Tribal Events

 Pauwau 2015

Our 23rd Annual Arts Festival & Pauwau will be held Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th, 2015 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                                 TBD

Arena Director                                            TBD

Lead Female Dance                                      TBD

Lead Male Dancer                                        TBD


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 $53 + 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 jennifer.hatcher@gmail.com.

RV Camping:

We have 8 spots available for RV camping. The applications have been finalized and 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, November 5th, 2015 and Friday, November 6th, 2015.  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.

    The Spring equinox is scheduled for March 22nd on the tribal grounds with Robert Benton officiating.  The ceremonies will be sun up, noon and sunset.  We hope to see you there.

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