THE';!; ^ROLIIA INDIAN VOICE
Pub!s 5 jc/i Thursday by First American Publications, Pembroke, NC
VOLUME 24 NUMBER 42 ? ^ THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1997 TWENTY-FIVE CENTS .
Local Ban ne Feather, to open for Eddie
Money at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville
" Lumbee Indians are known as a
proud people. They are proud to be
Indian and take pride in their rich
culture and heritage. This pride
and belief that any goal can be
achieved is passed from one generation
to the next Out of this
culture steeped in tradition, heritage
and pride comes four young
men who are dedicated to their
musical goals and have a belief in
themselves and their own abilities
to reach the top in their profession.
These four Lumbee young men are
known as Stone Feather. They
have performed together for quite
some time and are single-minded
in their purpose and future goals.
On October 25, 1997 Stone
Feather will be the opening act for
Eddie Money at the Crown Coliseum
in Fayetteville. They are excited
about this opportunity, yet
confident that they will do a good
Stone Feather is a local band
which has performed locally and is
expecting to gain wider recognition.
They are talented and articulate.
The band is comprised of:
Cody Eagle Horse Godwin, the son,
of Harvey and Sheila Godwin of
Pembroke; Jason Deese. son of
Robert and Carolyn Deese of the
Prospect Community; Brian
Locklear. son of Ronaldand Debbie
Locklearofthe Union Chapel Community;
and Chad Scott, son of
Bobby and Bonnie Scott of the
Union Chapel Community.
Godwin. Deese and Locklear
are students at the University of
North Carolina at Pembroke while
Scott attends Robeson Community
College. Godwin is lead vocalist*;'
Deese serves as drummer. Locklear
[ilavs bass; while Scott serves as
"The music business." Godwin
said is a bout risk. But first of all
you must have a passion for music.
But I believe we should be passionate
about whatever we're doing."
While Stone Feather incorporates
their heritage into their music,
their heritage isnot something
that they exploit. "There is no way
for us not to be visibly Indian, that's
what we are." Godwin safd. ;"Our
music is based on our experiences
in our home community. For instance.
our favorite songs is 'Fly
the Fire' which I wrote about my
grandfather. Harvey Godwin Sr.
Everything that we do is a reflection
of the generations that came
before us and will be a reflection on
the generations that follow us."
The group has been together for
more than four years and were
students together "at Pumell Swett
H??h School. Because of their age.
some people tend not to take the
energetic group seriously. But serious
they arc. They arc planning
a career in music and their appearance
at the Crown Coliseum in
Fayettevillc October 25 isonc small
step on their way to accomplishing
There arc many others, however.
who do take Stone Feather's
goals seriously and they have been
very supportive. Ken Cole and
Chris Locklcar of Triple R Music
in Pembroke have helped t hem with
demos and exhibits and have been .
supportive and encouraging.
The group has played at local
clubs and parties, the Miss Lumbee
Pageant as well as the Native
American Medicine Show. They
work as a unit and write both the
lyrics and the music together. They
feel that they have broken some of
the racial boundaries with their
music in that they have found that
they reach a general audience and
their demand is not just among
their own people.
Godwinstatcs that their uniqueness
can be attributed to the closeness
of their band members. While
they all have different tastes, somehow
they always manage to comprise
and are able to work and write
music together. Their unique sty le
is based on the roots of rock-n-roll
and they are happiest when they
The group is managed bv West
Eagle Job Net and appointments
and further information made by
obtained by calling 739-9182.
oreast cancer Survivor attributes healing
to faith in God and the medical profession
' October is Breast Cancer
Awareness Month. For those who
have had Breast Cancer, and survived
it is a time for reflection. It
is also a time to encourage women .
to take control of their health and
seek a yearly mammogram and do
a self examination on a regular
For Madie Rae Lockkar. a breast
cancer survivor, this month is a
time when she remembers the sheer
terror and panic of having a doctor
tell you that "you have cancer." It is
also a time for reflection on the
miracle that God performed in her
life through the medical profession.
"Nobody knows what it feels
like to have a diagnoses of cancer
pronounced on you, unlcssypu have
had cancer." Ms. Locklear said.
"Neither does anvone who has not
experienced it know the initial
panic and terror. After the initial
shock, though you begin to call on
your own inner strength and faith
Locklear recalls very clearly on
February 3, 1995 when she was in
the office of Dr. Kenneth Locklear
of Robeson Family Practice in Red
Springs. She had recently had a
mammogram and it showed nothing.
She had found a lump in her
own self-examination. Dr. Locklear
she recalls, diagnosed her breast
cancer and told her that he was
pretty sure it was cancer. He sent
her to Lumberton Surgical Clinic
for a biopsy. While there she had a
biopsy and a sonnogram.
She remembers how lpng the
week seemed as she waited for the
results of the biopsy and the
sonnogram. When she came in for
the results, she was informed that
she had a tumor in her right breast
the size of a lemon.
After consultation with the doctor
and her husband. William
Locklear. Jr. and two daughters.
Selena Drakos and Sophia Oxendine.
