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CHIEF SNEED: Chief Sneed responds to Post article about Lumbees

The Washington Post Magazine article, “What Makes Someone Native American? One tribe’s long struggle for full recognition”, misrepresents the views of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on Lumbee claims of being a tribal nation with indigenous members.

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9/16/2018

article Lumbee genealogy topic of symposium
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee Genealogy Symposium has been scheduled for Oct. 3-5 at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The Museum of the Southeast American...

9/12/2018

article CHIEF SNEED: Chief Sneed responds to Post article about Lumbees
(North Carolina) -- The Washington Post Magazine article, “What Makes Someone Native American? One tribe’s long struggle for full recognition”,...
article ‘People have felt ignored’: N.C.’s Lumbee watch Florence and politicians’ response
(North Carolina) -- The Converse factory, surrounded by cars wrecked by Hurricane Matthew, sits empty except for the pigeons that nest inside. The plant closed in 2001...

9/8/2018

article Four file on last day for Tribal Council
(North Carolina) -- Four candidates filed Friday as candidates for seats on the Lumbee Tribal Council. Marshil Bullard Locklear filed for District 10, Wendy Moore-Graham...

9/7/2018

article LETTER: More to the story of the Lumbee
(North Carolina) -- The Aug. 26 Washington Post Magazine article on the Lumbee Indians eloquently explained what I have had to articulate for more than 40 years [“The...
article Lumbee Scholar Traces Tribe’s Long Fight For Self-Determination
(North Carolina) -- Historian Malinda Maynor Lowery grew up hearing two distinct histories. One was American history taught in the classroom, and the other was the...

9/1/2018

article Chavis third to file for tribal chairman
(North Carolina) -- Everton Chavis Jr., a Lumber Bridge resident, filed Thursday for the chairman’s seat on the Lumbee Tribal Council. He becomes the third person...

8/30/2018

article Reporter Explores Lumbee Identity, History As Tribe Fights For Federal Recognition
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee of eastern North Carolina have long been identified as Native American by their neighbors and by the state. Even the federal government...

8/20/2018

article What Makes Someone Native American?
(North Carolina) -- In March 2012, Heather McMillan Nakai wrote a letter to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs asking the agency to verify that she was Indian. She was...

8/17/2018

article Tribal Council tasks Godwin with ACP answers
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday gave the tribe’s chairman 36 days to come up with a plan of action regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline...

8/16/2018

article North Carolina county school board ends spanking policy
(North Carolina) -- A North Carolina county school board this week voted to end its policy of spanking children, a practice that disproportionately affected Native...

8/15/2018

article Parents wanted these NC schools to keep spanking their kids. But it’s stopping anyway.
(North Carolina) -- Last year, two of North Carolina’s counties allowed schools to use corporal punishment — physical pain as a disciplinary measure —...

8/13/2018

article OP/ED: Godwin administration has shortchanged tribe $15 million
(North Carolina) -- Fifteen million dollars worth of construction wages and materials has gone unutilized by Harvey Godwin Jr., his tribal administrator Freda Porter and...

7/23/2018

article Rifle thought to be Lumbee hero finds its way to tribal complex
(North Carolina) -- Local artist Gloria Tara Lowery says that she nearly fainted when she first saw the rifle that some believe belonged to Lumbee American Indian hero...

7/21/2018

article Tribal Council again rejects pack with ACP
(North Carolina) -- For the second time in two months, the Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday rejected a resolution regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The council...

7/19/2018

article When Native Americans Routed the Ku Klux Klan in the Battle of Hayes Pond
(North Carolina) -- On July 5 a historical marker was erected in Maxton, North Carolina, to commemorate an event that occurred sixty years ago, when the Ku Klux Klan...

7/7/2018

article Marker honors Native Americans who drove out the KKK
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina's latest historical highway marker commemorates the Lumbee Tribe driving the Ku Klux Klan out of their county in 1958. The...
article Lumbee Homecoming celebrates 50th year
(North Carolina) -- A crowd of more than 20,000 gathered for the annual Lumbee Homecoming parade in Pembroke on Saturday morning. It was the 50th anniversary of the week...
article Cooper promises full Hurricane Matthew recovery to Lumbees
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is promising people in southern North Carolina he will do all he can to make sure they recover from flooding from...

7/6/2018

article Memorial remembers Lumbee Tribe encounter with KKK in Robeson County
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina held a ceremony Thursday to unveil a memorial in honor of the epic Battle of Hayes Pond in Maxton back in 1958....
article Hammonds wins Senior Ms. Lumbee crown
(North Carolina) -- Wanda Hammonds took home the title of 2018 Senior Ms. Lumbee at the pageant held Monday. “I am proud and honored to be representing the Lumbee...
article Lumbee Homecoming enters final day on a high note
(North Carolina) -- Saturday is the final day of the 50th annual Lumbee Homecoming, and it promises to be an exciting finish blessed with good weather. “It looks...

7/5/2018

article Godwins speaks of need for tribal leadership
(North Carolina) -- On a day set aside to celebrate the Lumbee Tribe’s past, present and future, a piece of local history was returned to the American Indian...

