Steve Russell
10/25/11

After multiple recounts and one court-ordered do-over, Bill John Baker has defeated incumbent Chad Smith to become the new Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation....

Cedric Sunray
10/14/11

A few weeks ago, I read the following paragraph in an NPR article about the Cherokee Freedmen:

"This is not a club; you can't just claim to be Cherokee and show up and be included," says Cara Cowan Watts, a vocal member of the Cherokees' tribal council....

Kimberly Horton
10/11/11

The Cherokee Nation based out of Tahlequah, Oklahoma has decided to strip “Freedmen” of their Cherokee rights and to expel them from their nation. Freedmen are African American descendants of slaves....

Steve Russell
10/5/11

Like most Indians who give thought to our relationship with the United States, I dream of Indian treaties as sacred promises or, at least, what the Constitution says in so many words: “all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of...

ICTMN Staff
9/16/11
The Cherokee Freedmen issue has been a topic of discussion over the past couple of weeks and with it Indian Country Today Media Network presents the latest as the New York Times of...
Steve Russell
9/14/11

When does a tribal supreme court decision affect all of Indian County?...

Brian Daffron
9/8/11
This story was researched and developed last week and will be in the September 21 issue of This Week From Indian Country Today ...

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