T!!U CAROLINA INDIAN VOICE *
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VOLUME . THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 1997 T N^gNTV-El VE CENTS _
The < Indian Voice to 1
Celeb Years of Publicatiom
I ' Friends i f the
Y Carolina Indian Voice will gather
at Pembroke Middle School on Sati
urday night, April 26, 1997 to celebrate
24 years of continuous pub1
lication of the Indian owned news;
paper The celebration will include
; a banquet and special entertain
" begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets ai v.
I available for $30 per couple and
1 $15 single
Madic Rac Lccklcar. LREMC
- Board member, ischairingthc event.
I For more information and tickets.
: please contact her at 843-5092 or
- call the Carolina Indian Voice at
- The Carolina Indian Voice ic
lndianow;ncd andopcraled and has
the distinction of having the longest
continuing publication of any
.newspaper in the Lumbcc community.
For a short time in the early
Wsthe Pembroke Progressive was
published in Pembroke. It was not
Indian owned. The next Indian
newspapcrattcmpt was in the 1960s
^yhen the Lumbee newspaper was
published foraboul (wo years Neither
newspaper was owned totally
' The Carolina Indian Voice began
publication January 18. 1973.
Bruce Barton was editor then and
?ici\cd until 1987 Conncc Brayboy
associate editor, became editor
then and has served in that capacity
Locklcar staled that she was
looking forward to an evening of
celebration. "There arc more than
40.000 Indians residing in and
around Robeson County You can
find an Indian competently performing
in all areas, doctors, lawyers.
teachers, judges, the High
Sheriff. Clerk of Court, new spaper
"1 think it is only right thafwfc
take time to celebrate the 24 years
of publication of our Indian newspaper
It has been a w ay of recording
our history through our own
"I encourage friends and supporters
to join me in this cclcbration."
19&7 Indian Unity
by John "Tall Bird" Marshall
The 22nd "Annual North Carolina
Indian Unity Conference" was
held march 13th - 15th, 1997 at the
Holiday inn Bordeaux in FayetteviJIc.
North Carolina; sponsored by thCv.
"United Tribes Of North Carolina".
The "United Tribes Of North Carolina"
is a non-profif corporation established
to promote educational.
religious, charitable, economic, cultural
activities, and unity among the
Indians of North (Carolina.
The theme for.the conference was
"10,000 Years And Our Stories
Continue In Unity".
The "United Tribes Of North
Carolina" is made up of the following
Indian Organizations: Coharic
Intra-Tribal Council. Haliwa-Saponi
Indian Tribe, Lumbce Regional Development
Indian Tribe, Waccamaw-Siouan
Development Association, Cumberland
County Association For Indian
People, Metrolina Native American
Association, Guilford Native American
Association, North Carolina
CommissionOf Indian Affairs, North
Carolina Consortium On Indian Education,
and Eastern Band Of Cherokee.
This conference was dedicated to
the memory of ChiefTom "Standing
Deer" Carter, Betty Jo "Jo-Jo" Hunt
(Lumbee), and Ludie Darlene Graham
The format of this conferencgwas
tightly scheduled with many meetings.
workshops, and activities going
on all at the same time. I observed
several individuals almost in a run
from one room to another Workshop
topics included: "Indian EmpowcrSnenf.
"Indian Education". "HeadStan"."Employment",
"Economic Development". "Alcohol
And Drug Abuse".'"Housing",
and the "General Assemblies".
Other activities consisted of Student/Adult
Art Exhibits. Native
American Juried Fine Art Exhibit.
Vendor Booths. North Carolina Indian
Medicine Show. The 1997-1998
Miss Indian North Carolina pageant.
AwardsAnd Recognition. Banquet.
Youth / Adult Dance, Flute Music by
Tony "Little Turtle", Pow Wow,
and Title IX Indian Education Exhibits.
There were so many group sessions
and so many speakers that it
wouldbc most difficult to mention all
these in this article.
