Tribal Council gives thumbs up to new districts
PEMBROKE — The Lumbee Tribal Council on Thursday passed a resolution affirming that the process used to create new voting districts was proper, with only two of 19 council members present voting in opposition.
“The redistricting was completed fairly and properly by the Lumber River Council of Governments and in accordance with the requirements of the Lumbee Tribal Constitution,” the resolution reads. “We now hereby in session affirm the redistricting process for 2016 complete.”
The redistricting process for the 21-member council created seven new districts, bringing the total number of voting districts in line with the number of representatives on the council. The council currently is made up of 21 members elected from 14 voting districts.