Lumbee Chairman Lowery Honors Miss Indian N.C. Kaitlyn Deal with Eagle Feather for her Service
On Wednesday, Lumbee Tribal Chairman John Lowery presented Miss Indian North Carolina Kaitlyn Deal with a beaded Eagle Feather as she prepares to give up her title this weekend. Deal was crowned Miss Indian North Carolina In February 2020. Chairman Lowery told Deal the eagle represents strength, power, wisdom and something that soars high in the sky, which is what she is doing right now. He also told Deal he was proud of her and also encouraged her to always remember her people and continue to give back whenever possible. Kaitlyn was very dedicated to represent her Lumbee family as well as all the N.C. Tribes as she traveled around the nation. She was always gracious to volunteer and assist with our events or programs at the Lumbee Tribe.
Miss Indian North Carolina represents all ( eight state-recognized tribes in N.C. and (4) four urban Indian organizations, which include Cumberland County Association for Indian People, the Guilford Native American Association, Triangle Native American Society and Metrolina American Indian Association.
Kaitlyn is giving up her title, but she still has a busy spring ahead. She will graduate in May with a degree in Elementary education from UNC Pembroke. She is also getting married next month. The Miss Indian N.C. Virtual Pageant is Saturday at 5 pm. It will be livestreamed on the United Tribes of N.C. Facebook page.