Civil rights trailblazer leaves Indians better off

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Healey, Thomas. “Civil rights trailblazer leaves Indians better off.” Tar Heel of the Week. News and Observer (Raleigh, NC) 4 December 1994: 1C.


Profile of Bruce Jones, who began his service to Lumbee people as a teacher and principal in the Robeson County Schools. From 1976 until his retirement in 1994, he served as director of the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs. The agency channeled federal funds into programs providing job training, affordable housing , substance abuse treatment, family counseling, and college tuition for the state's Native Americans. Jones serves on the executive board of the National Congress of American Indians, helped advise the Clinton administration on Native American issues early in the first term, and was contacted by Eddie Hatcher and Timothy Jacobs during the 1988 Robesonian hostage-taking.

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Alton Bruce Jones III | North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs