Monday, March 23, 2015

Cherokee Freedmen Descendents Hosting 4th Treaty Celebration Banquet

Press Release – For Immediate Release—March 21 2015                                                                                                                      
Contacts –
Reverend Everett Adair 918-336-6507 or 918-440-6099  everettadair49@gmail.com                  Mrs Ruth Nash  918-333-9683 or Mrs Marilyn Vann  405-227-9810  mkvann@hotmail.com      

 DESCENDANTS OF FREEDMEN OF THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES ASSOCIATION            AFRICAN INDIANS OF THE 5 CIVILIZED TRIBES  FOUNDATION CO HOST 4TH TREATY CELEBRATION BANQUET APRIL 17, 2015 BARTLESVILLE OKLAHOMA 

The Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association and the African Indians of the 5 Civilized Tribes Foundation will co host the Fourth Treaty Celebration banquet on Friday April 17, 2015 in Bartlesville Oklahoma.  The Banquet will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 205 SW Frank Phillips Blvd, Bartlesville, Oklahoma beginning at 6:30pm. 

 The freedmen and their descendants (former slaves of Indians or free mixed African Indians) received tribal citizenship rights through 1866  treaties signed  by tribal leaders and the US government .  The descendants of tribal freedmen now face discrimination in registering as tribal citizens, accessing benefits such as housing and education available to members of federally recognized Indian tribes, voting in tribal elections,  and also battle disenrollment movements led by tribal leaders.

 Featured speaker at the banquet is Attorney Jon Velie, who will speak on law and history of the freedmen.  The program will include musical entertainment & an update on new freedmen documentary “By Blood”   http://www.bybloodthefilm.com/
  
To obtain banquet tickets or to find out more about the program, please contact  Everett  Adair, Ruth Nash or Marilyn Vann at the contact information above.

Program information and ticket information is also on www.eventbrite.com


 To learn more about the freedmen and their struggle for Civil Rights, please visit the Facebook Page: Descendants of the Freedmen of the Five Tribes or contact Descendants of Freedmen Assn Vice President Mrs Fannie Bates 405-642-3527   fannie_bates @yahoo.com.  The organization website is  www.freedmen.org   

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