Federal Acknowledgment invite final

Public Invited To Attend Tribal Gala

The Haliwa-Saponi Tribe

Cordially invites you to attend the


Federal Acknowledgement Gala

March 16, 2019


The Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe is ramping up our efforts at Federal Acknowledgment.  With Federal Acknowledgment we want to honor the legacy of our ancestors and preserve the cultural heritage of our people for future generations.  Over the next couple of weeks, months, and years we will continue to fundraise to pay for the consultants, travel, and other expenses that it will take to achieve our acknowledgement goal.

Our upcoming fundraising event will be the Federal Acknowledgment Gala, which will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Pleasant Grove Refuge Center located at 4531 NC-43, Hollister, NC  27844.  The cost of the gala is $35.00 per person or $300.00 for a reserved table of 8 seats.  A silent auction, entertainment, dinner, and other activities will be held during this event.

This is a formal gathering and the age requirement is 16 and older. All are welcome to attend. The deadline to purchase Gala tickets is March 1, 2019.

If you would like to support our efforts by attending and/or contributing, you can do so by mailing a check or money order to the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe, P.O. Box 9or9, Hollister, NC  27844; or credit/debit over the phone at 252-586-4017.  We are also accepting donated handcrafted cultural items for the silent auction.

Costs we anticipate incurring for the 2019 Federal Acknowledgment Gala include:

  • Caterer
  • Entertainment
  • Decorations
  • Guest Speaker

All activities will take considerable funding and effort to become reality.  We would like to thank you for your support of the tribe and look forward to working with you in the future.  All donations are tax-deductible.

Pi:la’huk (Thank You)