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President Trump backs recognition bill for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina


October 22, 2020

FAYETTEVILLE — President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday his full support of the Lumbee Recognition Act, a U.S. Senate bill that would give the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina full federal recognition and access to millions of dollars in community benefits.

The tribe has sought federal recognition for more than 130 years, and it received limited recognition from the federal government in 1956.

The partial recognition has blocked the community, which has about 55,000 members and is headquartered in Pembroke in Southeastern North Carolina, from receiving benefits for education, health care and economic development that are available to other federally recognized tribes.


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