President - Marilyn Vann
Vice President is Fannie Bates
Secretary Ruth A Nash
Treasurer is Rose M Khalid
Board Member/ Membership Chair Willard Linzy
Board Member - Dolley R Rolland
Please visit us on facebook at: Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Tribes:
Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association box 42221 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73123
The Mission of the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association, a 501c4 tax exempt corporation is to provide education about the History and culture of the African-indian freedmen and their descendants of the 5 tribes . Furthermore, the organization fights against ongoing racial discrimination against the freedmen descendants by using the courts, appealing to Congress and Federal agencies, organizing demonstrations and appealing to the the public to fight for enforcement of 1866 treaty rights to tribal membership including voting rights, rights to hold office, and rights to federal services on the same basis as other tribal members. The freedmen fight against illegal/immoral tribal moratoriums on freedmen descendants tribal registration and fight against disenrollment/denationalization of freedmen tribal members/tribal citizens.
Descendants of Freedmen of the Five civilized Tribes Association will host their next meeting on March 11 2017 in Muskogee Oklahoma at the King Center, 300 W Martin Luther King, Muskogee Oklahoma beginning at one PM. Meeting is free and open to the public. Please bring a covered dish to share with other meeting attendants. Special speaker is Mr Shane Jet, former state legislator and President of the non Profit Citizen Pottattomi Development Center Corp who will speak on economic development opportunities for members of Federal recognized tribes. Elected political official holders and candidates for elective political office (both tribal and non tribal) shall be recognized.
Please contact us regarding speaking engagements at your educational or legal forum. President Marilyn Vann has spoken on freedmen issues at the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section Conference, as well as the University of California, Indiana University, University of Arkansas, University of Louisville, University of Kansas, University of Oklahoma and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference. We have also presented at genealogy forums, libraries, family reunions, etc.
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