About

The Haliwa-Saponi Tribe consists of 4,300 enrolled tribal members and approximately 2,700 (62%) live in a very tight-knit tribal community on the Warren and Halifax County border in northeastern North Carolina. Over 1,898 Tribal members reside in Halifax County (Brinkleyville Township), while over 887 live in Warren County (Fishing Creek Township).  Others live in the adjoining counties of Nash and Franklin, and maintain strong ties to Tribal members and family. Approximately 2500 people live in our immediate service area (Fishing Creek Township and Brinkleyville Township) and at least 5,000 people live within a ten-mile radius of our organization headquarters. Our community is located 25 miles from the nearest major town (Louisburg, Roanoke Rapids and Rocky Mount are all approximately 25-40 miles from our community).

Services

RED EARTH CULTURAL CLASS

The Red Earth Cultural Class provides students of all ages the opportunity to learn more about our culture and history. Activities include Powwow style dancing, singing, drumming, Tribal history and stories of our heritage. The North Carolina Arts Council funds this program. Applications are available at the Haliwa-Saponi Multipurpose Complex. Contact Sharon H. Berrun at (252) 257-9195 or via email: sberrun@haliwa-saponi.com.

 

TRIBAL ENROLLMENT

At this time tribal rolls are closed for the tribe except for children ages 0-6 provided that one parent or grandparent is already enrolled.   The rolls are determined by the Tribal Council as to when they will be open and closed. There are no exceptions to this rule.

The Enrollment Department is in the process of updating its Tribal files. Over the course of the years, tribal members have moved and in turn received new addresses and phone numbers. We must keep these records up to date with this information for Federal Recognition and Tribal Business. If you have recently moved in the past 5 years or know someone that is a tribal member that has moved, please contact Pamela R. Silver at (252) 586-4017 ext. 240 or email: pgrichardson@haliwa-saponi.com.

 

HEALTHY START/ BABY LOVE PLUS/ HEALTHY BEGINNINGS

PURPOSE
The Northeastern Healthy Start Baby Love Plus Network promotes strong and healthy communities.  The network helps women and families increase their chances of having healthy and happy babies. Healthy Start Baby Love Plus provides information about prenatal services to prevent the death of a child before his/her first birthday.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
The Northeastern Healthy Start Baby Love Plus is a community health program based in Halifax, Hertford, Gates, Nash, and Northhampton Counties.  This program began when a group of people came together to develop a plan to give families in this region the best possible chance of having healthy babies.  The group included community members, public health officials, and health care providers.

HEALTHY BABIES HEALTHY START
In Northeastern North Carolina, infant mortality rates (the number of babies that die before their first birthday) are higher than in other parts of the state.  There have been some improvements, but not enough.  This program is designed to give babies the best possible start by improving families’ access to essential health and social resources.Healthy Start Baby Love Plus focuses on helping concerned people and organizations in the five county region.

The Program:

  • Coordinates regional infant mortality meetings/discussion meetings.
  • Provides outreach activities and services to families.
  • Provides transportation vouchers.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Healthy Start Baby Love Plus relies heavily on input from community members. At the heart of the program is the belief that community members can best design and implement services needed by families in their community. The local and regional, meetings with community members help to set priorities and build bridges between the community and health and social service agencies.

HEALTHY BEGINNINGS
Our Healthy Beginnings program coordinator is Valerie West. The Healthy Beginnings program is a maternal and child health service program. We are able to serve women and children in Halifax, Warren, Nash and Franklin counties. We offer transportation vouchers to assist mothers in getting to their prenatal and postnatal visits, workshops that focus on womens and childrens health issues and referrals to other agencies as needed.  For more information please contact Helen Jeter at hjeter@haliwa-saponi.com and also (252) 586-4017 ext. 245.

 

DAYCARE PROGRAM

We provide childcare services for children ages 6 wks-5yrs of age. We also provide three meals per day and educational activities. The Haliwa-Saponi Tribal parents, private paying fees, Child & Adult Food Care program and NAHASDA are the funding sources for our facility. If you would like to learn more about us, please contact the daycare staff or Vicky Richardson, Director at (252) 586-5246 or via email: vrichardson@haliwa-saponi.com

 

SENIOR NUTRITION SITE (SNS)

This program provides congregate  meals that are served every weekday around noon and  are preceded by a variety of activities and programs.  When needed transportation is available on a limited basis to bring senior's the the site.  Federal and State funds this program as well as participant donations.  If you would like to participate in this program, please contact Regina Mills or Sunshine Richardson at (252) 586-4017 ext. 228 or via email: sunshine@haliwa-saponi.com.

 

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT (WIA)

In its provision of Section 166 WIA services, and consistent with WIA law and regulations act 20 CFR §668.300, program applicants who are enrolled members of state or federally recognized tribes, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians may be provided services through workforce development program of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe.  In the tribe's Comprehensive Services (CSP) for its Section 166 program operation, the program is designed to provide classroom training, work experience and job search and placement assistance services to eligible clients.  In addition to these services such as employment related services, the WIA program may provide supportive services such as employment related services. 

This program is funded by the US Department of Labor Indian and Native American Programs (DINAP).  If you would like to apply for assisance with the program, an application intake form must be filled out for eligiblity to be determined.  Applicants must provide proper documentation for the application to be processed.  Dococuments include  Proof of Income, proof of tribal identity, Tribal Enrollment card, Social Security Card, proof of employment status and proof of Selective Registration and other documentation may be required.  If you would like assitance with these services, contact Carol Daniel at (252) 586-4017 ext. 231 or via email: cdaniel@haliwa-saponi.com.

 

TRADITIONAL ARTS PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS (TAPS)

TAPS provides training in our traditional arts to tribal youth.  Goals are to instill ethnic and cultural pride in the Haliwa-Saponi youth through traditional arts and skills to be passed on generation after generation.  Applications are available at the Haliwa-Saponi Multipurpose Complex or for more information contact Sharon H. Berrun at (252) 257-9195 or via email: sberrun@haliwa-saponi.com.

 

HALIWA-SAPONI SUMMER DAYCAMP PROGRAM

Haliwa-Saponi Summer Daycamp is offered to thirty-five (35) children between the ages of 6-12 years old.  We provide a fun, recreational, educational and safe enviroment for the community children during the summer vacation.  Haliwa-Saponi Tribe funds this program.  Applications are available the last week of April at the Chief W. R. Richardson Tribal Government Complex and the Haliwa-Saponi Multipurpose Complex.  Contact Sharon H. Berrun at (252) 257-9195 or via email: sberrun@haliwa-saponi.com.