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We’re Still Here: North Carolina’s Indigenous Cultures
March 24, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
North Carolina is home to the largest population of American Indians east of the Mississippi River, totaling more than 184,000 people with eight state-recognized tribes and four urban Indian organizations. During this program, we will learn more about each tribe and members from North Carolina’s indigenous communities are invited to participate on a panel to expand the audience’s knowledge of indigenous peoples, their history, culture and achievements.
Panelists include: Reggie Brewer, Enrolled member and Cultural Enrichment Coordinator, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina; Jonathan Caudill, Chief, Meherrin Nation; Greg Jacobs, Citizen of the Coharie Tribe and Tribal Administrator, Coharie Intra-Tribal Council; Vivette Jeffries, Citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation (OBSN) and Founding Partner, biwa|Emergent Equity, Inc.; Dr. Marty Richardson, Vice Chief, Haliwa Saponi Indian Tribe; Juanita Wilson, Enrolled member and Talent & Development Program Director, Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians (EBCI); Dorothy Stewart Yates, Chair, Sappony; Pamela Young-Jacobs, Chairwoman, Waccamaw Siouan Tribe of North Carolina. Moderated by Dr. Amy Locklear Hertel, MSW, JD, PhD, Executive Vice Provost.