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Land Acknowledgement Plaque Dedication

The UNCG Intercultural Resource Center / Office of Intercultural Engagement is collaborating with the Native American Student Association for a Land Acknowledgement Plaque Dedication in the Intercultural Resource Center on Monday, November 12.  

The chancellor and nearby Tribal Council leaders will be in attendance for the dedication of a wall sign that will recognize the Indigenous inhabitants of the land that UNCG is located on, particularly the Keyauwee and Saura.

The event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will include refreshments, the chancellor’s welcome, acknowledgement of Veterans Day, acknowledgment of the Saura and Keyauwee, a hand drum honor song, singing, dancing, a student testimonial and a closing statement.

North Carolina has been home to many Indigenous peoples at various points in time, including the tribes/nations of: Bear River/Bay River, Cape Fear, Catawba, Chowanoke, Coree/Coranine, Creek, Croatan, Eno, Hatteras, Keyauwee, Machapunga, Moratoc, Natchez, Neusiok, Pamlico, Shakori, Sara/Cheraw, Sissipahaw, Sugeree, Wateree, Weapemeoc, Woccon, Yadkin, and Yeopim.

Today, North Carolina recognizes eight tribes: Coharie, Lumbee, Meherrin, Occaneechi Saponi, Haliwa Saponi, Waccamaw Siouan, Sappony, and the Eastern Band Cherokee.