Updates from Standing Rock Pipeline Protest…for more information and stories from the protest efforts, check out Indian Country Today. (link below) Prayers to our brothers & sisters for strength to stand strong!

Wahtakai Maesāi manjhenenheoma itāi cawa
— Indians we ourselves (family), we are standing strong together

OBSN Tribe 

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A Brief History

The Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation—OBSN for short—is a small Indian community located primarily in the old settlement of Little Texas…

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OBSN Mission Statement

VISION STATEMENT: Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation will be a unified and self-reliant tribe…

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Historical Timeline

Prior to 1676, we know the Occaneechi, Saponi, and Tutelo lived on an island in Roanoke River near Clarksville, Virginia, on the Great Trading Path.

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Occaneechi Homeland Preservation Project: Bringing the Past and Future Together 

About the
Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation

In August 2002, the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation embarked on an ambitious project; to begin buying back a portion of its ancestral lands in the “Little Texas” Community of NE Alamance County, North Carolina. This was called the Occaneechi Homeland Preservation Project.

For the first time in over 250 years, the Occaneechi own land again as a Tribe, to be used for economic development for the tribal community, as well as for tribal administrative offices.

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Tribal Documents

View instructions and download tribal documents like the Tribal Application, Donation Forms, and the OBSN Request Form.

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Meet Our 

OBSN Executive Council

Amazon Smiles 

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Support The Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation when

you shop at smile.amazon.com.  Amazon donates.


Check out and support our very own Occaneechi Artist, Johnette Jeffries-Lopez as her beautiful jewelry is available on the website for North Carolina American Indian artists.johnettesphoto

aimClick here for AIM-NC.com

 A great place to shop for handcrafted gifts. As we head into the holiday season take a look at all the authentic designs and creative items from a variety of Indian Artists from the North Carolina tribes.




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May the Creator bring peace to your heart and fill your home with warmth and love.

The OBSN Staff



2016 OBSN Tribal Council Meeting Schedule

Tribal Council Meetings   – 2nd Thursday of the Month – 6:30pm

Location: 4902 Daily Store Road – Burlington, NC  27217

(Unless otherwise posted)

√January 14th, 2016

√February 11th, 2016 (Cancelled)

√March 10th, 2016

June (No Tribal Council Meeting)

√July 14th, 2016

√August 11th, 2016

√September 8th, 2016 CANCELLED

√October 13th, 2016

√November 10th, 2016

December (No Meeting – Enjoy the Holidays)


    Christmas Basket for the Elders


    We will be preparing Christmas Baskets for the Elders  that were honored in October. The baskest will consist of fruit and Three Sisters Soup.  This is also an opportunity for the tribal community to get together and learn how to cook a  traditional soup.  The date will be December 10, 2016 @1:00 at the tribal center.

    If you would like to volunteer please send an email to obsntribe@gmail.com.  




  • Good hearty soup for Winter

    2 cups canned white or yellow hominy, drained

    2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped

    2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash

    1 1/2 cups diced peeled potatoes

    5 cups water

    1 1/2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

    2 tablespoons butter, melted

    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

    1/4 teaspoon pepper

    Place the hominy, green beans, squash, and potatoes into a pot, and pour in water and chicken bouillon. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Blend flour into the butter, then stir into the soup. Increase heat to medium, and cook for 5 more minutes, or until soup thickens. Season with pepper, and serve.


    Neke wa bi! {This is good}









    We will keep you posted!





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