Inside this edition of THE CATAWBA POST…
The Catawba Nation Executive Committee offers an update on several key tribal goals and initiatives, including information about the newly opened prelaunch facility for the Catawba Two Kings Casino Resort, an update about the proposed Catawba Constitution, a clarification of the Executive Committee’s role and communication process between other Catawba committees, and news about the Revenue Allocation Plan. And, Catawba Nation Gaming Authority President, Mike Ulizio describes how the new casino is working with Cleveland County and the city of Kings Mountain to build upon and share in success of the project.
Catawba Nation Economic Development Specialist, Michael Guidry describes how small businesses are essential to the community’s vibrant heartbeat. Guidry also shines the spotlight on an exemplary tribal business, A-1 Fence Company, which has provided quality services to notable players in the marketplace for nearly forty years.
Professor Dr. Rebekah Ingram sheds light on the evolution of the Catawba language which is derived from many different local languages and reflects a unique and dynamic culture.
Tiffany Witherington and Scott Hansen explain how septic systems, recycling, solid waste, and drinking water are all interconnected and impact the Catawba Nation’s quality of life.
Step back into time and learn how two chiefs guided the Catawba people through the very treacherous 1730’s and 1770’s. Archivists Ensley Guffey, retells how Chief Yanabe Yatengway and Chief Nopkehi (called “King Hagler”) fostered and maintained strategic relationships to keep the tribe strong during difficult days.
Hailey Wade makes a splash covering the 2021 Catawba River Ramble for Recovery. While Tolani Franks & Lisa Martin make tracks reporting on the 2021 Annual Catawba River Race.
Shelby Lewis & Dioné Carroll, Esq. write about the Indian Child Welfare Act (“ICWA”), which is designed to help protect tribal children and families.
Myah Medlock reports on the Catawba Nation’s beneficial impact on the surrounding community. Community Services Director, Laney Buckley presents how the tribe leads and collaborates with many different organizations to provide and enhance services for the citizens and the local community at large. Hayley Brezeale reviews how Native American foods have a long and symbiotic relationship with the growth and culture of the area. Amanda Hyatt & Kathleen Hays talk about investing in a most valuable resource for the future through successful children and youth programs.
Featured Artist, Faye Greiner carries forward many rich and beautiful Catawba traditions. As a notable potter and basket maker, Greiner creates beautiful and practical art while also sharing her talents with others.
Read the Catawba Post about upcoming events, a COVID-19 update, and information about the mental health resources offered by the Catawba Service Unit in association with Valorant Health.