Alpha Pi Omega sorority was established on Sept. 1, 1994, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As the first historically American Indian sorority, Alpha Pi Omega was founded by four college women, known by the sorority as the Four Winds: Jamie Goins (Lumbee), Shannon Brayboy (Lumbee), Christina Strickland (Lumbee), and Amy Locklear (Lumbee/Coharie). In October of that same year, the Four Winds presented their idea of starting a sorority based on Native American traditions to elder women representing different Native tribes in North Carolina. With their blessings, the Four Winds continued on their mission of creating a strong sisterhood among Native college women.