Lumbee River

Conference for American Indian Women of Proud Nations
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2011 Conference in Raleigh, NC

Lumbee River  

Message From The Chair

Welcome to the conference for American Indian Women of Proud Nations (AIWPN).

It is a pleasure to cordially invite you to attend the tenth annual conference to be held September 6-7, 2018 at the Sampson County Agri-Expo Center in Clinton.

The conference theme is “Healing Medicine: The River Tells our Story.”

Since its establishment in 2006, the conference for American Indian Women of Proud Nations has worked diligently to reaffirm Native traditions including a holistic approach to wellness, encourage contemporary artistic expression and empower Native women and girls. American Indian women are storytellers of our tribes - from oral traditions to writing to photography to video. They capture images from our everyday life and tribal activities.

As co-host, the Coharie Indian Tribe is excited to welcome you to the land of the Coharie people. The tribe is located primarily in Harnett and Sampson counties and has over 3,000 members on its tribal rolls. The tribe lives along the Little Coharie River with the tribal center housed in the historic former East Carolina Indian School building. Like the water that flows in a river, so does the ancestral blood of our Coharie people.

We look forward to your participation in the 2018 conference as we facilitate the
sharing of our historical existence with the excitement of our future.

Please join AIWPN as we continue to empower our communities. For more information about the conference, visit the web site at We are also on Facebook at and Twitter at

We are honored by your interest and support in helping us to build strong and vibrant communities. Please revisit the site for updates.

Trudy Locklear, Co-Chair, Host Planning Committee
Lenora Locklear, Co-Chair, Host Planning Committee


American Indians
In North Carolina

This year’s conference is being hosted by
the Coharie Tribe in Clinton, NC.

North Carolina has over 100,000 American
Indians. The tribes in North Carolina include
the Coharie, Eastern Band of Cherokee
, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee, Meherrin,
Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation
and Waccamaw Siouan.

Conference Logo: Turtle with Shaman's Knot


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