Cherokee Chief not ready to end fight to keep out Freedmen

The chief of the Cherokees is advocating the tribal council reverse the highest tribal court’s ruling that freedmen were illegally denied tribal citizenship.

Freedmen, descendants of freed slaves who joined the Cherokees in the 1800s, are to be recognized as citizens with privileges, under the tribal constitution, the Judicial Appeals Tribunal ruled last week.

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Tribal court rules in favor of “Freedmen”

Justices say Cherokees must grant membership to descendants of slaves. The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma’s highest court has ruled that the tribe has to give citizenship to descendants of slaves known as the Cherokee Freedmen.

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Tribal court rules in favor of “Freedmen”

Justices say Cherokees must grant membership to descendants of slaves. The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma’s highest court has ruled that the tribe has to give citizenship to descendants of slaves known as the Cherokee Freedmen.

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Lineups announced for 2006 Native American Film Festival

AUTHOR: Staff Reports / Indian Country Today PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum has announced this year’s film lineup for the Native American Film Festival, taking place March 14 – 19 at the Camelot Theatre in Palm … Continue reading

‘Sacred Ground’ takes home Native American GRAMMY

AUTHOR: Gina Mushynsky / Indian Country Today Familiar names graced the collection of nominees and winners in the 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 8

Cherokees must recognize Freedmen, tribunal rules

Cherokee Freedman retain tribal citizenship under the tribe’s 1975 constitution and are legally entitled to vote, the tribe’s highest court ruled 2-1 Tuesday.

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