7/2/2018

article Lumbee homecoming set to draw 30,000 to Robeson County
(North Dakota) -- Nearly 30,000 people are expected to part in the 50th Annual Lumbee Homecoming in Pembroke, according to Lumbee Regional Development Association (LRDA...

6/30/2018

article Legacy, learning, art part of event that kicks off Lumbee Homecoming
(North Carolina) -- On the 30th anniversary of the death of prominent Lumbee Tribe member Julian T. Pierce, the community celebrated the fact that $148,000 has been...

6/27/2018

article Homecoming’s roots in Lumbee Tribe more than 50 years deep
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee Homecoming has made many memories in the hometown of the tribe for more than 50 years. The celebration has been more successful than its...

6/21/2018

article Tribal Council walks away from pact with ACP
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council rescinded a resolution Thursday calling upon the builders of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to consult with the tribe about...

5/26/2018

article ‘Mini powwow’ to educate public on the Lumbee
(North Carolina) -- Local Native Americans will share their culture Saturday during a four-hour “mini powwow” at the county fairgrounds. The event will...

5/22/2018

article LOWERY: We Are the Original Southerners
(North Carolina) -- The people clamoring over whether to keep or remove Confederate monuments agree on one thing: This is a black-white issue. Last month, a graduate...

5/21/2018

article Lumbee Film Festival Presents Films by Members of the Lumbee Tribe and Other American Indians
(North Carolina) -- The first ever Lumbee Film Festival showcases bold, original new films made by American Indians, especially members of the Lumbee Tribe living in...

5/12/2018

article Prospect resident breaks bread with Bill Gates
(North Carolina) -- Tiffany Locklear embarked on her educational journey in 2003 after being awarded the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship.

5/8/2018

article Silent Sam is not sacred. The blood on him is.
(North Carolina) -- A graduate student named Maya Little recently re-baptized UNC-Chapel Hill’s Confederate monument (known as Silent Sam) in a mixture of her own...

5/6/2018

article More than 7,000 people turn out for Lumbee tribe's spring Powwow
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee tribal leaders say they believe more than 7,000 people turned out for the annual spring Powwow this weekend. That would set a new attendance...

5/2/2018

article Historic gathering of Lumbees, Scots in Robeson County
(North Carolina) -- A large gathering of Lumbee Tribe member and Scottish descendants occurred April 28 in Rennert. Bagpipes and drums were played, and Tribal Dancers...

4/20/2018

article Tribal Council tweaks budget
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday approved amendments to the tribe’s budget, doing so after a lot of back and forth among members. The...

3/24/2018

article Tribal speaker takes chairman to court
(North Carolina) -- The chairman of the Lumbee tribe will stand Monday before the tribe’s Supreme Court accused of violating the tribe’s constitution. In the...

2/26/2018

article Tribe has ACP questions
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe wants its concerns regarding the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to be heard. That’s why the tribe, along with 18 other organizations...

2/16/2018

article Tribal Council extends Porter’s contract 60 days
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council unanimously approved reappointing Freda Porter as tribal administrator, although questions about her final contract offer...

2/3/2018

article Compromise over Lumbee graduation stoles
(North Carolina) -- Some Lumbee tribe members say they're still fighting to be able to wear decorative stoles at high school graduation in May. The Cumberland County...

12/22/2017

press release Tribe closes tribal rolls in order to improve enrollment process
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee tribal members have expressed concern with our enrollment ordinance and enrollment procedures for some time. The Tribal Government has heard...

12/10/2017

article Pembroke native makes tribal themed ornaments
(North Dakota) -- Kristy Jackson is combining her love of heritage, crafts and Christmas to create memorable ornaments to pass down for generations. “I have a very...

12/4/2017

article One NC Native American tribe, two young women. One murdered, one a ‘Voice’ star
(North Carolina) -- Brooke Simpson and Faith Hedgepeth were second-cousins, Native Americans with ancestral roots extending deep into the red clays of eastern North...

11/28/2017

article COLUMN: Tribe working hard to ensure HUD compliance
(North Carolina) -- When I was sworn in as Tribal Chairman, I was immediately confronted with issues from the Department of Housing and Urban Development concerning the...

11/2/2017

article Tribal Council fixes mistake, funds operations
(North Carolina) -- A continuing resolution that will allow tribal operations to continue until the end of December was approved Thursday by the Tribal Council. The...

10/27/2017

article Tribal Council gives government power to keep going
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council took action Thursday that will allow tribal operations to continue until the end of November. The 14 members of the 21-...

10/4/2017

article Lumbee Tribe could be fully federally recognized with new bill
(North Carolina) -- Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., attained a congressional hearing for The Lumbee Recognition Act, a bill that will fully federally recognize the Native...

9/30/2017

article UNCP seeks info on Lumbee clash with KKK
(North Carolina) -- Students in a history class at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke are working on a proposal to erect a North Carolina Historical Marker,...

9/23/2017

article Seven join bid for Tribal Council
(North Carolina) -- Seven people filed this week for the Lumbee Tribal Council election, the final opportunity to do so. That brings to 15 the number of candidates...

