We have another item up for auction this month. It is a tomahawk donated by our Vice Chief Lowrey Hesse. We are asking a minimum bid $50.00. You can bid by emailing me at dixonzoo@aol.com. The money from the auction of this item will go directly into our land savings trust fund. If you are the winning bidder and this item must be mailed to you, you will need to mail a check in the amount of your bid and include an addition $15.00 for shipping. It will not be mailed until payment is received. The auction will end November 1, 2019 at 12 noon. Good luck.

Thanks to Sherman Dobson for sharing the information with us about this wonderful company that is offering another fundraising opportunity for our tribe. We are so close to having the money needed to purchase the land but still have a ways to go because of closing fees and additional funding that will be needed to start the work necessary to set up a temporary office. Then the next phase of the fundraising will begin if we are to have a permanent office with additional rooms for our fellowship hall, classrooms for crafting and language classes, a storefront and museum as well. We have many talented individuals in professions that will aid us in this process and they have generously offered their services to help with this effort. Please share this link with all your friends and family. Send it through all your social media accounts as well as email. Using this link will allow your friends and family to purchase the products they want and have them mailed directly to them. A portion of each purchase will go into an account for our tribes fundraiser. We will receive 40% from all purchases made through this link over the next 365 days. Please, please, please, do your part and get this out there. We can’t achieve our goals without your help. It is because of the efforts of all of you that we have made it this far, now let’s rock this fundraiser and make our dreams a reality! All funds received through this fundraiser will go directly into our land savings fund. The link to follow to shop with Rada Cutlery and help our tribal family reach their goal is:

https://radafundraising.com/?rfsn=3188908.4ca76d

Thank you for all your support.

 

Our last item for auction did not get any response so let’s hope this one will do better. Our item up for auction is a hand crocheted and special design from our sweet friends from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade the McCauley’s. Carol designed and crocheted this beautiful purse for us to auction for our land savings fundraiser. All bids can be made by emailing your bid to dixonzoo@aol.com. Please put silent auction item in Subject line of email.. The bidding will end at noon on September 13th. If you are the winning bid and need for this item to be shipped to you it will not be shipped until payment is received. You must include an additional $10.00 for the cost of shipping to your payment.

 

 

 

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

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.