Stop Georgia Senate Bill 62 that discriminates against American Indian Tribes
  • Petitioned State Sen. Stephen Gooch

This petition was delivered to:

State Sen. Stephen Gooch
State Sen. William Ligon

Stop Georgia Senate Bill 62 that discriminates against American Indian Tribes

    1. Wallace Seabolt
    2. Petition by

      Wallace Seabolt

      Dahlonega, GA

April 2011


One of the Creek Tribes, the Kialegee Tribal Town, wanted to come home. Then the Georgia State Legislators tried to prevent Indian Tribes that are recognized by the state from acquiring land for purposes other than casinos.

After the legislators got over 100 e-mails through this campaign, today the House Judiciary Committee signed off the bill as "died in committee."

"We’ve drawn a line in the dirt, and it happens to be our dirt," said Wallace Seabolt of The Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee, who started the petition. "We don’t ask anything except to be allowed to practice out culture, our traditions, and to share that... I think is really great. I’ll be in touch if there are any more things we need to work on.”

Here is the information that I have on SB 62 and some comments made by Senator Ligon.  This serves no purpose but to prevent the Indian Tribes that are recognized by Georgia from acquiring land for purposes other than casinos.  It would also be unconstitutional and place a severe hardship on Georgia's Indian Tribes to require them to wait until the General Assembly is in session to get approval for a purchase or transfer of land.  This discriminates against Indians and violates the American Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, Subsection 1302(8).
Please read the following links that include statements by Senator Ligon of the 52nd Dist in Georgia: 

Please help us stop illegal interferance from Georgia trying to have jurisdiction over American Indian tribes which is prohibited by the United States Constitution and Federal Statutes.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Margaret R HAZEL GREEN, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      The Government has already sold land to the Indian in Georgia then took it back, going against the Supreme Court. They decided Indians could not own land.

      No more discrimination against the Native American.

    • Pepucho Lengualarga KEY BISCAYNE, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      They are NOT "indians" they are the real Americans, Indigenous Peoples, we are the immigrants. We would have been better off having them lead us.

    • Gloria Monroe GRANTS PASS, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      isn't it enough white man who stole this nation from them in the first place?

      the very least we can do is give them respect & help them support themselves. We could learn more from them than anything we're capable of teaching them. They live in "hormony" w/nature they're not a people out to conquer & destroy everything they see like us


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