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.
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