To the Editor,
I found the advertisement recently placed by Lumbee Tribal Chairman Paul Brooks a disgrace to the intelligence of the Lumbee people. If anything is was a “childish maneuver to cover one’s butt” against Tribal Council member McDuffie Cummings.
Mr. Cummings served for many years as the town manager for the town of Pembroke and there were some people who didn’t like him. But, he kept good financial accountability for the town and kept the budget balanced. Personally, in speaking to former members of the Lumbee Tribal Council, they tell me it is more like $30 million they are sitting on while they also operate several nonprofits out of the offices of the Lumbee Tribal Government.
While Chairman Brooks is mad at McDuffie Cummings for telling the truth about what is going on, while Speaker Pearlean Revels is mad at the people who are working in the Veterans Office for putting something in the paper about the mold, we all need to remember that the majority of the ones who are raising the stink are all millionaires in their own right and the only time they care about people is when they want something or it is time to vote them back in office because they want that position they feel gives them power. Although it should be noted that less than 20 percent of the thousands of Lumbee tribal members care to vote.
On the subject of the mold in the vets office, I would like to remind everyone of the homes they have sold to tribal members that were never inspected for mold prior to the lease/ownership agreement and the mold got so bad in them that they face up their home for health reasons. The Lumbee tribal housing program will say they lost their home because they could not make the payments. But, I have seen letters from doctors telling the families to move out of these homes for health reasons and the Lumbee Tribe just takes it and puts another family in it for them to get sick.
If you don’t believe in what the current members who are elected are doing, please vote for the other guy.