California Indian Legal Services (CILS) Senior Staff Attorney Dorothy Alther is to receive the Pierce-Hickerson Award from the National Association of Indian Legal Services (NAILS) for her outstanding contributions to the advancement or preservation of Native American rights."
NAILS has partnered with the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) to honor Alther. The award is to be presented Nov. 12 at the NLADA's Annual Conference in Atlanta.
The Lumbee Tribal Council made an agreement to an amendment Thursday, 21 Oct., that requires any person wishing to make public comments at tribal meetings to clarify their purpose when signing up to speak.
Tribal Council passed the rule change in a vote of 15-4. This was the fourth time a similar amendment came before the council for a vote.
"I call these the welcoming committee," Joan Blackwell says of her approximately three hundred painted gourds in her Pembroke studio. She also mentions, "I name all of my gourds because each one is completely different." Blackwell's "welcoming committee" represents a minority of the total of her gourd creations.
In this article, an anonymous editorialist returns to further discuss the "unconscionable rule that allows any U.S. senator to put a secret 'hold' on administration appointments," which occurred in Congress a few months ago in regard to the bill for full federal recognition of the Lumbee Tribe.
Ilario Pantano, the Republican candidate for the District 7 seat in the U.S. House, currently held by Democrat Mike McIntyre, has stated that if the Lumbee Recognition Bill does not pass this year that he will reintroduce the bill in the House next year if elected.
Pantano told The Robesonian that he agrees the Lumbee should receive full federal recognition, which would grant the Lumbee Tribe millions of dollars in federal aid. Pantano said, "It's a fairness issue...It's important."
U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre made an announcement Oct. 16 that Robeson County will receive a $6.5 million federal grant to work at solving problems of teen violence in the county.
The surviving members of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment Association will finally open a long cherished bottle of French Chateau la Bastienne apple brandy to celebrate perhaps their last reunion. Retired Army colonel Wayne Pierce, who recently passed away, bought the bottle in 1977, with the intention of opening it on the last reunion of the 325th.
Saturday, 25 September, the 325th reunited and pulled the cork at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlotte's Gateway Village. Out of 200 veterans, a dozen were to be expected at this reunion.