Senate committee takes up Lumbee recognition bill
Wednesday, October 29, 2003

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take up a bill to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.

The committee held a hearing on October 22 to discuss the tribe's status. It will review the bill at a business meeting that starts at 10 a.m. today.

Tribal leaders and members are optimistic of their chances for success. A rival bill in the House would force the tribe to go through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, from which they are currently barred.

Get the Story:
Lumbees optimistic about federal recognition (The Fayetteville Observer 10/29)

Relevant Links:
Official Lumbee Tribe website -
Lumbee Regional Development Association -

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