In accordance with the inherent power of self-government of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina ("Tribe"), the Tribe adopts this Constitution for the purposes of establishing a tribal government structure, preserving for all time the Lumbee way of life and community, promoting the educational, cultural, social, and economic well-being of Lumbee people and securing justice and freedom for the Lumbee people.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina provides programs and services to all tribal members within the tribal service areas of Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson and Scotland county.
All executive powers, including implementation of and compliance with annual budgets, of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina shall reside in a Tribal Chairperson, who shall cause all laws of the Tribe to be faithfully executed.
Tribal Chair - Mr. John Lowery
To contact the Tribal Chairman or the Tribal Administrator, call the Main Tribal Office at 910-521-7861 Ext. 201 or 290. Your call will be directed to the Chairman and/or the Tribal Administrator.
To contact Chairman Lowery's Office, click here.
*The Tribal Chair shall nominate a Tribal Administrator, subject to confirmation by the Tribal Council or its designee(s).
The Lumbee Tribal Council is comprised of 21 members elected from 14 districts. Members of the Tribal Council shall serve three year terms. If you have questions or concerns you can email your representative by clicking on thier name.
Elected Council Representatives — 21 Seats
Here are your Council Representatives:
District 1: Gaddy, Orrum, Rowland, Sterlings, Whitehouse, Thompson
Representative Billy Oxendine
District 2: Back Swamp, Fairmont, Smyrna
Representative Sharon Hunt
Representative Gerald Goolsby
District 3: Lumberton, West Howellsville
Representative Pam Hunt
Representative Harold Smith
District 4: Philadelphus, Red Springs
Representative Jody Bullard
District 5: Oxendine, Prospect
Representative Wendy Moore
Representative Carrington Locklear
District 6: North Pembroke,Raft Swamp
Representative Richard Jones
Representative Kristie Hunt
District 7: South Pembroke, Union
Representative Rudy T. Locklear
Representative Yvonne Barnes Dial
Representative Nanci Locklear
District 8: Burnt Swamp
Representative Kathy Hunt
District 9: Saddletree
Representative Dewey J. McNeill
District 10: Rennert, Shannon, South St. Pauls
Representative Bobby Emanuel
District 11: Hoke County
Representative Chocajuana Oxendine
District 12: Alfordsville, Maxton, Scotland County
Representative Annie Taylor
Representative Josephine Doss
District 13: Cumberland County, Lumber Bridge, North St. Pauls, Parkton
Representative Alex Baker
District 14: Britts, East Howellsville, Wisharts
Representative Homer Fields
Please note that if a Committee Meeting concludes prior to the scheduled time allotted, the next scheduled meeting will begin.
Business Meeting Schedule for 2023
LUMBEE TRIBAL COUNCIL
Scheduled Tribal Council Meetings & Locations (meetings begin at 6:30 pm)
*All meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month*
All meetings will be held at the Tribal Housing Complex, unless otherwise noted
The Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex is located at 6984 NC Hwy 711 West Pembroke NC 28372.
[Directions] Committee meetings and all others are held at the Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex.
For any additional Tribal Council information not listed on the website please contact:
Housing Coordinator/Tribal Council Liaison
Phone: (910) 522-2188
January- Tribal Housing Complex
February- Tribal Housing Complex
March - Tribal Housing Complex
April - Tribal Housing Complex
May - Tribal Housing Complex
June - Tribal Housing Complex
July - Tribal Housing Complex
August - Tribal Housing Complex
September - Tribal Housing Complex
October - Tribal Housing Complex
November - Tribal Housing Complex
December - Tribal Housing Complex
Supreme Court Justice Tona Jacobs. She will serve a 5-year term on the Lumbee Tribal Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will hear all cases dealing with constitutional issues.
There are five (5) sitting judges whom are nominated by the Tribal Chairman and appointed by the Tribal Council.
Two of the sitting judges shall be graduates of accredited law schools and three shall be lay people.
The Chief Judge bears administrative responsibilities and is elected on an annual basis by the sitting judges.
Chief Justice Mark Brooks
Justice Kelvin Jacobs
Justice Tona Jacobs
Justice Eric Freeman
Chief Justice Gary Deese
Judge Jo Ann Harris
Judge Ima Jean Oxendine
Judge Christopher Locklear
Judge Robbie Hunt