Descendants of Freedmen of the Five civilized Tribes Association  will host their next meeting on March 11 2017 in Muskogee Oklahoma at the King Center, 300 W Martin Luther King, Muskogee Oklahoma beginning at one PM. Meeting is free and open to the public. Please bring a covered dish to share with other meeting attendants. Special speaker is Mr Shane Jet, former state legislator and President of the non Profit Citizen Pottattomi Development Center Corp who will speak on economic development opportunities for members of Federal recognized tribes.  Elected  political official holders and candidates for elective political office (both tribal and non tribal) shall be recognized.  

 Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association will host a meeting Saturday April 1 2017 at the Dunbar Learning Academy, 420 East Second, Okmulgee, Oklahoma beginning at one pm. The meeting is free and open to the general public. Elected tribal and non tribal officials and candidates for tribal and non tribal public office will be recognized.  

 As of March 26 2016, Honorable Judge Thomas Hogan of the DC District Court has not rendered a decision on the rights of the Cherokee freedmen tribal members. A hearing was held May 4th 2014 in which both Attorneys for the freedmen and attorneys for the Department of Justice argued on behalf of the treaty rights of the freedmen.  

http://www.indianz.com/News/2014/013541.asp
 

 We welcome you to join the Descendants of Freedmen Association of the Five Tribes Civilized Tribes Association as a member (ie a person who has provided documentation to us to show you are a Descendant of a Dawes enrolled freedmen of the Five Tribes) or as an official supporter – an individual of any ethnic or racial background.  Cost is $40 per year.  Cost to be come a lifetime supporter or member is $300.  See our application online.  

 For those who wish to make tax deductible donation , we welcome you to donate funds of any size to  the African Indians of the 5 Civilized Tribes Foundation (Box 42452, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123). See our link for more information. 

 

You may donate by credit card to African Indians Foundation to assist our litigation fund to combat racial discrimination  thru the Gofundme link below:

https://www.gofundme.com/descendants-of-freedmen-legal-fund?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=campaign_link_t&utm_campaign=welcome

Almost all funds raised by both Descendants of Freedmen Association and African Indians of the 5 Tribes Foundation have been used for litigation fees.  

If you prefer, funds can be send directly to our legal team at  Velie Law Firm, 401 W Main, Suite 310, Norman, Oklahoma 73069 405-310-4333 or www.velielaw.com  

 The latest articles, Briefs and rulings filed in the Federal cases Cherokee Nation V Nash and Vann V Jewell lawsuits can be obtained at the Turtle Talk Blog :    

https://turtletalk.wordpress.com/tag/cherokee-freedmen/ 





 

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