Tag Archives: Choctaw Freedmen

California COA Decides ICWA-Related Appeal Involving Cherokee/Choctaw Freedmen Descendants

The opinion in In re D.N. is here. An excerpt: The “by blood” requirement in the Choctaw Nation‟s Constitution, as well as others, has been interpreted as excluding the descendants of freedmen. (Allen v. Tribal Council (2006) 9 Okla. Trib. … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Rejects Tribal Membership Claim by Alleged Choctaw Freedman Descendant

Here is the opinion in Greene v. Impson. An excerpt: The question in this appeal is whether officials from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) violated Charles Greene’s constitutional rights by failing to provide him an application form to allow … Continue reading

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