American Indian Activities (AIA)

Chairman:   Nick Wertman

Adviser:   Mike Williams

  • Committee Functions

    In our committee, we honor our Native American forefathers by weaving their culture into the culture of Witauchsoman Lodge 44. Specifically, we are responsible for: All Ceremonies performed by the Lodge Creating and maintaining Native dancers Learning and playing our dance/ceremony drums So, when you attended a ceremony, saw a dance or heard the drum..well..that was our committee at work! But to do this takes a lot of work and a lot of fun. Here are our duties: - Conduct all Ceremonies and dances - Train our ceremonialists so they are effective - Take care of all our regalia and equipment - Make regalia, gear and props for our teams - Maintain our ceremonial circles at Trexler and Minsi - Approve all summer camp call-out scripts and help as needed - Do ceremonies for special occasions (Cub cross-overs, Eagle COH,...) - Research traditions and assure validity to costuming - Research, train and perform authentic Native dances - Maintain Lodge 44 drums and teepee - Promote interest in Native American culture - Go to local PowWows and other Indian events And..we have fun doing it! Our heritage is a key part of all Order of the Arrow principles, and we get to live the legend.
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In the words of Kitchkinet

 “Follow me, and these my brothers..Let us try to find the Arrow”