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Re: United Cherokee Nation, The Answer!!

Again David will probably give you a better answer...The simple answer is we are Keetoowah members because we are Cherokee, Descendants of Cherokee citizens...And CNO has no law in their Constitution for banishment, or denial of membership; Therefore we are members of CNO because of the same reason.

Since the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma in their Constitution has NO law for denying a Cherokee that has a connection to a Dawes Enrollee, and with NO blood degree required, they are members and will be citizens if the 1999 constitution stands as law of the CNO, BUT the BIA Objects to the change from member to citizen, among other things...

Now being half American, don't matter what, another tribe, Caucasian, israli, african or arab, and half Cherokee, by Cherokee law if you wish to claim Cherokee you can, and be a member of CNO, or if your claim is blood documented via BIA at 1/4 or more then you are eligible by their criteria to be a Keetoowah member, and I am both, David is both, his Children are Keetoowah only they Choose not to be CNO, their mother a fullblood Cherokee is CNO only...

The UKB requires a Degree of 25% Cherokee blood with a connection to the same Dawes Enrollee, with a letter of certification of the Degree by the BIA, with CNO issuing the Letter, as contracted by the BIA to do.

Other Tribes have Laws against dual enrollment, I am told we have some creek blood, not much, but we are probably more creek than a lot of white folks are Cherokee, but the Creek Nation don't allow dual Enrollment...

Actually the Keetoowah don't allow it either, by requiring a relenquishment of your CNO membership, but once enrolled, CNO can NOT deny your re enrollment, because you are a Cherokee...

The UKB relinquishment law may one day be contested in court, but in reality how can they when the Chief was CNO, and ran for Chief of CNO, and many of the UKB officials have been CNO members, and quite possibly still are, even Smith cheefee of CNO was untill the UKB passed a banashiment law and kicked him out, Actuall I am suprised Smith did not challenge the law, but then again maybe not, because he would have opend up the CNO CRAP for what it is...

John Cornsilk

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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