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Updates on program happenings

Winter 2016 Drum Beats Newsletter

Greetings to all Native Sons & Daughters Membership!!

Here is the new National Drum Beats Newsletter, the Winter 2016 edition for the 2015-16 program year. We hope you enjoy it and that it provides some inspiration for you the member, your Tribes or your Longhouses.

As always, we encourage any Longhouse, Tribe or members to submit articles, stories & spirit in the newsletter. “Share the Stories, Spread the Spirit”!

NSDNewsletter@nationallonghouse.org.

The next edition will be released in the Spring of 2016, roughly early May.

Tonkahay,

The Staff at National Drum Beats Newsletter

2016 Sunshine State Pow Wow

The annual Sunshine State Pow Wow will take place at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground from March 10th through 13th. All longhouses in the state of Florida, even those not part of National Longhouse, will convene for four days of entertainment and activities. They will have storytellers, dancers, and the crowd-favorite snake wranglers on hand putting on several shows each day. There will also be a number of exciting new war games, an impressive collection of raffle prizes, and a huge bonfire.

If any Native Sons and Daughters members outside of Florida wish to attend, you are asked to contact statewide-help@nsdjax.org.

Learn more about this one-of-a-kind pow wow on their website: http://sunshinestatepowwow.com

2016 Annual Meeting

This year’s annual meeting will be held April 29th – May 1st, 2016 at the Blue Creek Cabins in Helen, Georgia. Schedule and travel details to be communicated individually for attending members.

The 2016 Annual Meeting is also an election year. Elections will be held for the National Council of Officer Positions of National Chief, National Assistant Chief, National Wampum Bearer, and National Tallykeeper. Details on the nomination process will be announced in the next newsletter. For more information on any of these positions, please contact National Chief Bryan Davis, nationalchief@nationallonghouse.org.

For additional information on the meeting, contact National Chief Bryan Davis, nationalchief@nationallonghouse.org.

Fall 2015 Drum Beats Newsletter

Greetings to all Native Sons & Daughters Membership!!

Here is the new National Drum Beats Newsletter, the Fall 2015 edition for the 2015-16 program year. We hope you enjoy it and that it provides some inspiration for you the member, your Tribes or your Longhouses.

As always, we encourage any Longhouse, Tribe or members to submit articles, stories & spirit in the newsletter.

NSDNewsletter@nationallonghouse.org.

The next edition will be released in the Winter of 2016, roughly February.

Tonkahay,

The Staff at National Drum Beats Newsletter

New Pathfinders Rocker Patch

We’ve designed a new rocker patch, to distinguish members of Pathfinders!

The patch is designed to fit over the Native Sons and Daughters Programs® path. It is fully embroidered in distinctive black, green, and non-metallic gold colors. The patches are available upon request for all registered first year members of NSD Pathfinders℠. Contact the National Chief at nationalchief@nationallonghouse.org.

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New Feature: Our Stories

Today, we’re introducing a new community contribution section on the National Longhouse web site: Our Stories. In Our Stories, we will showcase articles showing how Longhouses across the country stay active with tribe outings, campouts, and special events. We can all share and learn more about how other Longhouses participate in this wonderful program. Maybe this will help spark some new ideas too.

If you have an event you’d like to share, you’ll just have to send us some photos and a short article talking about your event. To get started, contact us first using the “Content Contribution” link here.