OBSN sends prayers to the Orlando families for their loved ones that were taken too soon and unnecessarily. Peace to the ones that are crossing over. Prayers of strength & comfort for grieving loved ones at this sad time. OBSN Tribe

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

Bilahuk! Thank you all for making the 2016 – 31st Annual OBSN Powwow an amazing event. We appreciate the volunteers that came out and helped prepare the grounds, the vendors, the dancers, the tribal members, friends of the tribe, our neighbors and the community at large for braving the heat and spending the time with us. Until we meet again, be blessed and peace to all!



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Please help us to reach our goal this year to raise funds to build a Tribal Community Center.  Please donate and share this link on facebook, email lists and all social media sites with your friends, co-workers and business contacts.  It is a very progressive campaign but we are hopeful that it will be a successful endeavor that will help the tribe and the community.

Thank you – OBSN Tribal Community 

OBSN Tribal Council Meetings

Next Tribal Council Meeting

Due to preparing for the upcoming Powwow, the June 2016 meeting is cancelled.  Next Tribal Council Meeting is July 14th, 2016 – Thursday at 6:30pm

Location: Tribal Grounds 

4902 Daily Store Road – 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

October 13th, 2016

November 10th, 2016

December (No Meeting – Enjoy the Holidays)


    41st Annual 4th of July CHEROKEE Powwow

    Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3, 2016

    This event features fireworks of another kind, which means a three-day explosion of authentic Indian music, dancing, food, and festivities. Dance competitions kick off the excitement with over $60,000 in prize money. Spectators travel cross-country to see a powwow as spectacular as this. So come join us as the ground erupts in a sea of twirling color at the height of our tourist season. This action-packed weekend includes colorful regalia, jaw-dropping dances, and music made to move you. Experience authentic tribal foods, browse traditional Indian crafts, and get an insider’s look at a rich, ancient culture. Cost is $12 daily or just $10 when you bring and donate three cans of food. Please note that this event is cash only.

    Event Schedule:

    Friday, July 1, 2016 

    5 p.m. Gates Open/Arts & Crafts/Concession Opens

    12–6 p.m. Registration (begins for dancers at 12 p.m.)

    6:45 p.m. Drum Roll will be called

    7 p.m. Grand Entry, Two-Step Special, Tiny Tots/Jr’s, Golden Age Men, Golden Age Women, Men’s Grass Specials, Men’s Traditional Special, Cherokee Warrior Special

    10:30 p.m. Concludes Friday Night

    Saturday, July 2, 2016

    9 a.m.–12 p.m. Registration 

    12 p.m. Gates Open

    12:45 p.m. Drum Roll will be called

    1 p.m. Grand Entry

    1:30 p.m. Tiny Tots, Drum Contest, Men’s Chicken Special, Junior Girls/Junior Boys, Teen Contest, Intertribal, Drum Contests, Men’s/Women’s Dance Contest 

    5 p.m. Intertribal

    5:30–6:30 p.m. Supper Break

    6:45 p.m. Drum Roll will be called

    7 p.m. Grand Entry, Tiny Tots/Jr’s, Women’s Contest, Men’s Contest, Women’s Jingle Special, Intertribal, Spike Drapper Fancy Dance Special, Fireworks

    10 p.m. Concludes Saturday Night

    Sunday, July 3, 2016

    12 p.m. Gates Open

    1 p.m. Grand Entry/Tiny Tots, Intertribal, Women’s Contest, Men’s Contest, Special, Men’s Team Dance, Women’s Team Dance, Drum Contest, Ties and Runoffs, Intertribal

    6 p.m. Winners Announced


    Acquoni Expo Center 

    1501 Acquoni Rd.
    Cherokee, NC 28719

    Contact: Daniel Tramper
    Phone: 828.497.7128

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