A PETITION REQUESTING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND FEDERAL RECOGNITION TO THE "CHOCTAW NATION" FLORIDA
  • Petitioned Attorney General Eric Holder

This petition was delivered to:

Attorney General
Attorney General Eric Holder
United States President
Barack Obama
United States Congressman District 6
Steve Southerland
United States Senator
Bill Nelson
United States Senator
Marco Rubio (United States Senator)
Assistant Interior Secretary - Indian Affairs
Kevin Washburn

A PETITION REQUESTING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND FEDERAL RECOGNITION TO THE "CHOCTAW NATION" FLORIDA

    1. Petition by

      Choctaw Bay Indians

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The Choctaw Nation Indians were denied federal recognition by the Bureau of  Indians Affairs, illegal, unlawful, and wrongful petition process. We are not a new tribe for which that process is held. This would help set the record strait and open the Bureau of Indian Affairs petition process by FOIA, to information and records withheld from the recognition determination. Whereas, Choctaw Indians have experenced lack of funding from the Choctaw General Funds, based on Public Law to assist with record maintainence and economic development. The Choctaw Indians must receive the same Federal Acknowledgement and Recognition and their heritable benefits as other tribes receive.

To:
Attorney General Eric Holder, Attorney General
Barack Obama, United States President
Steve Southerland, United States Congressman District 6
Bill Nelson, United States Senator
Marco Rubio (United States Senator), United States Senator
Kevin Washburn, Assistant Interior Secretary - Indian Affairs
Acknowledgement and Federal Recognition to the Choctaw Nation FL
Choctaw Oka Chippo Village on the Upper Chipola River. At Marianna.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. REFORM FEDERAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT PROCESS.

      Reform of Federal Acknowledgment Regulations for Tribes

      Federal Acknowledgment Would Address "Broken" Process WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced publication of proposed regulations that would reform the 35-year old process by which the Department of the Interior officially recognizes Indian tribes. Federal acknowledgment establishes the U.S.

    2. We Have Rights?

      Native History: Court Rules an Indian Is a Man With Rights

      On May 12, 1879, Chief Standing Bear was declared a man in the federal courts of the United States-it was the first American Indian civil rights case.

    3. CIVIL RIGHTS?

      Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ( Pub.L. 88-352, 78 Stat. 241, enacted July 2, 1964) is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

    4. HERITABLE RIGHTS=CIVIL RIGHTS

      Title VI.
      Prevents discrimination by government agencies that receive federal funds. If an agency is found in violation of Title VI, that agency may lose its federal funding.
      http://www.c-span.org/video/?318484-1/civil-rights-act-50th-anniversary

      Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary | Video | C-SPAN.org

      President Barack Obama delivers the keynote address at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas to mark the signing of the Civil Rights Act 50 years ago. Former President George W. Bush also speaks.

    5. Bill Passed "Enforce The Law Act."

      House Passes 'Enforce the Law' Act

      House Passes 'Enforce the Law' Act Bill pushes back against Obama's 'imperial presidency' The House of Representatives passed the "Enforce the Law Act" Wednesday, a bill designed to push back against the numerous unilateral moves the Obama administration has used to circumvent the law.

    6. Senator Bill Nelson Refuses to Introduce Bill for Federal Recognition

      The Choctaw Indians in Mississppi Terrority now called West Florida or Panhandle, have been denied the Introduction of a Bill for Federal Recognition to the Choctaw Nation of Florida. This is how genocide has occurred against American Indians when they do not have a seat at the table making decisions for their autonomy. These are the Eastern Region Indians which have been wiped out by different authors and wrote out of history. We deserve the restoration of our identity as Choctaw American Indians and Our lands according to these laws and treaty made by congress:
      “Application for Indemnity, For Being Deprived by Settlers of Reservations of the Choctaw Indians,” 1 February 1836, House Document no. 1415, 24th Cong. 2nd Sess. Ward’s register is found in “Land Claims, &c. Under 14th Article Choctaw Treaty,” 11 May 1836, House Report no. 663, 24th Cong., 1st Sess., 32-33.

      A campaign to remove those persons from office who refuse to follow the law is a MUST. District 6 Florida.

    7. Choctaw Indians Must have a place to live.

      “Application for Indemnity, For Being Deprived by Settlers of Reservations of the Choctaw Indians,” 1 February 1836, House Document no. 1415, 24th Cong. 2nd Sess. Ward’s register is found in “Land Claims, &c. Under 14th Article Choctaw Treaty,” 11 May 1836, House Report no. 663, 24th Cong., 1st Sess., 32-33. So far these laws have been ignored by U.S. and State legislators. WE NEED YOUR HELP. PLEASE SIGN PETITION. THANKS!

    8. Native American Sales Tax Exemption.

      Why is Florida not is step as other states regarding Native American Sales Tax Exemption and Use Tax Exemption. Most of these lands are Federal homestead quarters owned by Native Americans which are Restricted Lands. Public Law 280 states clearly the States lack of authority to Tax Native Americans. So why are they accepting Sales Tax from other states where Automobile purchases takes place? We need answers and the State Florida Revenue Department has not given a satisfactory answer. What Law or Treaty authorized by Congress allows them Sales Tax and Use Tax regarding Native Americans? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_the_United_States

      Sales taxes in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      Sales taxes, including those imposed by local governments, are generally administered at the state level. States imposing sales tax either impose the tax on retail sellers or impose it on retail buyers and require sellers to collect it. In either case, the seller files returns and remit the tax to the state.

