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Children from the Pembroke Boys and Girls Club show off the Lumbee Tribe's new 2016 Lumbee Homec

Lumbee Tribe’s t-shirts available at Lumbee Tribal Office and Pembroke Walmart PEMBROKE – Lumbee Homecoming t-shirts will be available tomorrow at the Pembroke Walmart and at the Lumbee Tribe’s housing complex in Pembroke. The shirts go on sale for $12 each at 8 a.m. on Thursday at the tribe. They are available in all sizes up to 3X. The colors are khaki, slate gray, red and sky blue. Lumbee artist Chevron Lowery designed the t-shirts. They feature a computer-enhanced image of a Native American warrior with a variety of vibrant colors exploding from the image. The t-shirts will be available at Walmart tomorrow and at the Lumbee Tribe’s office at 8 a.m. Lowery is a native of Lumberton. He is

Traditional Lumbee Shawl

This stunning, traditional Lumbee shawl was handcrafted by members of the Soaring Eagle Elders Club on Norment Road in Lumberton. The group meets every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. These Lumbee elders spent countless hours meticulously stitching the traditional Lumbee pinecone patchwork designs into the polyester Gabardine material. They spent three weeks alone hand stitching the holes for the purple tassels adorning the shawl. Audrey Locklear and Elsie Hunt delivered the artwork to Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwinon Monday to display in the lobby of the Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex at 6984 N.C. 711 in Pembroke. The shawl features a classy purple pinecone patchwork design in the bac

Moccasins Across America

Jonathan Brooks, Boyd Lindsey and other members of Moccasins Across America have taken the lead role in running with the Longest Walk 5 runners as they trek their way across America to raise awareness about drug abuse and domestic violence in Indian country.

LIVE Streaming for the State of the Tribe address on July 1st

Chairman Harvey Godwin will deliver his State of the Tribe address at 12 p.m. at the Pembroke Boys and Club, behind the Tribal Administration Building on July 1. All tribal members are encouraged to attend. In an effort to provide every tribal member the opportunity to take part in his annual address, a live stream broadcast will be available to the membership on the tribe’s website at For more information, call (910) 521-7861.

2016 Senior Ms. Lumbee Wanda Locklear-McCall

Senior Ms. Lumbee 2015 Angeleta Hunt crowns the new 2016 Senior Ms. Lumbee Wanda Locklear-McCall during the annual senior pageant at Robeson Community College's A.D. Lewis Auditorium. Vista Grey Locklear was first-runner up and Betty Locklear was second runner up.

Robeson County Lumbees and Tuscaroras welcome “Longest Walk 5”

Dennis Banks addresses the crowd Saturday morning at a Dillon County, S.C. convenience store parking lot before leading the “Longest Walk 5” across the state line into Robeson County, N.C. The group of walkers Banks is leading is walking from California to Washington, D.C. to bring attention to the issue of drug abuse and domestic violence in Indian communities. They left San Diego on Feb. 13 and are scheduled to arrive in our nation’s capital on July 15, completing a 3,600-mile trip. Banks is the co-founder of the American Indian Movement. The 79-year-old Indian activist said he was pleased with his reception. Flag bearers representing various tribes have led the “Longest Walk 5” on a 3,300

Robeson County Lumbees and Tuscaroras welcome “Longest Walk 5”

Leader says group feels welcome and appreciates reception after 3,300 miles on the road PEMBROKE – Dennis Banks said he has never seen anything quite like the reception the Lumbee Tribe gave him on Saturday – except witnessing the birth of his child. While it’s hard to compete with someone watching their child’s birth, the thunderous roar of a dozen Harley Davidson motorcycles leading the way across the South Carolina line for protest walkers Saturday morning definitely left a lasting impression. And, the dozens of enthusiastic Lumbee and Tuscarora Indians who joined in the walk with the prominent Indian activist left their mark as well. “I want to say thank you to the Red Rum motorcycle clu

