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Indigenous excellence through media and communication

July 12, 2024

Zoey Locklear (Coharie and Lumbee) is a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Media and Journalism – Advertising/Public Relations, with a certificate of specialization in Sports Communication. She grew up in Clinton, NC, a town in Sampson County. While … Read more

An Indigenous Activist in Action

January 4, 2024

Tia Hunt, citizen of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, is a current junior here at UNC-Chapel Hill pursuing a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Religious Studies. Tia mentioned always being interested in the American South and Native America, … Read more

Journey to Impacting the Health of His People

December 1, 2023

David Weaver is a current senior here at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is enrolled in the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska and grew up in Hickory, North Carolina. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology from UNC-Chapel … Read more

2023-2024 Carolina Native Service Scholars Award Recipients

November 28, 2023

This year the American Indian Center awarded two brilliant Tar Heels with the 2023-2024 Carolina Native Service Scholars Award: Dadrian Ward (Lumbee) and Mia Locklear (Lumbee). We congratulate them on this accomplishment! The Carolina Native Service Scholars Award seeks to … Read more

Exploring Fashion Design in an Indigenous World

October 2, 2023

Juniper Rakhman Gerardi is a current senior here at UNC-Chapel Hill and at Duke University. Juniper is a part of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation and grew up in Fayetteville, New York, but home is where the rez (reservation) is. … Read more

The Richardson Sisters Take On D.C.

May 1, 2023

Zianne Richardson (MihÁ:oknaho:) and Evynn Richardson (Ksé:hahiyé) hail from Halifax County and are members of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe. Zianne, a UNC senior and Morehead-Cain scholar who majors in Human Development and Family Science with a minor in American Indian and … Read more