Shiles, Bob. "Godwin: Recognition is near." Red Springs Citizen [Red Springs, NC]. July 7, 2017.
During the annual State of the Tribe address, the chairman of the Lumbee Tribe, Harvey Godwin, said that federal recognition is near. "'It’s time for federal recognition now. It’s time for recognition today’” (para. 3). Federal recognition is supported by US Representative Robert Pittenger. Godwin also talked about administering successful programs and services for the Lumbee people as well as the tribal achievements during the past year. Several tribe members told The Robesonian after the speech that "they feel good about the way Godwin is leading the tribe. They cited his emphasis on developing partnerships with entities outside the tribe as a good way of fostering regional economic growth, spurring job creation and improving educational opportunities for the region’s young people” (para. 12).