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During the May Tribal Council Business meeting, the Lumbee Tribal Council recognized Kaden, Brandon, Twilla and Josh E. Locklear & Paul Nelson Locklear

During the May Tribal Council Business meeting, the Lumbee Tribal Council recognized Lumbee Author Kaden Ryan Thompson. He has written 2 books, Battle of Hayes Pond and Henry. Both books look at important times in Lumbee history. Kaden graduates from high school this week. He received a standing ovation.


The council also recognized Hoke County Head Coach of the Year Brandon Locklear. Councilwoman Chocajuana Oxendine shared what a great coach Locklear is and the difference he is making with children and in community. Brandon received a standing ovation. District 48 Representative Representative Garland E. Pierce joined the dozens of people who came out to support Brandon.


The Tribal Council also recognized Twilla Allen, Aging Program Administrator, for her extraordinary job with elders through the Aging Program with the Council of Governments. Allen also received a standing ovation. Allen and Thompson received a piece of pottery from the Lumbee Tribe Boys & Girls Club.


The Tribal Council approved the nomination of Josh E. Locklear to the LTE Board and voted to appoint Paul Nelson Locklear to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina Supreme Court. Locklear was sworn in by Justice Mark Brooks. He will serve a 5 year term.




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