Lumbee Tribe holds meeting to discuss lobbying contract
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina holds a meeting tonight to discuss a lobbying contract.

The tribal council signed a contract with Lewin International to push for federal recognition. The deal includes pro-gaming language even though a bill in Congress bars the tribe from engaging in gaming under state or federal law.

The Lumbee Sovereignty Coalition also says the tribe could be forced to pay $35 million to the firm if the tribe backs out of the contract or if the tribe decides not to pursue a casino.

Tonight's meeting is closed to non-tribal members.

Get the Story:
Lumbee leaders set closed meeting on deal with gaming consultant (The Fayetteville Observer 5/7)

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

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