Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. will be in attendance at the US Capitol on Tuesday as President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address.
Godwin will attend as a special guest of U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, who represents North Carolina's 8th Congressional District. Robeson and Scotland counties are among the counties in the district.
Godwin said he is elated and considers it a privilege to represent the Lumbee Tribe on such a prestigious and national stage. The State of the Union address will be televised live at 9 pm.
Godwin began his three-year term of office this week. He was sworn-in before more than 1,200 tribal members at the Givens Performing Arts Center on Jan. 7.
A representative from Congressman Hudson's office attended the Inauguration Ceremony and made a special presentation to Chairman Godwin during the ceremony.
He won the chairman's race during the November tribal election. Godwin is the owner and CEO of Two Hawk Employment Services, LLC and Two Hawk Workforce Services.
He is chairman of the board of directors for the Robeson Community College Foundation Board. He also serves on the board of directors for the Lumber River Workforce Development Board. He is chairman of the Julian T. Pierce Memorial Scholarship at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.