“In the Matter of the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina.” 58 Comp. Gen. 699. (Decisions of the U.S. Comptroller General, no. B-185659) 1 Aug. 1979. 10 p. GA1.5:58
The final paragraph of the Lumbee Act intends “to leave the rights of the Lumbee Indians unchanged,” not to bar their access to all benefits they might receive by virtue of their status as Indians. Each program from which the Lumbees seek aid must be examined separately.