The SCCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that has been created to sure as a support organization for the Southern Cherokee Tribe in Missouri.
The purpose of the SCCC shall be to elevate the Southern Cherokee Indian Tribe in Missouri through the pursuit of education, health, and financial prosperity, while celebrating the tribe's rich culture and history.
Why was the SCCC created?
More than 500 Southern Cherokee live in and around Phelps County. They had to leave the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma shortly after the Civil War - or be killed. Sadly, when they arrived in Missouri, it was nearly as dangerous. It was a dark period in Missouri history and a long, complicated story. As a result of their struggles, they are behind the curve in education; their health is collectively poor; and most live at or below the poverty level - a condition not of their making. The Southern Cherokee Tribe, created a board of members (SCCC) whose main mission is to find a means to reach a solution for the issues that the majority of Tribal members face.