“We ask that you help the Lumbee, Waccamaw, and Coharie tribes for Matthew disaster relief! Please go to their respective websites to see how to donate to our fellow NC tribal brothers and sisters, they are hurting and need all our help. This way your donation goes directly to the NC Indians in need of your support. Our hearts and prayers go out to all our tribes in Eastern NC. We all stand together as one tribal nation in support of each other!”

Thank you on behalf of the Occaneechi Tribal Nation!!!

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

OBSN Bulletin Board


Check out the photos and enjoy! OBSN Tribal Council & Staff

Photos of most recent renovations!

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OBSN Tribal Council Meetings

Next Tribal Council Meeting

11/10/16 – Thursday – 6:30pm

Location: Tribal Grounds – 4902 Daily Store Rd.

Burlington, NC 27217           

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)

  • Come join for our next event in our new space…relax and just breath!

    Yoga Class
    October 29, 2016 – Saturday
    Location: OBSN Tribal Center – 4902 Dailey Store Rd. – Burlington, NC 27217

    Yoga Yoga


    “Transcending Trauma” presented by Patty Grant
    Understanding Historical Trauma, Current Context, and Healing
    Tuesday November 15th, 2016
    Elliot University Center Auditorium, UNC-Greensboro – 7:00pm



    21st Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

    Saturday, November 19, 2016
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Location: NC Museum of History 


     (919) 807-7900

    Did you know that last year’s American Indian Heritage Celebration at the Museum of History in Raleigh was named a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society? This year the free event might just win again!  Join us for our 21st year on Saturday, November 19, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, and see for yourself.

    About the Event

    Musicians, dancers, artists, storytellers, and authors from North Carolina’s eight state-recognized tribes will gather for this popular family event. With something for all ages, the celebration is a firsthand opportunity to learn about the state’s American Indian culture, past and present. Activities include craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, games, foods, and much more.

    Official hashtag is #AIHC2016! 


  • Waccamaw Siouan 46th Annual Powwow (Rescheduled)

    The Waccamaw Siouan Tribe invites the public to share in their 46th year of “Celebrating Culture and Traditions during the 46th Annual Waccamaw Siouan Pow Wow. The event will be held on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th, 2016 on the Waccamaw Siouan Tribal Grounds in the Buckhead Community of Bolton, NC. During the two day event Waccamaw Siouan History, Traditional foods, American Indian Dance Competition, Drumming Competition, Horse Show and Gospel Singing will be taking place. 

    Electrical power, telephone, and internet service have been restored at the Waccamaw Tribal Center, but services staffing at the tribal center is streamlined due to resources being prioritized for disaster relief in the community. 

    For further information, please contact the Waccamaw Tribal Center directly at 910-655-8778. 




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