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Tribal Council Meeting Highlights (4/19/18)

Highlights from tonight's Tribal Council Meeting: Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. and Tribal Council presented a tribute to Mr. Kernice Locklear’s wife honoring his life and legacy as a tribal councilman. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s Chancellor, Faculty, and students were acknowledged for their dedication to the Lumbee people by their hard work in establishing a Highway Historical Marker honoring the Battle of Hayes pond. The Tribal Council heard comments from community members, with members from various districts expressing their concerns and needs in their perspective district. Congratulations are in order for Dr. Freda Porter as the Tribal Council passed a resolution

2018 Elder in Residence Robert Williams, Jr. Visits Lumbee Tribe

Robert Williams, Jr. is the 2018 Elder in Residence at the UNC American Indian Center. He is the E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Chair of the University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy Program. Professor Williams received his BA from Loyola College (1977) and his JD from Harvard Law School (1980). Professor Williams is Lumbee and still visits Robeson County on a regular basis to spend time with his family members and to take in the sights and sounds that are unique to this area and the Lumbee People. He took time out of his schedule as an Elder in Residence to speak to staff, council members, and visitors on a wide range of historical and current issues facing I

District 11 Tribal Member Receives Rehab Services

Mr. Harry McNeil, a tribal member represented by Mr. Frank Cooper in District 11, says he is more than pleased with the work that has been done on his home. Assistance available through the Essential Single-Family Rehab Loan Pool-Disaster Recovery allowed Mr. McNeil to have new siding, new roof, and steps constructed at his home. Congratulations, Mr. McNeil!!!

Tribal Member Receives Rehab Assistance

Ms. Annie Hunt is a resident of District 14 and is represented by Tribal Councilwoman Barbara Lowery. Ms. Hunt's home was damaged by standing water left in the wake of 2016's Hurricane Matthew. Funding received by the Tribe under the Essential Single-Family Rehabilitation Loan Pool-Disaster Recovery through the NC Housing Finance Agency will allow her to have needed repairs done to her roof and floors. Ms. Lowery is looking forward to having these repairs completed and said she is "excited" to know that the work will soon be underway. She is shown signing the contract after careful explanation of the document was given by Rehab Secretary/File Clerk Nicole Dial. The gentleman signing is the c

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