Locklear decided to go to
Duke University Medical Center
for further tests and treatment.
While at Duke. Dr. George Ade
ordered another biopsy and
sonnogram. This time the diagnoses
was worse. There were three
tumors the size of lemons. On the
12th of February. (he surgical team
at Duke removed the three tumors
and seventeen Ivmpnodes. Following
a consultation with the chemotherapy
department of Duke, ifwfcs
decided that the cancer was so wide
spread that chemotherapy without
a mascctomv would not be advisable.
Following a mascctomv March
3. 1995 the doctors were still npt
optimistic. They told Locklcar and
her family that she probably would
not live longer than three months,
even with chemotherapy .
Nevertheless. Locklcar came
home and began a vigilant and
fervent request for prayer. "I prayed
and requested prayer from everyone
I came into contact with. I
visited local churches and asked to
be anointed with oil and prayed
for...I am so thankful for the many
people who prayed for me and am
indebted to the churches in the
Burnt Swamp Baptist Association
as well as those in my own conference.
the Lumber River Holiness
In addition to prayer. Locklear
continued a program of chemotherapy
each week for nine months
Sometimes, she said, she felt that
the treatment was worse than the
cure. But she continued. She is
now in her third year since being
diagnosed with breast cancer and
is considered to be "cancer free."
"I am a cancer survivor."
Lock] ear said, "first of all because
of the mercy and grace of God.
Secondly. I am a survivor because
of the love and support 1 received
from so many people. They were
constantly visiting me and praying
for me. And God extended mercy.
I am so thankful.
"1 remember one morning as I
was getting ready to go to Duke for
Chemotherapy. 1 was despondent
and depressed. Suddenly I heard
singing in the house. God had sent
a host of Angels to sing for me. I
knew then that I would be alright."
Ms. Locklear encourages
women to do regular self examination
and to get an annual
mammogram. Early detection is
one of the best means of prevention
of breast cancer.
NCSSM Recruits Local Students
Durham- Sheila Carmichacl.
a recruiter for The North Carolina
School of Science and Mathematics,
will beat: Lumbcrton Senior
High School on Monday, October
20 at 7:00 p.m. She will conduct
an information session about
the public high school for students
academically motivated in science
"There are some surprising misconcept
ions about the school which
1 will be addressing." says
Carmichacl. "Many people don't
realize that there is no chargo for
tuition, room or board. They also
believe that students have to be
labeled as academically gifted' to
applv. All 10th grade students who
are driven by academic excellence,
a love of math and science, and a
desire to be challenged intellectually
The presentations arc open to
the public, but 10th grade students
and their parents in particular arc
invited. NCSSM students arc sc
lcctcd during their sophomore \ car
Tor admission the following Fall
Applications for admissions in the
Fall of 1998 arc due Januar\ 15.
NCSSM. a statewide, residential
public high school for students
with high aptitude and interest in
science and mathematics, is located
on a 27-acrc campus in
Durham, the heart of the Research
Triangle. Thccocducational school
enrolls 550 students, serving all of
North Carolina's 100 counties
For more information, contact
Sandra Jackson. NCSSM AdmissionsOfTice.
at 919/286-1166. c\t
Additional information is available
from local science and mathematics
teachers, principals and
headmasters or guidance counselors.
Applications and information
booklets may be obtained by writing
to the NCSSM AdmissionsOfficc.
P O Box 2418. Durham. NC
Miss Christmas Spirit _ *
Beauty Pageant to he held
CGS Productions is now accepting
applications for the 1997
Miss Christmas Spirit Beauty Pageant
to be held December 6. 1997 at
the St. Pauls Middle School Auditorium
in St. Pauls. Ages 6 months
and up for females and 6 months
through 6 years for males arc eligible
to compete Awards includes
cash, tiaras, crowns, sashes, trophies,
and gift bags Deadline for
application is November I. 1997
Proceeds to benefit the Falcon
Children's Home For applications
call (910) 865-5794
The 40th Anniversary Tour of
The Kingston Trio will be presented
on Monday, November 3 at
8:00 p m. at the Givens Performing
Arts Center on the campus of
The University of North Carolina
at Pembroke. Tickets arc $ 16, $ 14
and $6 for children and students
For reservations or information call
the GP AC Box Office at (910) 921
6361 or 1-800-367-0778
Peterson Elementary Cafeteria will be serving some new items in
the cafeteria this year. One of these items was offered at breakfast in
September. Tfie item offered was yogurt. The picture is of Christina
Locklear out ofMrs. Tyler's class. She was trying to decide if she liked
the new product. We had a time with the tasting party.
Scenes from Lumbee Pow
The Veterans were honored at the Lumbee Pow Wow held this past
weekend at the North Carolina Indian Cultural Center.
Dancers of all ages, as well as male andfemale participated In the pow
wow. : % ... v%... . .
Cynthia L. Hunt and her grandfather, John W. Oxendlne enjoyed the
pow wow at the A'C Indian Cultural Center.
PHOTOS B y FRANCINE CHA VIS
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