9/22/2017

article Tribal Council wants Lumber River renamed to honor Lumbee
(North Carolina) -- For the second time in eight years the Lumbee Tribal Council is calling on the state General Assembly to change the name of the Lumber River to honor...

9/21/2017

article Lumbee bills working through Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- The state-recognized Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is attempting again to garner federal recognition through two identical bills currently going...
article Tribes get hearing Tuesday
(Washington D.C.) -- Supporters of Lumbee recognition are banking on next week’s hearing before a U.S. House subcommittee to move the proposed Lumbee Recognition...

9/18/2017

article Murals in Greensboro feature images of Lumbee Tribe members
(North Carolina) -- While walking through the streets of Wilmington, you may be surprised to see the faces of local Lumbees but that’s what residents got as they...

9/7/2017

article Smithsonian puts spotlight on Lumbee
(North Carolina) -- A national spotlight will be cast this week on the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina at the nation’s capital. The tribe is being showcased at the...

9/2/2017

article Mitchell seeks return to Tribal Council
(North Carolina) -- Two people filed this week for election to the Lumbee Tribal Council, including a former council member who would like to return to that board....
article Tribe gets Smithsonian showcase
(Washington D.C.) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has recently made significant strides in obtaining full federal recognition for the Lumbee People. The Tribe...

8/24/2017

article OP/ED: Path To Recognition Starting To Clear
(Washington D.C.) -- We’ve had a good view of multiple failed journeys toward federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe, and this one feels like it has a chance for...

8/1/2017

article OP/ED: Latest push for Lumbee recognition has a different feel
(North Carolina) -- We’ve had a good view of multiple failed journeys toward federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe, and this one feels like it has a chance for...

7/10/2017

article NC leaders remain hopeful for full Lumbee recognition
(North Carolina) -- As the annual homecoming of North Carolina's Lumbee Indians ends, tribal leaders and politicians say they're optimistic that full federal...

7/9/2017

article NC leaders remain hopeful for full Lumbee recognition
(North Carolina) -- As the annual homecoming of North Carolina's Lumbee Indians ends, tribal leaders and politicians say they're optimistic that full federal...

7/8/2017

article Godwin: Recognition is near
(North Carolina) -- The chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina painted a bright picture for the future of his tribe during his annual State of the Tribe address...
article Lumbee recognition effort getting powerful allies
(North Carolina) -- The stars are lining up in favor of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina’a long quest to gain federal recognition. Since May, Gov. Roy Cooper, a...

7/5/2017

article Road named to honor late tribal leader
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe’s second elected tribal chairman, the late Jimmy Goins, was recently honored when the state Board of Transportation officially...

6/16/2017

article Tribe adopts resultion to prevent leaks
(North Carolina) -- A resolution to prevent council members from making public any potential resolution or amendment that is being considered by the council until action...

6/4/2017

article Railey: Full federal recognition for Lumbee long overdue
(North Carolina) -- One day last September, Harvey Godwin Jr. took a flight from the flat fields and lush pine forests of his Robeson County to Washington, D.C.

6/3/2017

article OP/ED: Railey: Full federal recognition for Lumbee long overdue
(North Carolina) -- One day last September, Harvey Godwin Jr. took a flight from the flat fields and lush pine forests of his Robeson County to Washington, D.C. He was...

5/27/2017

article NC Gov. Wants Full Federal Recognition Of Lumbee Tribe [sub req.]
(North Carolina) -- North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday announced he sent a letter to congressional leaders advocating for the full federal recognition of the...
article OP/ED: Burr, Pittenger lead effort to undo injustice to Lumbee
(North Carolina) -- It’s a good time to be Lumbee. Recently Sen. Richard Burr and Congressman Robert Pittenger introduced a bill to Congress that will correct the...

5/25/2017

article Cooper throws support behind Lumbee recognition
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe won an important ally today when Gov. Roy Cooper officially announced his strong support of the tribe being granted full federal...
article Governor tells Lumbees he will pursue federal recognition for them
(North Carolina) -- Gov. Roy Cooper promised Lumbee tribal members in Robeson County he will continue to push the federal government to fully recognize them as an...

5/23/2017

article Lumbee recognition effort gets a boost
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe may have won a victory in its long fight to gain full federal recognition. The U.S. House gave voice approval on Wednesday to a bill...

5/19/2017

article Tribal Council nixes resolution blaming Godwin, Porter
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday rejected a resolution to reprimand the tribe’s chairman, administrator, and finance director for using...

5/17/2017

article Tribal Council plans ‘slap on the wrist’ for Godwin, administrators
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee Tribal Council members are preparing to vote Thursday on a resolution reprimanding tribal administrators, including Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr...

5/13/2017

article Tribe to hold economic summit at UNCP
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe will hold the 2017 Lumbee Nation Economic Summit on May 24 and May 25 on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke...

5/8/2017

article Lumbee Tribe hosts 12th annual spring powwow
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe held its 12th annual spring powwow on May 5-7 at the Lumbee Tribe Cultural Center at 638 Terry Sanford Rd. in Maxton.

