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 reconfirming her role as Tribal Administrator. Additionally, the Tribal Council passed an ordinance to preserve the Lumbee Traditional Elders Worship and Ceremony area at the Lumbee Cultural Center, the site will forever be protected as a sacred site by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Finally, the budget amendment was passed to fully fund the Dreamcatcher project, provide funds for back to school activities for the youth, and monies for a memorial to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Hayes Pond.