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Project IndigeCHOICE is hosting the “Finding Your Roots” Camp

This week, our Lumbee Campers are on the move, but this time to find their heritage. Project IndigeCHOICE is hosting the “Finding Your Roots” Camp. High school students are learning about genealogy, and specifically their genealogy. Mr. Kenny Clark took the students on his famous tour around Robeson County, which highlights Lumbee History. While on the tour, students learned specific stories about Henry Berry Lowrie, the Home Guard, Hayes Pond, our ancestors at Sandcutt Cemetery and the history of Harper's Ferry, just to name a few. Some of these may not be well known. The campers also learned about the struggles the Lumbee People faced around the era of the Civil War and how they were resilient and remain so today.


On Wednesday, the students traveled to the Outer Banks to see “The Lost Colony” Drama in Manteo. They were able to meet with the Lumbee Cast members to better understand their roles and the significance of the connection Lumbee People have to the Outer Banks. The students also visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk and several other attractions.


The IndigeCHOICE team is grateful to be able to offer this type of opportunity to our high school students. Special thanks to Mr. Kenny Clark, Lead Coordinator, Mary Beth Locklear, Director of the UNC Pembroke - Office for Regional Initiatives, and all of our Tribal Staff that helped to present this week.This week, our Lumbee Campers are on the move, but this time to find their heritage. Project IndigeCHOICE is hosting the “Finding Your Roots” Camp. High school students are learning about genealogy, and specifically their genealogy. Mr. Kenny Clark took the students on his famous tour around Robeson County, which highlights Lumbee History. While on the tour, students learned specific stories about Henry Berry Lowrie, the Home Guard, Hayes Pond, our ancestors at Sandcutt Cemetery and the history of Harper's Ferry, just to name a few. Some of these may not be well known. The campers also learned about the struggles the Lumbee People faced around the era of the Civil War and how they were resilient and remain so today.

On Wednesday, the students traveled to the Outer Banks to see “The Lost Colony” Drama in Manteo. They were able to meet with the Lumbee Cast members to better understand their roles and the significance of the connection Lumbee People have to the Outer Banks. The students also visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kitty Hawk and several other attractions.


The IndigeCHOICE team is grateful to be able to offer this type of opportunity to our high school students. Special thanks to Mr. Kenny Clark, Lead Coordinator, Mary Beth Locklear, Director of the UNC Pembroke - Office for Regional Initiatives, and all of our Tribal Staff that helped to present this week.




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