TULSA -- The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band (MCIFB) will host its next meeting at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Rudisill Library, 1520 N Hartford, Tulsa, OK, 74106.
Discussions will focus on the dynamics that led up to pursuing Federal Recognition as an American Indian Tribe. An update will be given on the status of the MCIFB’s petition for Federal Recognition, filed on January 25, 2012. This will be your opportunity to ask questions about the seven mandatory criteria for Federal Recognition, and why the MCIFB meet the criteria.
In addition, an introduction to “Genealogy 101” family history research will be offered to those seeking to trace their lineage back to the Dawes Rolls. This introductory tutorial will guide you through the basic fundamentals involved in tracing your family roots.
The meeting is free of charge, and it is open to the general public.
The MCIFB is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. The association’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency, and to implement educational programs that depict the accurate history of the African-Creek Indian Freedmen; to educate members and the public regarding the African Creeks political rights as citizens of the Creek Nation, defined by the Creek Treaty of 1866(Article 2).
For additional information, contact us at 204-0023, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The website is www.1866creekfreedmen.com.