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Bad bet: Tribe gambles its assets on recognition bid

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It appears that Lumbee leaders have decided it's acceptable to bet a big piece of the tribe's net worth on one game of chance. It's not surprising, though, that many of the people they represent are outraged. They should be. On March 12, the Lumbee Tribal Council, meeting at a conference in Raleigh, abruptly dumped longtime Lumbee lawyer Arlinda Locklear, who had worked - for free - for more than two decades to achieve full federal recognition for the tribe.