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Welcome to the Timucuan Federation Native Sons & Daughters Web site. This site is meant to inform you about what the Native Sons & Daughters Program is all about, what the Timucuan Federation is doing, and convey useful information for program participants.

If you have questions, or would like more information about the Native Sons & Daughters and the Timucuan Federation, email us at info@timucuan.org. If you have heard enough and would like to join our program, you can click here to register your family.

Boys Spring Longhouse

By Big Bobcat and Spirit Bear

Big How! The Algonquin and Apache Nation Chiefs would like to invite all the tribes of their nations to the Boys Spring Longhouse. For those new to the program, it is an event you won't want to miss. Spring Longhouse is a special time that is designed to strengthen the bond between parent and son. Activities will include Canoeing, Kayaks, Fishing, Archery, BB Guns, Crafts, and the Sacred Fire Ceremony.

There will also be a Wilderness Survival and First Aid Class held from 8am to Noon on Saturday. After the class there will be a Survivor Challenge that will pit tribe against tribe in canoeing, fishing, fire starting and many other activities.

Each Boy looking to break arrow, should bring an arrow to the Sacred Fire which will be held on Saturday Night. Each new tribe should bring a torch, decorated to represent their tribe.

The event is $30 per person for tent or group cabin - registration fee can be paid on CircleBridge and includes a patch, BBQ dinner Saturday night and all activities. Campers are allowed in the parking lot but there are no electric or water hookups available.

For those that want to eat steamed oysters after the sacred fire, we are collecting money up front. The cost will be $20 per adult, with sons included in the price. Make sure you pay online as the money collected will determine how many we purchase.

Registration for camping and for oysters will close April 23rd.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Event Cost: $30 Frog Skins per Person

Event Date/Time: April 25 - 27

Event Location: Ocala Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Youth Camp

Event Address: 7325 NE 170th Avenue Silver Springs, FL 34488

Event Registration: https://www.circlebridge.com/timucuan/login.php

Alex's Lemonade Stand

By Eagle Feather

Native Sons and Daughters is once again teaming up with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to raise money for pediatric cancer research. Alex's Lemonade Stand will be held Saturday, May 10 at Publix locations across the city. We will pass out cans of lemonade donated by Pepsi and hope that those receiving their lemonade will be moved to donate to ALSF. Publix locations will be chosen by your tribe's chief based on coup points. The Native Sons and Daughters program needs its members to lend a hand on Saturday May 10 to make this event successful. This year our donation to ALSF is in honor of a local two year old who beat childhood leukemia this year. Let's work together to make this year's event the best ever! Tribes will be notified this month regarding which Publix store will host their lemonade stand. Your tribe will be in charge of running the event at that store, including picking up necessary event materials, cleaning up after the lemonade stand, and returning all monies collected to event leader immediately following the end of the fundraiser.

Alexandra "Alex" Scott was born to Liz and Jay Scott in Manchester, Connecticut on January 18, 1996, the second of four children. Shortly before her first birthday, Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer.

On her first birthday, the doctors informed Alex's parents that if she beat her cancer it was doubtful that she would ever walk again. Just two weeks later, Alex slightly moved her leg at her parents' request to kick. This was the first indication of who she would turn out to be - a determined, courageous, confident and inspiring child with big dreams and big accomplishments.

By her second birthday, Alex was crawling and able to stand up with leg braces. She worked hard to gain strength and to learn how to walk. She appeared to be beating the odds, until the shattering discovery within the next year that her tumors had started growing again. In the year 2000, the day after her fourth birthday, Alex received a stem cell transplant and informed her mother, "when I get out of the hospital I want to have a lemonade stand." She said she wanted to give the money to doctors to allow them to "help other kids, like they helped me." True to her word, she held her first lemonade stand later that year with the help of her older brother and raised an amazing $2,000 for "her hospital."

While bravely battling her own cancer, Alex and her family continued to hold yearly lemonade stands in her front yard to benefit childhood cancer research. News spread of the remarkable sick child dedicated to helping other sick children. People from all over the world, moved by her story, held their own lemonade stands and donated the proceeds to Alex and her cause.

In August of 2004, Alex passed away at the age of 8, knowing that, with the help of others, she had raised more than $1 million to help find a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex's family - including brothers Patrick, Eddie, and Joey - and supporters around the world are committed to continuing her inspiring legacy through Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Event Date/Time: May 10, 2014 2 - 6 PM

Event Location: At your neighborhood Publix

2014 Kite Fly

By Kicking Buffalo

Big How Timucuan Federation! Our Annual Kite Fly is fast approaching. We have a new location for this year's event -- Huguenot State Park located off Heckscher Drive. This location has some nice amenities. For those who have not been there before you can drive your car onto the beach. Depending on the time you arrive, you should be able to drive right up to where you will be "setting up" for the day. In addition, you are allowed to BBQ on the beach as well. So bring your grill, tables, canopy, etc.

There will be a Kite Kit Building Station set up. All of the items needed to build a kite will be provided. So try your hand at building and coloring a kite or Bring Your Own Kite (BYOK). Sign up on the Federation Website! This is a FREE, Family Event, so bring everyone! Feel free to call the folks at the park for additional information on camping (YOU CAN CAMP THE NIGHT BEFORE OUR KITE FLY) 10980 Heckscher Dr.; (904) 251-3335.

Event Cost: This is a free federation event. (Only cost is for State Park Entry. $3.00 per car)

Event Date/Time: May 18, 2014 9 AM

Event Location: Huguenot State Park

Event Address: 10980 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32226

Event Registration: https://www.circlebridge.com/timucuan/login.php

Upcoming Events

(Click here for previous events)

Date Description Location
April 25-27, 2014 Native Sons Spring Longhouse Ocala Youth Center
May 10, 2014 Alex's Lemonade Stand Local Publix Locations
May 18, 2014 Kite Fly Huguenot State Park
May 30-June 1, 2014 OWB Ichetucknee Springs