Becki West Calderon | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Are the Vinyard Indians the Rachel Dolezal of native tribes?

Maybe you aren't familiar with Cherokee Nation v. Raymond Nash et a.l and Marilyn Vann et al. (Cherokee Freedman Case). The Federal Courts ruled in 2017, enforcing Article 9 of the Cherokee Treaty of 1866, and in the course of this case have ruled on the issue of tribal sovereignty. Tribal citizens are issued Identification documents and I have used mine to travel to other countries. The newest one I was issued even has the electronic chip that will be required for domestic air travel in the near future. If you are going to speak on Native issues, educate yourself because your racism is showing!

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Posted by Becki West Calderon on 11/24/2017 at 11:41 AM

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