In conclusion, if you've never attended
the "Annual Indian Unity
Conference". 1 highly recommend
that you do, There is no charge to
visit the Vendors' Area. Title IX
Exhibits, or Art Displays. There is a
fee, however, (normally $75.00) for
participatingin the Workshops, General
Assembly, and other Activities.
In short, there is fun. fellowship,
and learning to be had by everyone
I This Western Cedar Flute was handcrafted by l.umbee artist John Tall
Bird Marshall. Proceeds from the sell of it will be donated to the /V.C.
Indian Cultural Center Building Fund
Upcoming Events at
Lumber River Park
Lumber River State Park will be
offering the following programs to
the public during the month of April
\ April i2-Guidcd Canoe Trip.
Canoe a section of the Lumber River
with park staff. Floral abd fauna of
the. river will be discussed. Participants
must be at least 12 years old
j All equipment will be provided. Rescrvationsarc
required asspatc is limited.
Call the Park at 910-428-9844
for information and reservations.
;' April 16-Nighthoke. Join the park
staff for an adventure after dark. See
and learr about the animals that arc
oufat night. Dress for being outside
Meet at tchpark at 8 p m. Call the
park at 910-428-9844 for more information.
April /9-Birdwalk Come take a
walk along Griffin's Bluff at Lumber
Rjiver State Park to see the interesting
birds that inhabit thr 'ffand river
Tips for identifying birds will be
discussed. Call the park at 910-6289844
for more information
Nile Hike. Join park stalT for an
adventure after dark See and learn
about the animals that arc out at
night Dress for being outside MKcl
at tch park office at 8 p nt Call the
park at 910-628-9844 for more information.
April 2./-Guided Canoe Trip
Canoe a section of the lumber River
with park staff Floral and fauna of
the river will be discussed Ail equipment
will be provided Participants
must be at least 12 years old Call the
park at 910-628-9844 for reservations
and more information
Aril 25-Wildflower Hike Join a
ranger as we walk around Princess
Ann to view some of the wild flowers
in bloom al the park Wear comfortable
walking shoes. Call the park at
910-62 809844 for more informal ion
^-firing Pottery-Shown left to right are some of the participants firing
potteryat the Spiritual Gathering: PhilHewett (squatting atfire);first row:
Muriel HewettandKayla Revels. Secorld row: Charles Brayboy and Nicole
Locklear. Third row: Elsie Hunt, April Hunt, Patricia Maynor, Gabriel
l.ocklear and Ronald Maynor. (Photo by Tall Bird)
Other participating members of the Warriors' Society attending the
Spiritual Gathering were: Nicole Locklear, Bruce Jonys, Frankie Oxendine,.
Gabriel Locklear, Sophia Ghaffar, Staling Maynor, Kay la Revels,
Bobby Jo Hunt, Haley Jacobs, Mariel Hewett, and leaders Karl Anthony
Hunt and Phil Hewett. (Photo by Tall Bird) ^
Lumbee hlders Sponsor 1997 Spiritual
Gathering at NC Indian Cultural Center
The' 1997 SpringSpiritual Gathering"
was held March 20th - 23rd at
the "North Carolina Indian Cultural
Center" in Pembroke. North Carolina
It was a beautiful occasion. The
sky was clear, as all seemed to enjoy
the warmth of the sun. The cool
brcc/c blowing through the pines
was most enjoyable as its song added
to the spirituality of the occasion
There must have been over 200
participants I have never seen such
participation and enthusiasm before
at our "Spiritual Gatherings
1 believe the credit is due in part to
those individuals who arc working
with our youth. It was good to see so
many youth participating in this
event! Karl Hunt. Charles Brayboy.
and Patricia Maynor arc to be commended
for the giving of their time
andskill&inworking with these young
- people every week.
