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2016 Lumbee Nation Economic Summit

Chairman Godwin is pleased to announce that registration for the 2016 Lumbee Nation Economic Summit is open! Confirmed speakers include: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy for Installations, Energy, and Environment, the NC District Director of US Small Business Administration, and an Energy Resources and Renewable Energy professional. There are more speakers, yet to be confirmed, representing the broad sectors of DoD's requirements. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. We look forward to seeing you at the Summit! For more information and to register for the event. Click here

Michela Bullard; Purnell Swett student’s artwork selected as Lumbee Tribe’s powwow logo

By James Locklear Public Relations Lumbee Tribe PEMBROKE – Michela Bullard channeled her inner creativeness as she sketched the silhouetted image of a hawk. She had no idea where the drawing was headed until she penciled in a bare oak tree. Before long, she added a glowing orangish yellow full moon in the background. As she tweaked the image over the next couple of days, the sketch quickly took shape. The final touch was adding blossom buds to the bare oak tree’s limbs, a sign of the arrival of spring. Michela’s impressive artwork was recently selected as the logo for the Lumbee Tribe’s annual “Dance of the Spring Moon Powwow” set for May 6-8 at the tribe’s Indian Cultural Center near Pembro

Wonderful Volunteers at Lumbee Tribe Cultural Center

Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin addresses a group of volunteers and tribal workers during a powwow committee meeting Wednesday at the Lumbee Tribe Cultural Center. The annual Dance of the Spring Moon Powwow will be held May 6-8 at the cultural center. Everyone is invited. Final preparations are being made as the powwow returns to its home for the first time in over 10 years. Please invite your friends to come join the celebration. For more information visit or call 910-521-768

Peach Belt Conference track and field championship

Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin with his little cousin Brett Godwin a UNCP track standout. The chairman was one of the most vocal in the crowd cheering Brett on to victory in the 200 meter today at the Peach Belt track and field championships. Brett is a UNCP sophomore and a Purnell Swett graduate. Way to represent the Lumbee people Brett. We're so proud of you. Lumbee representation at the Peach Belt track and field championship as UNCP Chancellor Dr. Robin Cummings and Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin were among hundreds in attendance of the Peach Belt track and field championships on Saturday at UNCP. Chancellor Cummings and Chairman Godwin proudly wore their Braves colors.

National Junior Beta Club

Harold Bell of the Wakulla community near Red Springs has been invited to compete in the National Junior Beta Club competition in New Orleans in June. He is 11 and a fifth grader at Oxendine Elementary School.Harold was third runner up in the state’s Elementary Division I Social Studies Academic Competition in February at the State Junior Beta Club Convention in Greensboro, N.C. Harold was invited to compete in the national competition in New Orleans in June as a result of his win. He received a plaque in honor of his recognition for his achievement. This is the second year is a row that a student from Oxendine Elementary has placed in the top-3 in an academic competition. Last year, Bradley


LUMBEE TRIBE OF NORTH CAROLINA RESTRICTED SOLICITATION THIS INVITATION IS RESTRICTED TO QUALIFIED TRIBAL AND /OR INDIAN OWNED ECONOMIC ENTERPRISES AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 4 (Four) SINGLE FAMILY HOMES THIS IS A SINGLE PRIME SOLICITATION FOR LICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTORS: The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will receive SEALED BIDS, mailed or hand delivered, until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 09th,2016 at the Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex located at P.O. Box 2709 ( 6984 NC Hwy. 711 West) Pembroke, North Carolina 28372; ATTN: Anthony Holden . Bids will be opened and read aloud on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at 11:00 am in Conference Chambers located at the above The Lumbee Tribe is so

Thank you to our Volunteers!!!!!

Buddy Dial of the Evans Cross Roads Community serves up a helping of his famous deer stew with potatoes Friday afternoon during a luncheon he provided for volunteers cleaning up the Lumbee Tribe’s Cultural Center. Dial is one of more than a dozen volunteers cleaning the Cultural Center in preparation for the Dance of the Spring Moon Powwow May 6-8. The tribe’s powwow is back at the powwow for the first time in more than 10 years. Thanks to Buddy for preparing this delicious traditional Indian dish and thank you for your volunteer service to your people to Buddy and the other volunteers. Anyone wishing to volunteer to help clean the Cultural Center, please call the Lumbee Tribe at (910) 521-7

Kaya Littleturtle prepares to do an honor song.

Kaya Littleturtle prepares to do an honor song at the Lumbee Tribe’s Cultural Center on Friday. Little turtle is one of dozens of local dancers and tribal performers who will be participating in the tribe’s annual Dance of the Spring Moon Powwow from May 6-8 at the Lumbee Tribe’s Cultural Center. This is the first time the powwow has been held at the Cultural Center in more than 10 years. Littleturtle said he is excited to see the powwow back where it belongs. “This is a historic place for our people,” Littleturtle said. “I think it’s important for us to have our celebration on the grounds of our ancestors. It just feels great that we are going to be able to come out to the Cultural Center t

Cleaning up Lumbee Land

Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin toured Lumbee country early Saturday morning congratulating dozens of tribal members who volunteered for trash pickup in various Indian communities throughout “Lumbee Land.” The Chairman’s first stop was in Union Chapel where more than 40 volunteers met to clean up the area along Union Chapel Road in the heart of the historic Indian community. Organizers say the Richland Swamp bridge area near the school was one of the worst areas, but it was quickly cleaned. Godwin is shown above with volunteers Madison Deese, Tracy Locklear, Diane Goins, the wife of former chairman Jimmy Goins, her grandson Owen Deese and her daughter Jackie Deese. All were part of a group of

Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin visits with Magnolia School's baseball and softball teams

Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin greeted the boys and girls of Magnolia School's baseball and softball teams Monday evening during an impromptu meeting as the team was leaving the local McDonalds following a game at Pembroke Middle. The students were excited about meeting the chairman who congratulated them on their hustle and dedication as student athletes. The chairman encouraged them to keep working hard and representing the Lumbee people well. Chairman Godwin's an avid fan of youth sports and believes in supporting our young student athletes. "These students and young people everywhere are to be commended for their determination to succeed. I'm so proud of all the talented young people we h

Know Before You Go program at UNC Pembroke

Harvey Godwin: Prepare yourself for college life early, work with others Lumbee Tribal Chairman encourages youth, parents to start the process for getting ready for college life now and work hard to achieve goals Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin shared his experiences as a college student and his struggles to get an education. Godwin, a 1990 UNC Pembroke graduate, was a guest speaker Saturday morning at the Know Before “U” Go program at the university. Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin stressed the importance of pride in being Indian and confidence in their abilities as well as the importance of education. The Lumbee tribal chairman gave students an overview on the history with the fo

The Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Initiative

Artwork being accepted for 2016 Multicultural Juried Art Auction Proceeds benefit the Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarships PEMBROKE – The Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Initiative invites all artists to submit one piece of their work for our 2016 Multicultural Juried Art Auction and Dinner. The annual fund raiser will be held June 24 in the University Center Annex at UNCP. The first 30 submissions received will be considered for inclusion in a 20-piece juried competition where once sold they will receive a 30% commission of the sale amount. This invitation is open to all artists working in any medium, including two- or three-dimensional works. Jurors will choose three of the 20 sele

USDA Summer Camp at UNC Pembroke

PEMBROKE – The Southeast American Indian Studies Program at the UNC Pembroke is taking applications for the second annual Safeguarding Our Natural and Tribal Heritage Youth Program. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and hosted by SAIS, will be held July 11-22. The free two-week residential program is seeking 20 American Indian high school students who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors that have an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well as agriculture, veterinary, plant, food, environmental sciences, and natural resources, wildlife biology, and related fields. The in

North Carolina State University accepting applications for Native Education Forum

RALEIGH – The application for Native Education Forum at NC State University this summer is now available. The program is completely free of charge for students that are chosen to participate. Students will have the opportunity to take a college course for credit, get help with college applications, assistance with SAT/ACT prep, experience campus & Raleigh as well as meet current students. The program is July 10- 16. High school sophomores and juniors interested in attending should apply online by April 22nd at on the web. For more information, call Ronnie L. Chalmers, Assistant Director at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at N.C. State University at (919) 515-24

Laura Bird named to the Peach Belt Conference Women's Golf All-Conference squad

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – UNC Pembroke senior Laura Bird and junior Ashlii Thompson were two of 10 players named to the Peach Belt Conference Women's Golf All-Conference squad, the league announced Thursday night at an awards banquet on the eve of the conference tournament in St. Augustine. This marks the seventh-consecutive season a UNCP women's golfer has been represented on the distinguished list, and the second such time for both Thompson and Bird. Thompson, a first team honoree, was also named to the top squad in 2014, while Bird is named to the second team for the second-straight year. A Prospect, North Carolina native, Bird sits second on the Braves and eighth in the PBC with a 77.6 strok

Homebuyer Education Workshop

Dear Potential Homebuyer: In accordance with our homeownership policy it is required that each homebuyer attend a homebuyer education workshop. The homebuyer education program shall include affordability and budgeting, understanding credit, homebuyer incentives, routine maintenance, and protecting your assets. You are encouraged to attend this informative session and reminded that it is a requirement. We are scheduling a homebuyer session for: Saturday April 23, 2016 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM Location: Lumbee Tribe 6984 Hwy 711 W Pembroke, NC 28372 Please make plans to attend; please call Alanna Lawson 910 522-5185 or Kathy Locklear 910 522-5479 to reserve your spot, and any questions that you m

Girl Scouts help with cleaning up of the Cultural Center

Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin and UNCP Chancellor Robin Cummings with the Pembroke/Prospect Girl Scouts who spent the morning cleaning up the roadways near the Cultural Center. Please support these fabulous young ladies by buying Girl Scout cookies.

Lumbee Tribal Speaker Bill James Brewington and Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin

Lumbee Tribal Speaker Bill James Brewington and Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin celebrate after raising the U.S. and Lumbee flags at the Cultural Center on Saturday. It was a fitting finale after a successful day of clean up at the historic Indian grounds. Thank you to our tribal speaker and tribal chairman on a job well done coordinating these clean up efforts. And, a big thank you to all who participated to get our grounds ready for our powwow…thank you all.

New Lumber River state park celebration

UNCP Chancellor Dr. Robin Cummings and Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin were among the special guests at the new Lumber River state park celebration at the Wire Grass Landing just across the banks of the river from the Cultural Center. The state park service is celebrating 100 years of service. Thanks to the state for getting our people a place to enjoy the Lumber River. I want to encourage our people to please respect our new park and cherish this hallowed ground where our Indian hero Henry Berry Lowrie once lived while he defended our rights against the Confederates and KKK terrorizing Indians more than 150 years ago. Please keep this place clean and lets all celebrate the heritage of our Ind

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