School of Math and Science Powwow February 3, 2018 Grand Entry of Dancers: 12 noon Intertribal Dancing (12 noon – 5:00 p.m.) Host Drum: Stoney Creek (Haliwa-Saponi) Head Man Dancer: Caleb Burnett (Lumbee) Head Lady Dancer: Selena Lynch (Haliwa-Saponi) North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Charles Eilber Physical Education Center (PEC Gymnasium) 1219 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705 The NCSSM Powwow is a public, family-friendly event featuring music, dance, arts, crafts and food. The event hosts American Indian dancers, musicians and artists from across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia and is a fun way to learn about and celebrate the region’s rich American Indian culture. Admission: $5 per person / Free for children 5 and under

Sacred Hoop of Healing Circle February 24, 2018 from 1:00-4:00PM. In order to attend must be tribally affiliated. All tribal nations welcome. Please RSVP to obsntribe@gmail.com. Bilahuk!


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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

Meet Our 

OBSN Executive Council

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

Location: 4902 Daily Store Road – Burlington, NC  27217

(Unless otherwise posted)

January 11th, 2018

February 8th, 2018

March 8th, 2018

April 12th, 2018

May 10th, 2018

June (No Tribal Council Meeting)

July 12th, 2018

August 9th, 2018

September 13th, 2018

October 11th, 2018

November 8th, 2018

December (No Meeting – Enjoy the Holidays)

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