The Vinyard Indian Settlement strives to establish itself as a community that supports our traditional way of life
In 1998, the Vinyard Indian Settlement was created as a 501(c)(3) non -profit organization to support efforts to reclaim its legitimate tribal community status.
The Vinyard Indian Settlement purchased 20 acres of land near original homelands established in 1810.
The Vinyard Indian Settlement stablished tribal living quarters and office space for community members to hold functions and dinners.
The Vinyard Indian Settlement initiated the return of the Festival of Wild Onions and Ghost Dinners to the Community.
The Vinyard Indian Settlement initiated the return of the Shawnee Stomp Dance and the reestablishment of Ceremonial Grounds.
The Vinyard Indian Settlement facilitated dozens of community youth programs that focused on educating citizens and outside community supporters about the values, traditions, and worldviews of its Shawnee inhabitants.
The Vinyard Indian Settlement continues to oppose and publicly opposes environmental degradation of Shawnee homelands in the Ohio valley - including the mining of coal, strip mining, water pollution, and fracking.
The Vinyard Indian Settlement works to increased tribal enrollment and continues to reach out to Vinyard Indians living in the area who seek a return to the history and traditions of Shawnee ancestors.
The Vinyard Indian Settlement established the Vinyard Art Studio and Residency Workshop Building for workshops in writing, traditional and contemporary Native American Arts, and the teaching of traditional living skills.
The Vinyard Indian Settlement supports Native American youth, students, and elders by providing food, college books, money, phone bill payments, and counseling.