Breaking News and Recent Articles
The Cherokee Freedmen Dispute, Legal Background, Analysis, and Proposed Legislation, a Congressional Research Service, click
Article Runs: "Dems call for DOJ probe of Indian tribes", click here
Tanya Snyder's Capitol News Connection Radio Show on the Freedmen, click here
May 7th, 2009, Boren and Cole do not support Civil Rights for the Freedmen. Click here
April 15th, 2009 BREAKING NEWS, Congressman Barney Frank asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate the Five Civilized
Tribes treatment of Freedmen, click here
April 30th, 2009 Breaking NEWS! Six prominent members of the US Congress asked Attorney General Eric Holder to open up an
investigation on the dis-enrollment and unjust treatment of the Freedmen, click here
Breaking News in the Cherokee Freedmen Case in the CNO Court, click here
Chad Smith of the CNO sued poor Cherokee Freedmen for demanding their civil rights. Remember the German shepherd dogs sicked
on black people marching in Alabama and Mississippi for civil rights, click here
Cherokee suit against the freedmen, click here.
Breaking NEWS! Court of Appeals Rule for Cherokee Freedmen, click here
PRESS RELEASE Velie & Velie, Cherokee Freedmen, click here
RADIO SHOW KPFA 94.1 Anita Johnson discusses the Freedman and Cherokee expulsion issue. Marilyn Vann and Mike Miller. Click
Ebony's Freedmen article by Adrienne P. Samuels, click here
Oklahoma's Black Residents of Tahlequah are outraged over a Democrat giving praises to a known racist tribal leader! Senator
Jim Wilson shame on YOU, Click here.
Sen. Barack Obama and the Cherokee Freedmen: Politics as usual. By Rep. Diane Watson, click here
Are Blacks Being Victimized Twice by the Cherokee? By Arica L. Coleman, click here
Obama weighs in against CBC legislation on Cherokees, click here
Freedmen are confident following Cherokee appeal, click here
Political cost of Cherokee stance on freedmen continues to mount, click here
OBAMA'S Statement on Freedmen, click here
May 6th Court of Appeals hearing, Marilyn Vann's briefs, click here
Cherokee Leadership has placed the Indian Housing Bill in Jeopardy, click here
Essence Magazine's Freedmen story, get your copy today! Click here.
Breaking NEWS! (3-13-08)
Chairman of the Judiciary Committee,
the Hon. Congressman Conyers, Chairman
of the Financial Services Committee, the Hon. Congressman Barney Frank, the Hon. Congresswoman
Diane Watson and the Hon. Congressman Mel Watts held a meeting with Assistant
Secretary Artman today.
The Honorable Congresswoman Diane Watson held
a meeting today with the BIA's Assistance Secretary Carl Artman to discuss the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma ethnic
cleansing policy of their former slaves descendants, known as the Cherokee Freedmen. Invited to the meeting
was Chairman Barney Frank, Chairman Conyers and Congressman Mel Wattswho authored the amendment to the Indian Housing Bill that will not allow the Cherokee Nation
to receive NAHASDA funding if they violate the freedmen's rights in the 1866 Cherokee Treaty.
that he was in support of the freedmen, but that the courts should handle the matter. Our heroine, Congresswoman Diane Watson
did not let him off so easy with a list of questions about the BIA's lack of action. Artman even said the Cherokee Nation
was still actively enrolling their freedmen and that they receive CDIB cards, which the Congresswoman stated she needed proof.
He admitted that the 'tribes' issue CDIB cards on behalf of the BIA. Hum! Talking about passing the buck! Could Artman,
not know the difference between the Cherokee Freedmen and the African Americans who have ancestors on the by blood rolls
of the Cherokee Nation? Could it be the old saying
'that all Negroes look the same'?
Freedmen more than ever will continue the educational dialogue with the Congressional Black Caucus and
other Congress-members who support our cause. We ask that this matter go before a Congressional hearing. The hearing
will expose years of racism by the tribal governments and those that support their ethnic cleansing policy.
another note, Congressman Butterfield of North Carolina is offering an amendment that would exclude
the Cherokee and Creek Nation from receiving any benefits from the Indian Health Care Improvement ACT. If these tribes really
think that Black folk don't care about other Black people who have experence racial discrimination or even worst
ethnic cleansing, think again! Action equals Justice.
Thank you again Congresswoman
Watson, our heroine sent by God.
Demonstration Against Oklahoma Congressman Dan Boren
For his effort to block Congressional protection
of the Freedmen Legal
Dan Boren is under the illusion that the Cherokee Nation and the Creek
Nation still support the Freedmen, 'WRONG'!The Cherokee Nation has stop enrolling Freedmen and the Creeks kicked the Freedmen out long ago. Dan Boren is under the illusion
that this issue is best handle in the courts, 'PARTLY', however Congress has on many occasions stepped up to
the plate and protected the rights of Freedmen after the Reconstruction treaties were signed.
Dan Boren, do
you believe in the confederate ideas of JIM CROW? If not, then become our hero. The Freedmen of Oklahoma elected you to represent
DO YOUR JOB MAN!
The demonstration was a success!
Thanks to all the Freedmen Descendants who came out!
now, Oklahoma's Congressional delegation will not turn a blind eye as we have but them on notice that the Freedmen Descendants
will not sit in silence anymore.