Wassamasaw Tribe Of Varnertown Indians
Wassamasaw Tribe Of Varnertown                            Indians

Upcoming Tribal/Community Events

Tribal Elections 2021

ABC news 4 Interview

Elder Basket Outreach November 20

This Native American heritage month we continue the tradition of honoring our elders by providing Thanksgiving baskets to our oldest members.

Rethinking Thanksgiving: The Forgotten Story of Indigenous South Carolina November 17, 3:30-5pm

Join Tribal Administrator Lisa Collins and Tribal Secretary Joshua Shumak as they represent the Wassamasaw Tribe on the College of Charleston panel - Rethinking Thanksgiving: The Forgotten Story of Indigenous South Carolina November 17, 3:30-5pm.

Veterans day Cemetery Flag Remembrance

Fall Rag Wreath Class

Night in the Cemetary Revival October 28 -30, 2021

Please come out to support our community members!!!

2021 Tribal Event Postponement Update

As of May 20, 2021, CDC Guidelines still recommend the avoidance of any large gatherings. 
Due to this continued recommendation, we will be postponing all Tribal Events and Activities until such time as the CDC Guidelines advise it is safe to resume. We hope to be able to resume Tribal Government and Activities soon and reschedule all events that usually take place during this time. 
See CDC Recommendation published May 20, 2021:

Cemetery Clean up November 7th 2020 at 9 am

Please come and clean your family plots. We will be placing flags for Veterans Day.
Old flags will be replaced by new flags. If you have any concerns, please ensure you are present during the clean up.

October 2020 Census

October 31st is the deadline to submit your census information. Please log in and complete your census! Don't forget to list Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians as your tribal affiliation when you mark American Indian as your race.

2020 Tribal Events and Activities

As of March 31, all non-essential businesses and organizations have been ordered to close. At this time we will be postponing all Tribal Events and Activities for 2020 until the CDC guidelines allow for large gatherings. Since many of our members are elders and are at risk, we do not want to expose them to potential harm during this pandemic. Please reach out to your Tribal Executive Board if you need any assistance during this time.
Please see the link below for more information regarding the ceasing if non-essential activities.

Elder Care March 19, 2020

With everything going on right now. Asking all tribal members to reach out and check up on our elder members. Some may not be able to get out to the store to get the essential items they need. Let's step up and help them in anyway possible or if they can reach out on the Facebook page. If you see it posted and can help let's do it.

New Tribal Shirts Febuary 8, 2020

Our new tribal shirts are in and are for sale. The ones who preordered your shirts will be set aside. All shirts can be picked up at tribal events. Price will be posted soon. I believe the red ones are XL and 3XL. Blue are L and 2XL. But I will check as I go through the box. Other sizes are available but will need to be ordered. This was a first run to see how they sold.

Christmas Banquet 2019

Thanksgiving Elder Baskets 2019

Cemetery Cleanup November 2, 2019 at 8 am

All families please come and assist in cleaning the family plots at Williams Family Cemetery

Dreamcatcher class 0ct 19 2019

Moncks Corner Fireworks show June 29, 2019

Carolina Snowflake class June 1, 2019

US Census Tribal Summit May 23, 2019

May 4, 2019 Community Cookout

We will be having a community potluck at Gateway Community Church at 12 pm.  We will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs.  Please bring a side dish or drink.  Bring something that goes with a picnic/cookout such as pasta salad, potato salad, veggies and fruits, etc.  Also please bring drinks.  All are welcome!

Movie:  Smoke Signals                                                                                                    April 6, 2019

We will be showing the movie Smoke Signals at the Sangaree Public Library at 1 pm.  Please see our event page to RSVP and for more information.  https://www.facebook.com/events/803375406695001/

For a preview, please click the link below.

Exhibit opening and Luncheon March 20, 2019

Wassamasaw Tribal Exhibit:  One Community, One Family          February 15, 2019 - Febuary, 2021

The Wassamasaw Tribal Exhibit is now on display in the Duke Energy Gallery at the Native American Studies Center at USC-Lancaster.  It will be open until February 15, 2020.  For more details, visit:  https://www.sc.edu/about/system_and_campuses/lancaster/study/student_opportunities/native_american_studies_center/index.php

Dec 15, 2018 Native Film Night: Rumble

Native American HeritageMonth Banquet November 17, 2018

Goose Creek Town Council - Proclamation Nov 13, 2018

The Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians was honored tonight by both the Town of Moncks Corner and the City of Goose Creek with proclamations for Native American Heritage Month.  Thanks to all the members that showed up this rainy night and braved the weather to accept our proclamations!  Special thanks to Joey Lawrence and Mary Lawrence for attending the Moncks Corner proclamation presentation!

Nov 10, 2018 Cemetery Clean Up

Pottery class 2 - painting September 8, 2018

June 23, 2018 Pottery Class

Gourd Painting Class April 28, 2018 

Community Barbeque Gateway April 14, 2018

Cemetery clean up Nov 11, 2017

Gospel Sing & Community CookoutNov 11, 2017 

Waccamaw Powwow Nov 4, 2017 

Wassamasaw 2016 year review

Upcoming Events Statewide

43rd Annual Edisto Natchez-Kusso Powwow                                                         May 10-11, 2019

Santee Indian Tribe 7th Annual Powwow                                                         September 21, 2019

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