Native American & Indigenous Community Resources

The CREDE aims to provide services and programs that support the collegiate experience of Indigenous or First Nations Peoples’ (e.g. Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian) students, while also providing opportunities for engagement and education to the rest of the University community on the culture, identities, and experiences of Indigenous communities in the United States and abroad. Throughout the year we will offer various programs that range in focus from social to educational and highlight the Native and Indigenous communities. Contact George Dou for more information (

Native American Heritage Month

During the month of November, the CREDE will be recognizing Native Heritage Month. We will spend the whole month paying tribute to the generations of Native and Indigenous peoples whose land our very own University now sits upon; through collaborative programming, events, conversations, and much more.

Native American Student Association (NASA)

Elon’s Native American Student Association (NASA) advocates for Native and Indigenous-identifying students by promoting representation, inclusive programming, and educational awareness on Elon’s campus.

S.M.A.R.T Mentor Program

The Student Mentors Advising Rising Talent program is designed to ease the transition from high school to college, both academically and socially, for first-year students who self-identify as members of the ALANAM community. First-year students learn from upper-level classmates who are trained to provide guidance and support to make Elon University a more welcoming environment. See more information about the SMART program.

American Indian Center at UNC-Chapel Hill

The American Indian Center (AIC) was established in 2006 by Provost Robert Shelton. Since being created, the AIC has connected University faculty, students, and staff to Native Nations and communities both in North Carolina and abroad.  Whether for research, class projects or student support, the AIC has proved to be a vital part of the UNC campus community.
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Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation

The Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation—OBSN for short—is a small Indian community located primarily in the old settlement of Little Texas, Pleasant Grove Township, Alamance County, North Carolina. The OBSN community is a lineal descendant of the Saponi and related Indians who occupied the Piedmont of North Carolina and Virginia in pre-contact times, and specifically of those Saponi and related Indians who formally became tributary to Virginia under the Treaties of Middle Plantation in 1677 and 1680, and, who under the subsequent treaty of 1713 with the Colony of Virginia agreed to join together as a single community
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