The Annual Member Meeting will take place on October 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM EST. This meeting will be open Registered Members Only. If you would like the link to the meeting, please email with your name, native name, and ID #.
The Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc. organization was formed and incorporated in November 1976, and was recognized by proclamation, signed by Governor George Busby, in December 1976. We are over 6000 members strong. We do not claim to be either state or federally recognized. Nor do we claim affiliation with either the Eastern or Western bands of Cherokee. We do, however, claim the right to be and say who we are: Cherokee descendants, with a desire to make life better for all Native Americans!
If you are of Cherokee ancestry with a desire to make a connection to your Native American roots, and a desire to work to make life better for all Native Americans, then we welcome your application for Full Membership.
All peoples are welcome to apply for Associate Membership, regardless of heritage.
We are not about what we can get, but what we can do for others!” - Chief Panther
Our goal is to perpetuate the culture, history, spirituality and traditions of the Cherokee people, and all Native Americans. To protect and care for mother earth and all creations, to educate not only our descendants, but others who have a desire to learn the Cherokee way and Native American culture. To protect and repatriate Native Americans so that they may continue their journey in peace. To set and example for all to see, of what a Cherokee truly is, and what it means to walk the Red Road. With the hope and prayer in our hearts that one day, all Native Americans will come together as one, for the common good of all.
Council had a meeting on August 21. A decision was made to not have our annual public meeting in Florida due to the increase in COVID numbers for Florida and many states. We will have our Annual meeting by Zoom October 16th at 10:00 AM EST. You will need to pre-register before the meeting. Additional information will be posted on our Facebook group closer to the October 16th meeting.
Our goal has always been to perpetuate the culture,history, spirituality, and traditions of the Cherokee. In fulfilling this mission, we have donated $250 to The Native Rhythms Festival in Melbourne, Florida on November 12th to 14th. I have been attended before, and it is a wonderful festival with native performers, vendors, classes, and competitions. It is an outdoor event, and if you can attend, I highly recommend it. Several on the Council will be volunteering those days to help them. We are hopeful next year to raise enough and donate more to have a booth set up!
The Tribe Treasurer, Theresa Sun Eagle and I will be meeting in early September to discuss new items to sell for our Tribe to meet this goal. We plan to put a merchandise page on our Facebook page and this website as soon as we can.
We also sent out a email to verify email addresses. Out of 1500 sent out more than 900 were returned as undeliverable or had errors. We have more than 6200 members! We really need everyone to update your email and address to add to our membership list. So many move or marry and do not let us know. Even more do not belong to a Band or Clan for your information to be updated. You can send a message with your updated contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we can’t reach our members we can not continue!
Even though COVID keeps us from meeting in public, your Council is working together constantly to further our growth. If you want to be a part of our plans please let us know.
Chief Pam Walela Sandusky
The Southeastern Cherokee Council, a 501c3 organization, is managed by volunteers. Donations provide the avenue to reach out to others, teach, and pay only for operating costs, website, mailings, and supplies. Your donations are sincerely appreciated.
Your tax deductible donations may be made by clicking the "Donate" link below or by mail.
The address for donations or any Tribal business is:
Southeastern Cherokee Council, Inc., 16295 Davis Rd, Lot 35, Fort Myers, Florida 33908-2963
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