H.R.27 - Lumbee Recognition Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
Summary: H.R.27 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Introduced in House (01/05/2011)
Lumbee Recognition Act - Extends federal recognition to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, which makes its members eligible for the services and benefits provided to Indians because of their status as members of a federally recognized tribe.
Deems members of the Tribe residing in Robeson, Cumberland, Hoke, and Scotland Counties in North Carolina to be within the delivery area for such services.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to take land into trust for the Tribe.
Prohibits the Tribe from conducting gaming activities.
Requires North Carolina to exercise jurisdiction over all criminal offenses committed, and all civil actions that arise, on North Carolina lands owned by, or held in trust for, the Lumbee Tribe or any dependent Indian community of the Tribe.