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Carolina Indian Circle

Carolina Indian Circle was founded in 1974, when there were only ten Native American students enrolled at UNC. Today, there are more than 200. Carolina Indian Circle's mission is to provide academic and social support for Native American students at UNC, attract more Native American students to the school, and to educate the campus community about Native American culture. Since 1987, the group has hosted the annual Carolina Indian Circle Powwow, a celebration of Native music, dance, food, and crafts. It is the largest powwow held on any college campus on the east coast, and attracts visitors from across the state. Native heritage is also celebrated and shared on campus through the music of Unheard Voices, an a cappella group composed of Carolina Indian Circle members.