Lumbee Tribe honors NC House Principal Clerk during annual seminar in Raleigh
RALEIGH — The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina was proud to be a part in the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries (ASLCS) 2015 Professional Development Seminar in Raleigh on Monday, Sept. 21.
The NC House Principal Clerk’s Office hosted the event. It was held at the NC State Fairgrounds.
Legislative clerks and secretaries, who are the chief parliamentarians for each chamber of the House and Senate from all over the United States, were in attendance.
Dancers and drummers with the Lumbee Tribe provided entertainment along with the Old Habits Band and a team of cloggers. The mascots from Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State also attended.
John Oxendine, manager of Southern Spirit Boys & Girls Club, talked to the audience about the tribe’s history and culture. He described various dances which were performed by Madison Davenport, former Teen Miss Lumbee, and dancers, Jon-Morgan Clark and Ja’Cobi Revels.
Oxendine also entertained the crowd with his flute.
Afterward, Davenport presented Denise Weeks (NC House Principal Clerk) with a shawl, which was handmade by member of the Pembroke Heritage Group.
Russell Humphrey (Senate Clerk for Tennessee) who serves as president of the ASLCS, was presented with a framed pinecone patchwork piece.
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina would like to give a special thanks to Fredena Revels, Director of House Caucuses/Policy Analyst, for making the tribe a part of the event. Revels works for the Office of Speaker Tim Moore (NC House of Representatives). Revels is a native of Pembroke and an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe.