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Vickie Jeffries

Vickie Jeffries

Tribal Administrator, Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation

Keeping the culture, crafts, and traditions of her ancestors alive is her passion. Other wisdom she cherishes from her ancestors? Respecting Mother Earth.

Greg Richardson

Greg Richardson

Executive Director
North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs

Richardson, a US army veteran, has significant legislative experience having worked for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the North Carolina Indian Housing Authority, and is the currect executive director of the Commission for Indian Affairs. The commission administers programs designed to address Indian education, housing assistance, workforce development, domestic violence and Indian Child Welfare.


Indigenous Groups

Since North Carolina has one of the largest native populations in the eastern U.S., we wanted to seek out indigenous voices fighting for climate action. This page highlights various tribes, advocacy groups, and organizations to discuss environmental threats and efforts in climate resilience. 

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