5/7/2017

article Powwow putting its best foot forward
(North Carolina) -- The chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina on Saturday called for Lumbees and members of other American Indian tribes across the country to...

5/5/2017

article Burr, Pittenger file bill to grant full federal recognition to Lumbee tribe
(North Carolina) -- A U.S. senator and a congressman have introduced legislation that would grant the Lumbee tribe full federal recognition.
article Recognition bills filed
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger on Thursday introduced the Lumbee Recognition Act in both houses, a bill that would grant the...

4/29/2017

article Tribal Council clears way to chase housing dollars
(North Carolina) -- A resolution authorizing tribal leaders to apply for up to $6 million in federal funding to pay for construction of low-income housing was approved...

4/27/2017

article Tribe tweaks economic board’s makeup
(North Carolina) -- A resolution reorganizing the board of directors of Lumbee Tribe Holdings Inc. passed Tuesday by the Lumbee Tribal Council.

4/25/2017

article Tribal court denies petitioner election rolls
(North Carolina) -- A petition arguing that the Lumbee Tribe’s Board of Elections should be ordered to release voter information, including enrollment numbers, to...

4/7/2017

article Investigating Heart Health for Lumbee Women
(North Carolina) -- When Tona Jacobs, the vibrant principal of Pembroke Elementary School, fainted twice at work five years ago, she figured she was just weak from...

3/19/2017

article Tribe steps up for vets
(North Carolina) -- The director of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fayetteville urged veterans Saturday to join in her efforts to establish a veterans...

3/17/2017

article Tribe-owned business inks deal with Marine Corps
(North Carolina) -- The chief operating officer of Lumbee Tribal Enterprises, a tribe-owned company, told members of the Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday that it has...

2/18/2017

article Tribal Council OKs Godwin’s pick for administrator
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has a new full-time tribal administrator to oversee daily operations of the tribal government.

2/8/2017

article Group seeking recall election of tribal chairman
(North Carolina) -- A group upset with the way Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. is leading the tribe is calling for a recall election. The group, “Seeing...

2/6/2017

article Some in Lumbee tribe pushing for recall of Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr.
(North Carolina) -- Some members of the Lumbee tribe are pushing to recall Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. The Chairman Harvey Godwin Recall Community Group plans to meet...

2/1/2017

article Tribe full owners of The Turtle
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina no longer owes any money on the construction of its tribal housing complex, better known as The Turtle.

1/23/2017

article Lumbee Tribe Participates in Presidential Inaugural Parade & Other Inaugural Events
(Washington D.C.) -- The Lumbee Tribe, based in Pembroke, North Carolina, participated in the Presidential Inaugural Parade, the Native American Inaugural Ball at the...

1/19/2017

article Lumbee get invitation to Trump parade
(North Carolina) -- “This is historic,” Lumbee Tribe Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. said Wednesday. “As far as we know, this is the first time that the...

1/18/2017

article Battle of Hayes Pond: The Day Lumbees Ran the Klan Out of North Carolina
(North Carolina) -- One of the first militant actions of Indian protest happened at my home on the night of January 18, 1958. That night the Ku Klux Klan decided to...

1/16/2017

article Our View: Federal reversal may lift Lumbee recognition
(North Dakota) -- For the Lumbee tribe, it has been a long and bitter trail through the brush and briars of politics and bureaucracy. Could it be ending with sudden and...

1/14/2017

article Ruling means tribe can seek recognition through Interior Department
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe can now pursue federal recognition through the federal Department of Interior’s petition process, but the chairman of the...

1/13/2017

article Lumbee Tribe may have new chance to win full federal recognition
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe in December may have won a new path toward full recognition from the federal government. The solicitor for the federal Department of...

1/7/2017

article Tribe, Farmers Agree to Keep Cows From Fouling Shellfish Beds
(Washington) -- A northwest Washington tribe's shellfish beds are a step closer to getting cleaned up after years of contamination. On Thursday, the Lummi Nation...

1/6/2017

article Seven take Tribal Council oath
(North Carolina) -- Members of the Lumbee Tribal Council pledged Thursday during a swearing-in ceremony to work together and with the tribe’s administration to...

1/5/2017

article Tribe swearing-in today at incubator
(North Carolina) -- Seven members of the Lumbee Tribal Council will be sworn-in to three-year terms during a ceremony today 6:30 p.m. at The University of North Carolina...

1/3/2017

article Lessons from Lumbee Tribe’s success
(North Carolina) -- Marion Heathcote and Aparna Watal discuss the lessons to be learned for both brand owners and indigenous communities from a recent US case involving...

12/25/2016

article Godwin reflects, expects a good new year
(North Carolina) -- As the first year of his three-year term draws to a close, Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. is optimistic about how the government is...

12/8/2016

article Firefighter admits to setting blazes to get paid for putting them out
(North Carolina) -- Talk about keeping yourself in business. A North Carolina firefighter admitted he intentionally set fires on an Indian reservation so he could get...

12/5/2016

article Lumbee Scholar And Filmmaker Malinda Maynor Lowery Explores 'What Makes A 'Real Indian''
(North Carolina) -- Malinda Maynor Lowery is a Lumbee Indian whose family goes back more than 10 generations in Robeson County. Lowery was born in Lumberton, N.C. but...

