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Ashley Minner: A quest to reconstruct Baltimore’s American Indian ‘reservation’
Ashley Minner: A quest to reconstruct Baltimore’s American Indian ‘reservation’ (April 23, 2019)

Lumbee are indigenous to North Carolina but have been present in Baltimore, Maryland, since at least as early as the 1930s.


Citizen of Lumbee Tribe seeks answer on Indian preference
Citizen of Lumbee Tribe seeks answer on Indian preference (August 22, 2018)

Are citizens of the Lumbee Tribe considered 'Indians' under federal law?


Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support
Another tribal recognition bill advances with Republican support (July 12, 2018)

With little fanfare, another tribal recognition bill is advancing as a top Republican asserts authority over the politically-complex process.


Malinda Maynor Lowery: Indigenous people are the original Southerners
Malinda Maynor Lowery: Indigenous people are the original Southerners (May 23, 2018)

When people see Southern history in black and white, where are American Indians? A Lumbee citizen asks a key question.


Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters
Trump administration willing to defer to Congress in federal recognition matters (September 26, 2017)

Change is in the air as the Trump administration opens the door to a controversial bill that would strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers.


New Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes first appearance on Capitol Hill
New Trump hire at Bureau of Indian Affairs makes first appearance on Capitol Hill (September 25, 2017)

The Trump administration's new hire at the Bureau of Indian Affairs is making his first appearance on Capitol Hill and it's on a touchy subject.


Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers
Key Republican revives bill to strip Bureau of Indian Affairs of recognition powers (September 21, 2017)

A key Republican lawmaker is once again pushing a bill that requires all tribes seeking federal recognition to go through Congress.


Lumbee Tribe secures White House meeting in bid for federal recognition
Lumbee Tribe secures White House meeting in bid for federal recognition (August 2, 2017)

The leader of the Lumbee Tribe is meeting with the White House to make the case for federal recognition.


Lumbee Tribe ordered to release voter list to opponents of chairman
Lumbee Tribe ordered to release voter list to opponents of chairman (June 23, 2017)

A recall effort against Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. of the Lumbee Tribe is moving forward with the help of a court decision.


Lumbee Tribe welcomes 'additional avenues' for seeking federal recognition
Lumbee Tribe welcomes 'additional avenues' for seeking federal recognition (January 3, 2017)

The Obama administration has opened the door for the North Carolina tribe to seek federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs


Editorial: It's time for the Lumbee Tribe to gain full recognition
Editorial: It's time for the Lumbee Tribe to gain full recognition (September 9, 2016)

This is an old story. Too old. It's about the Lumbee Tribe.


Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition at Senate hearing
Lumbee Tribe makes case for federal recognition at Senate hearing (September 8, 2016)

A termination-era law prevents the Lumbees of North Carolina from being treated as a fully recognized tribe.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds first hearing since break
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds first hearing since break (September 6, 2016)

Bills to recognize the Lumbee Tribe, promote economic development and place land in trust for the Tule River Tribe are on the agenda.


Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on four bills (August 29, 2016)

Bills to recognize the Lumbee Tribe, promote economic development and place land in trust for the Tule River Tribe are on the agenda.


Young member of Lumbee Tribe aims for a spot on Olympic team
Young member of Lumbee Tribe aims for a spot on Olympic team (July 8, 2016)

Ashton Locklear is hoping to make history as the first Lumbee gymnast to compete in the elite event.


Lumbee Tribe settles lawsuit over unauthorized use of trademarks
Lumbee Tribe settles lawsuit over unauthorized use of trademarks (July 1, 2016)

A beer distributor has agreed to contribute to education and youth programs after using the tribe's name, logo and slogan without consent.


Lumbee Tribe sues after name and logo used by beer distributor
Lumbee Tribe sues after name and logo used by beer distributor (June 20, 2016)

Even the tribe's slogan appeared on ads that were displayed at convenience stores in Lumbee territory.


Bill lowers tuition at historic Indian university in North Carolina
Bill lowers tuition at historic Indian university in North Carolina (June 2, 2016)

The Access to Affordable Higher Education Act lowers tuition to just $500 a semester but it has been controversial.


Lumbee Tribe promotes annual powwow with help of local Walmart
Lumbee Tribe promotes annual powwow with help of local Walmart (May 6, 2016)

The 11th annual Dance of the Spring Moon is getting some major exposure at the Walmart in Pembroke, North Carolina.


Chairman of Lumbee Tribe concerned about use of HUD funding
Chairman of Lumbee Tribe concerned about use of HUD funding (April 22, 2016)

A trip to an Indian housing convention in Hawaii is stirring controversy among leaders of the North Carolina tribe.


