Lumbee leaders threatened with recall over lobbying deal
Members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are threatening to recall their leaders unless a contract with a lobbying firm is canceled.

About 100 people attended a meeting of the Lumbee Sovereignty Coalition on Monday night, The Fayetteville Observer reported. They were upset to find out the contract with Lewin International calls for penalties of up to $35 million if the tribe backs out of the deal or if the tribe decides not to pursue a casino.

The tribe hired Lewin to push for final approval of a federal recognition bill in Congress. Longtime attorney Arlinda Locklear, a tribal member, was fired.

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Coalition threatens Lumbee council with recall effort over pact (The Fayetteville Observer 4/13)

Lumbee Recognition Bills:
S.1735 | H.R.31 | H.R.839

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