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Susan O'Rourke | August 23, 2023

This fall, UNC World View has organized two exciting programs to help K-12 educators engage more deeply with Indigenous cultures here in NC and around the world. The UNC World View Fellows program and the K-12 Global Education Symposium on October 5th are designed to support educators curious about how to integrate these “glocal” cultural studies across the curriculum– from STEM to arts to CTE classes.

We are always seeking to deepen our understanding of global and local Indigeneity and have gathered the following resources and opportunities for educators in late August and September:


  • The Dix Park Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow (Saturday, August 26, 2023 in Raleigh) “Experience a day of competition dancing, music, vendors, and fun showcasing the incredible legacy and culture of Indigenous communities living in North Carolina today….This event is free and open to the public.”
  • Guilford Native American Association’s 46th Annual Pow Wow (Friday, September 15- Sunday, September 17, 2023 in Greensboro) “hundreds of Native American dancers and drums from various tribes across the country gather at Greensboro Country Park to celebrate their rich history and culture….Pow Wows are the Native American people’s way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, eating traditional food, renewing old friendships, and making new ones.”
  • Roanoke Island Native American Heritage Festival and Pow Wow (September 22, 2023 – September 24, 2023 in Manteo) “Algonquian Indians of North Carolina Inc., and Roanoke-Hatteras & Mattamuskeet-Machapunga Indians of Dare and Hyde County” will host this event featuring musicians and dancers.
  • 2023 Lumbee Powwow  (September 29, 2023 in Maxton) The Pow Wow will also feature dancing, music, and dress competitions as well as a Stickball Social on September 28, 2023.
  • Triangle Native American Society Summer Book Club (September 5, 2023):Firekeeper’s Daughter Discussion

Book Lists/Bibliographies:

Further Reading on Global Indigeneity