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Mission Statement


Mission Statement


 

Black Indians United Legal Defense and Education Fund, Incorporated is an IRS Registered 501(C)(4) non-profit Native American Educational Advocacy Organization, working on behalf and in support of Lineal Descendants of original Black Aboriginal, Indigenous, and Black Native American Indian Freedmen of the 5 Civilized Tribes (also known as "Freedmen") and Black Indians particular to (and parties-in-interest in) the 1866 Treaties between the U.S. Government and Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole Nations (also known as The Five Civilized Tribes).

 

Black Indians United Legal Defense and Education Fund, Incorporated is dedicated to securing Due Process, Implementation and Strengthening Strategic Programs designed to bolster Self-Determination efforts to enhance Sovereignty secured by existing 1866 Treaties, Mandates and Stipulations. 

 

Black Indians United Legal Defense and Education Fund, Incorporated is comprised of the progeny of Native Americans with admixture of African ancestry from various ancient Septs, Nations, Tribes, Bands, Clans, Communities and Individuals identified as historic Tribal Citizens tied to the continent (a bona fide part and protectorate of the tribes, and Domestic Dependents of the U.S. Government).

 

 

Our goal as well, is well to advance Economic and Infrastructure Growth and Development (for 1866 Treaty Beneficiaries, Heirs and Assigns Forever, Successors, Lineal Descendants and parties-in-interest) with Legislation and Appropriations (where necessary) desired and designed to eliminate discrimination against Descendants of North America's Black Aboriginals, Black Indigenous Natives, Black Indians and Freedmen (to include Former Slaves of Indians, Free Persons of Color and Birthright Citizens never having been Slaves to Indians, who were of African ancestry. 

 

Each of the aforementioned Indian Nation Citizens lived historically and traditionally within the legal and jurisdictional sphere of influence and geographical domain as Citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole Indian Nations before, during and after formal establishment of the Colonial Government, Federal Government and Territorial formation of U.S. States, Territories, Dependencies and Protectorates. Their residency was confirmed during Congressional establishment and set-aside of  the definitive Indian Country and existed through redrawing of boundaries of  Texas, Arkansas Territory and "marriage" of Oklahoma Indian Territory to the State of Oklahoma in 1907. Black Indians and Freedmen residency within the Indian Nation sphere of influence, legal jurisdiction, geographic boundaries of Oklahoma Indian Territory and continued before, during and after the end of the Dawes Commission Enrollments (1906-1914) due to court adjudicated claims.  Some Indian Freedmen received annuities from Indian Money Accounts abruptly halted in the 1970s.

 

The advocacy of Black Indians United Legal Defense and Education Fund, Incorporated shall benefit equally each of the aforementioned Aboriginal, Indigenous, Native American and African ancestored People Group (particular to the 1866 Treaties) who share common ancestry, heritage and cultural patrimony, including Allied Tribal Band continuing to operate autonomously, in exile.

 

Our legal -historical identity, lineage, right to benefit and entitlements are the subject of documented official language in various Charters, Indian Treaties, Congressional Acts, Resolutions and Proclamations, the most coveted are the 1866 Treaties.

 

Each compels us to maintain firm and certain interest in improving the quality of life, of our beleaguered people, which aids the primary Black Indian, Freedmen and African-ancestored Descents of Slaves constituency to achieve Equality with other Citizens and Parity with other Tribes in the United States.

 

As bona fide treaty entitlement groups, we encourage full participation and enjoyment of 1866 Treaty Rights, including all benefits, privileges, protections and access to programs put on by the United States for Indians, in perfect equality.

 

 

resource(s):

*1785-1793 Treaties of Hopewell (South Carolina)-Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek (representing Seminole sub-tribe).

*1819 Seminole Capitulation

*1821 Adams-Onis Treaty

*1830 Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek (Choctaw, Mississippi Choctaw)

*1830 Indian Removal Act

*1866 Treaties (Choctaw-Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, Seminole)

*1896 Indian Agents Complain to Congress on Plight of Freedmen during influx of Whites to Indian Territory. Congress authorizes Tribunal to make Final Roll(s) of Indian and Freedmen, establish Dawes Commission.

*1898 Dawes Commission, Oklahoma Indian Territory.

*1890s Cherokee Freedmen and Delaware file suit over sale of Cherokee Outlet/Cherokee Strip Lands.

*1893 Land Run Cherokee Strip

*1905, Choctaw-Chickasaw Half-Bloods file Equity Case #7071. in Oklahoma Indian Territory.

*Indian Reorganization Act

*Oklahoma Welfare Act

 *U.S. Solicitor's Opinion 1935,  1941 

*End of the Indian Claims Commission 1970s (subsequent claims remanded to U.S. Federal Court of Claims

*Mississippi Choctaw omit Black Choctaw 1940s, Creek Nation Constitution excludes Freedmen 1979, Choctaw and Chickasaw Nation (s) 

*U.S. American Indian Policy, 1984


Constitution Change and Charter of Federal Recognition, 1983, *Seminole Appropriation (Justice V.M. Le Grange Decision), Cherokee Nation Vote to Deny Freedmen Voting Privilege and Disenfranchisement (2004-2018)