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The Ikce Oyate nation

We are the Icke Oyate Nation. We are a new nation composed primarily of people who know that they are of Native American heritage, but do not have the "paperwork" to prove it. We were formed to bring together the peoples of all the nations, that we might learn to live and work together without regard to tribal origin. To put aside centuries of inter-tribal animosities, that our children might enjoy a better future through knowledge of the past and hope for the future.
We were founded in August of 1996 in Descanso, California by our tribal grandmother Frances Steinberg, Ernest Flebotte, Dorthy Faust, Joseph Skidmore, Carl Limpingbear, Julie Wickerd, and William Pitzer.
There are NO MONETARY BENEFITS to belonging to our tribe. There is NO RESERVATION, NO, FREE MEDICAL OR DENTAL BENEFITS. THERE IS NO CASINO, BINGO HALL, OR OTHER SOURCE OF REVENUE.
If you are looking for these things, you are looking in the wrong place. We are not a social club. We are trying to build a nation, and that requires a lot of hardwork by ALL the people. If you are not willing to work for this nation, please leave with no hard feelings from anyone. Like any new nation, the first years will be the hardest, with few rewards, except to be able to say that you have done your job to the best of your ability.
There will be advances as well as set backs. We have undergone a serious set back already. But we are going on. Wiser and stronger despite our pain. There will be mistakes made, for only Grandfather is perfect. We will learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others, and try not to repeat them. We will learn and we will grow.

THE CLANS OF THE IKCE OYATE NATION

THE BEAR CLANThe people who belong to the Bear Clan are the protectors of the tribe. They are the ones who will defend the tribe from the threats from the outside. Although the Bear Clan are the Medicine people in some cultures we decided to make the Bears or warriors and protectors.

THE BUTTERFLY CLANThe people who belong to the Butterfly Clan are our Spiritual Medicine People.

THE DEER CLANThe people of the deer clan are the people who make our herbal medicines and are in charge of the procurement and storage of our food supplies. The men of the Deer Clan are our hunters.

THE LONGHAIR CLAN

THE PAINT CLANThe people of the Paint Clan are the keepers and guardians of our traditions and the sacred places. They use Cat Medicine.

THE WOLF CLANThe people of the Wolf Clan are warriors, but more important they are the teachers of family life. They teach us how to raise our children to be smart and strong. For more information on the Ikce Oyate Nation contact Chief Black Wolf