Native American/Indigenous Student Alliance - Indigenous Arts Showcase and Gala, Nov. 2022
With permission from the Native American/Indigenous Student Alliance and Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, we share the following Land Acknowledgement:
"Léwa Eno, Tutelo, Saponi, Occaneechi, Shakori eyātile amā agíneókehléi yoñspépua wahiyébise. (I would like to acknowledge that we are on the land of the Eno, Tutelo, Saponi, Occaneechi, and Shakori Native people.) Mecoure’mechen Kihoe! (You are welcome here!) We are gathered today on land that was traditionally part of the territory of the Saponi people in the Piedmont of what is now the state of North Carolina. This area is not far from the “Great Trading Path,” used by both the native people of this area and non-native peoples during the early years of contact. The Saponi people, whose descendants include the Occaneechi Band of Saponi Nation Indian Tribe, still thrive and live in this region, officially recognized by the state government of North Carolina."
About NAISA: "As the primary Native American/Indigenous cultural organization on campus, we serve as a resource for all Native American/Indigenous students on campus through educational, career, cultural, and social support. Further, we work to advance the awareness of Native American/Indigenous cultures across campus, throughout the state of North Carolina, and beyond."
*This research guide focuses on materials and resources for discovering Native North American voices across genres and mediums; all titles included in this guide were written by Native North Americans and are available at Duke University Libraries.*