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With Summer here, it’s not too early to start your tribe’s recruiting. The Longhouse has two new marketing pieces that can assist your effort to bring on new members.
See PDF: 2015 Orange Skies Longhouse Recruiting Materials
Both the Longhouse Flyers and Arrow Invitations are provided free of charge and can be picked up at Kustom Imprints in Orange, CA. This company is owned by Longhouse member Mark Kuli and if email him day ahead, he will count out number of each pieces you want . BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE- if you also want pre-printed 2″ by 4″ mail labels with your own personalized Tribe name, Chief’s name + phone and email, just send him that information.
Kustom Imprints is located at 1661 N. Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92867. The business hours are Mon- Thurs 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM / Fri 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Closed Sat & Sun.
Email Mark ahead at: Mark@KustomImprints.com and if you have any questions, you can call him at (714) 771-5768 Ext. 106.
In January the Chumash Tribe of the Sequoia Nation made their annual trek up to the mountains of Arrowhead for their winter campout. The Chumash have held their winter campout in Arrowhead for at least the last 10 years. This campout had the largest turnout in recent tribe history, including eight first-year families and the celebrated return of some recent graduates and their princesses, featuring former Longhouse Chief Smoked Turkey Wing, Sky Walker and Sachem Little Big Man. Arrowhead Ranch and Science Center again proved up to the task of hosting the 40+ braves and princesses in small but comfortable cabins, and their staff took great care of feeding the tribe. The Chumash made a side trip to Snow Valley for sledding, supervised their own turkey shoot, made s’mores at a campfire, held a makeup graduation ceremony under the winter night sky, and managed to finish a record 48 cheese and jalepeno quesadillas. Many games were played, bonds were forged, and no NFL football games were missed. It was good. Noonay!
Several Indian Princesses and their dads gave up a Saturday morning to help out the homeless and other needy families. We went to the Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen in Santa Ana to assist in serving their morning meal. The volunteers also helped sort out, bag and distribute an actual ton of donated groceries from Second Harvest Food Bank. While it was hard work for a few hours that day, everyone left with satisfaction that they helped make this holiday season a little brighter for some less fortunate souls.
A HUGE NOONAY TO
THE STAR NATION VOLUNTEERS of the Shawnee, Cherokee and Cheyenne Tribes!
Mark D. Kuli
Star Nation Chief
The Mighty Cherokee Princess Tribe of the Santana Nation supported the Orange County Ronald McDonald House children and their families by bringing new, unwrapped toys and gifts. Our theme for the year is volunteering and we’re teaching the girls, and all of you, That it is always better to give than to receive fulfilling one of our aims, “To love my neighbor as myself”.
As you can see by the photos, the families did a great job of spreading the word to friends and family about the needs of the families at the Ronald McDonald House. I think the girls were rewarded ten fold about the need to give at this time of year. The Great Spirit is very proud of these fine young ladies!
Cherokee Prayer Blessing
May the Warm Winds of Heaven blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your Mocassins make happy tracks in many snows, and may the Rainbow always touch your shoulder.
Congratulations to our Santana Nation Hupa. They held their annual kick-off event for their charity drive. The tribe made “no-sew” blankets that they delivered to the Tustin Area Senior Center’s Senior Santa Project. Members of the Police Department and senior center met with members of the Tustin Teens in Action, Orange County Adult Protective Services and Santana Hupa to accept their donations and place them under the senior center’s Christmas tree. According to Sarah Randall, recreation coordinator for the Tustin Area Senior Center, “We had a great turnout with tons of donations. We are so excited to start our donation drive.”
Through Dec. 23, donations can be dropped off at the Tustin Area Senior Center at 200 S. C St. or the Tustin Police Department at 300 Centennial Way. For more information, call 714-573-3107.