Lumbee Indians http://wunc.org en Talkin' Tar Heel http://wunc.org/post/talkin-tar-heel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">For more than 20 years, researchers at North Carolina State University have collected interviews exploring the rich diversity of dialects in North Carolina.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 15:26:54 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 35134 at http://wunc.org Talkin' Tar Heel Dark Water Rising Diversifies Southern Music http://wunc.org/post/dark-water-rising-diversifies-southern-music <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Chapel-Hill based band </span><a href="http://www.darkwaterrising.net/" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Dark Water Rising</a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"> mixes southern rock, gospel harmonies, and traditional </span>Lumbee<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"> influence to create their "rocky soul" sound. They got together in 2008, when none of them had any formal music training. Since then, they have gained local and national recognition throughout Native American communities.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:08:51 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 33246 at http://wunc.org Dark Water Rising Diversifies Southern Music Documentary Shows Lumbee Life In Robeson County http://wunc.org/post/documentary-shows-lumbee-life-robeson-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: &quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;">The <a href="http://www.lumbeetribe.com/">Lumbee</a> are the largest American Indian nation east of the Mississippi River and many of them live in Robeson</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"> County, North Carolina. </span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:58:00 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 26438 at http://wunc.org Documentary Shows Lumbee Life In Robeson County Honoring Willie French Lowery http://wunc.org/post/honoring-willie-french-lowery <p>Songwriter <a href="http://www.indyweek.com/scan/archives/2012/05/07/proud-to-call-him-lumbee-willie-french-lowery-19442012" target="_blank">Willie French Lowery</a> is best remembered for penning Indian heritage anthems like “Proud to be a Lumbee” and writing the original music for “Strike at the Wind,” an annual outdoor drama that honors a Lumbee cultural hero.&nbsp; Lowery was also a successful rock musician, educator, activist and Robeson County community leader before he passed away in May at the age of 67. Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:06:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 4330 at http://wunc.org Honoring Willie French Lowery USDA Prepares to Pay Native American Farmers http://wunc.org/post/usda-prepares-pay-native-american-farmers <p></p><p></p><p>There’s a section of eastern North Carolina where the Lumbee Indians call home.&nbsp; The Lumbee have a long history of farming and ranching.&nbsp; But just like African American and women farmers, they were discriminated against by the federal government. &nbsp; And just like those groups – Native Americans filed a class-action lawsuit – and won. This week – lawyers are back in Pembroke, North Carolina helping the Lumbees file their claims for long-awaited compensation.&nbsp; Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 8473 at http://wunc.org USDA Prepares to Pay Native American Farmers Native American Farmers Settlement Meeting http://wunc.org/post/native-american-farmers-settlement-meeting <p>Preparations are being made to pay thousands of dollars to Native American farmers and ranchers who were discriminated against by the U-S-D-A.</p> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 8493 at http://wunc.org