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Miss Lumbee heads literacy program at church

Lindsey Oxendine’s inspiration to organize a literacy and reading event stemmed from a conversation she had with the mother of a fourth-grade student. “She said her daughter was picked on and bullied at school because she was a slow reader,” said Oxendine, a junior at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. “My heart was gripped with compassion for this young girl and her mother.” On Oct. 12, Lindsey Oxendine will join Arrow Educational Solutions to host a “Reading and Literacy Kickoff” event at Harvest Church in Rowland. The reading and literacy event is part of Lindsey Oxendine’s “Mentoring to Motivate” platform she adopted after being crowned Miss Lumbee this summer. Arrow Education

Heating Assistance Program

Heating Assistance Program application dates modified due to Hurricane Matthew. For additional program information call (910) 521-2188.

Matthew Task Force

Governor Pat McCrory appoints Matthew Task Force to address storm damage and recovery efforts. The taskforce met with Chairman Godwin and his staff during a visit to Robeson County and delivered a cargo van load of items donated by Department of Administration and Commission of Indian Affairs staff. Pictured from left at the Lumbee Tribe Boys and Girls Club in Pembroke are Lumbee Tribal Councilor Jarrod Lowery, Public Information Officer Rhonda Todd, NCCIA Executive Director Gregory Richardson, Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin, Jr., Secretary of the Department of Administration Katherine Johnson, Deputy Secretary Barbara Roper and WIOA Program Director Elk Richardson.

NCWorks Mobile Unit and FEMA

The state's official "career center on wheels," the NCWorks Mobile Unit and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was onsite at the Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex last week to assist individuals seeking disaster related assistance. NCWorks personnel assisted with applying for disaster unemployment benefits, registering for FEMA assistance, and job searches. The unit provides Rapid Response services and allows job seekers to gain access to career counseling, resume preparation, and free internet access. FEMA personnel provided status updates for anyone with a pending application for disaster assistance and provided support to individuals seeking to apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance a

Disaster Assistance available at the Lumbee Tribe for ALL Local Citizens-

Disaster Assistance available at the Lumbee Tribe for ALL Local Citizens- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be onsite at the Lumbee Tribe Administration Building beginning Thursday, October 20, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to assist ALL local citizens seeking to apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance and Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA). FEMA personnel will also provide status updates for anyone who has already submitted an application for disaster assistance. The NCWorks Mobile Lab will also be at the Lumbee Tribe, Thursday, October 20, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. NCWorks is able to assist with applying for disaster unemployment benefits, registering for FEMA assistance, and

Office Hours for the Lumbee Tribal Office

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will resume member services on Monday, October 17. The Office of Tribal Enrollment and Records, Tribal Housing, Veteran Services, Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation, Enlightening Native Daughters (END), Project ACCESS, Cultural Enrichment Program and Department of Energy will resume normal operating hours from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Department of Energy will resume its Heating Assistance Program (HAP) on a modified schedule to accommodate tribal applicants.  - October 17-21, 2016: Applicant who is a veteran or elder 65 years of age or older.  - October 24-28, 2016: Applicant receiving disability assistance or household with children 5 years of age or yo

Thank you Campbell Soup, Maxton, NC

From Campbell's Soup of Maxton, NC - Hurricane Matthew has significantly impacted our local communities. We want to share what Campbell has done so far, and what opportunities there are for you all to get involved. Our team is one of caring, compassion, faith and family. Now more than ever we need to come together to help our teammates, family, friends, and communities. Here’s the support that’s happened so far: · $25,000 donated to the Robeson County American Red Cross by the Campbell Foundation · Established YouCaring page to support impacted Team Maxton employees · Established site with Robeson County American Red Cross – any donations made by employees will be match 50% by the Ca

Hurricane Matthew Recovery

The devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew was tremendous and deadly. Families were left homeless or without electricity and businesses were destroyed. In the first week after the storm the flooding has begun to recede in some parts of our communities but our relief and recovery efforts must continue. The outpouring of generosity, love, support and prayer has been overwhelming. The prayer service held yesterday was a true testament of unshaken faith, hope and love. Through countless donations from individuals, families, businesses and tribal nations, both locally and nationally, we have been able to provide water, food, diapers and other basic supplies to those affected. Every contribution,

The Lumbee Tribe Hurricane Response Headquarters

Dear Community, I want to take the opportunity to thank each of you for your efforts during this critical time. Our community is suffering and the smallest acts of kindness are having the greatest impact. The Lumbee Tribe Hurricane Response Headquarters is staged at the Pembroke Boys and Girls Club located at 120 Youth Drive, Pembroke. Any non-perishable donations including bottled water will be accepted and disbursed throughout the affected communities or delivered to local shelters. Tribal staff and community volunteers have persistently worked to the best of our ability to ensure the basic needs of local citizens are being met. During the past 36 hours non-perishables, bottled water and

UPDATE: LUMBEE TRIBE HURRICANE RESPONSE PLAN

As a reminder, all tribal buildings will close at 3:00 p.m. today, October 7, 2016. Should any local citizens need to temporarily relocate, the Pembroke Boys & Girls Club is scheduled to open Saturday, October 8 at 12:00 p.m.

27th Annual Pembroke Day

Pictured above: Logan John- SGA President, Harvey Godwin Jr-Lumbee Tribal Chairman, Dr. Robin Cummings-UNC-Pembroke’s Chancellor, Channing Jones- Vice President of Workforce Development at Robeson Community College, Faline Dial –President of Pembroke Chamber of Commerce The 27th Annual Pembroke Day proved to be a huge success for UNC-Pembroke’s campus on Wednesday. The UNC-Pembroke Quad was full of students, vendors, and community members during the celebration. Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. was a guest speaker for the event, along with Channing Jones, Vice President of Workforce Development at Robeson Community College, and Faline Dial, President of Pembroke’s Chamber of Commerce

Tribal Seats up for 2016 Lumbee Tribal Election

Filing period begins October 3, 2016 and closes on October 14, 2016 by 5:00. Election Day is November 29, 2016. For more information call the Election Board @ (910) 374-6290 or visit us at 707 Union Chapel Road Suite D. Pembroke, NC.

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