Attention Tribal Members!!
Many of you may not know that our long time Chief, Robert "Two Eagles" Green retired from his position as elected Chief of the tribe in March. Robert has been the only chief the Patawomeck have known since the 17th century. Through his vision and leadership we have become a state recognized tribe and grown to 1300 members. On May5, 2013, Gary "Walking Crow" Cook retired from his position as Lesser Chief. Like Robert, Gary has been instrumental in the growth and development of the tribe. Both Gary and Robert will retain their titles and a place of honor within the tribe. Please join me in wishing both Robert and Gary a well deserved break and thank them for all they have done.
On May 19th the Tribal Council appointed John Lightner our new Chief and Gordon Silver our new Assistant Chief. In addition Jeff Newton is our new Tribal Judge, Dennis Harding is our new Treasurer, and Charles "Bootsie" Bullock and Lou Silver have joined the Tibal Council.
Governor McDonnell Signs Proclamation Designating November as American Indian Heritage Month
Pictured from L to R: Rappahannock Chief Anne Richardson, Nottoway Chief Lynette Lewis Allston, Upper Mattaponi Assistant Chief Frank Adams, Pamunkey Tribal Member Ashley Atkins, Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Chief Walt Brown, Upper Mattaponi Chief Kenneth Adams, Governor McDonnell, Mattaponi Chief Carl Custalow, Patawomeck Chief Robert Green, Monacan Chief Sharon Bryant,Chickahominy Assistant Chief Wayne Adkins
2013 PATAWOMECK RAFFLE--- HANDCRAFTED Patawomeck Wall Hanging or Lap Blanket.
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The size is approximately 43” wide and 48” long. This can be used for either a wall hanging or lap Blanket. This Patawomeck Wall Hanging/Lap Blanket was crocheted by Tribal member Patty Sullivan.
The cost of Raffle tickets are $2.00 each or a book of 3 for $5.00. To buy Raffle tickets, please contact MaryAnn Berry
The drawings will be held at our 2013 Annual Meeting.
Fee imposed on Tribal replacement cards
To cover costs, The Membership Committee has implemented a $5.00 fee to Tribal members that request a replacement Tribal Member Card. This decisison was approved by the Patawomeck Tribal Council at the Annual Meeting on October 9, 2011.
To request a replacement card, please contact Minnie Lightner here
“PROUD TO BE A PATAWOMECK” magnet bumper stickers are back.
The cost is $5.00 and please add $5.25 to the cost to cover priority mail, Flat rate shipping. Please send your check or money order payable to the Patawomeck Indians of Virginia to MaryAnn Berry, P.O. Box 615, Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Donate Your Car to the Patawomeck Indians!
The Patawomeck Heritage Foundation is now accepting used vehicles for donations. We are able to accept anything from an old bucket of rust that has been an eyesore in your backyard to a gently used, like new trade in. We have a consignment agreement that enables us to sell drivable vehicles at full market value enabling your donation to bring maximum value to the tribe. We are able to accept boats, RVs, campers, motorcycles, and even equipment. The only requirement is that for any on the road vehicle or boat we will need the title. If you have lost the title to that clunker in the backyard, we can help you get a replacement. The Heritage Foundation will make arrangements to move any units that are not drivable. If you have something you would like to donate, please give me a call and I will be happy to provide more information and help turn your donation into cash for the Tribe.
August 25, 2013
Council meeting 1:00PM White Oak Civil War Museum
Chief John Lightner
1416 Brent Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
c/o Debbi Shelton
319 Chatham Hieghts Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22405