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
11/10/16 – Thursday – 6:30pm
Location: TRIBAL COUNCIL GROUNDS
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!
October 29, 2016 – Saturday
Location: OBSN Tribal Center – 4902 Dailey Store Rd. – Burlington, NC 27217
“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
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.