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”