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ANNUAL 2007 COLUMBUS DAY GATHERING IN OKLAHOMA

THE ANNUAL GATHERING WILL BE HELD AT WEBBERS FALLS OKLAHOMA AS SCHEDULED  DURING THE WEEKEND OF  5,6,7, AND 8 OCTOBER 2007.

ALL MEMBERS, ENROLLED AND REGISTERED, ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.

THE AGENDA INCLUDES UPDATES OF THE EFFORTS OF TRIBAL LEADERS TO PURSUE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BOTH FOR THE TRIBE AT LARGE AND FOR THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WITHIN ITS PRECINCTS.

DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE EFFORTS OF THOSE WHO HAVE TRIED TO OVERTHROW THE ELECTED GOVERNMENT AND DERAIL THE PROGRESS OF THE SOUTHERN CHEROKEE NATION, FOR ITS 。ネBIA CATEGORY 4。・MEMBERS AS WELL AS THOSE OF THE PRECINCTS, ARE NOT YET FULLY ENROLLED.

THE SOUTHERN CHEROKEE NATION (SCN) DOES NOT TURN ITS BACK ON ITS BLOODLINE AND CONTINUES TO LET ALL CHEROKEE DESCENDENTS, DOCUMENTED AND UNDOCUMENTED, PARTICIPATE WITHIN ITS CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT.


A Memorial Day Weekend gathering is scheduled for Webbers Falls, OK on the weekend of 25, 26, 27, and 28 May 2007. Contact us for more details.

POST CIVIL WAR TO STATEHOOD CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND RESOLUTIONS OF CHEROKEE NATION OBTAINED. The Southern Cherokee are now in possession of Hardbound copies of the Laws and Resolutions of the Cherokee Nation, to include the 1866 Amended Cherokee Constitution which was Amended to incorporate the Freedmen and Southern Cherokee in the Canadian District following the dictates of the 1866 Treaty. These Hardbound books whose publication was authorized by the National Council of the Cherokee Nation documents the continuance of government, and separate rights, of the Southern Cherokee in the Canadian District up to statehood. The present goverment of the Southern Cherokee will operate in full compliance of those Laws and Resolutions passed by the National Council during the post Civil War/Pre-statehood era of the Cherokee Nations history, especially the enrollment procedures established by an Act of the National Council of the entire Cherokee Nation which included representatives of the Southern Cherokee of the Canadian District.

ED WILSON SWORN IN AS VICE CHIEF. At the annual gathering in October, Ed Wilson, a Fullblood of Southern Cherokee descent, who is also enrolled with the CNO, was sworn in as Vice Chief of the Southern Cherokee of the Canadian District of the Cherokee Nation. Chief Wilson resides within the Cherokee Nations boundaries under the Treaty of 1866. The Canadian District court visited the petitions of hundreds desiring enrollment with the Southern Cherokee, and enrolled approx 153 petitioners at the October court hearing. Hundreds of petitions are still pending a hearing before the Judge of the Canadian District Court's next session.The Southern Cherokee General Council passed resolutions for the establishment of Non Profit Corporations in the 50 precincts of the Southern Cherokee, the Vice Chief will sit on the Board of each of those Non Profit Corporations to ensure that all Network with each other for the betterment of the entire Southern Cherokee Nation. This infrastructure will enable the Southern Cherokee to better serve its members in their home precincts and hopefully to instill the power within a cooperative Network and its benefits for all which includes both enrolled members and registered Petitioners

COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING scheduled for October 7th, 8th, 9th, at Headquarters in Webbers Falls Oklahoma. Canadian District court will convene to decide on enrollment petitions that have been submitted to the Clerk of Court. If your petition is before the Judge and you desire an appearance to present your case for enrollment now is the time for you to attend this October gathering. The Council will convene saturday morning to hear greivences and plan elections for vacancies in the Eight (8) Districts of the Southern Cherokee Nation. Also on the Agenda is plans for discussion of better organizing of the Precincts (50 total) to better serve the members, and the tribe at large. Presently the agenda calls for the organization of 50 Non-Profits within those Precincts. Plans are for the Vice Chief to be on the Board of Directors of each of those Non-Proft Organizations to ensure Tribal government concerns are met and tribal laws followed. The Agenda also calls for all 50 precincts to pool their resources in a cooperative manner to better serve the membership at large as well as the members in each precinct to advance the capabilities of the Southern Cherokee Nation under the dictates of the 1866 Treaty. Presently only one Precinct has been organized as a Non-Profit Corporation. The Agenda also calls for each Precinct organized as a Non-proft to organize under the SCN Tribal laws as a Non-Profit corporation as well as organize under the laws of the State the Precinct is located within. An annual filing fee will be required from each Non-Profit to both the Tribe and the State of organization. Plans are also on the table for each Non-Profit Precinct to Lease an annual Camping/gathering site on Tribal lands for their members to gather on during Tribal gatherings here in Oklhaoma. The present Agenda calls for a better Bonding of Tribal members participation in tribal affairs to prevent future attempts from those whose personal desires are to usurp the 1827 Constitutional form of government to espound their own personal desires and egos. TOGETHER, AS A TEAM, WE BUILD THE FUTURE OF THE SOUTHERN CHEROKEE NATION for our grandchildren.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND COUNCIL MEETING A HUGE SUCCESS AND STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. The Memorial weekend Tribal Council meeting resulted in the appointment and installation of a new Canadian District Judge to fill the vacancy left by the death of Judge Nanetta Campbell. The Council also established further guidelines for the enrollment of all Cherokee descendants within the Southern Cherokee Nation through the petitioning for membership in the Canadian District Court as established over a century ago. Petitioners will submit their Petition along with the required court filing fee. The Clerk of Court will place the petition on the courts docket for a decision either at the October court session, and or the June court session. Petitioners Advocates are being established in all Eight Districts of the Southern Cherokee Nation to assist petitioners in the filing and preparation of their petitions to establish the documentation required for membership. The Council also passed a resoulution calling for the Filing fees to be commensurate with the Oklahoma courts filing fees. A Board of Directors consisting fo Five enrolled Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Southern Cherokees was established for the Southern Cherokee Nations State Chartered For Profit and Non Profit Corporations which were established in the year 2000. Discussions and recommendations were made as to the appointment of a new Vice Chief to fill the vacancy caused by actions of the recent coup attempt. Vice Chief Wilson, a Southern Cherokee who is also an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation should be sworn in at the October gathering in 2006. Enrollment is back on track, resolutions are being passed, vacanies are being filled and the Tribal infrastructure is being restored. Elections are to be planned at the October gathering for the Eight Districts containing Fifty precincts to provide representation and a voice on the Council for all enrolled members and Registered Applicants.

SCN PLANS TO LICENSE and TAX ANY TRIBAL OWNED BUSINESS WITHIN SCN"s TREATY DEFINED JURISDICTIONAL AREA. Details continue to be discussed with Tribal Representatives and Attorneys in preparation of filing a Breach of Trust suit in the Federal Court of Claims Court in Washington DC, as to the legality and ability to License and Tax Tribal Owned Business's within the SCN's SEVEN (7) COUNTY Jurisdiction as authorized by Congress in the 1866 Treaty 14 Stat 799 (dtd 29 July 1866) Articles 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 known as the [CANADIAN DISTRICT].

SOUTHERN CHEROKEE NATION "VEHICLE REGISTRATION" is still available to Tribal Members Enrolled and Registered as well. Tribal License Plates were ordered and are being issued in accordance with the SCN Tax Commission guidelines. The price of the vehicle License Plates are $25 per year. As a Federally Recognized Band of the Cherokee Nation by Act of Congress @ 14 STAT 799 dtd 29 July 1866, SCN issues Tribal License Plates to those members who reside or have a physical address within the SEVEN county jurisdiction of the Southern Cherokee Nation here in Oklahoma, NOTE: as these license plates are presently issued as "Vanity Plates" state registration of your vehicle will still be required. The SCN has been issuing Boat Registrations since June of 2000 as well as Hunting and Fishing License's for the Arkansas River.

SOUTHERN CHEROKEE NATION OFFICIALS ABSOLVED OF WRONG DOING" The government and actions of the Southern Cherokee Nations officials was challenged and upheld in the Federal District Court of Muskogee the first week of February 2006. Former tribal members who sought control of the tribe testified they joined the Southern Cherokee only for Federal Benefits and sought monetary damages for what they thought to be violations of Federal RICO statutes and mail fraud for lack of Federal Benefits. In a Unanimous decision by a Federal Jury the Federal court held that there were no wrong doings nor fraud by the present Tribal government nor present Tribal government officials. The Federal Court presided over by Judge Ronald White found that the assets of the Southern Cherokee Nation came from the private funds and efforts of Gary Ridge and not from the Tribal members at large. To show his sincerity and dedication to the Cherokee people, Gary Ridge, a Lineal descendant of one of the Five Ridge families listed on the 1835 Removal Census, has remained as a Registered Applicant of the Southern Cherokee Nation rather than as an enrolled member, which prevents him from participating in any monetary benefits and distributions from the Southern Cherokee. In addition Gary Ridge as well as the Southern Cherokee Nation does not solicit nor accept donations from outside the membership of the tribe. .

