Tribal Events

 Pauwau 2013 (information still being updated.  Corrected as of  9/12/2013)

Our 21st Annual Arts Festival & Pauwau will be held Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd, 2012 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                                        Burk Lemons


Host Motel:  Econo Lodge

1101 Church Street (Hwy 501)

Conway, SC 29526

Phone: (843) 248-2285           Fax: (843) 248-6637

(Mention the Pauwau and you’ll get the discounted price of $51 + tax per night)





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.



Once the 2013 application is finalized, it will be mass mailed to everyone in our database.

RV Camping:

We have 6 spots available for RV camping. Once the 2013 application is finalized, a notification will be posted here. If you are interested, you will need to let us know so that you can secure a spot- tribal members and tourists alike.

For more information, you may also contact Council Member Susan Hayes-Hatcher, at (843) 229-6751 or email her at afretsusan@gmail.com.


School Days

Our School Days event is scheduled for Thursday, October 31st, 2012 and Friday, November 1st, 2012.  For information about this event, please contact Susan Hayes-Hatcher, at (843) 229-6751 or you can email her at afretsusan@gmail.com.

Special Events

  • TRIBAL MEETINGS are held at 6:30 pm on the first Friday of each month with the following exceptions:
  • 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.
  • FIRE CEREMONY    Robert Benton is now one of only three recognized Firekeepers in the southeast area.

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