Lumbee Tribe completes 175th home in 12-year housing program

McGee family surprised to learn their home was a milestone for the Lumbee Tribe’s new home construction program FAIRMONT – Bobby and Jenny McGee had no idea their new home marked a milestone for the Lumbee Tribe’s housing program. Tribal housing officials had no idea either until a recent check of housing records reveled it is in fact the 175th house built through the tribe’s new home construction program. Anthony Holden is the director of the tribe’s new construction program. He led a group of tribal officials who met with the family on June 4 to congratulate them on the milestone associated with their new home. They shared a huge cake with a picture of the tribal logo, a new home and vinta

8th Annual Senior Ms. Lumbee Pageant set

The 8th annual Senior Ms. Lumbee Pageant set for June 27 at Robeson Community College PEMBROKE – The 2016 Senior Ms. Lumbee Pageant will be held June 27 at the A.D. Lewis Auditorium at Robeson Community College in Lumberton. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the pageant starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Admission is only $5 for seniors ages 55 and older, and military members with valid identification. Children 5 and under will be admitted free. There will be no advance ticket sales. Bobby Deal Family will be the pre-show entertainers. Dylan Deal and “By Faith Alone” will also provide special entertainment throughout the show. Lumbee Tribal employee Bobbi Jo Oxendine is the pageant director. She h

2016 Senior Ms. Lumbee Pageant

The 2016 Senior Ms. Lumbee Pageant Contestants Contestant Number #1 Vista Locklear Contestant Number #2 Betty Locklear Contestant Number #3 Joan Blackwell Contestant Number 4~ Wanda Locklear -McCall

The Lumbee Tribe filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement

The Lumbee Tribe filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement and unfair and deceptive trade practices against Anheuser-Busch and R.A. Jeffreys Distributing Company in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The lawsuit is captioned Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina v. Anheuser-Busch, LLC et al, Case No. 7:16-cv-00148-BO. The lawsuit was filed because of the confusion and outrage created by advertisements for Budweiser and Bud Light which prominently include the Lumbee Tribe’s name, logo, and “HERITAGE, PRIDE & STRENGTH” slogan as well as Tribe-related imagery. In the advertisements, the Lumbee Tribe’s name and trademarks appear in close connection with the Bu

Senior Ms. Lumbee Angeleta Hunt

Senior Ms. Lumbee Angeleta Hunt with two admiring young fans, Aiyana, 9, and Brylan, 1, of the Prospect community near Pembroke. Senior Ms. Lumbee Angeleta Hunt with two admiring young fans, Dannagun, 6, and Dannah, 3, of the Union community near Pembroke

Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin and Tribal Councilman Jarrod Lowery

Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin and Tribal Councilman Jarrod Lowery moments after planting the Lumbee Tribe’s “Federal Recognition Tree” at the Lumbee Tribe’s Indian Cultural Center on Saturday. The tree was planted to honor the memory off all the people who have worked on the tribe’s efforts at full federal recognition through the years. A group of about 50 proud Lumbee tribal members join tribal officials in celebrating the planting of the federal recognition tree, highlighted by comments from Chairman Godwin and Councilman Lowery. God bless the Lumbee Tribe.

Tree-planting ceremony at the Lumbee Tribe’s Cultural Center

A huge thank you to all who came out for the tree-planting ceremony at the Lumbee Tribe’s Cultural Center this evening. Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin, Senior Ms. Lumbee Angeleta Hunt, Tribal Councilman Jarrod Lowery and Tribal Councilwoman Barbara Lowery are all smiles at the tree after the final scoops of dirt were thrown.

Federal Recognition

Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin shows documents pertaining to the original Lumbee petition for federal recognition in 1888. His great-grandfather, Quinn Godwin, was one of the 45 men who signed the document. The chairman has vowed to fight for the Lumbee people for full federal recognition.

Honor Song

Reggie Brewer offers up an honor song on the flute to close the tree-planting ceremony at the cultural center on Saturday evening.

Lumbee Children

A group of Lumbee children do their part to take care of the tree as they water it after the ceremony. Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin emphasized that full federal recognition is for them more so than any other tribal members because Lumbee children are our future.

Senior Ms. Lumbee Angeleta Hunt

Senior Ms. Lumbee Angeleta Hunt sang a moving rendition of “Amazing Grace” acapela during the Lumbee Tribe’s tree-planting ceremony Saturday evening at the cultural center. Her husband, popular Fairmont barber Odell Hunt, looks on

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