11/30/2016

article 2 Tribal Council incumbents ousted in election
(North Dakota) -- Lumbee voters in the only two districts with contested races Tuesday for seats on the Lumbee Tribal Council ousted the incumbents. In District 6, which...

11/15/2016

article A taste of home for Baltimore's Lumbee tribe members
(Maryland) -- Sarah Arnold, 74, watches her older brother roll out the dough for chicken 'n pastry onto a flour-dusted countertop. She wonders aloud whether he needs...

10/21/2016

article Hurricane Matthew Brought Massive Destruction to North Carolina's Lumbee Tribe
(North Carolina) -- Hurricane Matthew troubled many communities in North Carolina, especially in Lumberton, which many accounts said was the hardest hit location in the...

10/20/2016

article Lumbee Tribe of NC Emerges Slowly From Hurricane Matthew Flood Waters
(North Carolina) -- As flood waters recede, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is assessing damage and charting a path toward recovery for thousands of members who lost...

10/15/2016

article Hurricane Matthew Hits a North Carolina Tribe Particularly Hard
(North Carolina) -- Severe flooding in swampy, southeastern North Carolina took a particularly hard toll on the Lumbee, a Native American tribe.
article Tribe extends filing period until Friday
(North Carolina) -- Because of Hurricane Matthew, the filing deadline for the Lumbee Tribal Council election has been extended to Friday, according to elections Director...

10/13/2016

article Lumbee Tribal Citizens Struggling with Hurricane Matthew Flooding
(North Carolina) -- Lumberton is part of a four-county area of North Carolina that is home to 40,000 Lumbee tribal citizens. Lumberton, eight-miles from the Lumbee Tribe...

10/4/2016

article New filing period opens for Tribal Council
(North Carolina) -- Three candidates on Monday filed to be on the ballot for the rescheduled Lumbee Tribal Council election, the first day of a new filing period. The...

9/20/2016

article Lumbee Indians seek federal recognition
(North Carolina) -- Twenty bills that would have granted federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina have failed to pass in Congress since 1988. These...

9/16/2016

article Tribal Council gives thumbs up to new districts
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday passed a resolution affirming that the process used to create new voting districts was proper, with only two of...

9/12/2016

article Editorial: Lumbee Tribe deserves full share of federal benefits
(North Carolina) -- This is an old story. Too old. It’s about the Lumbee Tribe. Any tribal members younger than 60 weren’t even alive when it began.

9/10/2016

article Bill puts gaming in play for Lumbees
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin isn’t concerned that the Lumbee Recognition Act considered by the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs...
article Three file for seats on Lumbee Tribal Council
(North Carolina) -- Two incumbents are among three candidates filing this week to run for the 21-member Lumbee Tribal Council. Larry Townsend filed for re-election to...

9/9/2016

article Our View: Lumbee recognition effort rekindled in Washington
(North Carolina) -- This is an old story. Too old. It's about the Lumbee Tribe. Any tribal members younger than 60 weren't even alive when it began. It's the...

9/8/2016

article Recognition revisited
(Washington D.C.) -- U.S. Sen. Richard Burr told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Wednesday that the delay on federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe is “...
article Our View: Lumbee recognition effort rekindled in Washington.
(North Carolina) -- This is an old story. Too old. It's about the Lumbee Tribe. Any tribal members younger than 60 weren't even alive when it began.

9/7/2016

article Lumbee Tribe Of North Carolina continuing fight for federal recognition
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe Of North Carolina is continuing with its efforts to gain full federal recognition and revealed that its Chairman, Harvey Godwin,...
article Senate bill would give Lumbees full recognition and millions of dollars
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is trying again to persuade Congress to give its people millions of dollars in federal benefits that other...

9/6/2016

article Senate panel to discuss Lumbee recognition
(Pennsylvania) -- The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a hearing Wednesday on the Lumbee Recognition Act, which would federally recognize the Lumbee Tribe....
article LETTER: Tribal Council poised to illegally draw new tribal districts
(North Carolina) -- To the Editor, Our Lumbee Tribal Constitution says: “These districts shall have boundaries as drawn in accordance with the provisions of...

9/4/2016

article All ‘natives’ among those counted for redistricting
(North Carolina) -- For those who did the math, yes, the total number of people counted as part of the process for drawing new district lines for Lumbee Tribal Council...

8/27/2016

article New districts in place for tribal election
(North Carolina) -- With candidates able to begin filing for Lumbee Tribal Council seats on Monday, the tribe’s Board of Elections learned just this week that...

8/24/2016

article Power struggle keeps Porter on tribe’s sidelines
(North Dakota) -- When this newspaper a week ago today learned that the Lumbee Tribal Council, by a vote of 12-6, had rejected Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr.’s...

8/17/2016

article Tribal Council rejects Porter as administrator
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council members on Tuesday rejected a recommendation that Freda Porter be named tribal administrator, rejecting Chairman Harvey...

8/6/2016

article Barton’s death leaves void for Lumbee Tribe
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe lost an historian and advocate with the death of Bruce Barton, longtime editor of the Carolina Indian Voice newspaper, who gave a...

