
|Posted by Hodalee Scott Sewell on May 25, 2016 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
this is a fiction work by tribal chairman pony hill, its a great read and i encourage you guys to chec k it out...
Strange things were happening at Sequoyah High and Benjamin Braveboy was certain it all centered on this odd new student. Quiet, unassuming, she was easy for anyone to ignore. To him it was obvious camouflage, a way to be there but not be there, hiding in plain sight. Benjamin was suspicious that there was more to this girl than met the eye. How could he have known she guarded a secret that would reveal an ancient struggle to save an entire world, a timeless battle of light versus darkness, and that their love would lead to the death of one and the unearthly changing of the other?
|Posted by Hodalee Scott Sewell on May 3, 2016 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
Just received a copy of the just released "We Will Always Be Here: Native People's On Living And Thriving In The South, and want to thank Denise Bates and the University Press of Florida for including me and allowing for the participation in such a distinguished work, to be able to talk about our life as a tribe in Florida and to share the heritage of our Cheraw and Creek people is an honor. The Apalachicola River Community of Indians is thankful for the help of so many such fine institutions that support us in preserving our history and heritage. Please get a copy of the just released work on Amazon. com if you can to support those people and fine institutions that support us in important work for the future generations!
|Posted by Hodalee Scott Sewell on April 27, 2016 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Hodalee Scott Sewell on April 27, 2016 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Hodalee Scott Sewell on April 27, 2016 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
As some may know from the announcements at the 20th Annual Apalachicola River Indian Community Conference, the Apalachicola River Community of Indians has been in the process of reorganization of late; ARCI leadership from several communities have been working to recalibrate the tribal government (the Apalachicola River Community Indian Tribal Organization aka ARCITO), an effort which includes several major points:
-Update and continue work on our petition for federal recognition submitted to BIA in 2004
-Update our ARCI tribal roll, by-laws, and constitution
-Secure a land base and permanent council quarters by 2020
-Continue the cooperation with our related tribe, the Sumter Band of Cheraw Indians in Sumter, SC
Generally speaking requirements for enrollment are documented descent from the Indian people of Scott Town Community in Jackson County; Scotts Ferry (including Marysville and Cherokee settlements) in Calhoun County; Woods (primarily the Hill, Jacobs, and Oxendine families enclave) in Liberty County; and Mount Zion Community of Holmes County (in a corner of the southern part of the county west of the Choctawhatchee River, near the town of Ponce de Leon). The 1920 census is the principle document used for ancestral community definition, though others are considered. More info on the tribal history is in “The Indians of North Florida”, available on Amazon.com or from ARCITO free to tribal members.
The upcoming year will be one of hard work and intense cooperation together as the “housecleaning” and getting the council back in order continues. ARCITO will be holding its next quarterly general council meeting on June 11th at 2 pm at the WT Neal Civic Center in Blountstown which will be followed by a Genealogy Conference that afternoon. Please bring your documents, family photos, historic information, and questions to share. Our website Dominickerindians.org will be up dated frequently with information on current ARCITO council meetings, ARCI tribal events, and (Kunfuskee Tallassee) ceremonial grounds activities, as well as our Facebook Page at and Apalachicola River Community of Indians tribal blog on WordPress at https://apalachicolarivercommunityofindians.wordpress.com/.
|Posted by Hodalee Scott Sewell on April 15, 2016 at 3:55 PM||comments (0)|
ARCITO TRIBAL REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING! May 14th 6 pm at Tribal Chairman Pony Hill house 267 Nelle St Apt A, Callaway...ill post a week or so before the itenarary. ...we will be catching up on where we are, please call me with any questions!
|Posted by Hodalee Scott Sewell on April 15, 2016 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
We would like to express our deep appreciation to you for your participation, insights, and contributions to the 20th Annual Apalachicola River Community Indian Community Conference; this gathering wouldn’t have been the same without you and we hope that the goals we set out to accomplish have been at least to some degree moved forward. The participation by people like you in the preservation of our treasured Native American culture through our community events is so important. We truly appreciate the time and effort you took to be there for the event and the fellowship which you shared with us. We look forward to sharing this time and fellowship in years to come. If there is anything we can do, please contact either of us at any time.
Christopher Hodalee Scott Sewell, Community Conference Coordinator
|Posted by Hodalee Scott Sewell on February 9, 2016 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
Native American Genealogy Workshop
June 11 2016 3-8 pm
W T Neal Civic Center
17773 N Pear St Blountstown FL 32424
I am hosting a genealogy workshop to help people looking to learn how to document their Native American ancestry using federal, state, and tribal archival records. Everyone is welcome.
|Posted by Hodalee Scott Sewell on January 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
2016 INDIAN COMMUNITY CONFERENCE IS ON 4/9/16 FROM 5-10 PM
I have secured the Blountstown Civic Center for the 2016 Indian Community Conference in Blountstown on Saturday April 9th 2016, from 5pm to 10 pm. If you want to be listed on the speakers list, make a presentation, or the like please let me know. As this is our 20th year for the conference and big things are happening, including the Sumter Band of Cheraw of SC securing state recognition, the Muscogee Nation of Florida being on active status (public commentary period now open with BIA) and awaiting a decision on federal recognition, upcoming presidential election, and new publications about our people coming out from several sources, please come out and support our people and community. our website Dominickerindians.org continues to have information on our history and current community. As this is a community event feel free to bring a covered dish, your genealogy queries, tribal enrollment questions, or concerns. Email or message me any questions or give me a call. Everyone is welcome.
The Apalachicola River Community of Indians Annual Community Conference is a yearly gathering of the Indian people who descend from the historic Indian settlements of Scotts Ferry, Scott Town, Woods, and Mount Zion in the panhandle of Florida.
Some of the families associated with our community include Ayers Barnwell Bass Bennett Bird Blanchard Boggs Brown Bullard Bunch Bryant Brooks Chason Chavis Conyers Copeland Davis Doyle Goins Hall Harris Hicks Hill Holly Ireland Jacobs Johnson Jones Kever Laramore Linton Lollie Lolly Long Lovett Mainer Martin Mayo Moses Oxendine Perkins Porter Potter Revell Rollin Scott Simmons Smith Stafford Stephens Sweat Thomas Whitfield and Williams.
More can be learned at our website at Dominickerindians.org