Hunter, TC. "Tribe upset by Cumberland schools’ decision to not allow Lumbee grads to wear stole." Robesonian [Lumberton, NC]. November 16, 2017.
The Cumberland County Board of Education voted to discontinue the tradition of letting Lumbee students wear a decorative stole when they graduate high school. Ricky Burnett is asking the Lumbee Tribal Council to lift the ban. The Education Committee is going to write a letter to the school board in an attempt to lift the ban. The school board members did not cite a reason for the ban.