We are continuing to make an effort to learn our language. There are some who were never introduced to our ancestral language so learning it is quite a struggle. In our efforts to learn we are picking a word to practice and making it a part of our morning/daily prayers on Facebook. We are also branching out and trying to include it in a monthly post here on our website. The word for this month is U na do da qua s gv (pronounced oo nah doh dah kwah ss guh) – Sunday. Yep it is gonna be a month of Sundays! We will be practicing a day of the week for the next 7 months and then plan to move on to learning the word for the months for the next 12 months. Come learn with us. -Chief Judy Dixon

 

New item up for auction is a large collection of Football, Baseball and Basketball cards. There are over 3,000 Football cards in the box. There are 591 Baseball cards and 800 Basketball cards. There are even a few valued at $5.00 each. These cards were donated by Scotie Hardy. Bidder needs to be able to pick these up at the office located at 1531 Blount Avenue (across from ACE Hardware) Guntersville or be willing to pay a high shipping cost. I haven’t taken these to the post office for a price check on postage but have enough experience with postage to know it would run about $20 or $30 to mail these. If you are the winning bid and need them to be mailed to you I will price the postage and it will be added to the bid amount. All proceeds with the exception of any shipping fees will go into our land savings trust fund. To bid email your bid to dixonzoo@aol.com. The auction will end at noon July 5th. Thank you and Good luck!

This auction item must be picked up by the winner of the auction from the tribal office located at 1531 Blount Avenue, Guntersville, AL (across from ACE Hardware) as I will not risk it being damaged in the mail. It is a beautiful lamp donated by Scottie Hardy. It is 26″ tall with glass pieces in the lamp shade. We have an opening bid of $100.00. Bidding will close at noon on March 21st. You can bid by emailing: dixonzoo@aol.com. All proceeds from this auction will go into the land savings trust fund. Thank you and Good luck!

Alabama Indian Affairs Commission Scholarship applications are now available by following the link below. Please note that it states Paige Berry is the contact for this, Paige is our tribal representative with the AIAC, she does not handle the scholarship applications. These must go through the tribal office for our signature and Kasey Berry Chamblee reviews each application to ensure they are complete. The applications will be mailed from our office to the AIAC. The deadline for these to be in Montgomery is March 29 so please make sure you have them in our office no later than March 15th to allow time for these to be reviewed, corrected if necessary and mailed out to Montgomery. The address to mail them to is: UCAN/Scholarship / PO Box 754 / Guntersville, AL 35976.

United Cherokee AniYunWiYa Nation has been raising money to purchase their own land. This land will be used for setting up an office building with enough space for our offices, fellowship hall, classrooms, storefront and prayerfully a museum as well. We hope to have enough acreage to also allow us to hold our PowWow on our own land without having to lease it each year. One of the means we have for raising money is through an auction of items that have been donated by our citizens and friends of our tribe. We try to have an auction every month but may have to skip a month or two if business keeps us distracted. This month we have an item that was crafted by a very talented individual in our tribal family. He took one of our patches and beaded it into a beautiful medallion necklace. If you wish to bid on this item please email your bid to dixonzoo@aol.com. The bidding will close November 30th, 2018 at 12 noon. If you are the winner of the bid this item will not be mailed to you until a check or money order is received for the amount of the bid and an additional $5.00 for postage. All money received (except postage) will go into the land savings trustfund. Thank You for your support and Good Luck!