The OBSN will have a village work day on September 23, 2017 from 9:00-1:00PM. A light lunch will be served for all volunteers. We will finish stablizing the palisade poles. Please send an email to if you plan to volunteer. Thanks!


Please pledge today to make a monthly donation of just $10.00 per month ($120.00 per year) which is tax deductible. Click the link for donations and at the very bottom of the page click “Donate” . You can pay via Paypal (if you have an account) or use your credit card. We thank you in advance for your support of the OBSN! Pledge today!

Beading Circle

Come out and learn how to bead native American style with Crystal Cavalier. The beading circle will be on August 19, 2017 starting at 3:00. If you need a list of supplies please contact Crystal. Classes are open to the community. Potluck will be served so bring a dish. Send email to to signup.


In the quiet of meditation, in the focus of asana, in the experience of practice…wisdom arises. You have things to share. When it’s time to get your words off the mat and into the world, I can help. Join us on for a fun and spirited Saturday afternoon yoga session at the tribal grounds.  Tamara’s aim is to help reduce stress and increase health with this non-judgmental, non-competitive yoga practice.  She encourages each student to connect with and honor her/his own body, its wisdom and its capabilities.   “I enjoy working with people who are new to yoga and I especially welcome people who are not your ‘typical’ yoga types,” she says. She has a special interest in how yoga can encourage physical, mental and emotional balance in diverse communities. “In yoga classes, we talk a lot about rooting and connecting with the earth, so it will be very special for me to teach on these historic tribal lands,” she says.    Tamara is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga instructor (RYT-200) and a member of the Yoga Service Council. To learn more about her yoga philosophy and practice, see Classes are open to the community.


Saturday, September 9, 2017 1:00pm-3:00pm Tribal Center at OBSN Tribal Grounds 4902 Dailey Store Rd, Burlington, NC 27217. Based on values of sharing, respect, and honor, the Talking Circle is a way for people to communicate about life events and getting on the road to health and wellbeing. We will be starting the Medicine Wheel Teachings at this meeting, The purpose of the Medicine Wheel Teachings is to help the individual focus self through a view of his/her current life and through self-reflection on all four facets (mental, spiritual, physical and emotional) involved in initiating change to promote well-being for self and others. The Talking Circle is open to ages 18 and older. Tribal affiliation required. Does not have to be Occaneechi. Lunch will be provided and sign-up is required. Please RSVP to:

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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Click here for August 2017 Newsletter



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 19th, 2017 (Rescheduled due to weather)

February 9th, 2017

March 2nd, 2017 (Due to Unity Conference)

April 13th, 2017

May 11th, 2017

June (No Tribal Council Meeting)

July 20th, 2017

August 10th, 2017

September 14th, 2017

October 12th, 2017

November 9th, 2017

December (No Meeting – Enjoy the Holidays)

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