7/7/2016

article Lumbee Tribe of N.C. drops suit against Anheuser-Busch, distributor
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe has dropped its federal suit against beer giant Anheuser-Busch and a North Carolina distributor. In a court filing Thursday, North...
article SHS grad no stranger to Lumbee Homecoming
(North Carolina) -- For some, the annual Lumbee Homecoming is exactly as it sounds: a way to reconnect with those who have moved away from the traditional home of Lumbee...

7/3/2016

article Beer distributor donation part of apology to to Lumbee tribe, chairman says
(North Carolina) -- A Raleigh beer distributor has apologized and will make what Lumbee tribe officials have called a "substantial" donation to the tribe.

7/2/2016

article Godwin lays out tribal vision
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr.’s first State of the Tribe address Friday was a hit with tribal members who say since the chairman...
article Lumbees and Anheuser-Busch distributor resolve Budweiser ad dispute
(North Carolina) -- An Anheuser-Busch distributor has agreed to make a “substantial donation” to a non-profit organization that serves the Lumbees of North...

6/27/2016

article Lumbees, Tuscaroras welcome ‘Longest Walk’ participants to Robeson County
(North Dakota) -- Dennis Banks said he has never seen anything quite like the reception the Lumbee Tribe gave him on Saturday — except witnessing the birth of his...

6/15/2016

article Lumbees sue beer-maker for using tribe's logo in Bud Light ads
(North Carolina) -- Leadership of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina was incensed to discover this month that the tribe's official logo and slogan were used in...
article Tribe sues beer distributor over logo use
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe has filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch and a local distributor, alleging they used the tribe’s logo and slogan without...

6/14/2016

article Lumbees of NC sue Anheuser-Busch over trademark use in Budweiser ads
(North Carolina) -- Anheuser-Busch has gotten much attention in recent weeks for its plans to rename Budweiser, its king of beers, America through the Olympics and the...

6/11/2016

article Lumbee Tribe to hold tree planting ceremony in honor of recognition efforts
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe will hold a tree-planting ceremony Saturday evening to mark the tribe’s 60-year effort toward full federal recognition. The...

6/1/2016

article Godwin’s charge: Regaining trust in tribal government
(North Carolina) -- It’s the same old song and, we fear, it will have the same old ending. We refer to a preliminary report by HUD’s Eastern Woodlands Office...

5/31/2016

article Lumbee Tribe pays tribute those who served
(North Carolina) -- Retired Air Force Col. Phil Locklear was guest speaker Monday for the Lumbee Tribe's inaugural Memorial Day ceremony at the Cultural Center.
article LETTER: Transparency needed after HUD report alleges tribal misspending
(North Carolina) -- To the Editor, A preliminary final 2015 on-site monitoring report issued by HUD to the Lumbee Tribe has received a lot of publicity recently. This...

5/30/2016

article LETTER: Respect means Tribal Council would honor tribe’s constitution
(North Carolina) -- To The Editor, I wish to respond to an article in your paper of May 20 titled “Tribal Council upholds 3-year enrollment rule”. At the...
article Author explores her Lumbee heritage in new book
(North Carolina) -- Jojo Shifflett explores her American Indian heritage in “A Lumbee Gershom,” a memoir that doubles as an oral history of the titular tribe...

5/29/2016

article Lumbee Tribe could be on hook for $730K
(North Carolina) -- A 2015 on-site monitoring report of Lumbee tribal operations shows the tribe could have to repay the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development...

5/21/2016

article HUD report could say tribe misspent $264,000
(North Carolina) -- An official with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said this week that his department has not yet released a final 2015 on site-...

5/18/2016

article Lumbee community offers input for national veterans memorial
(North Carolina) -- Plans for a National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. is underway, with input from American Indian communities across the...

5/17/2016

article Input sought for war memorial honoring natives
(North Carolina) -- Input from the Lumbee community is being sought for a memorial honoring American Indian veterans in Washington, D.C. A meeting will be held from 11 a...

5/8/2016

article Lumbee powwow drums up tribal tune
(North Carolina) -- As he drummed and sang during the Lumbee Tribe’s Dance of the Spring Moon Powwow Saturday, Kaya Littleturtle could hear his grandfather’s...

4/22/2016

article Hawaii trip back on for Tribal Council
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday decided not to try to override Chairman Harvey Godwin’s veto of an amendment to its travel ordinance,...

4/13/2016

article LETTER: Tribal powwows nice, but safe dwellings are preferred
(North Carolina) -- To the Editor, The Lumbee are preparing for the “Dance Of The Spring Moon” to be held at the Lumbee Tribe Cultural Center on May 6 to May...

4/3/2016

article Tribe won’t send group to Hawaii
(North Carolina) -- The chairman of the Lumbee Tribal Government says he has not heard complains from Tribal Council members that the government will not be sending a...

2/24/2016

article Tribal Council goes modest with its stipend
(North Carolina) -- It now pays to serve on the Lumbee Tribal Council. Two-hundred dollars a month, to be exact, following a vote of the 21-member council last week,...

