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Wakulla native a Sheetrock pro Rocky Locklear said he got interested in the drywall trade as a young

WAKULLA -- Rocky Locklear of Wakulla has made a career of living the “Sheetrocker’s Dream,” a way of life for many Lumbee construction workers. Locklear is one of the many talented contractors who does work for the Lumbee Tribe’s housing program. Locklear has been working in the drywall industry for nearly 40 years now, starting as a young teenager in the mid-1970s. He is shown applying sheetrock mud to the interior walls of a home the tribe is building on Whistling Rufus Road in the Prospect community near Pembroke. Locklear said he expects to have the final coats of mud applied this week as the walls of the home will then be painted. Lumbee tribal members are regarded as some of the top dr

Living Together, Screening Together

Lumbee Tribe holds educational workshop on healthy living Living Together, Screening Together community outreach program draws about 150 tribal members to Harvest Church in RaynhamWednesday night RAYNHAM – Cancer is the leading cause of death among Indians in Robeson County. And, it’s one of the most preventable. Dr. Cherry Beasley is hoping to spread the word about the importance of living healthy, getting regular checkups and other measures to stop the spread of the deadly disease that is ravishing her Native American people. Beasley is a UNC Pembroke professor with more than 45 years experience as a nurse. She knows the devastating effects of cancer and knows that her people don’t have to

Lumbee Tribe’s Inaugural Memorial Day ceremony at the Cultural Center

Retired Air Force Col. Phil Locklear was the guest speaker Monday morning for the Lumbee Tribe’s inaugural Memorial Day ceremony at the Cultural Center. More than 200 people attend the ceremony. A group of military veterans from all four branches joined Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin in a wreath-laying ceremony at the veteran’s memorial. And, family members of Lumbee soldiers killed in war placed more than 50 American flags around the veteran’s memorial on the lake. “It’s truly an honor to be here to honor our veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice,” Godwin said. “I think it’s important for us to pay homage to these brave men in uniform for what they did to keep our country free. And, we ha

The Qualified Bidders List for the Rehabilitation Program

The Qualified Bidders List for the Rehabilitation Program is now currently open for new applications. The Bidders List is only open twice a year, in January and in June. Any tribal member or American Indian who would like to place their name/business on the Qualified Bidders list for the Lumbee Rehabilitation Program must submit an application to Nichole Dial at the Tribal Housing Complex. Applications may be mailed or hand delivered, but must be received at the Tribal Housing Complex by 3 pm on Friday June 10, 2016. Applications can be mailed to Post Office Box 2709, Pembroke, NC 28372 or be submitted at the complex at 6984 NC Hwy 711 West in Pembroke, NC. Further information or an applicat

Long Lance

Long Lance is another man of Lumbee descent discovered by Dr. Kevin Locklear of Arizona during research for his doctorate degree. This remarkable man’s birth name was Sylvester Clark Long. He was a native of Winston Salem.Like yesterday’s post of Ormer Locklear, Long Lance was a pilot during World War 1. He served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. His grave is behind the War Memorial Monument. Long Lance was also a student at Carlisle Indian School with Jim Thorpe and a few Lumbees from Robeson County in the early 1910s.In the 1920s, he worked for a Wild West Show and became immersed in the Native American culture to the point of learning to speak Cherokee fluently.He was also regarded

RFP: RE-ROOFING OF 22 (TWENTY-TW0) UNITS

LUMBEE TRIBE OF NORTH CAROLINA RESTRICTED SOLICITATION THIS INVITATION IS RESTRICTED TO QUALIFIED TRIBAL AND /OR INDIAN OWNED ECONOMIC ENTERPRISES AND ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE RE-ROOFING OF 22 (TWENTY-TW0) UNITS . 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 Tuesday June 7 th , 2016 at the Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex located at P.O. Box 2709 ( 6984 NC Hwy. 711 West) Pembroke, North Carolina 28372; ATTN: Grace Deese Oxendine . Bids will be opened and read aloud on Tuesday, June 8 th , 2016 at 11:00 am in Conference Chambers located at the above The Lumbee Tribe is

Lieutenant Ormer Locklear

A Lumbee Indian, Lieutenant Ormer Locklear, was a pilot in the United States Air Service during World War I. Locklear would go on to become the world’s greatest wing walker and all-American actor/stuntman. He was one of the biggest actors during the silent film era and was killed after crashing his plane while filming a movie on Aug. 2, 1920. He was only 30.

