Lumbee Tribe Water Ceremony Celebrates Return of the Water
Thank you to everyone who attended the Water Ceremony this afternoon at the Lumbee Tribe Cultural Center. The ceremony was a celebration of the return of the water to the Cultural Center Lake following major damage by Hurricanes’ Matthew and Florence. Today was also a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our ancestors who helped secure and build the Recreation Center, as it was originally called, for our people.
Thank you to Mr. Anthony Locklear for taking the time to share the story of the hard work by his grandfather Lester Bullard, who was the first Recreation Center President following its opening in 1966. Today we honored Mr. Buddy Dial by naming the Cultural Center dam in his honor as the Buddy Dial Dam in recognition of his decades of service and dedication.
Thank you to our Lumbee Elders' Sacred Fire Members for performing the Water Ceremony today.