Miss Lumbee won't lose title following appearance in music video
Miss Lumbee won't lose title following appearance in music video (January 20, 2016)

Miss Lumbee Alexis Raeana Jones remains on suspension until February 5 after acknowledging it was 'inappropriate' to participate in the video.


Lumbee Tribe commemorates 58th anniversary of ouster of Ku Klux Klan
Lumbee Tribe commemorates 58th anniversary of ouster of Ku Klux Klan (January 19, 2016)

In what became known as the Victory at Hayes Pond, tribal members drove out the supremacist group from Robeson County, North Carolina, on January 18, 1958.


Voters of Lumbee Tribe pick newcomer Harvey Godwin as chair
Voters of Lumbee Tribe pick newcomer Harvey Godwin as chair (November 20, 2015)

The vote came as a bill to extend federal recognition to the North Carolina tribe was introduced in the Senate.


Senate measure extends federal recognition to Lumbee Tribe
Senate measure extends federal recognition to Lumbee Tribe (November 17, 2015)

The tribe has been seeking recognition for more than a century and a termination-era law poses a major hurdle.


Former Lumbee Tribe chairman Jimmy Goins killed in car accident
Former Lumbee Tribe chairman Jimmy Goins killed in car accident (June 8, 2015)

Jimmy Goins led the tribe from 2004 to 2010 and was a strong advocate for federal recognition.


Editorial: Leaders of Lumbee Tribe stole federal housing money
Editorial: Leaders of Lumbee Tribe stole federal housing money (June 3, 2015)

Council members who profited from the illegal stipend kept the money and some poor Lumbee Indians in need of housing help have been denied it.


Lumbee Tribe to appeal findings of misuse of federal HUD funds
Lumbee Tribe to appeal findings of misuse of federal HUD funds (May 28, 2015)

An audit concluded that the tribe misspent about $225,000 in Indian Housing Block Grant funds.


Lumbee Tribe remains in long quest to gain federal recognition
Lumbee Tribe remains in long quest to gain federal recognition (April 16, 2015)

Another year, another effort by the tribe go gain federal status through an act of Congress.


Eastern Cherokees oppose Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill
Eastern Cherokees oppose Lumbee Tribe federal recognition bill (January 12, 2015)

Chief Michell Hicks said the Lumbees are not legitimate.


Leader of Lumbee Tribe not optimistic on federal recognition bill
Leader of Lumbee Tribe not optimistic on federal recognition bill (January 8, 2015)

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-North Carolina) is the lead sponsor of the measure.


Members of Lumbee Tribe proud to carry on tradition of service
Members of Lumbee Tribe proud to carry on tradition of service (November 25, 2014)

Kelvin Oxendine and Charles Jacobs are among the 28,000 Native Americans currently serving in the U.S. military.


Editorial: Lumbee Tribe's road to recognition gets steeper
Editorial: Lumbee Tribe's road to recognition gets steeper (November 12, 2014)

Newspaper doesn't think the tribe will have much of a shot at federal recognition with Republicans in power.


Supporter of Lumbee Tribe's recognition loses re-election bid
Supporter of Lumbee Tribe's recognition loses re-election bid (November 7, 2014)

Republican Thom Tillis said he supports federal recognition but some tribal members don't believe he will be as strong of an advocate as defeated Sen. Kay Hagan (D).


Tribes in North Carolina back Democrat Sen. Hagan in tight race
Tribes in North Carolina back Democrat Sen. Hagan in tight race (October 30, 2014)

Native Americans make up just 1.6 percent of the state population but their votes could prove crucial at the polls.


Republican blames Sen. Reid for holding Lumbee recognition bill
Republican blames Sen. Reid for holding Lumbee recognition bill (August 15, 2014)

The Obama administration supports the tribe but the bill has been in limbo for more than a year.


Mixed martial arts fighter from Lumbee Tribe proud of heritage
Mixed martial arts fighter from Lumbee Tribe proud of heritage (July 24, 2014)

Blaine Thomas carries the Lumbee tribal flag into the cage for every fight.


Lumbee Tribe accepts cut in HUD funds to repay misspent funds
Lumbee Tribe accepts cut in HUD funds to repay misspent funds (June 26, 2014)

Audit showed that council members received illegal stipends.


Senate candidates support federal recognition for Lumbee Tribe
Senate candidates support federal recognition for Lumbee Tribe (June 25, 2014)

Republicans and Democrats alike have long supported the tribe.


Lumbee Tribe must repay nearly $445K in Indian housing funds
Lumbee Tribe must repay nearly $445K in Indian housing funds (June 18, 2014)

Most of the money was spent on stipends for council members.


