The Meherrin Indian Tribe has an enduring presence in the Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina region that dates back to time immemorial. Our people have a deep and meaningful connection to our ancestral lands, and our cultural identity is anchored in our traditions, language (known as Skarù·ręʔ) and spirituality.
Today, our Tribe is focused on preserving and promoting our rich heritage and traditions, with a particular emphasis on revitalizing our language. Our territories in Hertford, Bertie, Northampton and Gates counties in North Carolina serve as a vibrant hub of our cultural and social activities, including the annual Meherrin Indian Powwow, a celebration that draws visitors from far and wide.
As a state-recognized tribe, we work closely with government entities and organizations to safeguard and uphold our lands, resources and cultural heritage. Our ongoing efforts in environmental conservation and cultural preservation are a testament to the critical role that Native American communities play in shaping the region's past, present and future.
The Meherrin Indian Tribe is unwavering in our commitment to serving our community and working towards a brighter future for all. We are deeply proud of our heritage and the many contributions we have made to the region over the centuries, and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that our legacy endures for the next seven generations and beyond.