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Tribal member earns top VA honors     Bobby Locklear, a member of the Lumbee Tribe, was recently awarded with top honors nationwide by the federal government among Veteran Integrated Service Network Contractors for small businesses     
Wonderful Story   PEMBROKE — Four years ago, Paul Brooks told his wife he wanted to run for chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.  At the time, Pauline Sampson Brooks, his wife of 46 years, was battling ovarian cancer."My wife told me not to run," Brooks said. So he didn't. He was with her through chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She died April 14, 2009."I was glad I didn't run,'' Brooks said. "My wife was more important to me at that time. But Brooks, 73, never gave up on his dream to become tribal chairman.      
Tribe breaks grounds on new community building Tribe breaks grounds on new community building PROSPECT — Dozens of tribal members gathered on a vacant lot in the Prospect Community as tribal officials burned sage, blessing the grounds of the future site of the District 5 Community Center.
Chairman Brooks testifies before Senate View Hearing

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".
The Color Purple The Robesonian - The Color Purple PEMBROKE — It’s more than 60 years late, but Army Cpl. James G. Oxendine has finally has the Purple Heart he earned as a young soldier during the Korean War. During a ceremony Monday at the Lumbee Lodge in Pembroke, Oxendine, 81, smiled as he shook hands and received the medal from retired N.C. National Guard Maj. Gen. John Atkinson. Atkinson told the crowd of about 75 family members and friends that a Purple Heart is usually presented to a recipient in front of a group of soldiers.    
Chairman Reminds President about Lumbee Plight Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks shook hands with President Obama on his recent visit to Mt. Holly, North Carolina, and reminded the President about the plight of the Lumbee
Tribe of North Carolina.  
Who Are The Lumbee? The 55,000 members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina reside primarily in Robeson, Hoke,Cumberland and Scotland counties. The Lumbee Tribe is the largest tribe in North Carolina, the largest tribe east of the Mississippi River and the ninth largest in the nation. The Lumbee take their name from the Lumbee River which winds its way through Robeson County. Pembroke, North Carolina is the economic, cultural and political center of the tribe.
Tribal Council Approves IHP Changes

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Council votes to purchase N.C. Indian Cultural Center

PEMBROKEThe 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.

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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


RALEIGHLumbee 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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       Click HERE to download an application for the 2014 Senior Ms. Lumbee Pageant






         Application deadline is April 18, 2014


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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