2/22/2016

article Temporary-employment agency run by Lumbee tribal chairman sued by federal government
(North Carolina) -- The federal government has filed a lawsuit against a temporary-employment agency owned by the new chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Two...

2/3/2016

article Locklear easily OK’d as tribal administrator
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council on Monday overwhelmingly approved Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr.’s choice for tribal administrator by a vote of 20 to 1.

1/23/2016

article Tribal court returns votes to Townsend
(North Carolina) -- Larry Townsend’s contention that he was not in violation of the Lumbee Tribal Council’s ethics ordinance or the tribe’s...

1/22/2016

article Tribal Council picks speaker in a split vote
(North Carolina) -- The 21-member Lumbee Tribal Council did some structural work Thursday with the election of the speaker, appointment of committee chairmen, and the...

1/19/2016

article Tribe recalls rout of KKK
(North Carolina) -- Nearly 100 Lumbee tribal members ignored the cold on Monday to honor the bravery of those who took on the Ku Klux Klan during a rally near Hayes Pond...

1/17/2016

article Godwin’s DC trip makes history
(North Carolina) -- Just five days after being sworn in as the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina’s chairman, Harvey Godwin Jr. made history. Godwin found himself in...

1/14/2016

article Fort Bragg soldier, Lumbee tribal chairman attend State of the Union address
(North Carolina) -- A Fort Bragg soldier recovering from wounds received in Afghanistan and the new chairman of the Lumbee Tribal Council were among those in attendance...

1/13/2016

article State of the Union guests: N.C. college president, leader of Lumbee tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- The group of plus-ones invited by North Carolina’s members of Congress to Tuesday night’s State of the Union address include a...

1/9/2016

article New Lumbee Tribal Chairman promises new vision for the people
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has a new chairperson for the first time in nearly 15 years. Harvey Godwin Jr. won the tribal election in November.

1/8/2016

article New Lumbee chairman sworn in, calls for tribal unity
(North Carolina) -- The inauguration for newly elected Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin was held Thursday at the Givens Performing Arts Center at UNC Pembroke.

1/7/2016

article New Lumbee tribal chairman promises transparency, a better community
(North Carolina) -- Harvey Godwin Jr., new chairman of the Lumbee Tribal Council, ushered in his term with promises of a more transparent government and better sense of...

12/31/2015

article Lumbee tribal chairman, council members to be sworn in Jan. 7
(North Dakota) -- A new chairman and members of the Lumbee Tribal Council will be sworn in Jan. 7 during a ceremony on the campus of the University of North Carolina at...

12/30/2015

article Tribal workers all did receive ‘longetivy’ bonus
(North Carolina) -- A day after saying that there was no across-the-board pay increase or bonus for employees of the Lumbee tribe, a spokeman for the tribal government...

12/29/2015

article Tribe denies sweeping raises
(North Carolina) -- A spokesman for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina says there is no accuracy to a document traveling the social media circuit purporting to show that...

12/7/2015

article Allegations don't stop Lumbee Tribe from rehiring Purnell Swett
(North Carolina) -- On two occasions, Purnell Swett has stepped down from powerful positions in Robeson County amid allegations that he misspent public money. In 1997,...

12/5/2015

article Allegations of misspending public money don't stop the Lumbee Tribe from rehiring Purnell Swett
(North Carolina) -- On two occasions, Purnell Swett has stepped down from powerful positions in Robeson County amid allegations that he misspent public money.

11/22/2015

article Tribal officials eye new direction
(North Carolina) -- The overwhelming vote denying Chairman Paul Brooks another two years as leader of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is a sign that a majority of...

11/21/2015

article Questions swirl on vets office
(North Carolina) -- Tribal Administrator Tony Hunt assured members of the Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday that he is looking into allegations that documents were being...

11/19/2015

article The Lumbee Indian Nurses
(North Carolina) -- The origins of the 55,000 member Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are unclear. Many think the Lumbee are descendants of Sir Walter Raleigh’s...

11/17/2015

article Lumbee Tribal Council, Chair seats up for grabs Tuesday
(North Carolina) -- Elections are being held Tuesday for seven seats and the chairperson position on Lumbee Tribal Council. Chairman Paul Brooks is seeking re-election...

11/15/2015

article Tribe holds elections on Tuesday
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee tribal members get their chance to go to the polls Tuesday and elect a chairman and seven members to the 21-member Lumbee Tribal Council.

10/30/2015

article Tribe ‘bombarded’ with requests for absentee ballots
(North Carolina) -- If requests for absentee ballots can help predict election turnout, voter participation in the Nov. 17 Lumbee tribal elections will be better than...

10/27/2015

article Macau opens Hollywood-themed casino resort as slowdown bites
(Macau) -- China's world-beating gambling hub is getting a taste of Hollywood glamor as its newest casino resort makes its debut on Tuesday with a glitzy grand...

10/26/2015

article Lumbee legend lives on at UNCP
(North Carolina) -- What happens when you put several historians, a folklorist and a very colorful former newspaper editor together and turn them loose on one of the...

