Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Oklahomans are being asked to intervene with their lawmakers as the Cherokee Nation pushes Congress again for a treaty-promised delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. in August 2019 announced Kimberly Teehee would be designated to represent the tribe and its 437,000 citizens in Washington, D.C. Three years later, Congress has yet to approve Teehee as a delegate with the ability to speak on the floor and vote, though only in committee.
"It is past time for the United States government to honor its promise," Hoskin said in a statement Thursday about the campaign to seat the Cherokee Nation delegate.
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