Seven take Tribal Council oath
January 9, 2017
PEMBROKE — Members of the Lumbee Tribal Council pledged Thursday during a swearing-in ceremony to work together and with the tribe’s administration to carry out policies and administer programs that will benefit all tribal members.
“This is a great day to be an Indian,” said newly elected Councilman Ricky Burnett, who previously served on the council for six years. “The only way to come together is if we stand together.”
Burnett and six other tribal members were sworn in for three-year terms on the 21-member Tribal Council during a ceremony held at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s business incubator in downtown Pembroke. About 150 friends, family, other tribal members, and members of the community attended the ceremony that marks the beginning of the council’s new year.