10/23/2015

article Tribal squabbling undercuts credibility as election nears
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Government’s dysfunctionality was in full public display this week, raising worry about the tribe’s ability — or...

10/22/2015

article Tribe denies effort to mislead voters
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee tribal officials on Wednesday denied allegations by the tribe’s Board of Elections chairman that some tribal members who attempted to...

10/21/2015

article Tribe accused of ‘half-truths’
(North Carolina) -- The chairman of the Lumbee Tribe Board of Elections says some tribal members who tried to update their enrollment information on Friday have been...

10/17/2015

article Tribal Council signs off on health efforts
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday voted in favor of supporting two programs that are designed to improve the overall health of tribal members,...

10/7/2015

article Elections hiring criticized
(North Carolina) -- Robeson County Board of Elections member says that the recent addition of an American Indian to the staff does not further racial diversity of the...

10/5/2015

article Brick by Brick: Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex
(North Carolina) -- Robeson County doesn’t get much credit for its architecture. Although it lacks the shimmering cityscapes and towering skylines found in other parts...

9/18/2015

article Tribe OKs budget, mum on details
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday approved the tribe’s budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct.1 and is now waiting to see if Chairman...

9/16/2015

article Two file for Tribal Council
(North Carolina) -- Two candidates filed Tuesday for seats on the 21-member Lumbee Tribal Council. Lakisha Spaulding Sweat is seeking the District 1 seat, which...

9/9/2015

article Ex-educator files for Tribal Council
(North Carolina) -- A longtime educator in Robeson County filed Tuesday for a seat on the 21-member Lumbee Tribal Council. Norman Woodward “Woody” Sampson,...

9/2/2015

article Lumbee Supreme Court allows Chairman Paul Brooks to seek 3rd term
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks is eligible to seek a third term in office. But Brooks will be able to...

8/23/2015

article Filing begins Monday for Lumbee tribe
(North Carolina) -- The candidate filing period for anyone wanting to run for the chairmanship of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina or any of seven seats on the 21-...

7/17/2015

article Tribe gets clean audit, but told money is tight
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is severely limited in what services it can pursue outside of housing programs because of a shortage of money....

7/15/2015

article Tribe’s election staff find a home
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe’s Elections Board has a new office and all that’s left to ensure a November election is money to pay for it, according...

6/8/2015

article Accident kills former tribal chairman
(North Carolina) -- Jimmy Goins, a former chairman of the Lumbee Tribal Government, was killed Sunday in a single-car accident, according to the state Highway Patrol.
article Lumbee Tribe Mourns the Death of Former Tribal Chairman Jimmy Goins; Killed in Car Accident
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is mourning the loss of its former Tribal Chairman Jimmy Goins, who was passed away as the result of a single...

6/7/2015

article Former Lumbee Tribal Chairman Jimmy Goins killed in car accident
(North Carolina) -- Former Lumbee Tribal Chairman Jimmy Goins was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in the western part of Robeson County. Mr. Goins, 66...

5/30/2015

article Lumbee Indian Tribe must repay $225K in housing money
(North Carolina) -- A federal government review says the Lumbee Indian Tribe of North Carolina must repay $225,000 that was supposed to be spent on housing services and...

5/29/2015

article Audit: Lumbees misspent $225,000 in housing grant on food, trips
(North Carolina) -- While some Lumbee families wait as long as 15 years for help repairing their homes, the tribe spent federal money meant for housing services on an...

5/28/2015

article Tribe faces repayment of $225K
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina could have to pay back almost $225,000 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in money that was...

5/22/2015

article Tribe OKs $15,000 for fall elections
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday approved $15,000 for the tribe’s Elections Board so that preparations can get under way for the fall...
article Pembroke native, Lumbee tribe member named UNC-Pembroke chancellor
(North Carolina) -- A Pembroke native and Lumbee tribe member will be the next chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, the school announced Thursday...

5/12/2015

article LETTER: A few questions about the identity of the Lumbee
(North Carolina) -- To the Editor, American Indian tribes of North America are individually known for certain attributes, characteristics, propensities, talents,...

5/3/2015

article 450 Dancers Turn Out for Lumbee Spring Powwow
(North Carolina) -- Young, old and in-between danced at the 10th Annual “Dance of the Moon Spirit” Powwow in Lumberton, North Carolina this past weekend. The...
article Tribe puts its best foot foward
(North Carolina) -- A steady drumbeat reverberated through the Southeastern Agricultural Events Center on Saturday, and the American Indian dancers in the arena grew...

4/28/2015

article Tribal court plans closed hearing on ethics allegations
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Supreme Court’s plan to close a hearing concerning ethics violations brought against Councilman Larry Townsend is meeting opposition...

4/16/2015

article With a new bill, North Carolina’s Lumbee Tribe continues to push for federal recognition
(North Carolina) -- The Lumbee Tribe — which includes 55,000 members — is the largest American Indian tribe in North Carolina, and its members have been...

4/13/2015

article LETTER: New group wants Lumbee people to guide government
(North Carolina) -- To the Editor, During its second meeting, the newly formed organization Lumbee Tribal Reform hosted a variety of Lumbee tribal members. Included...

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