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2010 Joint Council Wannabe Update 041110

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Learn more about how you can help take action against folks claiming to be Cherokee who are not!

Learn more about how you can help take action against folks claiming to be Cherokee who are not!

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  • 1. Sovereignty Theft Update Presented by Cara Cowan Watts [email_address] Presentation represents the personal opinions of the presenters and not necessarily the official position of the Cherokee Nation
  • 2. Original Actions Requested
    • Federal Ban of ‘State’ Recognition of Groups Claiming to be Cherokee
    • Eliminate Federal Tribal Set Asides to non-Federally Recognized Groups
    • IRS 501(c)3 Regulations Preventing ‘Pseudo Tribes’
    • GAO/OMB Report Accounting for Lost Federal Monies
  • 3. Original Requests…
    • Changes to NCAI’s Membership Policy – Not Allowing Groups Claiming to be Cherokee
    • Ensure U.S. Fish & Wildlife Following Federal Guidelines
    • Lobby for Federal Laws Making Impersonation of Tribes and Tribal Citizens a Felony (Identity Theft)
  • 4. Original Requests…
    • Public Relations Campaign – Educate Media and Public
    • Actively Prosecute ‘Cherokee’ Frauds
    • Exposure of ‘Cherokee’ Frauds in Academia
    • Amend Federal Indian Arts & Crafts Act to Exclude ‘State’ Recognized Tribes
  • 5. Additional Work Needed
    • Joint Tribal Working Group Identified
    • Planned Joint Lobbying Efforts
    • Focused Effort in Tennessee
    • Consistent Tribal Consultation Language
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