Opinion

Letter: Chairman of Lumbee Tribe abuses $13M in federal funds





Letter-writer isn't happy with the leadership of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina:
Paul Brooks has become dictator over the $13 million of federal funds that comes each year into the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Before the Brooks administration, the 21 members of the Lumbee Tribal Council were responsible for the accountability of these federal funds.

Since Brooks has been in office, he and Bosco Locklear, Tony Hunt, Lesaundri Hunt and Janie McFarland serve on the committee that now controls the $13 million in federal funding intended to serve 57,000 Lumbee tribal members. Two of these four individuals are Brooks employees and some might argue all four are.

The Lumbee Constitution and the Constitution of these United States of America are documents that forge democratic governments. Democracies are worth fighting for. Families in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson, Scotland and counties all over North Carolina send men and women each day into our armed forces to defend America’s democracy. People all over America go to bed each night praying for the safety of our Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine and Navy enlisted men and women.

Get the Story:
Eric R. Locklear: Lumbees must stand up, fight against dictatorship (The Robesonian 3/26)

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