Honoring CHERYL HENDRICKSON with a "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Cultural & Historical Education Award" presented by the Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society, April 24th, 6pm to 8pm, at The Woodlands
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Recipient, "2013 Outstanding Advocate for Cultural & Historical Education"
The Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society recently named Cheryl Hedrickson as a recipient of the 2013 OUTSTANDING ADVOCATE FOR CULTURAL & HISTORICAL EDUCATION AWARD. Cheryl will be honored on Wednesday, April 24th at The Woodlands Mansion, Woodbury, N.Y., for her outstanding contributions toward the advancement of multi-culturalism and historical education.
Please help support Cheryl in her goal to raise a minimum of $1,000 for this important fundraiser.
Proceeds support the Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society's important programs and services!
Below is a brief summary about Cheryl written in her own words:
My name is Cheryl "Shining Dove" Hendrickson and I am very honored to be a recipient of this award. I have always been interested in family and the connections between family groups/clans within my family structure. The family dynamics are very important and my husband and I have always expressed to our children that "Family comes first" before anything. This is one of the life lessons that my mother, the late Belma "Guiding Light” Sands had always instilled in my siblings and I as children. When joining the Montaukett Tribe of LI NY in 1997, I was afforded the opportunity to join the Genealogy Committee of the tribe to assist members in linking together their genealogy and confirming their Native American Indian ancestry and lineage. This was a wonderful opportunity because it allowed me to see how each branch of the family tree was intertwined and related with not only my family but others as well. What I had recognized but confirmed through the many supporting documents, that our family history is not only rich, but diverse, and surpasses the name of this very country that we live in THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!
Through documented history, my family can trace their lineage back to the mid 1700's without a trace of slavery. I found this to be very exciting to know that my ancestors were here and greeted the Europeans when they came upon these very shores of Long Island. We assisted in showing them the waterways, the trails which are now considered major roads and even built some of the homes for the abolitionist who came to spread the gospel ministry. I am pleased that my efforts of hard work and dedication for progression of my people isn't going in vain. I hope that my children and grandchildren will pick up the torch that had been passed from my generation and others before. I have included the following milestones in my life:
- BORN AND RAISED IN HUNTINGTON LI NY
- I HAVE BEEN MARRIED 47 YRS TO MY HUSBAND “ALLAN STRONG ELK HENDRICKSON”
- WE HAVE 3 SONS 1 DAUGHTER & 10 GRANDCHILDREN.
- I HAVE BEEN INTERESTED IN MY FAMILIES HISTORY FROM THE TIME MY GRANDMOTHER HAZEL LYONS TOLD ME THAT HER GRANDFATHER HENRY CARLL WAS THE GRAND COACHMAN FOR THE JONES ESTATE IN COLD SPRING HARBOR LI NY OUR ANCESTRAL RECORDS ON LI SPANS FROM THE 1700's TO THIS PRESENT DAY
- 1997 MEMBER OF THE MONTAUKETT TRIBE OF LI NY-SERVE ON THE GENEOLOGY COMMITTEE
- MY GRANDCHILDREN ARE THE TENTH RECORDED GENERATION.
- ·WE ARE THE PROUD DESCENDENTS OF LONG ISLAND LABORERS A MIDWIFE,CHURCH BUILDERS, PASTORS, HOSTLER, LAUDRESS AND SEA MEN THAT CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LONG ISLAND
The 2013 ADVOCATES FOR CULTURAL & HISTORICAL EDUCATION AWARDS takes place on Wednesday, April 24, 2014, 6pm to 8pm, at The Woodlands Mansion, Woodbury. N.Y.. To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net
When & Where
Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society
Proceeds of this important event will benefit the Long Island Native American Indian Alliance Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization established in 2007 to educate the community on Long Island Native American Indian affairs. The New York State Board of Regents designated this organization as the first Not –for-Profit American Indian historical society within the Long Island New York region. Volunteers provide lectures, educational programs and activities to various schools, museums and other entities throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.