Annual Nde Gathering 2023
Thank you to those who were able to make the Gathering.
It is time to begin collecting any and all historical, spiritual and political (governance) information that will be used to create a historical and spiritual timeline leading from the 1852-1853 treaty up to now. This is absolutely necessary to get our Nation to acknowledgment. Magazine articles, internet articles. Personal (family) stories, books, research papers and any communications to or from us that show we are recognized by other entities as a Nation. Examples would be recent communications from federal government asking for our input into place name reconciliation act, other federally recognized tribes forwarding requests for tribal enrollment, ICWA inquiries, any communications between state or federal government representatives (state or federal legislators, governors or other state officials). Involvement of support for Oak Flat, Boarding School historical education, support for our Nations and other Tribal Nations cultural or political causes.
Contacting scholars to see if they would help provide their research for the scattered Chiricahua. Remember no piece of information is to small.
This information will be preserved by Nantan in a hard copy and digital files.
This is an all hands on deck situation and will need Council and Citizens of our Nation to accomplish.
The time is now! If we want to achieve acknowledgment, we MUST gather the above-mentioned information. How much do we want this for future generations? How much do we want this for our people? This will not be easy but if we all work together it is possible. The future of our Nation is in every Citizens hands!