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Muscogee Creek Freedmen discuss new House resolution at news conference

Posted at 11:13 AM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 13:10:19-04

TULSA — The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band on Tuesday morning held a news conference to address a House resolution which would sever United States government ties with the Creek Nation of Oklahoma.

The purpose of HR 1514 is to "sever United States Government relations with the Creek Nation of Oklahoma until such time as the Creek Nation of Oklahoma restores full Tribal citizenship to the Creek Freedmen disenfranchised in the October 6, 1979 vote, fulfills all its treaty obligations with the Government of the United States, and for other purposes."

The Freedmen say that the Creek Nation denies Black Creek Indians their basic rights of citizenship and right to be recognized for who they are.

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