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Lumbee Tribe Mourns Passing of Former Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks

 

January 28, 2021

Lumbee Tribe flag is flying at half-mast in memory of its former Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks

PEMBROKE, N.C. - The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is mourning the passing of its former Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks, who served as chairman from 2011 to 2016. Brooks passed away on Saturday night. He died from complicaitions with pneumonia after recently recovering from Covid-19. He was 81.

paul brooksPaul Brooks"Today our thoughts and prayers are with the family of former Lumbee Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks," the Lumbee Tribe said in a statement released Sunday.

Current Lumbee Tribal Chairman Harvey Godwin Jr. issued an executive order that flags at all Lumbee Tribal facilities will be lowered to half-staff for 14 days in honor of Brooks.

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