Native American Tribe Closer to Full Recognition
After a century of controversy, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the largest Native American tribe east of the Mississippi, with 55,000 members, is on the verge of complete federal recognition. A hearing on the matter was held on March 18th in front of the House Committee on Natural Resources and it is expected to go before the full House in the summer of 2009. Full recognition would provide the Lumbee with millions of dollars in aid funding for education, health care, housing, and economic development.
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