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United Tribes of North Carolina (UTNC) Board of Directors would like to thank you for your interest and support. We are excited to announce that we are revitalizing several components of the 2025 Unity Conference. UTNC objectives are to:


  1. Increase awareness of American Indian issues

  2. Provide a forum to develop strategies to address challenges faced by American Indians in NC

  3. Celebrate the traditional and contemporary history of American Indians in NC

  4. Promote resources and opportunities beneficial to our state's American Indian population

  5. Reclaim our heritage


How do we achieve those objectives? In part, with a conference that would not be possible without your participation, attendance, and support!


UTNC, established in 1975, has seen many notable events and changes over the past 49 years. Our goal is to improve the Unity conference to keep up with the times, engage our audience, and provide resources and information on state- and national-level topics.


Here are some of the updates to our 2025 Unity conference:


  • Unity conference will be held at the Sheraton Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC We look forward to gathering at this beautiful and spacious site. 

  • Conference registration is streamlined. The new online registration is simpler and faster than our old paper registration. Register at Early bird registration open September 1, 2024 and continue to January 15, 2025 with discount prices.  You may complete individual or multiple registrations, make one payment online for all registered, or mail a check. We no longer accept paper registrations.

  • Vendor setup and registration will be different for 2025 as to stay within the guidelines of the hotel. Still registration online. More information to follow

  • Again this year: name tags for conference registrants will identify events purchased. This eliminates the need for tickets for Friday evening’s banquet or for Saturday’s breakfast and awards session. No tickets. Make sure to register and wear your name tag for admission throughout the conference!

  • We will be bringing back again the Unity Conference Dance night! It will be held Friday night after the banquet. Come and get your boogie on. Alcohol and drugs prohibited.

  • The Cultural Exchange/Powwow is a FREE public event that will be held on Saturday, March 8th, 1:00-4:00 pm. Stay and enjoy language, flute music and storytelling in addition to traditional powwow events showcasing youth talent.

  • United Tribes is designing a new website with friendlier navigation to go online approx. September 1, 2024 Check us out for all your conference forms and information:

  • The Miss Indian North Carolina Pageant will be held on February 8th, 2025 at the Sampson County Exposition Center in Clinton, NC. The winner will be North Carolina’s official representative for all the state- and federally-recognized North Carolina tribes and Indian urban organizations. The pageant is open to the public. Come out and bring your friends to see what these strong American Indian women are all about.



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