5.3 Haliwa-Saponi activities and resources
Student buddy exchange
Teachers at other schools can have a structured communication activity between their students and the students at the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School, either via email or other technology-aided communication. For ideas on how to structure this type of activity see “Asynchronous Conversation Matters: Part I and “Asynchronous Conversation Matters: Part II.”
Fun activity worksheets
Provided by the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School
Resources and educational materials
- The powwow among the Haliwa-Saponi: Indian identity, performance, and culture
- Document by Marty Richardson
- Open as PDF (31 MB, 116 pages)
- A PowerPoint presentation about the Haliwa Indian School Documentation Project is available through the tribe at (252) 586-4017 or through the American Indian Center at UNC Chapel Hill.
- Knick, Stanley, “Native Spirit: A Personal Perspective Of Native American Cultures In Eastern North Carolina,” Good Country People: An irregular journal of the cultures of eastern North Carolina edited by Arthur M. Kaye, North Carolina: North Carolina Wesleyan College Press, 1995.
- Everett, C.S. and Marvin Richardson. “Ethnicity Affirmed: The Haliwa-Saponi and the Dance, Culture, and Meaning of North Carolina Powwows,” Signifying Serpents and Mardi Gras Runners edited by Celeste Ray and Luke Eric Lassister, (2003) 51-71.
- Haliwa-Saponi Arts Documentation Project videos
- Community Artists — for more information or to contact these artists please call the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal Center at (252)586-4017:
- Arnold Richardson, stone carver, gourd carver, flutist, multimedia
- Senora Lynch, Potter, bead worker, regalia designer
- Karen Lynch Harley, painter
- Henry “Snake” Lynch, woodworker
- Charles Alvin Evans
- Sharon Harris Berrun
- Howard E. Richardson, bead worker
- Brian O. Lynch, silversmith
- Haliwa-Saponi Dance Troupe:
- Gwen Richardson (252)257-5853
- Tribal Leadership (2011) — subject to change, please contact the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal Center:
- Alfred Richardson, Tribal Administrator
- Ronald Richardson, Chief
- Howard Earl Richardson, Vice-Chief
Field trip opportunities
- Annual Haliwa-Saponi Indian Powow
- Every April the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe holds its annual powwow to celebrate its recognition by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1965. The powwow includes dance contests, a drum contest, an art contest, traditional American Indian food, and crafts for sale.
- Haliwa-Saponi Cultual Exchange Day
- Take part in the Haliwa-Saponi Cultural Exchange Day and learn about the Haliwa-Saponi culture while taking workshops in making traditional pottery, baskets, beadwork and soap.
Location for both events is the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal Charter School. For more information, see links above.
North Carolina curriculum alignment
Social Studies (2003)
- Goal 5: The learner will examine the impact of various cultural groups on North Carolina.
- Objective 5.01: Explain different celebrated holidays, special days, and cultural traditions in North Carolina communities.