This group of young people arc
members of the "Seventh Generation
Warriors Society" which is targeted
toward boys and girls, ages 12
to 15. However, it is open to youth of
all ages and there arc many younger
members who attend
This Society is funded through a
grant from the "Kellogg Foundation"
and is sponsored by the "North
Carolina Indian Cultural Center"
The group meets every Saturday,
learning how to make pottery, pine
needle baskets, dream catchers, and
much more. They also learn of our
heritage, culture, and traditional values.
Average attendance has been
approximately 20 youth each Saturday.
If interested in learning how you
can participate in the group, new
members arc welcomed and encouraged
to contact the "North Carolina
Indian Cultural Center" for more
In conclusion, youmay remember
my article last year and how concerned
I was that our "Spiritual Gatherings"
were poorly attended, and
seemingly unimportant to an Indian
Community as large as ours This
year was tetter, but we still need
more participation and support from
all Indianpcoplc Wcnccdtocommit
ourselves (o our children and the
educating of all our people to our
history of the past. We need to commit
ourselves to our tribe, elders,
community leaders, tribal leaders,
and cultural center as well. If we
don't, all will be lost. Don't idle,
thinking somebody else can do it
Ask yourself, "What am I doing to
help my children today?" and "What
am I doing to help my people and my
community?" Think about it and gel
involved! You will meet many
friendly and sincere people at these
Some may believe thatour "Spiritual
Gatherings" are associated with
a specific religious sect, but this is
not the case. There are many fine
Christ ianpeoplewho attend the Gatherings,
i.e., Baptist, Methodist, Holiness,
and others. Yet. we all hold to
the same common bond as being
Indian Traditionalists, and being
proud of who we a re today a nd of ou r
history of the past Don't let your
absence and silence become a declination
of Indian Pride.
The next "Spiritual Gathering"
will be June 13th - 15Ui, 1997. Mark
your calendar today and come camp
out with a fine bunch of people.
In conclusion. ChicfTom Carter's
motto. "Worship The Creator And
Serve The People" would do well for
all of us. Think about it.....
John "Tall Bird" Marshall
Revival Planned at
Stilem Missionary Baptist Church???
will observe their homecoming the
on Sunday, April 27 at the church on
the Red Hill Road. Maxton. Lunch
will be served following the worship
serv ice. Sunday school beginsat 9:45
a m with morning worship at 11
On Monday night. April 28, revival
services'will begin Serv ices
will continue through Thursdav
night May 1.
Conducting the revival will be
Rev. Timmic Chavis, pastor of Ml
Bethel Baptist Church in Hollisicr.
NC and Rev. Jerry McNeill, pastor of
Riverside Independent Baptist
Church, Hwy 74, Lumberton Services
will begin at 7:30 p.m with
special music each night.
The pastor^ Rev Don Bullard.
and the congregation of Salem, extend
acordial invitation to the public
Tribe to Hold
Annual Pow Wow
The Haliwa-Saponi Trib^r will
honor veterans of the tribe, living
and deceased, at its 32nd Annual
pow-Wow near Hollistcr The tribe
identified over three hundred (300)
men and women of the tribe that hav c
served in the military
The Haliwa-Saponi Tribe will
sponsor its pow-Wow and festival on
April 18-20. 1997 at Halivva School
in Warren County. North Carolina
The event will feature the best in
American Indian foods (Navajo tacos.
fry bread, pottery, etc ) The tribe
will offer over $6,000.00 in pri/c
nioncylodanccrsnnd drummers We
expect at least five (5) drums and one
hundred dancers. Over 25 Native
American crafls people w ill visit and
sell their crafts.
to Hold Annua!
