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Waccamaw Siouan Tribal Programs and Services

The Waccamaw Siouan Tribe, Inc. was founded in 1971 and incorporated with the State of North Carolina in 1972. Tribal policy is formed by the Tribal Council which consist of seven elected members who are drawn from the tribal communities and serve on the council for a tenure of three years. The Tribal Council hires a staff, to carry out the day-to-day operations of the tribe and to ensure compliance with the goals and objectives of the Tribe.

Mission Statement

The Waccamaw Siouan Tribe, Inc., is a non-profit tribal organization empowered to act on behalf of the Waccamaw Siouan Indian people of North Carolina.

The Tribe’s long range goals are to identify and seek solution to problems affecting the social, economic, educational, health, housing and general welfare of our people; to seek general financial assistance from federal, state, and local governmental resources and related private resources to improve the general welfare of all Tribal members; and to promote the image of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe both in North Carolina and the United States.

Tribal Housing

The Waccamaw Siouan Tribal Housing Program is funded by NAHASDA which was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996. NAHASDA stands for the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act. The law allocated funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to Indian Tribes to provide safe and sanitary housing for low to moderate income families. This program assists low to moderate income families with Homebuyers Education and housing Counseling, Rehabilitation of owner occupied dwellings and Down Payment assistance for first time homebuyers. Promoting Fair Housing, this office complies with the Fair housing and Equal Opportunity Laws.

Child Care

The Waccamaw Siouan Tribe began operation of the Waccamaw Siouan Child Care Center in July 1991. The center servers Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers and is open from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday thru Friday. Our Daycare is a 3-star license facility with a capacity of 37 Waccamaw Daycare and Thrift Store

Waccamaw Siouan Drum Circle

A youth driven organization dedicated to the advancement of Native American youth in the field of leadership, drug and alcohol prevention, diabetes education and cultural retention.

Affiliate Organizations

NC Commission of Indian Affairs-Created in 1971 by the North Carolina General Assembly to study Indian needs, to deal effectively with Indian issues, and to bring local, state, and federal resources into focus for the implementation or continuation of meaningful programs for Indian citizens of the state, and to assist in social and economic development of Native American communities. Programs: Community Services-Provides services for older adults and persons with disabilities in Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Halifax, Harnett, Sampson and Warren Counties of North Carolina. Work Force Development-Provides, Classroom Training, Work Experience and Job Search and Placement Assistance to 59 of the state's 100 counties.

Board Members for the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe:

Shirley Freeman

  • Elton R. Jacobs, eltonrayjacobs@aol.com)
  • Tribal Staff

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