To the Editor,
I would like to voice my opinion on the Tribal Council’s lack of thinking on the open enrollment. The enrollment books have been closed for over five years. Thus, children born during those fives years, along with countless others who had postponed their enrollment, need to get their Lumbee cards.
The problem is the Tribal Council only has one phone line to take all the calls. Not only that, there is only one employee taking the appointment calls. It took me four hours to get through to make an appointment for my son. My sister, who lives in New Jersey, has yet to get through after three days of calling. My niece, who also lives in New Jersey, got through after six hours of calling.
What were so-called leaders of the Lumbee people thinking by having only one line to call to make an appointment? Is this the Tribal Council’s way of keeping the tribal count low? With all the money the tribe has, a true leader would have a few extra lines installed. Once again the Tribal Council has let its people down.
Richard Terry Locklear