SOUTHERN CHEROKEE NATION "TAX-FREE" INCORPORATION LEGISLATION, as well as Privacy, and Asset Protection for Corporate owners.

On Columbus day weekend 2003, the General Council and Committee passed legislation which makes Incorporating under the SCN laws very lucrative for outside business entities, and invites persons from all 50 States to Incorporate under the laws of the SCN. The legislation provides for nominee Officers and Directors as well Bearer Shares for anonymity. The benefit of a SCN Corporation over a Delaware, Alaska, Utah, or Nevada Corporations is that State Judgements cannot be enforced in Tribal Courts because, unlike States, Indian Tribes do not come under the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution. To sue the Corporation one must sue in Tribal court and pay Attorney fees up front, there are no Contingency fees allowed in lawsuits under SCN laws. Your tribally chartered corporation would, just like Delaware and Nevada corporations, be required to file as a foreign corporation with the Secretary of State where you conduct business.

SCN intends to compete with Utah, Delaware, Nevada, Wyoming, and Alaska in the field of Incorporations [by captializing on the expemption of Tribes from the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution];, and with OFFSHORE entities for the TRUST business as Legislation was also passed to provide ONSHORE TRUSTS under SCN laws. SCN can provide OFFSHORE asset protection ONSHORE with the same anonymity as offered under its Corporate Laws as well as Tribal Tax exemptions.

SCN announces the offering of formation of LLC's and LLP's under SCN laws. Now any person indian and non-indian can form Limited Liability Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships, as well as Partnerships, and Statutory Business Trusts under SCN laws as Non-Taxable "Pass-Thru" Entities. SCN intends to be Business Friendly and the Tribe of Choice to form Corporations and the "SITUS" of Trusts within the United States, especially in comparison with the "Oklahoma Wealth Preservation Trust Act of 2004" for Asset Preservation Trusts.

"TREATY PARTY and FREEDMEN MEMBERS" OF THE CHEROKEE NATION OF OKLAHOMA INVITED TO ENROLL WITH SCN.

All CNO "TREATY PARTY" and "FREEDMEN" members are invited to ENROLL and participate in their Treaty authorized separate jurisdictional government within the Cherokee Nation.

Enrolled Members of the "Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma" (CNO) who descend from the Treaty Party and Freedmen a/k/a Canadian and Coowescowee Districts, are invited to enroll with the SCN in order to Exercise their Special Rights under Treaty as "Southern Cherokee" DAWES Allotment descendents, such as Lack of jurisdiction over them by the CNO Courts even though they are enrolled in the CNO, as well as CNO Marshall Service's lack of jurisdiction to arrest Canadian District Cherokees, even though they are enrolled in the CNO. In addition the "Canadian District Cherokees" right of Separate Representation on the Cherokee Nations Council. Rights that other CNO members do not have (14 Stat. 799). This could also mean that control of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma could at last be shifted from California back to Oklahoma. ENROLLMENT WITH THE SCN DOES NOT INTERFERE WITH YOUR BIA RIGHTS AS A CNO MEMBER, as the SCN is a Band of the Cherokee Nation by the 1866 Treaty, an Act of Congress at (14 Stat. 799 dtd 29 July 1866), and as such is not entitled to Separate BIA benefits.

NOTE: Under Title 25 US Code sections 334,335, and 336, any person "IN WHOLE or IN PART of Indian Descent" may be entitled to a 160 acre allotment in the US Public Domain, It is up to you to find and Claim your Allotment upon receipt of a Certificate of Entitlement to the allotment from the BIA. We are committed to help you get your Certificate of Entitlement. We'll also assist you by providing you with the (Free) forms to acquire "YOUR" Certificate of eligibility from the BIA for obtaining "YOUR" 160 Acre Allotment in the Public Domain which contains over 700,000,000 acres from the US Government, authorized in 1934 by a still current Act of Congress.

Note: The Muskogee BIA office requires a valid CDIB card before issuing you the Certificate of eligibility which can be passed down from generation to generation. Whether you select your 160 acre allotment in the Public Domain or not, by all means obtain your certificate and pass it down to your children.

HUD and USDA GRANT WRITERS URGENTLY NEEDED.

If you are a Grant writer, or know of a grant writer, The Tribe urgently needs you to contact the Tribal Office. The Tribe needs HUD housing grant writers, and USDA grant writers for the Indian Community of the old Canadian District of the Cherokee Nation. The Tribe owns in addition to an 80 acre farm, a 10 acre and 20 acre tract of land south of Webbers Falls that is available for sustained agriculture projects. Grant Writers need to be familiar with the USDA's AgrAbility project that assists people with Disabilities employed in agriculture.

 

 


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