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March 15, 2024

Social media savvy and a skilled communicator? Help us bridge the richness of Native communities with the strengths of Carolina in research, teaching, and service. Learn more about the position here. 

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

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