Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin released the following statement about the passing of Mr. Bruce Barton, a retired educator, journalist and historian who passed Saturday.
“On behalf of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. Bruce Barton,” Godwin said. “He was a Lumbee icon as well as an educator and mentor to many. Bruce is probably known best for his work as a journalist and founder of the Carolina Indian Voice newspaper. But, he was a man of many skills who always advocated for the advancement of Indian people. Our tribe was fortunate to have been blessed with a man with such passion for his people.”