Pauwau 2013

Our 21st Annual Arts Festival & Pauwau will be held Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at the Tribal Grounds at 591 Bluewater Road in Aynor, SC.  We invite you to join us for the event.  The gates will open at 11:00 AM on both days.  There will be two Grand Entries on Saturday, held at 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM.  On Sunday there will be one Grand Entry held at 2:00 PM.

Our arena participants are:

Host Drum                                      Edisto River Singers

Master of Ceremonies                    John Blackfeather

Arena Director                                Doug Logan

Lead Female Dance                       Aki Day

Lead Male Dancer                          Burke Lemons


Econo Lodge

1101 Church Street

Conway, SC  29526

(843) 248-2285

Rates are $51+tax/Double if you mention the Pauwau.

If you are interested in vending at the pauwau, and need an application, contact the Pauwau Director, Michelle Hatcher, at (843) 358-6877 or e-mail her at wip.peoples.alliance@gmail.com.

School Days

Our next School Days event is currently scheduled for Thursday, October 31st, 2013 and Friday, November 1st, 2013 at our Tribal Grounds at 591 Bluewater Road, Aynor, SC.  For more information please contact Susan Hayes-Hatcher at afretsusan@gmail.com.


Solstice Ceremonies

We are proud to inform everyone, our Firekeeper, Robert Benton, has been certified by Firekeeper Earl Manyskins Carter, and is now one of only three recognized Firekeepers in the southeast area.    Information about our next Solstice Ceremony will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Tribal Gatherings

The Tribal Council has declared February 17th, the date our Tribe became State recognized, as a Tribal holiday.  To celebrate this event, there will be a  Tribal gathering on February 15, 2014 at our Tribal grounds at 591 Bluewater Road, Aynor, SC.

Tribal Meetings

With the following exceptions, the Tribal Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month at our Tribal office at 591 Bluewater Road, Aynor, SC.  The meetings will begin at 6:30 PM, and will continue until the business at hand is concluded.

Due to the annual pauwau, there is no meeting in November. Additionally, The meetings for the months of January and July are held on the second Friday rather than the first Friday of the month.