Convention April / 9
The Robeson County Democrat
-Party will hold their annual Convention
beginning at noon April 19 on
the thi rd floor of t he Robeson Cou n I v
Court House During the C omentum
officers will be elected and parts
business will bodisenssed Rcgi-.ua
tion begins at 11 a in and all Democrats
arc encouraged to attend
For further information, contact
Lee Helen Thompson. Chairperson
of the Robeson County Democratic
Party, at 910-628-6642
Planned at Union
A Benefit singing will be held on
Saturday, April 12. at 7 30 p.m. at
Union Chapel Holiness Methodist
Church The event is sponsored by
the Billiards and their guests will
include the Liberty Trio. thc'Oxen('
ie Quartet, and the Union Chapel
Y oung People
There is no admission fee, but a
love offering will be lifted Proceeds
will be used for a mission tripplanncd
bv the Bullards
The public is cordially invited to
Blue's S & G Farm
Enrolls in National
Randall Blue of Blues S & G
Farm, Pembroke, North Carolina, has
rcccnlly been enrolled in the Angus
Herd Improvement Records program
of the American Angus Association,
reports Richard L "Dick" Spader,
executive vice-president of the national
breed registry organization in
St. Joseph. Missouri
Angus Herd Improvement
Records (AHIR) is a comprehensive
evaluation program used by registered
Angus breeders to help them
keep records of reproduction, and
growth rate on individual animals
Each year hundreds of Angus breeders
use AHIR records to produce
more profitable, efficient Angus
By weighing calves at 205 days of
age and again at a year of age. breeders
not only identify the cattle that
grow the fastest and most efficiently,
they also identify cows that regularly
produce above average calves, and
bulls that sire outstanding calves
The American Angus Association
in 1957 was the first beef breed
organization to olTcr its members a
production records program Since
that date, the AHIR program has
grown to the point that breeders report
more than a half million birth,
weaning and yearling weights each
year This mountain of information
is processed by the Association's
modern computerized data processing
Wilkins & Lowry
Reunion to be held
The dcsccndantsofSionand Sarah
Wilkins, (I T (Sonnic) and Rosclla
(Sis) Lovvcry will rcunit on May 24.
1997 between 4 and 9 PM at Harpers
Ferry Baptist Church in Pembroke
Donations: R F V P A SAP $7.00
min. per person Children under 10 $4.00.
For more information contact
Hazel Strickland at (910) 521- 3665
or contacr John Lovvcry at (501)
587-5454. Send Donations to
Rl 2 Box 401
Pembroke. NC 28572
Waiting Patiently?Left to right: Mitchell Hunt, Aaron Hunt, Christopher
Chavis and instructors Phil Hewett and Karl Anthony Hunt wait
patiently while firing pottery at the Spring Spiritual (lathering. In the
background is the beginning stages of a lodge which students were learning'
to construct as our ancestors did hundreds of years ago. (Photo by tall Bird)
Oh, Henry! The Magic and
Music of a Legend Continues
The Givens Performing Arts Center
on the campus of The University
of North Carolina at Pembroke will
present the nationtourofOh. Henry!
The Music of Henry Mancini on
F riday. April 25 at 8 pni
No single composer in the history
of American film has had a greater
impact than the legendary Henry
Mancini whose scintillating ja/v
brought "cool" to the Fifties, whose
soaring ballads warmed the Sixties,
and vvhosc incredible humor gave
life to a baby elephant and a pink
Now a company of 11 musicians
and singers combine on stage to celebrate
this magnificent legacy l-cd
b\ acclaimed pianist Mac Franipton
and Cecil Welch, who for two decades
.accompanied Mr Mancini on
his worldwide tours as solo trumpet
player, the orchestra and singers recreate
all the legendary songs: "Moon
River". "The Days of Wine and
Roses", "Charade", "Dear Heart".
"The Pink Panther", "Baby Elephant
Walk", "Peter Gunn' and
many more "Oh Henry!" is indeed
a return to the days when romantic
melodies ruled the airwaves, but even
more, it is a grant tribute to the
genius of an American treasure
Tickets for this production arc
$16, $14 and $6 for children and
students For tickets or reservations,
call the GPAC bos ofTicc at (910)
521 -6361 or l-800-)67-077K Telephone
orders arc accepted by phone
"Oh Henry!" is sponsored in-partby
Pale's Supply Company