Pubished Each Thursday Sine* January 18.1973 I IPi J ?Intfian <Ooice [| " Promoting Communications Between Indians and Nations " *nM*Nc J Rotwsoo County I HMBm?? i , ! j j I I Volume21 Somber29 flT Tkmndmy, May 19,1994 25cAffC?y| J. J =======/r N News Briefs ______ V Kevin Hunt newest "Ram"...named head football coach at Swett High from Staff Reports Pembroke-Fairmont native, Kevin Hunt, was named head football coach at Purnell Swett High School recently. He was introduced to Ram footballers, assistant coaches and the media by Principal Bill James Biewington. Hunt, who graduated from ! m excited about the oDDortumtv to KtBehSSfcoOcoachat FWII Swett." Hunt was a three-time All Conference and two-time All State selection in football as an offensive linesman for the Tornadoes before finishing his career at Fairmont, Hunt sees "God's hand" in his selection, and noted thatto be a head football coach was one of the goals. ..I set this year to happen in the next three to five years." Hunt has spent the last seven years coaching in Georgia, and is excited about returning to the area. He is expected to re-locate in June and will bejoinedbyhiswife,Amy,aregistered nurse, and their children, Kelle B., 2, and Jordan, 4 months. Hunt readily admits that his biggest tasks will be in unifying the team and assistant coaches, and following in the footsteps of Mark Heil, who is joining Cape Fear in nearby C umber land County after a successful stint as hand coach of the Pumell Swett Rams. f IWPBBfo statute, agM from the senior class and Rams bookers. mm Completes Work on Doctorate Rose Marie Lowry, Pembroke native, completed work for her doctorate in Education Administration May 9, 1994 at Campbell University in Boies Creek. Her research project was entitled "An Assessment of Principals; and Teachers' Perception of North Carolina's Pre-School Programs." Lowry is on leave of absence from a principalship in the Public Schools of Robeson County to serve as President of the North Carolina Association of Educators, headquartered in Raleigh. AISES Row Wow Planned for July 2 atPSU The Third Annual American Indian Science & Engineering Society Pow Wow will be held July 2 at Pembroke State University. The pow wow will begin at 11 a m and last until 2 p.m It will resume at 6p m and last until Master of Ceremonies will be Otara Mills (Haliwa-Sapooi) Host Drum will be Falling Water Male Head Dancer will be Vaughn Cowan (Coharie) and Female Head Dancer will be April Whitmore (Lumbee). The PSU AISES Chuter invites all singers and dancers, as well as the gwenl public, to oome and enjoy an afternoon of intertribal ringing and dancmg There will be noadmfsnon For farther information contact Terry LocUear at (910) 844-9007 or Mfae Mace at (910)521-5421 or521 3430. Cornell It % * ' Lock!ear to Perform Cornell Locklear will be performing at the Player's Club in Lumberton (next to Cracker Barrell on 1-95) on Saturday night, June 4. Locklear will perform two shows, the first one beginning at lOp.m andthe second one beginning at 11:30 p.m. There will be a S3.00 admission fee. Ground breaking Ceremony Held for Chavis Field House at Prospect On May 14 the Prosect Community held the ground breaking ceremony for the W iTliam C. (Can) Chavis Field House, a 2,394-square feet recreational facility to house equipment, to conduct classes with restroom and concession space. Mr. Chavis had previously been invited to be the guest speaker and then for the unveiling of the William C. Chavis Field House after the ceremony Due to his untimely death, a moment of silence was part of the program in remembrance of Mr. "Can. Open House You are invited to attend Open House/Tours at the Robeaon County Church and Community Center. Sunday. May 22, 1994 held at 210 East 15th St.. Lumbenoo at 2:00 - 4:00p.m. 404 West Centre! St Maxtoe at 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. and 134 North Main St. Red Springs front 4:00-6:00 p.m Celebrating our 23th Anniversary' Come and Bring a Friend!!! Shag and Line Lessons The Lumberton Recreation Department will sponsor Shag and Lata Dance Lessons June 9th - June 30th. The classes will be held in the South end ofPine St Activity Center each Thursday night from 7:30 - 8:30 for Stat* ami 8:30-9:30 for Line dance. There will he i^of SM.OOpyemmfcrdiej^ but tf you are ptanome to attend call *e Bill Sapp Center at 671-3869 and leave your name and phone number. Instructor is Carol Owen 9> Traditional Lumbee Dress Featured at 7th Annual Pow Wow mhhhii Natascha Wagoner, Ms. Lumbee anrf bead dancer ai the 7th annual Richmond Community College Pow Wow, will be wearing a new style of regalia. Although the term "New" is attached, the style dates back to the 1800's for Traditional Ltimbee women's dress The regalia features the pincomb patchwork on the apron breast. In essence, Natascha is doing her best to help show that the Lumbee people have and have had traditions dating back centuries. "We live our traditions daily but it'snot what people see as tradition," she said in a recent interview. Wagoner, a Pembroke native, has been very concerned about the misconceived notions many have about the Lumbees and her heritage As Miss Lumbee, she has had the opportunity to travel throughout the United States serving as spokesperson for the Lumbee nation. She recently competed in the Miss Indian USA Pageant in Washington. DC, coming in as second runner up in final competition. She also received thud place in cultural presentation and an Honorable Mention for the evening gown category When asked what has been the highlight of her year as Miss