tag: freedmen

Markwayne Mullin
Markwayne Mullin is poised to make history as the first tribal citizen in the U.S. Senate in nearly two decades but not all Native voters are happy.
Chuck Hoskin and Lewis Johnson
The Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Muscogee Nation and Seminole Nation signed treaties that include provisions addressing formerly enslaved persons in their territories.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on "Select Provisions of the 1866 Reconstruction Treaties between the United States and Oklahoma Tribes"
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing titled “Select Provisions of the 1866 Reconstruction Treaties between the United States and Oklahoma Tribes.”
Wilma Mankiller Quarter
Wilma Mankiller’s image on the U.S. quarter is the latest recognition for the pioneering Cherokee Nation leader.
Native America Calling NAC
As the nation just marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre along what was known as Black Wall Street, there’s one story that is largely overlooked.
Bryan Newland and Deb Haaland
Indigenous representation does matter.
U.S. Capitol
Lawmakers rejected a proposal that would have added $154 million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget to address a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
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The House Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance holds a hearing entitled “NAHASDA Reauthorization: Addressing Historic Disinvestment and the Ongoing Plight of the Freedmen in Native American Communities.”
President Joe Biden
An Oklahoma man has been arrested and charged after citing the Trail of Tears and the Muscogee Nation’s treaty when making violent threats against President Joe Biden.
greenwoodculturalcenter
No nation can truly prosper when any of its citizens are victims of discrimination.
Department of the Interior
Secretary Deb Haaland approved a new constitution for the Cherokee Nation that explicitly ensures the protection of the political rights and citizenship of all tribal citizens, including the Freedmen.
Native America Calling NAC
The Choctaw Nation is now facing a fight pitting sovereignty against formal recognition for Choctaw Freedmen.
choctawnationflag
The leader of one of the largest tribes in the U.S. is fighting a behind-the-scenes battle with Congress that pits racial justice against tribal sovereignty.
chuckhoskin
Breaking the Treaty of 1866 could be our undoing.