Letter: Chairman of Lumbee Tribe abuses $13M in federal funds
Letter: Chairman of Lumbee Tribe abuses $13M in federal funds (March 26, 2014)

Letter-writer isn't happy with the leadership of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.


Editorial: Government of Lumbee Tribe an embarrassment
Editorial: Government of Lumbee Tribe an embarrassment (January 24, 2014)

Newspaper comments on the latest wackiness involving the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.


Assault charge dropped against chairman of Lumbee Tribe
Assault charge dropped against chairman of Lumbee Tribe (January 23, 2014)

An assault charge has been dropped against Chairman Paul Brooks of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.


Organizer of Lumbee Tribe recall effort loses home to arson
Organizer of Lumbee Tribe recall effort loses home to arson (January 21, 2014)

A member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina who is trying to recall Chairman Paul Brooks lost his home to a fire on Sunday night.


Group seeks recall of troubled chairman of Lumbee Tribe
Group seeks recall of troubled chairman of Lumbee Tribe (January 17, 2014)

Members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are seeking to recall Chairman Paul Brooks.


Chairman of Lumbee Tribe accused of assault by council official
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Chairman of Lumbee Tribe accused of assault by council official (November 21, 2013)

Paul Brooks, the chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, is facing an assault charge.


Obama administration favors Lumbee, Little Shell   recognition
Obama administration favors Lumbee, Little Shell recognition (October 31, 2013)

The Obama administration supports federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and won't oppose a recognition bill for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Montana, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said on Wednesday.


Witness list for SCIA hearing on  three federal recognition bills
Witness list for SCIA hearing on three federal recognition bills (October 29, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing tomorrow on three federal recognition bills.


Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hear three recognition bills
Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hear three recognition bills (October 22, 2013)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take testimony on three federal recognition bills at a hearing next week.


Editorial:  Lumbee Tribe  used HUD money for council stipends
Editorial: Lumbee Tribe used HUD money for council stipends (September 23, 2013)

Newspaper says Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina can turn latest controversy into a positive situation.


Editorial: Leaders of Lumbee Tribe need to end shenanigans
Editorial: Leaders of Lumbee Tribe need to end shenanigans (August 26, 2013)

Newspaper says leaders of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are hurting their cause for federal recognition.


Paul Brooks: Addressing housing disputes within Lumbee Tribe
Paul Brooks: Addressing housing disputes within Lumbee Tribe (July 29, 2013)

Chairman Paul Brooks of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina addresses criticism of his actions on housing:


Leader of Lumbee Tribe explains property buy amid criticism
Leader of Lumbee Tribe explains property buy amid criticism (July 25, 2013)

Chairman Paul Brooks of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina explained why he purchased a housing lot, an acquisition that that has generated controversy.


Chairman of Lumbee Tribe denies using housing funds for site
Chairman of Lumbee Tribe denies using housing funds for site (July 24, 2013)

Leaders of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are threatening to shut down government operations in a dispute with Chairman Paul Brooks.


Chair of Lumbee Tribe questioned over use of housing funds
Chair of Lumbee Tribe questioned over use of housing funds (July 23, 2013)

Leaders of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are questioning the use of housing funds by Chairman Paul Brooks.


Editorial: Lumbee Tribe to develop old Indian center property
Editorial: Lumbee Tribe to develop old Indian center property (July 1, 2013)

Newspaper praises new law to sell an old Indian cultural center property to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina:


Senate measure  grants federal recognition to Lumbee Tribe
Senate measure grants federal recognition to Lumbee Tribe (June 13, 2013)

Sen. Kay Hagan (D) and Sen. Richard Burr (R) introduced a bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe.


Editorial: Lumbee Tribe   fills administrator  post after 2 years
Editorial: Lumbee Tribe fills administrator post after 2 years (May 24, 2013)

Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina finally fills administrator post after two years: It took almost two years to the day, but the Lumbee Tribal Government finally has a tribal...


Editorial: Lumbee Tribe persistent in  federal recognition quest
Editorial: Lumbee Tribe persistent in federal recognition quest (May 2, 2013)

Will this be the year that the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina gains federal recognition? Getting full federal recognition for the Lumbee tribe is an exercise in frustration, and a...


Letter: Members of Lumbee Tribe must remain 'Idle No More'
Letter: Members of Lumbee Tribe must remain 'Idle No More' (May 1, 2013)

Idle No More movement inspires member of Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina: If you asked the man on the street, he might say that the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina...


Bill introduced to extend federal recognition to Lumbee Tribe
Bill introduced to extend federal recognition to Lumbee Tribe (April 29, 2013)

Two members of Congress introduced a bill to extend federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. During the height of the termination era in the 1950s, Congress passed...