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Lumbee Federal Recognition Update

128 years ago today, a group of Lumbee petitioned the United States Government for recognition as an American Indian tribe. That fight continues today. Chairman Harvey Godwin, Jr. stated that in the Summer of 2016, he and council member Jarrod Lowery planted a tree as a symbol of our promise to the Lumbee people that in 2016 we would make progress in our fight to achieve full Federal recognition. Today he is pleased to announce that we have indeed reached a milestone in our effort towards full Federal Recognition. On December 22, 2016, the United States Department of the Interior reversed its long-held position that the 1956 Lumbee Act both terminated our existing rights, benefits, and p

National Indian Heritage Month Cultural Demonstrations

These photos depict one of many tribal cultural demonstrations conducted during National Indian Heritage Month in November 2016. This demonstration took place at the Indian Education gymnasium in Pembroke for the students of Shining Stars Preschool and Communities in Schools Academy. The tribal culture team gives a cultural demonstration to an attentive group of students at St. Pauls High School. Thank you Mr. Albert Harding, Indian Education Youth Development Specialist, for this opportunity to share our culture with your students.

Blue Star Memorial Unveiled

Members of the Lumbee Tribe participated in the unveiling of the Blue Star Memorial on November 16, 2016 at the I-95 South NC Welcome Center. Blue Star Memorial Highway markers are located across the United States and commemorate the U.S. armed forces and the services these brave men and women have provided to keep all of us safe. This program was started at the end of World War II by what is currently known as the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Singing, drumming, prayer, and smudging were provided by Kaya Littleturtle, Lumbee Tribe Cultural Liaison; Lindsey Oxendine, Ms. Lumbee 2016-2017; and Mr. Harold Hunt, Veteran and Lumbee Warrior. Kaya Littleturtle, Lumbee Tribe Cultural Liaison Harold H


The Lumbee Tribe is soliciting Requests for Proposals for its Insurance Broker Services. Preference will be given to Qualified Tribal and/or Indian-owned economic enterprise or organizations. The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will receive sealed Request for Proposals, mailed or hand delivered, until 4:00 pm on February 1, 2017 at the Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex located at 6984 NC Hwy. 711 West, Pembroke, NC 28372 (Attention: Enka Bullard, P.O. Box 2709, Pembroke, NC 28372) Bids will be open on February 2, 2017 in the Council Chambers at 11:00 a.m. located at 6984 NC Hwy. 711 West, Pembroke, NC 28372. All qualified proposals meeting the terms and conditions will be evaluated and approval m

Fort Bragg Cultural Presentation

On November 29, 2016, the Department of the Army invited the Lumbee Tribe to give a cultural presentation at the Iron Mike Conference Center in Fort Bragg, N.C. during their 2016 National Native American Observance. Several tribal members and staff attended the event and provided a cultural presentation that included singing and dancing. The Army presented the Lumbee Tribe with a bronze sculpture of a soldier to demonstrate their appreciation of the Tribe's support. This bronze figure is on display behind the front desk at the Tribal Housing Complex. The Lumbee Tribe is honored to demonstrate our culture and proud of the tremendous record of military service among our people. Cultural de

Elder's Club Christmas Social

Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin, Jr. visits with the First Nation Elder's Club during their Christmas Social in Allenton. The Allenton community is located in District 14 and is represented by Tribal Councilwoman Barbara Lowery. The Club celebrated the holiday season and also used the time to continue their quilt making activities. Join them in wishing everyone a blessed Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Hurricane Matthew Relief Donation

CK and Bob Streight generously donate gift cards valued at $350.00 to the Lumbee Tribe's Hurricane Relief Fund. The Streights, of Palm Beach, Florida are pictured here with Deland Locklear and Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin, Jr. This donation is greatly appreciated and will be used to assist families in the Tribe's service area who suffered losses as a result of the storm.

NC STATE ROTC COMMISSIONS Twin Lumbee Indians in December Ceremony.

Alexander Cory Oxendine and Aaron Chandler Oxendine were commissioned as U.S. Army Second Lieutenants during winter commencement at North Carolina State University. Alex and Aaron Oxendine graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agri Business. They are the sons of Angela Oxendine Locklear(Quinn) of the Prospect Community and Christopher Oxendine (Kristin) of High Point, NC. Both will begin their career in the U.S. Military training at Ft Benning, GA. They will attend the Armor Basic Officer Leader Course, a 19 week three-phase course. The US Army Armor School trains officers to win in a complex environment by educating and inspiring agile and adaptive Armor and Cavalry Leaders, Soldiers an

Tribal Enrollment Opens January 6, 2017

The Tribal Enrollment and Records Office will reopen Friday, January 6, 2017 for new applicants and to update the membership of currently enrolled members. The office will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications for enrollment may be accessed on the Lumbee Tribe's web site at Please call (910)522-5468 for more information.

Holiday Greetings

On behalf of the Lumbee tribal government, I would like to extend a heartfelt Merry Christmas and wishes for a Happy New Year to all our tribal members, as well as our friends and neighbors. As we reflect upon memories of holidays past and seek to create new memories this season, let us remember those who have lost so much in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Many are still in the midst of clean-up and restoration efforts, while some will never be able to fully recover all that was lost. Our prayers continue to be with these families. I would like to also extend prayers for the safety and well-being of all our military personnel, wherever they may be. In the Spirit of the Season, be blessed and

North Carolina Flood Survivors: You Have More Time to File Proof of Loss

December 5, 2016, DR-4285-NC NR 078 FEMA News Desk: (404) 358-2776 NEWS RELEASE North Carolina Flood Survivors: You Have More Time to File Proof of Loss RALEIGH, N.C. – If you are a North Carolina homeowner, renter or business owner with flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program there’s still time to gather the information you need to file a Proof of Loss for your damaged property. Because some properties only recently became accessible, the normal 60-day deadline has been extended to 120 days from the date floodwaters first invaded your home or business. File your claim with your insurance agent and compile the information you need to support it. Photos, videos and receip

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