Press alert -
DC Federal Appeals Court denies Cherokee Nation/Cherokee Chief request to reconsider overturn of Dismissal of Vann V Salazar (Cherokee Freedmen Case).
Marilyn Vann, President of the Descendants of Freedmen states that "The Cherokee freedmen tribal members are grateful for the decision made by the honorable judges of the DC Appeals Court.
We hope and pray that we and our children will be able to serve our nation as citizens of the tribe as did our fathers and grandfathers based on our rights guaranteed by both the tribe and the US government in the 1866 treaty".
President - Descendants of Freedmen Association