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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

Exploring Sovereignty: Grounded in Community Values

March 15, 2024

Authored by Jalyn Oxendine Colby Taylor is a citizen of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) and a senior at Carolina, where he is majoring in political science. He is from Cherokee, NC, where he and his family still … 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

Healthy Native North Carolinians Grant Application Now Open!

September 28, 2023

  The Healthy Native North Carolinians Network (HNNC), administered by the UNC American Indian Center, facilitates sustainable community changes to support health and wellness within North Carolina’s tribes and urban Indian organizations by leveraging common goals and resources. Using an … Read more