Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'lumbee'

Lumbee Tribe recognition bill introduced again

A bill to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has been introduced in the 111th Congress. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-North Carolina) introduced H.R.31 on January 6. The bill has 63 co-sponsors. The tribe came close to recognition in the...

Lumbee Tribe goes to polls for council seats

Members of the Lumbee Tribe, of North Carolina went to the polls on Tuesday to decide four council races. Only one incumbent retained his seat while the others were taken by newcomers. Two races with very close counts could...

Sen. Dole, Lumbee supporter, loses to Democrat

Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-North Carolina), a strong supporter of federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe, was voted out of office on Tuesday. After winning election in 2002, Dole's first bill was for the Lumbees. She testified repeatedly in the Senate...

Lumbee board finds money to hold council election

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will hold an election on November 18 amid a dispute between the council and the election board. The council cut funds to the election board over a proposed amendments to the constitution. A referendum...

Travel spending by Lumbee leaders questioned

Federal authorities have been looking into the use of housing funds by leaders of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Tribal leaders have gone to Hawaii, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and Alaska in the past year, WRAL reported. They spent...

Sen. McCain backed Lumbee recognition in 2003

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois), the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, said he supports federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Where does Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the presumptive Republican nominee, stand? During the 108th Congress, from 2003-2004,...

Still no decision on eagle feathers at graduation

An Indian student in North Carolina is weighing litigation in order to wear two eagle feathers to his high school graduation. Corey Bird, 18, is Lumbee and Sisseton-Wahpeton. He was told he could be barred from graduation ceremonies on...

Lumbee man to lead Southern Baptist Convention

Johnny Hunt, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has been elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Hunt, who is a pastor in Georgia, hopes to unite church members and attract more young people. The SBC...

HUD cuts NAHASDA funding to pay for lawsuit

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has cut $50 million in Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act funds in order to settle a court case. The $50 million is being paid to tribes that were part of a...

Indian student can't wear eagle feather to graduation

An Indian student in North Carolina has been told he can't wear an eagle feather during graduation. Corey Bird, a senior at Purnell Swett High School, was initially told he could wear the feather on his gown. But during a...

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