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Proud To be Lumbee

09/04/2014 10:13AM ● Published by Annette Winter

The Lumbee Homecoming: Not your typical powwow

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the largest non-federally recognized tribe with 50,000 strong held their homecoming from June 26th through July 5th. Festivities included a 5K race, gospel concerts, a powwow and the Miss Lumbee pageant along with many other events celebrating their special heritage and history.
www.lumbeehomecoming.com 


Miss Lumbee Ambassadors 2014-2015

Miss Lumbee

Candice Locklear

Teen Miss Lumbee

Madison Davenport

Junior Miss Lumbee

Calista Nicole Deal

Little Miss Lumbee

Ariel Locklear


Red Feather Style

Young Lumbee Tribe member, Terry Sanford and UNC Chapel Hill graduate Hillary Ransom is utilizing her eye for fashion and love of tradition by making jewelry, which promotes her heritage. The name of her jewelry line, Red Feather, symbolizes the beauty behind adversity. In the Native American community, the color red represents faith and happiness and the feather symbolizes trust, honor and strength among other values. Each piece is handcrafted by Ransom and made of all natural materials. Hillary hopes that each piece pays tribute to her Native American roots while also showcasing her individual spirit and style.

Available locally at Betty Kelly’s Gift Shop and Ethos Creative Boutique


Red Feather Style

Young Lumbee Tribe member, Terry Sanford and UNC Chapel Hill graduate Hillary Ransom is utilizing her eye for fashion and love of tradition by making jewelry, which promotes her heritage. The name of her jewelry line, Red Feather, symbolizes the beauty behind adversity. In the Native American community, the color red represents faith and happiness and the feather symbolizes trust, honor and strength among other values. Each piece is handcrafted by Ransom and made of all natural materials. Hillary hopes that each piece pays tribute to her Native American roots while also showcasing her individual spirit and style.

Available locally at Betty Kelly’s Gift Shop and Ethos Creative Boutique


LaVern Oxendine, Retired Social Worker and Downtown Alliance Member

“We are an indigenous community with a unique culture that has been passed through multiple generations that creates a feeling of connection with other tribal members and the mother earth that can only be described as home.”


Wendy Lowery, Vice
Chancellor of Advancement, UNC Pembroke

“The most meaningful thing about being Lumbee is our sense of connectivity amongst one another. Our family, our faith and our pride in tradition is unwavering.”


Lorna Ricotta, Former Miss North Carolina and Owner of Ethos Creative Boutique

 “The most important/meaningful thing about being Lumbee is our certainty of identity without dependence on outside labels for validity. Our culture is rich and we proudly celebrate and share our diversity.” 




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