Lumbee she responded. "Having the opportunity to travel to different places and the opportunity to talk with other people about Lumbees. There are a lot of misconceived perceptions about our heritage and who we are as a people...I want others to know the Lumbee heritage, it is amazing how sim liar the (Native American) cultures are around the United States?there are differences, yes?but we are a lot alike". Educating others about Native American heritage is the purpose for the RCC Pow Wow. It is sponsored by the Native American Club at Richmond Community College with the help of a grassroots grant from the Richmond County Arts council Additional supporters include RCC, the Richmond County Tourism Council, and various other interested sponsors. The event is scheduled for Saturday and Sundry, May 21 ?22, starting at noon each day on the college campus. Wagoner, a L urn bee, and a host of many others from the tribes across the eastern United Stales will celebrate Native American culture. Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, survival demonstrations, aim Plenty of authentic wane will be available. Chuck Lowery, advisor for the organization, said mat "The powwow gives use chance to relive the past and continue traditions that are vital to our future. More importantly, it it the time to renew old friendships and make valuable new onee." Wagoner summed up her year u Miss L urn bee by saying: "I've had the time of my lift. I dart want to see it end. It's been great" Take the time to come experience some of what she feels on May 21 A 22. You just might leave with the same special feelings. That's the goal of the RCC Native American Club - Tium" N : ..-4f ? j ? ? ? Jf, " ? At its meeting on May 14, 1994, the Lumbee Constitution Assembly considered comments made by tribal members on the proposed Lumbee constitution at the recently completed public hearings on the document. All comments made by community members on the document were compiled and considered by the Constitution Assembly. Some changes were made in the document in response to the comments and the revised final (haft was adopted by the Constitution Assembly The Assembly has scheduled a final public hearing on the revised final draft for June 18, 1994. The hearing will take place at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at Purnell Swett High School. At this hearing, the Assembly will present the revised final draft to the community. Copies of the revised final draft will be available and rules to be used in voting on the proposed constitution will be discussed The voting on the proposed constitution will take place during Lumbee homecoming, or the week of July 4, 1994. If the proposed constitution is adopted, the Constitution Assembly will conduct the first tribal elections under the constitution. At that point, the Constitution Assembly will disband and the newly elected tribal officials will commence tribal government operations. The Assembly urges all Lumbeesto attend the hearing scheduled for June 18 and to vote on the tribal constitution. Berea Baptist Church Honors Mothers ? Oi Smmdajf, May 8 Marts Maptttt ktmantd tkcjOUctt Church Memkar Mm. Mayaac pwcsiaaA tits caaat^yt^aa tl$a ^MAaat JAatltaf iMrfnm pram*. fraaamUmt tkt canaga It her dmughirr Martha L Jacob*. AU mathan racaivad ? rate m tha end of the church tarvic*. fattor it '4KC '? tf?M of Fairmont, NC wat recently crowned Qoeen if Qutem USA In FayetierUle MeivditM wM in font different AMMf^f^ Am^i upfttWMVi wtMt?it> Hfjr photogenic towifnrfiw, j^i nil/ m abie te compete if the 1994 notional Queen of Qeeetu USA Schetanhip Pepoant in Angtuto, Georgia in October. She eaend* RotenwaldElementary School where the it in the fint erode Meredith withe* to thenk her potent*, her iponian, friend* end especially Mm Lordte Mitchell ? " % ? Tuscarora Thanksgiving Festival May 21 and 22 The Eastern Carolina Tuacarora Nation will be celebratingfeair annual Strawberry Thankagiving Feetival on Saturday and Sunday. May 21 and 22 The purpoae of the Thankagiving Festival m to thank the Creator lor the fruits that He haa given to the Six Natiooa people The strawberries are always the first fruit to get ripe and feed the Nations This Thanksgiving Festival is celebrated by all the Six nations, hen in North Carolina m well asui New York and Canada. The Haudeenoanunec (Longhouae People I believe that we must keep these thanksgivings going as the Creator tuu commanded The public is welcome to come Saturday. May 21. m fee Tuacarora Nation celebrates. Events will mcluda Blow-gun exhibitions, Iroquois social daacu*. slrawhswy ptnntm for fes children. Iroquois arts and crafts, museum tours Foods available will included traditional strawberry drink, traditional con soup, traditional * ( Tuacarora Ohoet Bread, as wall M chicken, hamburgers, hoi dog*. There will aleo be a volleyball competition between tamas da want to oompeai Trophies will he gi ven to Ant. second and thud place wtnoen The Festival Sunday will not be open to tha public, but will baa read for member* of die Teacarora Notion only. The meal will begin at 12:30 pjs. The Feauval on Saturday will beplp at 9 30 a.m. Iroquois social dancing willbcgmal 1:30pm ThevoUeshaJ compeiuton will begin at 2:13 p m Foe more information pleaae call <910) 321-1401 or <910) 321-4933. The Thanktgiving Festival i? -upported by the Ixwighouse. C Ian Mothers, and Clan duefk on the Sovereign land of the Tttacaron 11,11 m 1mm ewaalmm ftinmi Dnrl Oimnni rNftDoo, rour mnes nom kcu >priny,h on S A 1303 falsi Iliad ty die I*mm . CmrtHm Tmcmmr* NmUm ? w '' "if'' ' C #.