Cherokee tribes denounce Freedmen legislation
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina met on Wednesday for a joint tribal council meeting.

The tribes denounced legislation that would cut federal funds to the Cherokee Nation unless the Freedmen are restored to citizenship. The Freedmen are the descendants of former African slaves.

The Eastern Band would not be affected by the legislation.

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Cherokees united against legislation (The Tulsa World 4/10)

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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