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American Indian Center at UNC

American Indian Center at UNC Chapel Hill

The mission of the Carolina American Indian Center is to bridge the richness of North Carolina’s American Indian cultures with the strengths of Carolina’s research, education and teaching. This will establish the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a leading public university for American Indian scholarship and scholars and make Native issues a permanent part of the intellectual life of the University.

This university-wide Center will advance the University’s mission of research, teaching, and service through the following goals:

Leadership in American Indian Scholarship and Research

By creating an environment in which quality research and scholarship related to American Indians is strengthened and nurtured, the University can become the premier university in the East for American Indian research and knowledge dissemination.

Engagement with and Service to North Carolina’s First People

By serving as the University’s front door to American Indian communities, this Center will enable Carolina, as the University of the People, to truly serve the First People of North Carolina as well as the First people of the South and the East.

Enrichment of Campus Diversity and Dialogue

By facilitating the inclusion of the American Indian peoples, with their unique and rich cultures, traditions, beliefs, and histories, the learning environment of the entire Carolina community will be enriched.

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