2016 Lumbee Nation Economic Summit

The LUMBEE Tribe of North Carolina, North Carolina Military Business Center and the University of North Carolina – Pembroke will host the 2016 Lumbee Nation Economic Development Summit on June 1-2 in Pembroke, North Carolina. When. June 1-2, 2016 Where. The University of North Carolina – Pembroke 1 University Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372 Campus Map Purpose. Building New Economic Opportunity The LUMBEE Nation will feature access to Tribal leaders, members of Congress, Federal agency leadership, state and local elected officials and top business leaders. Attendees will benefit from high caliber networking, teaming opportunities, business development sessions, a Business Tradeshow and an Amer

Rest in peace to Mr. Murrill Morris Lowry

Rest in peace to Mr. Murrill Morris Lowry, one quite remarkable man. I had to privilege of doing an interview with Mr. Murrill five years ago at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana. He shared some wonderful stories with me. Mr. Murrill was the first Lumbee to obtain a Ph.D., was a college professor and was the Public Safety Director for the City of Indianapolis. There were only a few police officers working for local municipalities here in Robeson County at the time he was named to the post in 1973 in Indianapolis, one of the largest cities in America. He was reserved about his own accomplishments, and remarked his proudest accomplishments in life were seeing his children graduate from Ivy lea

Lumbee Tribe’s Veteran’s Memorial Program

Kay Littleturtle delivers a stirring honor song during the tribe’s veteran’s memorial program Wednesday. About 120 people attended the program, featuring guest speaker Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. Kay Littleturtle delivers a stirring honor song during the tribe’s veteran’s memorial program Wednesday. About 120 people attended the program, featuring guest speaker Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.

Pembroke VFW

Byron Jones, commander of the Pembroke VFW post, presents a $1,000 check as a donation to the new Indian memorial to Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. Over was the guest speaker at a program the tribe hosted Wednesday at the Boys and Girls Club to discuss the new veteran’s monument. About 120 people, mostly veterans, attended the program.

Lumbee Warriors Association

Larry Townsend, the Rev. Gary Deese, and Furnie Lambert of the Lumbee Warriors Association pinned a Lumbee Warrior’s pin on Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. Gover was the guest speaker at a program Wednesday the tribe hosted at the Boys and Girls Club about the new Indian veteran’s memorial scheduled to be built in Washington D.C. in three years. About 120 people attended the program.

“Warriors in uniform”

Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C., presents Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin with the book “Warriors in uniform” after a program to announce the new Indian veteran’s memorial in our nation’s capital. Over was the guest speaker. About 120 people attended the program at the tribe’s Boys and Girls Club.

Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian

Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C., with Lumbee World War II veteran Jesse Oxendine. He served in Europe in the war and helped to liberate Nazi concentration camps near the end of the war. A friend of Gover’ s served with Oxendine during the war. Gover was the guest speaker for a program the tribe hosted Wednesday about the new Indian veteran’s memorial in Washington D.C. About 120 people attended the program, featuring a 45-minute question and answer session.

Coharie Tribal Chief Gene Jacobs

Coharie Tribal Chief Gene Jacobs with 94-year-old World War II veteran, the Rev. W.L. Ammon, and Tribal Councilman Alex Brewington. The Coharie tribal members were among a crowd of about 120 people to attend a program the Lumbee Tribe hosted Wednesday about the new Indian veterans monument in Washington D.C. The program featured guest speaker Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.

National Native American Veterans Memorial

Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin with Kevin Gover, director of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C., and Coharie Tribal Chief Gene Jacobs of Clinton, N.C. Gover was the guest speaker for the Lumbee Tribe’s veteran’s memorial program Wednesday. He told the crowd the major project will take about three years to complete and will cost about $15 million. About 120 people attended the program. Many asked Gover for specifics about the project during a 45-minute question and answer session. There was much enthusiasm over the proposed monument to honor Indian veterans.

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