Monday, February 8, 2010

Tim Giago: Felton Newell Supports Cherokee Against Freedmen. Stands with Civil Rights Violators

Challenger to Rep. Diane Watson supports Cherokee Nation

By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji)
© 2010 Native Sun News

February 8, 2010

How many of you know that a U. S. Congresswoman from California has twice tried to terminate the federal status of the Cherokee Nation? It may be the first and only time such an event has occurred. Representative Diane Watson (D-CA) is trying to do just that. OP: When you have a Nation that is violating the civil rights of others, should they benefit from U.S. Government funds?

In March 2006, the Cherokee Nation's Supreme Court ruled that the descendants of the Cherokee Freedmen (Black descendants of slaves) were unjustly kept for over 20 years from enrolling as citizens. They were allowed to register and to become enrolled citizens of the Cherokee Nation.

Principal Chief Chad "Corntassel" Smith called for an emergency election to amend the constitution. A petition for a vote to remove the Freedmen descendants was circulated and Chief Smith held an emergency election. As a result of the amendment's near unanimous approval the Freedmen descendants were removed from the Cherokee Nation tribal rolls

Read more of the article at the Huffington Post

For those that believe in civil rights of the Individual Indian, do NOT VOTE for Felton Newell. Support Diane Watson.


Allen L. Lee said...

Your rolling hard O.P. I just wanted to let you know I am proud of you.
Haven't read Tim's article. His political bent is predictable so I'm not surprised by the reviews.
I'll read it later.

Anonymous said...

NO to Felton Newell.