For those of my readers who wish to know more of what other black men and women citizens are experiencing in some Native American tribes across America, please click onto the following blogs/links:
*Original Pechanga has a wealth of information on how her people have been horribly mistreated by the Pechanga tribe on issues of abuse of their own people concerning the employment at Pechanga casinos, abuse of casino employees, and how the Pechanga tribe has violated the civil rights of many of its members, which she documents on her blog. Please check out her blog here:
*Eli Grayson’s blog discusses an even less known group of black Freedmen/Women——the Black Creek Freedmen/Women (The Black Creek). This site discusses the injustices that the Black Creek Freedmen/Women have suffered at the hands of their fellow Creek tribal members. They discuss their ancestors, their stories, and their fight to be recognized as legitimate citizens of the Creek Nation. Their site can be reached here:
*And yet another excellent site to learn of what is happening in relation to the Black Cherokee Freedmen/Women expulsion from the CN, (as well as the Pechanga and other tribes) is the fabulous site by John “The Elder” Cornsilk, a conscientious Cherokee man who champions the cause of the Black Cherokee Freedmen/Women, as well as keeps his readers abreast of new developments on the rogue/illegal government of Chief Chad Smith. John Cornsilks’s site can be reached here:
These racial expulsions—–these ethnic cleansings against Black Indians must cease, but, they will continue if people are unaware or uninformed as to the many untold injustices that the descendants of the former slaves of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes are experiencing in the 21ST Century.
The Freedmen/Women have put so much into the culture, history and society of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes.
It is high time that the so-called Five Tribes start living up to their name.
Civilized behaviour does not include nor mean the ruthless and vitriolic mistreatment of your own people.
The following is a link to the petition to Sen. Barack Obama to reconsider his stand on non Congressional intervention in the disenrollment of 2,800 Black Cherokee Freedmen/Women, requesting that he support the Congressional Bills (HR 2824 and HR 2786 [NAHASDA]) (and the Congressional Black Caucus) backing the Freedmen/Women Treaty rights of1866, and that he revise his position on the plight of the Black Cherokee Freedmen/Women. Here is the link to the petition: