The Native American Resource Center at UNC Pembroke is a multi-faceted research center and museum. The mission of the Native American Resource Center is to educate and serve the public about the prehistory, history, culture, art, and contemporary issues of American Indians, with special emphasis on the Native American communities of Robeson County, of North Carolina and of the American Southeast; to conduct scholarly research; to collect and preserve the material culture of Native America; to encourage American Indian artists and crafts persons; and to cooperate on a wide range of research and service projects with other institutions and agencies concerned with American Indians.
The Center’s activities support the mission of the University specifically by encouraging inclusion and appreciation of diverse cultures, and by celebrating the heritage of the institution (founded as a school for American Indians). The Center’s activities also contribute to the University’s mission through service to and appreciation of our multi-ethnic regional society, as well as by promoting engaged student learning and creative activity.
Our museum contains exhibits of authentic Indian artifacts, arts and crafts. These items come from Indian people all over North America, from Abenaki to Zuni. Many other items come from North Carolina Native Americans, with special emphasis on Robeson County Indian people. Particular focus is placed on the largest North Carolina tribe, the Lumbee.
Hours of Operation: The Museum of the Native American Resource Center is open from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Saturday. We are usually closed for lunch from 12:00 noon-1:00 pm daily. For group visits, please call ahead for reservations.
To learn more about the Museum of the Native American Resource Center, visit the following links:
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Latest News and Announcements
- New! Documentary: Knowledge, Wisdom & the Traditional Mind: The Nottoway in the 21st Century now available!
- New! Documentary: Waccamaw Indian People of South Carolina now available!
- New! Current Exhibit 2014 Summer Art Show-and-Sale
- New! NC Weekend Video Spotlighting the Native American Resource Center http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cif0ZRDVHlc&feature=share
- New! Scholarships for American Indian Students Updated 1/14/14
- Now available: Documentary: Our People: The Coharie
- April 2009: Documentary: Our People: The Lumbee now available!
- 2008: Documentary featuring Stoney Creek Singers Listen to the Drum: A Closer Look at American Indian Powwow Music now available!
- 2008: Documentary: Our People: Occaneechi Band of Saponi Nation now available!
- 2007: In The Heart Of Tradition Sample Podcasts
- September 4, 2014 - American Indian Student Welcome Back Event- 5:00 pm-7:00 pm - Campus Quad - Sponsored by Native Americans in Professional Education: Achieving Success Grant
- September 8, 2014 - Speaker: Dr. Anton Treuer - 1:30 pm-3:30 pm - UC Annex - Sponsored by Native Americans in Professional Education: Achieving Success Grant
- September 19, 2014 - Conference for American Indian Women of Proud Nations - UC Annex (www.aiwpn.org)