March 30, 2021, 4 pm EST via Zoom
Panelists: Marilyn Vann, Eli Grayson, and John Parris
Facilitator: Craig Womack
Sponsored by the Hightower Fund and Carlos Museum
The historic Supreme Court decision in the summer of 2020, when the court ruled that much of Eastern Oklahoma comes under the Major Crimes Act and still retains Native reservation status, relied heavily on the significance of the 1866 Treaty which grants Creek Freedmen full citizenship status in the Creek Nation. This panel will discuss the significance of the court’s ruling in relationship to Freedmen activists and community members seeking restoration of their tribal citizenship.