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Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

In Community by Elizabeth Stephenson

November is National Native American Heritage Month! To commemorate this month, New Direction Family Law would like to recognize this state’s significant Native American populations, its Tribes, and its organizations. In fact, did you know that North Carolina has the country’s largest Native American population east of the Mississippi river? According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 99,551 Native Americans reported living in the state. State Recognized Native American Tribes North Carolina recognizes a total of 8 Native American tribes and 4 organizations. The state-recognized tribes include: Coharie Indian Tribe. 910-564-6909 Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. 828-497-2771 Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe. 252-586-4017 Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. 910-521-7861 Meherrin Indian Nation–People of the Water. 252-209-0934 Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation. 336-421-1317 Waccamaw Siouan – People of the Fallen Star. 910-655-8778 Of …