Pancakes and Healthcare

The OBSN will be having a Pancake Breakfast on March 18, 2017 at the Tribal Grounds from 8:30-11:30. Piedmont Health Services will be there to talk about affordable health, dental insurance and access to medical care. Tribal Elder Leonard Martin WWII Veteran will talk about the PHS PACE Program. Please come out and join us! Bilahuk, OBSN Staff

CALL FOR SELF-NOMINATIONS FOR TRIBAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 2017 Sunday, June 11, 2017 WHERE: OBSN Annual Powwow and Tribal Center 4902 Dailey Store Road, Burlington, NC 27217 According to the Constitution of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, the OBSN Tribal Council Elections must be held this year. Seven Council Members will be elected at this time. In accordance with our Tribal Constitution, candidates that wish to run for the offices of Tribal Chairperson or Tribal Vice Chairperson must have served two terms on the Tribal Council: Article 4, Office Holders-Section 2. To run for Chair or Vice-Chair of the Tribe, a candidate must meet the four requirements stated in Section 1 (Tribal Council Criteria) and also must have served two consecutive terms on the Tribal Council. POSITION TERM OF SERVICE Tribal Chairperson 4 Years Tribal Vice Chairperson 4 Years Top 5 Candidates Receiving Most Votes 4 Years If you are an interested, dedicated, duly enrolled OBSN Tribal Member that would like to serve your Tribal Community and can actively participate in Tribal Functions, Meetings, and Tribal Affairs, please do not hesitate to nominate yourself for consideration for the ballot on the upcoming OBSN Tribal Election. More information including the Self-Nominating Ballot will be available in March, 2017.

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

2017 OBSN Powwow Vendor Application 

Click here for the application.  The application can be emailed or mailed. Any questions please give Vickie a call at 336-421-1317.

Thank you!


                          Click below for the 2017 Pow-wow Flyer 



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

Location: 4902 Daily Store Road – Burlington, NC  27217

(Unless otherwise posted)

January 19th, 2017 (Rescheduled due to weather)

February 9th, 2017

March 2nd, 2017 (Due to Unity Conference)

April 13th, 2017

May 11th, 2017

June (No Tribal Council Meeting)

July 13th, 2017

August 10th, 2017

September 14th, 2017

October 12th, 2017

November 9th, 2017

December (No Meeting – Enjoy the Holidays)




    Occaneechi Craft Workshop

    Beading Workshop

    March 4, 2017


    Tribal Grounds

    More information Contact:


    Pancake Breakfast

    March 18, 2017


    Tribal Grounds

    Cost of Breakfast $7.00


    Virginia Tech Powwow

    April 1, 2017


    GLC Lawn & Plaza

    Rain Location: Old Dominion Ballroom (Squires)

    290 College Ave.

    Blacksburg VA , 24061

    For more information please email:



    JULY 15, 2017 (time to be announced)

    Tribal Grounds



    June 10 & 11, 2017

    Tribal Grounds


    July 21, 22 2017

    Wade, Jeffries, and Dixon Family Reunion

    Tribal Grounds






    • 1 pound ground beef/bison/turkey
    • 2 cups cooked wild rice
    • 2 cloves minced garlic (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped or dried thyme, oregano, and/or rosemary (optional)
    • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

    Thoroughly mix the wild rice, ground beef and optional ingredients, if desired, in a large bowl until the texture is consistent. Form into patties and grill or cook, and then serve like a standard hamburger.   Adding a slice of pear on top gives it a great flavor.     Enjoy!

    Please submit your favorite recipe to





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