Léwa Eno, Tutelo, Saponi, Occaneechi, Shakori eyātile amā agíneókehléi yoñspépua wahiyébise.

(I would like to acknowledge that we are on the land of the Eno, Tutelo, Saponi, Occaneechi, and Shakori Native people.)

We record our podcasts on land that was traditionally part of the territory of the Saponi people, in the Piedmont of what is now the state of North Carolina. This area is not far from the “Great Trading Path,” used by both the native people of this area and non-native peoples during the early years of contact. The Saponi people, whose descendants include the Occaneechi Band of Saponi Nation Indian Tribe, still thrive and live in this region, officially recognized by the state government of North Carolina.

We pay respect to their elders past and present. The Occaneechi People (The Ye’sah) ask that you will keep these thoughts in mind while listening to our podcasts recorded here on their ancestral lands and treat the lands with the respect, love, and care that their Ancestors did, and as the Occaneechi Saponi people do so today.

We invite you to learn more about the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation and to read their official land acknowledgement.