About the
Occaneechi Band of the Saponi 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 

n 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


Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation
Wisdom Circle (Nejiwa Walikas)
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Saturday December 5, 2015
11:00 AM -2:00 PM
Pleasant Grove Community Center
3958 NC Highway 49 North  – Burlington, NC  27217

(OBSN Tribal Members Only, please)

Wisdom Circle Flyer 2


Next Tribal Council Meeting
Jan. 14th, 2016 6:30 p.m. Thursday

Location: Downtown Center – 217 East Davis St – Burlington, NC


Nov/Dec 2015 Newsletter 

Nov_Dec 2015