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    Obama supports Freedmen in dispute with Cherokee Nation

    The Freedmen have a right to belong to the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the Obama administration said in a court filing.
    The Freedmen, who are the descendants of former slaves, are entitled to citizenship and other tribal rights under an 1866 treaty, government attorneys wrote in a motion for summary judgement

    Source indianz.com

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      I believe this is a reversal from his previous position. The Congressional Black Caucus wanted to cut funding to tribes...

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