    9. Cobell Indian Trust Settlement-Indian Beneficiaries HOMESTEADS.

      We rather talk about how well we are doing as a Nation and sharing with the communities in Indian Country-Eastward. However it sadden me to tell you that we are in a federal court fight against someone making claims against our Indian-homesteads. Here the Supreme Court Law of the land regarding Homesteads as Indian beneficiaries we need your help by signing this petition so we can get an executive order signed. U.S. Supreme Court Opinion/Ruling: United States v. Jackson - 280 U.S. 183 (1930)
      Syllabus
      Case
      U.S. Supreme Court
      United States v. Jackson, 280 U.S. 183 (1930)
      United States v. Jackson
      No. 57
      Argued December 5, 1929
      Decided January 6, 1930
      280 U.S. 183
      CERTIFICATE FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
      FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
      l. An Indian who, being a ward of the United States, has entered land under the Homestead Law, as permitted by the Act of July 4, 1884, c. 180, 23 Stat. 96, and, pursuant to the latter enactment,

    10. Reached 4,000 signatures
    11. Halito!!! Ma Khana! My Friends! Thank You for your Help!!!

      As you can see we are still short by 1884 supporters. We are still here seeking federal restoration for the Choctaw People for Florida.
      Please continue to Sign Petition it is working to change the Federal Process for Recognition and Giving Attention to the Choctaw People Native Lands at Florida. You have been a very important instrument in this change and we appreciate and most of respect your participation through this process.
      However it has come to our attention that The Mississppi Choctaw beside other groups have decide to make themselves the contact regarding the Florida Choctaw Native lands Interest. SEE LINK. http://www.dot.state.fl.us/emo/NA%20Website%20Files/Contacts.shtm

      We would love to work with them but maintain the Choctaws People's Florida land Interest Perpetual. Based on Crown Treaties, Pickney Treaty, and U.S. Treaty of 1830 at the 31st Parallel. On the Upper Chipo-la River, Choctaw Oka Chippo Village-Choctaw Tribal Estates.

      Please to continue to support!!!

      FDOT | EMO | Native American Coordination | Contacts

      Florida Department of Transportation, FDOT, Florida Airport, Florida Bridges, Florida Interstates, Florida Rail, Florida Rest Areas, Florida Seaports, Florida Service Plazas, Florida Welcome Centers, Florida Traffic

    12. Legislation To Change Federal Recognition Process is Underway.

      http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/08/25/3584879/us-overhauls-process-for-recognizing.html.

      We are also experiencing the exhumation of graves at Dozier Boys School, a State of Florida Facility in Marianna, FL.

      These children were murdered and buried on Tribal lands of Oka Chippo Choctaw Village. These lands were trust lands taken out of trust and Titled to Choctaw American Indians.

      We wish each of the families well as the burial grounds of our ancestors and their children are exhumed.

      Blessings, Relief and Peace! Yakoke USF.

    13. Reached 3,000 signatures
    14. We Are Requesting Signatures to Complete This Process. Help Thanks!

      We still need your help to get this accomplished. Thank you very much for all you do.

    15. Reached 2,500 signatures
    16. Monopoly and Status quo?

      It is so strange, a process to have federal recognition in order to have autonomy. So many agencies and persons that are not native nor indigneous to this land involved. Before we can get federal recognition a new statute is implemented to further prevent self-determination, self-governance, and autonomy to my nation. http://countytimes.com/articles/2013/07/11/news/doc51ddf8f270220528954626.txt How come this did not apply to our nation tribe.

    17. Interior Board of Indian Affairs Hearings and Appeals.

      Today we received bad news. The IBIA is upholding the Bureau of Indian Affairs decision to deny federal recognition. It is not clear why this would be an issue for denial but we intend to get to the bottom of this. This Choctaw People are located along the Chipola River and the Choctaw Village was called Oka Chipo. We have tribal estates along this river which leads to the Caverns Park. We have shown and confirmed location of these Choctaws and who they are by blood documents from the federal government. This is this Choctaw ancestoral lands and their ancestors based on genealogy records. A few days ago on the 3rd of July, we were served with a lawsuit asking for a quiet title action of 160 acres of our tribal estate. This land has been with in our family for more than one hundred years and given to each generation through probate. We do not understand this kind of mis-treatment by the government of the United States. The Friendship Treaty showed kindness to the United States.

    18. Restore Choctaw Indians Nation of Florida

      At this time we are awaiting The Choctaw Indian Nation opinion to be written, so we can move forward with economic development on our Tribal Estates.
      The Public has been ver supportive and we thank you very much. It appears Public Law maybe a good thing after all.

      We are also seeking Lawyers to help form our Choctaw Indian Nation Bar using Square pegs to set this Choctaw Indian Nation Bar.

      For many years the State of Florida Bar "Florida Bar" has allow genocide and grand larceny to take place in our Tribal Estates and use legislators to write statutes without any regard to Choctaw Indians. We are fed-up and refuse to continue to allow this abuse and genocide to innocent Choctaw Inidans by Identity theft, racism, fraud, larceny and Military Tribunals which violate Geneva Conventions and behave unlawful and illegally. Further is wrong to subjugate, Choctaw Indians to foreign anything according to the U.S.A. Constitution. Article I Section 8.

    19. Reached 2,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Dawn Redbear PATASKALA, OH
      • about 1 month ago

      support for my fellow native americans

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    • Stephen Bartlett-Ré SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 2 months ago

      The lands and rights of Native Americans have only in bits and pieces been recognized by the Federal Government. This petition seeks to correct one of those inconsistencies, which denies the Choctaw Bay Indians their fundamental rights.

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    • Kelly Freeman NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • 2 months ago

      Because this country NEEDS to get some INTEGRITY BACK into OUR US CONGRESS !!!!!!!

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    • Tyrone Cannon AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      Because I'm of Choctaw ancestry.

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    • Seth Alexander CROCKER, MO
      • 4 months ago

      I have Choctaw running through me. It is about time that all tribes are acknowledged by the people who took their land.

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