In a show of support for the Cherokee Freedmen, the NAACP supports legislation introduced by Dianne Watson of California. Let's hope the full force of the NAACP will help resolve their issue.
The Money Quote of their statement:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NAACP strongly supports H.R. 2824, legislation introduced by Congresswoman Dianne Watson (CA) and 11 of her Congressional colleagues requiring that the United States government sever all ties with the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma until the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma reverse its decision and once again recognize the full rights of the Cherokee Freedmen, or Black Cherokees and give them full rights as members of the tribe.
Good for the national NAACP. As noted in a blog during California's election, the California NAACP sides with the Pechanga Band in their violations of civil rights of their people AND they take Pechanga money too. We hope the CA NAACP with stand with those who have had their civil rights violated in our state.
Congresswoman Watson, thank you for your work with the Freedmen, and we look forward to you expanding the investigations to the ICRA violations by tribes in OUR state too.