United Tribes of North Carolina (UTNC) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation established in1982 to provide greater coordination and unity among the American Indian tribes and organizations of the State of North Carolina. We work to promote educational, economic, religious, charitable and cultural activities for American Indian people.
UTNC objectives are to 1) Increase awareness of American Indian issues, 2) Provide a forum to develop strategies to address challenges faced by American Indians in North Carolina, 3) Celebrate the traditional and contemporary history of American Indians in North Carolina, 4) Promote resources and opportunities beneficial to our State's American Indian Population, and 5) Reclaim our heritage.
UTNC activities include the sponsorship of the annual North Carolina Indian Unity Conference and the annual Miss Indian North Carolina Pageant. We provide support as needed to the North Carolina Senior Citizen Coalition, the North Carolina Native American Youth Organization, and the North Carolina Native American Council on Higher Education. UTNC coordinates the production of the annual North Carolina Indian Heritage Month poster, and provides scholarships to outstanding American Indian students at our annual conference.
United Tribes of North Carolina is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors representing the 8 state recognized tribes and 4 urban Indian centers of North Carolina, as well as Legal Aid of North Carolina (Pembroke office). We are an IRS Tax Exempt agency and all contributions by individuals, corporations and organizations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Meet the United Tribes of NC Board Members
Gwendolyn L. Chavis
Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
Guilford Native American Association
LaVie Jones Pridge
Meherrin Indian Tribe
Chief Otis Martin
Coharie Indian Tribe
Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe
Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation