ICTMN Staff
12/27/12
Take a look back at September 2012's biggest stories from the pages of our weekly magazine, This Week From Indian Country Today ...
Jenni Monet
10/16/12
This week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will be the latest venue to hear arguments in the Cherokee Freedmen citizenship dispute—the ongoi...
Cedric Sunray
5/23/12

Last month’s racially motivated killings in Oklahoma, perpetrated by Cherokee Indian Jake England and his white roommate against membe...

Julianne Jennings
1/31/12

It has been one year since the descendants of the Cherokee Freedmen won their long dispute against a constitutional amendment that ter...

ICTMN Staff
1/16/12
African Americans and American Indians can both tell tales of historical injustice—but to what extent do those tales overlap?...
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...

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