Cherokee chief to address Freedmen at conference
Cherokee Nation Chief Chad Smith will address the Freedmen issue at the 33rd annual Federal Bar Association Indian law conference this week.

Smith appears on a panel called "Revisiting Civil Rights in Indian Country Four Decades after the Indian Civil Rights Act." The moderator is Matthew Fletcher of the Michigan State University College of Law and one of the authors of the Turtle Talk blog.

The conference takes place this Thursday and Friday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The theme is "Identity in Flux: Challenging Outsider Definitions of Tribalism." The final conference agenda was posted on Turtle Talk.

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Cherokee-Related Legislation:
H.R.2786 | H.R.2895 | H.R.2824 | H.R.3002

BIA Letters:
August 9, 2007 | July 11, 2007 | June 22, 2007 | May 21, 2007 | March 28, 2007 | August 30, 2006

Sovereign Immunity Court Decision:
Vann v. Kempthorne (December 19, 2006)

Cherokee Nation Judicial Appeals Tribunal Decision in Freedmen Case:
Allen v. Cherokee Nation (March 7, 2006)

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