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Future Gardeners in the Making

The vegetable garden at the Lumbee Tribe Cultural Center is producing fresh vegetables in abundance. Kids from the Pembroke Boys & Girls Club were introduced to the technique of harvesting these life sustaining items. They were given instructions on how to identify items ready for harvest, how to pick the veggies without harming the plant, and what to do if they encountered bees and other insects. It was a lively scene and an experience the kids will not forget. Stay tuned for updates!

Boys & Girls Club Receives True Value Grant

Congratulations Boys & Girls Club of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina! The Pembroke Boys & Girls Club has received a 2017 Painting a Brighter Future grant from the True Value Foundation. The Boys and Girls Club of America has graciously offered the Pembroke Boys & Girls Club the opportunity to transform our Club with a fresh new look using 20 gallons of paint from our local True Value retail store! Get your paint brushes ready!!!!

State of the Tribe Address

Join us for the State of the Tribe Address on Friday, July 7, 2017. The day will start with a Prayer Service in the Tribal Chambers at 10 a.m. Once that has concluded, we will move to the Pembroke Boys and Girls Club for the Chairman's address which will commence at 12:00 noon. Lunch will be provided. Come out and join us!

Prayer Service Open to the Public

Join the Lumbee Tribal family for a Prayer Service on Friday, July 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. The service will be held in the tribal chambers of the Lumbee Tribe Housing Complex (the Turtle). Music, fellowship, and prayer will set the stage for the State of the Tribe Address that will be held at 12 noon at the Pembroke Boys and Girls Club. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Rev. Jimmy Hammonds at (910)521-7861. This is an open invitation to the community at large.

Crafting at Saddletree Estates Elders Court

Staff Report by Grace Kelly Deese-Oxendine (6.15.2017): "We make our children corn-husk dolls so that they are never alone. Faceless dolls teach us that we should never judge someone by their appearance, nor should we obsess with our own vanity as it is a distraction to completing the tasks that we are meant to do. Judging others by their appearance is an obstacle to seeing what is in their hearts." -Author Unknown- So I ask you this, what do you see when you see a freshly pulled ear of corn? Do you see it as only a means of food? On June 14th, Mrs. Kat Littleturtle mesmerized the residents of Saddletree Estates Elders Court with her amazing gift of storytelling and her expertise in corn-hu

Honoring a Legacy of Music Ministry

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, the Lumbee Tribal Council and Chairman Harvey Godwin, Jr. acknowledged the years of service Brother Felix Deal and his family have dedicated to the Lumbee community through their music ministry. Brother Deal and his family were honored with a formal Tribute. Please take an opportunity to read this testament to a family's dedication to the spiritual call on their lives. Thank you, Brother Felix and Family, for honoring and sharing your musical and spiritual gifts with all of us.

Strike at the Wind Promo

Strike at the Wind! June 23 - 24 - 7:30 p.m. The classic story about the life of Henry Berry Lowry will be performed on the GPAC stage for two nights only http://www.uncp.edu/…/about-us/givens-performing-arts-center

Mark Your Calendars: September 7 - 9, 2017

Mark Your Calendars: September 7 - 9, 2017 Lumbee Days will be held at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, September 7, 8, and 9, 2017. We are honored to have this opportunity to showcase our people, our culture, our history, our artists to the world. We will have various demonstrations and presentations in the areas of basket weaving, artwork, sculpting, gourd making, stickball, food, quilting, beadwork, silversmithing, and the list goes on. Stay tuned for updates as the itinerary is fine tuned.

Meet Your Sr. Ms. Lumbee Contestants

Please join us for the Sr. Ms. Lumbee Pageant that will be held at Robeson Community College, July 3, 2017, starting at 6 pm. Contestants are pictured below along with your reigning Sr. Ms. Lumbee, Mrs. Wanda Locklear-McCall. Listed left to right: Mrs. Mona Swett Canady Mrs. Barbara Hunt Mrs. Vista Locklear Senior Ms. Lumbee 2016 Mrs. Wanda Locklear-McCall Mrs. Betty Jacobs Mrs. Sherry Carter Ms. Margaret McMillan If you see these ladies out and about, please thank them for their willingness to participate in this event.

Movie Time at Hawkeye Sands

Staff Report by Grace Kelly Deese-Oxendine (6.9.2017): Kids at Hawkeye Sands Apartments began their summer break with a movie party hosted by Mrs. Sylvia Smith. Kids watched the box office hit "Sing" and enjoyed movie snacks. We hope this celebration is just the beginning of a fun and safe summer break for the children of our community. Special Thanks to Mrs. Sylvia Smith for hosting.

Fun Day at Four Winds

Kids in the Saddletree Community enjoyed a day of fun at the Four Winds Community Center, located at 1073 Rennert Road, Lumberton, NC. Huge thanks to Eric & Karen Locklear for sponsoring this event that brought enchanting smiles to the faces of these kids.

New Hours for Lumbee Tribe Cultural Center

Beginning next week, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Lumbee Tribe Cultural Center will be open to the public as follows: Tuesday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Your understanding and adherence to these new hours will be greatly appreciated. Thank you and enjoy all the beauty the Cultural Center has to offer.

Lumbee Tribe Housing Program: Yard of the Month Winners

Staff Report by Kathy Locklear, 6.5.2017: It’s that time of year again when we have our Yard of the Month contest. Pictures of the winning lawns for the month of June are attached below. If you see or know any of these families, please congratulate them on a Lawn Well Done! Don Woods - Cheraw Acres, Hoke County Jessie & Brandy Oxendine - Crescent Crossing, Rowland Larry & Terrance Carter – Autumn Chase, Lumberton Timothy & April Dial - Arrow Point, Pembroke

Sr. Ms. Lumbee Pageant Tickets are Now Available

Sr. Ms. Lumbee Pageant Tickets are Now Available Ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Lumbee Tribal Office. Ticket prices are listed below: *Children 5 and younger are free *Elders 55 and Older are $5.00 *Military Personnel with ID are $5.00 *Children ages 6-12 are $5.00 *Ages 13-54 are $8.00 Please purchase your tickets and support the ladies who are vying for the title of Sr. Ms. Lumbee. Remember, the pageant will be held Monday, July 3, 2017, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the ADL Auditorium, Robeson Community College, 5160 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton, NC 28360. Hope to see you there!

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