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Save the Date! Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease in Native People

Save the Date! Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease in Native People Wednesday April 5 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Alzheimer s Disease is a devastating disease that impacts far too many people in our community. Sadly, American Indians in North Carolina are 40- 50% more likely to die from Alzheimer s Disease compared to non-Hispanic Whites. This workshop will focus on the latest research on Alzheimer s Disease, and effective strategies for screening and detecting, treating, and caring for American Indians with this disease. The workshop is being presented through a partnership between the North Carolina American Indian Health Board, the Wake Forest School of Medicine Alzheimer s Disease Center,

Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces

Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation’s Armed Forces April 17, 2017 through July 31, 2017 8 am – 5 pm Lumbee Tribe Veteran Resource Center 204 West 3rd Street Pembroke, NC 28372 Patriot Nations tells the remarkable history of the brave American Indian and Alaska Native men and women who served in the United States military. Native people have participated in every major US military encounter from the Revolutionary War to today’s conflicts in the Middle East, serving at a higher rate in proportion to their population than any other ethnic group. Visit the Lumbee Tribe Veteran Resource Center at 204 West 3rd street, Pembroke, NC. The display will be available from April 17, 2017 thro

Meet Your New Miss Indian North Carolina 2017

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina congratulates one of its own for bringing home the crown. We know Ms. Oxendine will not only represent the Lumbee people with grace and poise, but she will genuinely represent all Natives across the state of North Carolina. We look forward to your reign and the growth we are sure you will experience as you interact with people in your capacity as Miss Indian North Carolina. When asked how she felt about the crown the moment it was announced, she stated: "I waited a while to say anything because I LITERALLY had to make sure I wasn't dreaming. I can't believe this day has finally come and a secret dream of mine has come true! I want to thank everyone that

42nd NC Indian Unity Conference Winners

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina would like to congratulate the staff and members of the Tribe's Boys & Girls Clubs for their wins in the Juried Art Division at the NC Indian Unity Conference. Moving left to right the winners are: Addison Locklear, Honorable Mention in Pottery (she is standing in front of the young man with the beard); Kevin Locklear Melvin (Staff), Honorable Mention in Wood Burning (young man with the beard); Dylan Hammonds, 3rd Place in Beadwork; Kierra Wong, 1st Place in Pottery; Shareka Wilkins (Staff), 1st Place in Painting; Reggie Brewer (Staff), 1st Place in Beadwork (Standing behind with green colored top); Kelsey Hammond, 2nd Place in Mixed Media; 2nd Place in Pot

The American Dream

March 24, 2017: Amber Oxendine Zungia is one step closer to the American Dream - Home Ownership. Represented by District 10 Tribal Council Representative Janet Locklear, Amber is the latest recipient of Down Payment Assistance through the Lumbee Tribe's Home Ownership Program. She is on her way to living in a home she can claim as her own and she is all smiles. Congratulations, Amber.

Members Get an Update

March 22, 2017: Lumbee Heritage Elders Court, a ten unit complex owned and managed by the Lumbee Tribe and located in Scotland County, hosted an update from Chairman Harvey Godwin and other staff. Tribal Council Representative Shelley Strickland was also in attendance. Department of Energy Manager Patrick Strickland, introduced Ms. Sylvia Harris, who has been hired under a new grant program - Senior Solutions - to transport elders to medical appointments, grocery stores, banks, and other areas as identified by the group. Mr. Mark Strickland, Security Officer with the Tribe's Security Program, explained the purpose of the Security Program and how it would impact all properties managed and/or

Meet the Newest Down Payment Assistance Recipient

Emmalee Collins is brimming with excitement at the thought of owning her own home. Thanks to the Lumbee Tribe's Housing Program, Ms. Collins will be able to do just that with a little help on the Down Payment that is always required when purchasing a home. A member of District 12, Ms. Collins is represented by Tribal Council Representatives Shelley Strickland and Ann Taylor. On behalf of the Tribe and Council, we congratulate you on achieving the American Dream.

