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This is one of 9 videos of Lumbee attorney Arlinda Locklear, in her public talk at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 28, 2010. It provides a thorough and accurate view from an national expert in Indian law on the status and import of Lumbee federal recognition.

Arlinda Locklear on Lumbee Federal Recognition


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Troubles Decolonizing a Colonial History now on the First Peoples/New Directions Publishing Initiative Website!

Thank you Abby Mogollon!


Much work in the the field of Native American history has centered on Indians’ relationships with European colonizers and the U.S. government, perhaps rightly so. As historians, we are trained to analyze primarily the written word, words written mostly by colonizers. And while some scholars have done remarkable oral histories and ethnographies of Native communities, a history based on oral sources or indigenous knowledge is not automatically more relevant to Indian communities, just because it avoids the colonizers’ words. Sources don’t by themselves make Indian history more relevant to Indian people. We have to put the information we gather to work, or history forever remains a telling about an other, rather than an authentic rendering of a truth about human nature and societies.

Dr. Lowery shared photos from her book during a lecture at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke in April.


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I wanted to share some photos from our community roundtable discussion on Saturday, June 26 in Pembroke. It was a terrific event, thanks to all who sponsored and participated!


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Thank you to Kay Grismer and The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, NC for a warm welcome and terrific book reading and discussion on June 17, 2010! I had a wonderful time, met some distant kin, and made new friends.

From The Pilot, Southern Pines, NC

By Kay Grismer – Wednesday, June 16, 2010

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”

The Native Americans who have lived along the Lumber River in Robeson County for generations may have been given names to identify their “tribe”— “Croatan,” “Cherokee,” “Siouan” and “Lumbee” — but their collective identity as a “People” does not come from the “outside.”


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You are invited to come to a lunchtime roundtable exploring Lumbee history in the Jim Crow era featuring a panel of distinguished community members, including:

Dr. Mary Ann Jacobs, Department of American Indian Studies, UNC-Pembroke

Mr. Blake Tyner, Robeson County History Museum

Mr. Garth Locklear, Lumbee Veteran and Historian

Mr. Elisha Locklear, Tuscarora Veteran and Historian

Ms. Tasha Oxendine, Lumbee Folklorist

I will also be reading from my book, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South. The event is on June 26 from 12-2 at the BSU House in Pembroke. Copies of the book will be available for sale at a special discount. This lunch is free and open to the public. Sponsored by:

Department of American Indian Studies, UNC-Pembroke

First Peoples/New Directions Publishing Initiative

University of North Carolina Press

Lumbee Guaranty Bank

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Thank you to the wonderful faculty and staff at UNC-Pembroke for making this a wonderful event! The event was held as part of the Native American Speakers’ Series, sponsored by the Department of American Indian Studies. Co-sponsors of the event were also the First Peoples/New Directions Initiative and the UNC-P Office of Advancement. I was truly nervous, honored, and humbled to have an opportunity to present my work in this forum.


Original Article: http://www.uncp.edu/news/2010/malinda_maynor_lowery.htm

Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery introduced her newly published book, “Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation” (UNC Press; 2010; 339 pages), on April 13 at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. (more…)

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Please check the Events Page for an updated list of future and past events where we’ll be featuring the book, as well as other events of interest.

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