Chairman Brooks testifies before Senate Indian Affairs Committee Oversight hearing on broken administrative acknowledgement process Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks testified before the United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on Thursday, July 12, 2012. The oversight hearing was on federal recognition, focusing on the process of recognizing tribes through the administrative and Congressional processes. "The basis was to discuss the efficiencies, or lack thereof," said Chairman Brooks, "regarding the federal acknowledgement process at the Bureau of Indian Affairs".
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Council votes to purchase N.C. Indian Cultural Center
PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribal Council voted to purchase the historic North Carolina Indian Cultural Center with plans to restore the 386-acre property.
The Council voted on March 27 to secure a loan to purchase the land from the State to the Lumbee Tribe for $351,000.
Chairman Brooks receives Order of Long Leaf Pine
Greg Richardson, Executive Director of the NC Commission of Indian Affairs
presents Chairman Paul Brooks with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine
RALEIGH — Lumbee Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks has been awarded one of the state’s most prestigious civilian honors.
Brooks was honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine during the 39th annual North Carolina Indian Unity Conference. The conference was held March 13-15, 2014, at the North Hilton in Raleigh.
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Chick-fil-A teams with Lumbee Tribe for Point-in-Time Count
From left: Jaimee Chavis-Handsborough, Quality Director, Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks,
Mark Morse, Owner Chick-fil-A Lumberton, Rosie Arita, General Manager
PEMBROKE — Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks presents a plaque to representatives of Chick-fil-A of Lumberton for their
support in the Robeson County Point-in-Time Count.
The event was held to count the number of homeless people in Robeson County. Chick-fil-A donated breakfast biscuits
and coffee. The Lumbee Tribe housed the homeless at their Boys & Girls clubs in Pembroke and the Allenton community.
"We would like to express our gratitude to Chick-fil-A for joining us in giving a helping hand to the homeless population
throughout the county," Chairman Brooks said. "With Chick-fil-A's help we were able to feed dozens in our communities
who are less fortunate."
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