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…
OBSN Mission Statement
VISION STATEMENT: Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation will be a unified and self-reliant tribe…
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.
Occaneechi Homeland Preservation Project: Bringing the Past and Future Together
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.Read more…
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OBSN Tribal Council Meetings
Next Tribal Council Meeting
September 8th, 2016 – Thursday at 6:30pm
Location: Will be announced depending on the progress of the renovations.
Next Wisdom Circle Meeting
Will be announced after office renovations are completed.
Thank you for your patience.
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
October 13th, 2016
November 10th, 2016
December (No Meeting – Enjoy the Holidays)
Welcome Extravaganza for the Carolina American IndianCommunity & Friends!
2016 Welcome Extravaganza for the Carolina American Indian Community & Friends
WHEN: Thursday, August 25th from 4:00-6:00PM
WHERE: Side lawn of the American Indian Center (Abernethy Hall at the corner of Columbia & Cameron St.)
Join us for BBQ, live music by Lakota John & Kin, and information about American Indian student organizations, American Indian & Indigenous Studies, the American Indian Center, and other campus partners! The American Indian Center will host the Welcome Extravaganza for the CarolinaAmerican Indian Community and Friends as a way for students, faculty, staff, and community members to network and learn more about Native life at UNC! Students’ families are welcome to attend. Rain or Shine! In the case of rain, the event will be held at the American Indian Center, inside Abernethy Hall.
We do not have parking available at the AIC.
For more information about public parking click here: http://www.parkonthehill.com/