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Filed Under: Opinion
Column: No rush on marijuana sales at Eastern Cherokee casino (12/17)
The Answer Man asks Chief Michell Hicks if the tribe will be selling marijuana at its casino.

Filed Under: Opinion | Recognition
Editorial: Lumbee Tribe's road to recognition gets steeper (11/12)
Newspaper doesn't think the tribe will have much of a shot at federal recognition with Republicans in power.

Filed Under: Politics | Recognition
Supporter of Lumbee Tribe's recognition loses re-election bid (11/07)
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).

Filed Under: Environment
Residents appear to back return of mound to Eastern Cherokees (11/05)
The sample was small but 7 out of 12 people said the tribe should own the sacred site.

Filed Under: Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: The Native vote could decide the 2014 election (10/31)
If there ever was an election that was ideal for American Indians and Alaska Natives to determine the outcome, it’s 2014.

Filed Under: Politics | Recognition
Tribes in North Carolina back Democrat Sen. Hagan in tight race (10/30)
Native Americans make up just 1.6 percent of the state population but their votes could prove crucial at the polls.

Filed Under: Environment
Town still won't transfer sacred mound to Eastern Cherokees (10/08)
The tribe has accused the town of failing to take care of the site.

Filed Under: Law | National
Documents unsealed in death of woman from Haliwa-Saponi Tribe (09/08)
Family members and friends gathered today for a moment of silence on honor of Faith Hedgepeth, who was 19 when she was murdered.

Filed Under: Environment
Eastern Cherokees pass resolution to seek return of sacred site (09/05)
Tribal leaders say the town of Franklin hasn't taken good care of the Nikwasi Mound.

Filed Under: Recognition
Republican blames Sen. Reid for holding Lumbee recognition bill (08/15)
The Obama administration supports the tribe but the bill has been in limbo for more than a year.

Filed Under: Sports
Mixed martial arts fighter from Lumbee Tribe proud of heritage (07/24)
Blaine Thomas carries the Lumbee tribal flag into the cage for every fight.

Filed Under: Environment | Law
Judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit against bear zoo on reservation (07/03)
Two Eastern Cherokee elders want the zoo closed and the animals moved to a sanctuary.

Filed Under: National
Lumbee Tribe accepts cut in HUD funds to repay misspent funds (06/26)
Audit showed that council members received illegal stipends.

Filed Under: Politics
Senate candidates support federal recognition for Lumbee Tribe (06/25)
Republicans and Democrats alike have long supported the tribe.

Filed Under: National
Lumbee Tribe must repay nearly $445K in Indian housing funds (06/18)
Most of the money was spent on stipends for council members.

Filed Under: Opinion
Michell Hicks: Remember the Removal Ride helps us look ahead (06/09)
Chief Michell Hicks of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians explains why the Remember the Removal Ride is important.

Filed Under: Opinion
Michell Hicks: Eastern Cherokees return to gardening roots (04/21)
Michell Hicks, the principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina, shares how tribal families are returning to agriculture.

Filed Under: Opinion
Letter: Chairman of Lumbee Tribe abuses $13M in federal funds (03/26)
Letter-writer isn't happy with the leadership of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

Filed Under: Law
Documents remain sealed in murder of Haliwa-Saponi woman (03/20)
The murder of Faith Hedgepeth, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe of North Carolina, remains unsolved and the media wants to know why police records remain under seal.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Government of Lumbee Tribe an embarrassment (01/24)
Newspaper comments on the latest wackiness involving the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

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