The Tribal Recognition Program was created by the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs to assist the Commission and the Recognition Committee in reviewing completed petitions for State Recognition and to provide technical assistance to petitioning groups. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143B-406 (1977). To view the North Carolina legislation that created the N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs, go to: https://ncadmin.nc.gov/document/cia-genstatute.
To view North Carolina’s Tribal Recognition Procedures, go to: https://ncadmin.nc.gov/document/cia-legrecogamericanindiagroups.
Below are technical assistance documents that have been developed by the Recognition Committee of the Commission of Indian Affairs. This material is intended to help a petitioning group prepare a fully documented petition.
For technical assistance regarding the Tribal Recognition Program, please contact:
- Elk Richardson, Tribal Recognition Program Director, at 984-236-0169 or firstname.lastname@example.org