NC Native Environment focuses on engaged scholarship to empower communities, including research and education activities conducted in partnership with American Indian communities in North Carolina. The site is run mainly by Dr. Ryan Emanuel (Lumbee), a faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at NC State University as a clearinghouse for information, including:
Why North Carolina?
North Carolina is Indian Country. The state has one of the largest Indigenous populations in the US and is home to eight tribal nations. The University of North Carolina American Indian Center provides additional information about Indigenous peoples of North Carolina. The infographic at right (UNC Media Hub / Sabrina Cheung) provides additional provides facts and figures.
Scroll through the photos below to see what we've been up to recently. (Hover to read captions with brief descriptions.) Scan news briefs, read a deep dive or leave a comment. Connect on social media. (Icons at right, Emanuel's Twitter feed below).