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Dozens Gather To Urge Lumbee Tribe Recognition

Posted July 26, 2006 7:07 a.m. EDT

— The Lumbee tribe gave one more push for full federal recognition on Wednesday.

Dozens gathered at UNC-Pembroke to urge federal lawmakers to vote their way. In one week, a Senate committee plans to decide whether to recommend recognition to the full Senate.

Recognition could mean almost $80 million a year for schools, homes, health care, and new businesses.