Upcoming Events and Important Links

Father's Campout Organization Meeting:  Feb 27 @ Bailey's - 4 pm

Spring Campout: Mar 18-20

Link to Camp Thunderbird/Y-Guides Site:http://www.ymcarichmond.org/camp_activities/interior.aspx?id=6008

From the Chief's corner...

Under the disco ball

Heep How All!

Welcome to the Manahoac Tribe blogsite.  Please peruse the blogsite for Tribal and Nation event information, photos, events and important dates.

Feel free to send me any information or photos that you'd like to post to the site.  Hopefully this will help us all stay connected during the "off -season".  Black Hawk and I had a great fall campout in September, and we're looking forward to seeing everyone at future events.

-Hunting Hawk

Aims of the Indian Guides Program

1. To be clean in body and pure in heart.
2. To be "Pals Forever" with my father/son.
3. To love the sacred circle of my family.
4. To be attentive while others speak.
5. To love my neighbor as myself.
6. To seek to preserve the beauty of the Great Spirit's work inforest, field and stream.

"We, Father and Son, through friendly service to each other, to our family, to this tribe, to our
community, seek a world pleasing to the eye of the Great Spirit."


Link to Y-Guides site for Beaver/Cougar Award criteria: http://www.ymcarichmond.org/camp_activities/interior.aspx?id=6008

In advance of next Spring's Nation's campout, I'd like to make sure that all Braves have earned their Beaver Awards, and hope that many/most of the Braves are well on their way to earning their Cougar awards. The requirements are below. During some of the tribal meetings leading up to the Spring campout, we'll work on our Cougar activities.

Beaver Award Criteria

Learn the aims of the Indian Princesses Program
(earn yellow feather)

Memorize the Indian names of all princesses and braves in tribe and recite at tribal gathering.
(earn red feather)

Complete three handicraft projects with Brave
(earn blue feather)

Complete two-mile hike with Brave
(earn green feather)

Learn the Indian prayer signs and words
(earn white feather)

Tell Indian story before tribal council
(earn orange feather)

Campout with Brave
(earn brown feather)

Prepare and distribute handmade invitations to a tribal meeting that Brave and Princess host
(earn black feather)

Tribal Council

Manahoac Tribal Roles and Responsibilities- 2010

Tribal Role
Tribal Chief
Hunting Hawk
Roger H
Setting schedules, running meetings, Nation Council
Medicine Man
Big Bear
Claude B
Asst. Chief, tribal equipment, tribal craft
Wampum Bearer
Soaring Eagle
Carroll S
Monies, campout cost settlement, chief investment strategist
Tally Keeper
Grey Wolf
Lynn R
Tallying of awards, organize events to get awards, patches
Legend Keeper
Eagle Eye
Mark P
Tribal Roster, pictures and posting of event pictures, scrap book
Sand Keeper
Straight Arrow
Mike W
Organize campout responsibilities
Big Deer
Patrick S
Previous Chief, counsel to new Chief

Tribal Officers for Big Braves – Their Roles and Responsibilities Required Positions for Big Braves

Chief: The Chief is a big brave and, as the head of the tribe, is its foremost representative. The Chief presides at monthly Federation meetings and reports tribal activity to the collection of chiefs, as well as he relays meeting information back to his tribe. If he is unable to preside, the Medicine Man presides in his place. The Chief is responsible for ensuring that tribal meetings run smoothly. In order to do this, we suggest the following responsibilities:
1. Set up a separate planning meeting with the Fathers at least once every three months. At this meeting discuss new activities to be planned, evaluate the program and discuss ways to improve, set up definite meeting times and locations.
2. Preside over all Council (Tribal) meetings.
3. Represent tribe in all Nation meetings.
4. Keep meetings within scheduled timeframe (60-75)
5. Start meeting on time.
6. Ensure father and child sit together.
7. Open and close meeting with prayer to the Great Spirit.
8. Create and follow meeting ritual as tribe.
9. Create schedule for succession (new Chief).

Medicine Man: The Medicine Man is a big brave who is responsible for developing resource material suitable for activities and program projects for thetribe. He may also develop the historical record of the tribe’s activities. The Medicine Man presides over meetings in the Chief’s absence. The Medicine Man
has the following responsibilities:
1. Ensure that a craft or suitable activity is planned for each meeting (Could be assigned to Craft Maker as well).
2. Preside over all council (tribal) meetings in the event that the Chief is absent.
3. Attend Nation planning meetings in place of the Chief as needed.
4. Assist in the planning and creation of tribal property projects suchas the drum, talking stick, name badges, etc.
5. To become Chief when the current Chief leaves his position.

Tally Keeper: The Tally Keeper is a big brave who is responsible for recording all happenings at councils and special events. For a smooth running tribe, it is vital that the Tally Keeper maintains the following responsibilities:
1. Recording the minutes of all tribal meetings and events (tribal secretary). In keeping the minutes, the Tally Keeper is to creatively utilize “Indian talk” and include the names of guides/princesses.
2. Track attendance of guides/princesses at tribal meetings and Longhouses.
3. Keep Nation Officers informed of tribal activities and changes inmembership.
4. Tracks progress towards earning arrowheads and patches (Beaver, Cougar, and Buffalo).
Wampum Bear: The Wampum Bearer is a big brave who acts as the treasurer of the tribe and is responsible for all tribal financial transactions. The Wampum Bearer’s responsibilities are:
1. Keep accurate financial records of the contents of the wampum bag.
2. Maintain security of the wampum bag.
3. Oversee the collection of wampum at each council meeting.
4. Coordinate with the Medicine Man for tribal purchases.

Sachem: After a big brave has served a term as Chief, he then becomes a Sachem. As past Chief, he should always be ready to help the Chief and the Nation/Federation Officers, especially in working with new tribes through their early organizational period. Sometimes assigned the role of keeper of the tribal