McGee, Kendall. "Hearing scheduled for act that would grant Lumbee full federal recognition." WBTW.com [Florence, SC] September 19, 2017.
The House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Indian, Insular, and Alaska Native Affairs announced Tuesday that a hearing regarding the Lumbee Tribe's petition for federal recognition has been scheduled. The tribe has been recognized since 1956, but lacking full federal recognition means they do not have access to federal benefits such as economic development programs. Says Congressman Pittenger: "'This is the next step in bringing Lumbee recognition up for a vote. We are working closely with the Lumbee Tribe and other leaders to ensure a strong showing next Tuesday'" (para. 4). The hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, September 26.