UNCP Chancellor Dr. Robin Cummings and Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin were among the special guests at the new Lumber River state park celebration at the Wire Grass Landing just across the banks of the river from the Cultural Center. The state park service is celebrating 100 years of service.
Thanks to the state for getting our people a place to enjoy the Lumber River. I want to encourage our people to please respect our new park and cherish this hallowed ground where our Indian hero Henry Berry Lowrie once lived while he defended our rights against the Confederates and KKK terrorizing Indians more than 150 years ago.
Please keep this place clean and lets all celebrate the heritage of our Indian people with dignity and respect.