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Executive Branch


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.


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.

Chairman Lowery Official Portrait

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).

Legislative Branch

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 Graylen Mitchell 

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 Larry Chavis

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 Larry Soles

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 2024



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:

Belinda Brewer

Executive Administrative Assistant

Phone: (910) 522-2219


  • 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

Judicial Branch

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.

Supreme Court 

  • Chief Justice Mark Brooks

  • Justice Kelvin Jacobs

  • Justice Tona Jacobs

  • Justice Eric Freeman 

Administrative Court

  • Chief Justice Gary Deese

  • Judge Jo Ann Harris

  • Judge Ima Jean Oxendine

  • Judge Christopher Locklear

  • Judge Robbie Hunt

The Tribal Administrative Court of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is established to provide due process and further protect the rights of tribal members, and designed to ensure tribal members are treated equally through the administration of tribal programs. The Tribal Administrative Court will hear cases dealing with the administrative issues such as housing, enrollment, and energy assistance.


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