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Old 04-02-2004, 10:04 AM   #3
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Just wondering I guess, but why does the EBCI have any opposition?

Besides the fact that they are now the ONLY recognized tribe in the area, their funding would essentially decrease since the gov't would be funding more people, their current monopoly on gaming would end, since they'd have to "compete" with the Lumbee for gaming patrons, etc, etc, etc.

Just sounds like another ploy for $$$. Too bad EVERYBODY isn't just willing to stand up and say a spade's a spade... At the very least, I'd hope that one tribe would be willing to support another tribe's recognition... More "divide and conquer" tactics if you ask me...

Why were they disallowed from normal funding by the BIA in the first place? When did the EBCI become recognized? Unless EBCI applied BEFORE 1888, I'd say the Lumbee are just as "recognizable" as the EBCI.
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