Tahlequah, OK – Okla. tribe appeals freedmen decision
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Cherokee Nation has appealed a decision voiding a constitutional amendment denying citizenship to non-Native American descendants of tribal members' former black slaves.
The tribe announced Tuesday that it would ask the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court to consider a Jan. 14 tribal district court ruling. That decision nullified a voter-approved amendment in 2007 requiring tribal citizens to have a Native American ancestor listed on the Dawes Roll.
Tulsa, OK – The jobless rate in Oklahoma takes a small dip last month. Figures released today show the rate now at six-point-eight percent. That is down from six-point-nine-percent. It is the first drop in the jobless rate in three months.