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By: Oxendine, Linda
Dr. Linda Oxendine mentions in this essay that Adolph Dial “would take every opportunity to share information about the Lumbees, whether in a formal setting or in general conversation.” I am grateful that he was generous with his time and expertise when I was writing my book, The Lumbee Indians: An Annotated Bibliography (1994). He met with me numerous times—answering questions, helping me locate sources, showing me memorabilia and family photographs, and always communicating his support of my work. I was honored that he wrote the foreword to my book.
From the annotation...
Linda Oxendine, professor emeritus and former chairperson of UNC-Pembroke's American Indian Studies program, reflects on the commitments and contributions of Adolph L. Dial, her maternal uncle.
Arlinda Locklear has spent nearly forty years in the practice of Native American law. Working for the Native American Rights Fund, and later for Patton Boggs LLP, she has defended Native American tribes in federal and state claims related to treaty land and water rights and to tribal jurisdiction on reservations. She has also established a national reputation regarding federal acknowledgment of Native American tribes. She testified before Congress in 1988 (while representing the Lumbee Tribe) on the need for better procedures for federal acknowledgment, and again in 1989, recommending approval of the Indian Federal Acknowledgment Administrative Procedures Act of 1989. From 1987 through March 2010, she represented the Lumbee Tribe pro bono in its efforts to obtain full federal acknowledgment. Locklear was born September 9, 1951, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
[Entry written 08/2012]