UNC Pembroke and the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina value the importance of collaboration.

“UNCP has remained deeply connected to the Lumbee Tribe since being established in 1887,” said Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings.

“Our collaborations impact the students, community and region—from teaming up for campus events and summer camps to scholarship and grant opportunities, we are committed to our partnership with the tribe and ensuring our heritage remains strongly represented across our campus community.”

The latest demonstration of this partnership resulted in three sold-out shows of the outdoor drama Strike at the Wind! After a 10-year hiatus, leaders from the university and the tribe revived the play in 2017. It was staged the past two years at the Givens Performing Arts Center. The legendary drama received rave reviews in its long-awaited return this summer to the Adolph Dial Amphitheater at the Lumbee Tribe Cultural Center.

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Originally published Aug 9, 2019.