Strike at the Wind Auditions

Strike at the Wind auditions will be held on March 25 & 26, 10 am until 6 pm at the Pembroke Boys & Girls Club of the Lumbee Tribe. The Club is located behind the Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex, 6984 NC Hwy 711 in Pembroke, NC. We are asking only those who will not have scheduling conflicts during rehearsals to audition. For additional information, please call (910) 521-7861.

Down Payment Assistance Recipient

Ms. Nikki Sewell is one of the latest recipient's of down payment assistance from the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Ms. Sewell is shown proudly displaying a markup check with Housing Manager Kathy Locklear. Congratulations to this future home owner.

Down Payment Assistance

Three recipients of the Tribe's Down Payment Assistance Program are pictured with their Tribal Council Representative. Ms. Crystal Parker and Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Clark are pictured with Ms. Ann Taylor. Ms. Taylor is newly elected to the Council, representing District 12, which includes Alfordsville, Maxton, and Scotland County. The third recipient, Ms. Tammy Bell, is pictured with Mr. Jonathan Locklear of District 4, which consists of the Red Springs and Philadelphus communities. All recipients received their checks from Tribal Housing Manager Kathy Locklear. Through this tribal program, these families have made their first steps toward home ownership and pursuing the American dream. The

Home Ownership Program Training

The Home Ownership Program, a department of the Tribe's Housing Program, held a Home Buyers' Education Class on Saturday, February 23, 2017 at the Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex. The training started at 8:30 am and lasted until approximately 2 pm. The training was conducted by Ms. Kathy Locklear, Financial Education/Housing Manager; Ms. Mona Emanuel, Outreach Intake Specialist; Ms. Nanci Locklear, Housing Specialist; and Ms. Lisa Hagins, Housing Specialist. Participants were given instructions on program policies, budgeting, finances, construction process, credit, and pre & post purchase agreements.

Elderly Homes for the Rowland Community

Elderly Homes for the Rowland Community According to Mr. Anthony Holden, New Construction Manager with the Lumbee Tribe, the Tribe is in the process of preparing a site for the construction of ten (10) elderly homes and a community building in the Rowland community. Located in District 1, the area is represented by Tribal Councilwoman LaKisha Sweat. The site is in the early preliminary stages of development including cleaning, grading, and installation of erosion control plans. The area to be developed will be annexed by the Town of Rowland which means the site will be able to receive town sewer, water, and other public utilities. Bids for general contractor services to construct the units

Trade Mark Certificates

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has received its "original Certificates of Registration issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office" that registers the Tribal Seal. The Tribe's "mark was federally registered on the Principal Register on January 31, 2017, in association with the goods and services listed on the Certificates." As a result of receiving this Certificate, the Tribe "will be able to use the statutory notice of registration with its registered mark." Copies of the Certificates will be listed on the History & Culture page of the Tribe's web site under the "Tribal Seal" section. This section also displays, for your review, a copy of the Tribal Ordinance that was adopted an

Famed Newspaper Clipping Gifted to Lumbee Tribe

This framed newspaper clipping from the March 30, 1872 issue of Harper's Weekly was gifted to the Lumbee Tribe by the Honorable Judge George J. Franks. Judge Franks is a retired District Court Judge from Cumberland County. As a retired Judge, he sometimes serves as visiting Judge in Robeson County when the District Court is short staffed. The picture hung in his office when he was in private practice. The page depicts the Henry Berry Lowery Gang. The picture will be hung in the Lumbee Tribal Housing Complex. Thank you Judge Franks.

A Week of Reading With Dr. Seuss

Kids across our tribal communities have been reading and dressing up as Dr. Seuss all week long in honor of National Read Across America Day, a time set aside to honor the birthday (March 2) of Dr. Seuss. According to sources, if March 2 falls on a weekend, it is observed in the school systems on the school day closest to March 2nd. This day and week is one that encourages and motivates kids everywhere to celebrate reading. Luckily for us, Chairman Harvey Godwin, Tribal Council Speaker Bobby Oxendine, and Tribal Council Representative Anita Blanks Hammonds all joined in with the festivities by having kids read to them, and they in turn reading to the kids. It has been a fun filled day an

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