Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina
Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes of South Carolina, Inc. (ECSIUT) aka “Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina, Inc.-ECSIUT” is State Recognized under the SC Code Section 1-31-40 (A) (7)(10), Statutory Authority Chapter 139 (100-111) and obtained this status on February 17, 2005. The Eastern Cherokees Southern Iroquois and United Tribes of South Carolina, Inc. is based in Richland (Columbia), Oconee, Greenville, Newberry, Pickens, and Anderson Counties and is headquartered in Columbia. ECSIUT received official State Recognition as a group. A statewide organization, the Cherokees of South Carolina-ECSIUT is a 501(c) (3) Tax-exempt Charitable organization and all contributions by individuals and corporations are deductible. ECSIUT is organized to preserve, present, protect and document Cherokee history and other Native American Indian tribes’ cultures and individuals, material culture, historic buildings, and folkways in South Carolina. Most importantly, the ECSIUT fosters a Spirit of unified voice among the Native American communities in South Carolina and to improve the quality of life among persons of Native American descent. This tribal organization is dedicated to promoting and creating an awareness of Cherokee and other Native Americans’ arts, history, culture, and its contributions to the development of America and South Carolina. The Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois, and United Tribes of South Carolina, Inc. achieves these goals by promoting the unique culture of Native Americans and Cherokees through publications, exhibitions, symposiums, festivals, PowWows, and other activities. Most importantly, the ECSIUT fosters a Spirit of unified voice among the Native American communities in South Carolina and to improve the quality of life among persons of Native American descent. In historic preservation, The Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina, Inc. fosters historic preservation of significant Native American Indian statewide sites and supports preservation of Native American buildings, historic neighborhood revitalization, and historic markers. ECSIUT is a founding member of the South Carolina Traditional Arts Network. ECSIUT’s major projects include: the SC statewide observance of National Native American Indian Heritage Month, the Native Talent, Inc.; SC American Indian Writers Project; the SC Native American Traditional Arts Project, and the Annual Native American Indian Film and Video Festival of the Southeastern United States among others.
Video for the Annual Native Film Festival, which celebrates 17 years here in Columbia and in SE of the USA: