Lumbee Tribe joins tribes from around the nation at National Congress of American Indians Conference
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina sent a delegation to the National Congress of American Indians annual conference. The conference, which regularly has more than 1,000 attendees, welcomes tribes from throughout the United States as they work together to address issues facing Indian Country. Lumbee Tribal Councilmen Gerald Goolsby, Homer Fields, Richard Jones, and Chairman John Lowery represented as elected officials of the Lumbee Tribe. Tribal Administrator Ricky Harris, Legal and Compliance Officer Danielle McLean, and Vocational Rehabilitation Director Celeste Hunt attended as well. The delegation has participated in breakout sessions regarding economic development, housing, health care, natural resources, Missing and Murdered Indigenous People, Federal Recognition and much more. They also participated in the Southeast Caucus, which discussed issues facing tribes throughout our region, from Virginia to Louisiana. The conference ends today as delegates vote on a number of resolutions affecting the tribes of NCAI.