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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.

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"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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Seat was shorter than "delegate," to fit the title length restrictions, but I'm all for honoring this U.S. treaty.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2022-09-28 08:06 PM | Reply

It's a shame Will Rogers isn't alive.

He'd be speaker of the house in a week.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-28 09:39 PM | Reply

Good Party!
No Whiskey!

We go home!!

#3 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-28 09:42 PM | Reply

Herschel Walker's half Cherokee, right?

#4 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-09-28 09:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I doubt Walker could answer that question correctly.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-28 09:52 PM | Reply

Good Party!
No Whiskey!

We go home!!

#3 | Posted by Mao_Content

Wasn't that out of a John Wayne movie where an old Indian chief was always asking Wayne to go drinking with him?

OCU

#6 | Posted by OCUser at 2022-09-28 10:37 PM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY OCUSER

It's from the greatest piece of art ever committed to acetate....

www.youtube.com

#7 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-28 11:00 PM | Reply

^
------- fossil

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-09-28 11:12 PM | Reply

------- fossil

Fossil?

I'm in my prime, Boomer Bitch ;)

#9 | Posted by Mao_Content at 2022-09-28 11:16 PM | Reply

They should get two senate seats.

#10 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-09-28 11:32 PM | Reply

Yes, that's the one. One of John Wayne's better movies.

OCU

#11 | Posted by OCUser at 2022-09-29 12:12 AM | Reply

Yet another of many treaties we the US broke with Native Americans.

#12 | Posted by bat4255 at 2022-09-29 09:47 AM | Reply

#11 | Posted by OCUser

Ironically the thought of this probably has John Wayne rolling in his grave.

#13 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-09-29 09:58 AM | Reply

John Wayne was nothing but a racist! variety.com

Typical of the Putin Pedophiles on this site to defend him. (Mao, Oneiornaut, wating for Boaz and Visitor to chime in).

AGAIN, I question the monitoring of this page with the outright outrageous racist comments that are allowed. I guess the monitor agrees with them.

#14 | Posted by Enlightened at 2022-09-29 10:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility," Wayne had said. "I don't believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people."

#15 | Posted by Enlightened at 2022-09-29 10:55 AM | Reply

The treaty should be honored. Period.

Were the Cherokee counted as Oklahoma residents in the census that resulted in Oklahoma receiving its number of congressional representatives? If so and the Cherokee were removed from the count, would Oklahoma have the same number of representatives?

#16 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2022-09-29 10:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Yet another of many treaties we the US broke with Native Americans.

#12 | POSTED BY BAT4255

On an optimistic note, it is not too late to make this right! The treaty exists, was voted on and passed by the Senate ages ago and only requires the House to take action.

It is rare to find something actionable and achievable in politics these days - but this can be done.

#17 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2022-09-29 06:45 PM | Reply

In this limited but important (honoring signed treaties, FFS!) expansion of democracy - who could possibly be against it and why?

#18 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2022-09-29 06:46 PM | Reply

#4,#5

ding!ding ding ding ding ding!

#19 | Posted by facthunt at 2022-09-29 07:28 PM | Reply

Typical of the Putin Pedophiles on this site to defend him. , Oneiornaut...
- Disenlighted

What defend who?

Can you read? Indians should get two Senate seats, and maybe one rep. I don't see why we treat Indian nation so poorly.

Should be their own State, in terms of representation.

#20 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-09-29 07:52 PM | Reply

Aboriginal Americans had many tribes and nations. You can't just lump them all into one.

#21 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-09-29 08:23 PM | Reply

As the status of Native Soverign Nations is now understood, these are separate but equal governments to the US Federal government. It's likely that granting an NSN a House seat would be the same as granting Mexico and Canada house seats. It would seem that a House seat only makes sense if the NSNs become part of the Federation of States rather than their own Federal governments.

#22 | Posted by Rumpelstiltskin at 2022-09-30 09:01 AM | Reply

"You can't just lump them all into one"

Far preferable than lumping them into zero.

#23 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2022-09-30 09:55 AM | Reply

John Wayne was a Nazi...
youtu.be
But not anymore.

#24 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2022-09-30 10:04 AM | Reply

"It would seem that a House seat only makes sense if the NSNs become part of the Federation of States rather than their own Federal governments."

I would agree except there was a treaty stating otherwise.

And the Cherokee Nation is owed a lot more than a just seat at the table.

#25 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-09-30 12:02 PM | Reply

@Donnerboy, fully agree. Much to address in redress and it's been way too long. As far as the treaty, no agreement can contravene the supreme law of the land, so that's just another example of one more bad-faith agreement signed with the Tribes.

Sad.

#26 | Posted by Rumpelstiltskin at 2022-09-30 03:45 PM | Reply

This treaty is part of international law. Becauase the United States entered into this with the Cherokee Nation, it has the full force of federal legislation, and it specifically becomes what Constitution calls ''the supreme Law of the Land."

#27 | Posted by YAV at 2022-09-30 07:07 PM | Reply

The Cherokee did everything they could to assimilate and they still got sent on a death march.

A non-voting seat wouldn't take anything away from other people and would help what remains of the Cherokee.

#28 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-30 08:04 PM | Reply

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