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2016 Video Portait

Jill Barry

Museums help us understand ourselves in unique ways.

2022 Video Portrait

Sharon Dixon

With Poarch as a partner, Alabama is finding new ways to fly.

2017 Video

Connection

Poarch people, places and traditions reveal the spirit of a resilient community.

2015 Video Portrait

Annie Ruth Lewis

With her dad away as a pulp wood worker, mom fed the kids from the garden she grew.

2022 Video Portrait

Sherman Williams

A star athlete finds a perfect educational partner in Poarch.

2015 Video

Florida Faces

Poarch has ancient roots that extend into Florida, home to over 750 Tribal members.

2015 Video Portrait

Emma Ruth Hogan

Finger weaving has a place in Poarch history as well as its Princess Contest.

2014 Video

Words

The Tribe’s successful community efforts come to life in animation.

2017 Video

Family Album

Family and traditions inspire joy and connection.

2022 Video Portrait

Mayor Jim Staff

Poarch: Paving the road to a brighter future for all Alabamians.

2014 Video

Faces

Poarch people come together — a small community with a big heart.

2016 Video

Giving Back #1

Poarch supports organizations in Alabama that help improve quality of life across the state.

2018 Video

Land

Feel the connection with home in the earth, and the traditions of living in the south.

2022 Get Real Video

“Get Real” Ensemble

A diverse group of Alabamians share their views about the work Poarch does to benefit the state.

2016 Video Portait

Lashawn Anthony

When we help one person get back on their feet, there’s a ripple effect.

2014 Video Portrait

Ethel Walker

Growing up in a family of 13 with very little means, hard work was a way of life.

2018 Video

Craft

Poarch women engage in life-affirming traditions.

2016 Video Portait

Paul A. Chason

Honesty, teamwork and integrity help shape a strong community.

2014 Video Portrait

Brice McGhee

Brice explains Green Corn, a ceremony of renewal and forgiveness that unites Tribes across the country.

2016 Video Portait

Chief Greg Willis

Fire protection in first responders is a key quality of life element.

2022 Video Portrait

Daline “Dee” Riley

This retired educator believes Alabama’s future depends on the success of its students.

2014 Video Portrait

Lori Sawyer

The tradition of picking Mayhaw berries, a fruit that bears itself just once a year.

2014 Video Portrait

Madison McGhee

Madison is committed to learning the traditions of her ancient heritage.

2015 Video Portrait

Amanda Montgomery

The generous spirit of Amanda’s grandfather, Otha, shaped her family’s values of giving and sharing.

2016 Video Portait

Susie Wilson

Therapeutic riding enhances life for people with disabilities from children to wounded warriors.

2014 Video Portrait

Larry Flurnoy

Larry is grateful that his children have had the opportunity to immerse in Poarch culture.

2022 Video Portrait

Shane Hadley

This entrepreneur knows Poarch has a track record of job creation.

2015 Video Portrait

Denise Lister

Denise helps Indian youths know their gifts and worth on the road to academic achievement.

2016 Video Portait

Vanessa Lynch

An advocate for the business community, encouraging economic growth.

2014 Video Portrait

Craig Helton

Craig is dedicated to the protection of Poarch people and the community at large.

2014 Video Portrait

Maxwell Martin

Maxwell explores the importance of elevating Tribal youth through education and values.

2015 Video Portrait

Caitlyn Barnhill Smith

This 2015 Senior Princess overcame her fears about standing in the limelight.

2016 Video Portait

Sheriff Grover Smith

Drug enforcement’s primary function in this Sheriff’s life is saving people.

2014 Video Portrait

Evelyn Akins

To give back, she started the community’s first ever all-Indian Girl Scout troop.

2015 Video Portrait

Otha “Lamar” Martin

Looking back on his youth conjures fond memories, including working the land with a crew of boys.

2022 Video Portrait

Louie Turner

How Poarch is helping Alabama schools compete in the digital age.

2014 Video Portrait

Pearlene McGhee

A story about education and forgiveness, and the determination of her father.

2015 Video Portrait

Jack Allen McGhee

In tradition and culture, Jack finds solace and connection.

2016 Video Portait

Doris Crenshaw

A passion for benefitting youths and improving educational policies.

2016 Video Portait

Dee Moody

Reaching communities and keeping them together revitalizes neighborhoods.

2016 Video Portait

Mayor Todd Strange

The example Poarch sets is more than just the dollars and the cents.

2016 Video Portait

Steve Kermish

Researching the problems that threaten the health of babies to keep families whole.

2016 Video Portait

Glen Harger

Dedicated to advancing the independence of people with disabilities through a unique camp.

2014 Video Portrait

Mal McGhee

Mal shares stories of his youth, growing up at Poarch.

2016 Video Portait

Eve Loeb

The role of the arts is to feed the soul.

2016 Video Portait

Gary Lemme

4-H programs allow kids to compete with their animals, and develop life skills.

2016 Video Portait

Jan McKay

Increasing science literacy and sparking imagination instills a sense of wonder in the world.

2016 Video Portait

Stephen Woerner

Developing a future group of leaders who will work for the benefit of all.

2016 Video Portait

Andrew Szymanski

A Festival that benefits businesses and communities.

2022 Video Portrait

Shantisha Hansberry

Poarch imparts enduring values and job opportunities for the next generation.

2015 Video Portrait

Vallie Self

A matriarch of five living generations, Vallie reminisces about her father, Fred Walker, unofficial Tribal chief.

2016 Video Portait

Christy Cain

Standing in the gap for children at the State House, kids’ needs are not forgotten.

2017 Video

Journey

Tribal women retrace the steps of ancestors dedicated to future generations.

2015 Video Portrait

Tristan Montgomery

Playing baseball has taught Tristan important life lessons.

2014 Video Portrait

Mindy McGhee

Inspired by the perseverance of her ancestors, Mindy got her degree while working and raising three sons.

2014 Video Portrait

Colby Flurnoy

Dancing sparks a sense of freedom and exhilaration.

2014 Video Portrait

Chris Rutherford

How can we benefit our neighbors? This question Chris considers daily.

2016 Video Portait

Anissa Clay

Bringing essential resources to families on the road to self-sufficiency.

2016 Video

Giving Back #3

Poarch has a mission to help improve communities across Alabama.

2016 Video

Giving Back #2

Poarch helps organizations provide emergency services, education and jobs to Alabamians.

2014 Video Portrait

April Sells

As a child, April listened to the stories shared in her grandmother’s quilting circle.

2022 Video Portrait

Ruth Leonard

A Poarch employee reflects on her experience with the Tribe and her hopes for the state.

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