Lumbee tribe

How the fight for tribal rights in North Carolina could reshape Native Hawaiian housing

BY: - December 1, 2022

Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz is trying to cut a last minute deal that could bring tens of millions of dollars in new funding to the islands for Native Hawaiian housing. WASHINGTON — As Congress prepares to wrap up work for the year, Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz is looking to cut an ambitious deal that could pump tens of millions of dollars of new money into Native Hawaiian housing for at least the next decade.

UNC-Pembroke chancellor: Attending Trump rally was “inconsistent” with COVID safety urged by school

BY: - October 26, 2020

UNC-Pembroke Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings says his attending a rally for President Donald Trump  in Lumberton last week was “inconsistent” with how he has encouraged students, faculty and staff to behave during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an e-mail to the university community this weekend, Cummings said he attended the rally at the invitation of Lumbee […]

PW exclusive: The death of a pipeline

BY: - July 6, 2020

After years of effort, opponents of the cancelled Atlantic Coast Pipeline celebrate, reflect and look to the future Belinda Joyner had returned from Sunday church and was settling in for the afternoon when she heard the news. “Is this real?” Joyner asked her friend, who sent an email with the official announcement. “Yes,” her friend replied.

Several members of Lumbee tribe, climate coalition ask DEQ to revoke Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit; EPA proposes to clamp down on states’ authority

BY: - August 15, 2019

While the Trump administration proposed rules to strip states of some authority to reject natural gas pipelines, opponents of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline petitioned state regulators to revoke the water quality permit for the controversial project. “We asked the department to consider the new information in the petition today,” said Donna Chavis, a member of […]