Did you know that the Cherokee Nation has been granted the right to a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives, not by one but three separate treaties? These treaties, including the 1785 Treaty of Hopewell and the 1835 Treaty of New Echota, are not mere historical documents but commitments upheld by the highest law of the land – the U.S. Constitution.
Today, we find ourselves at a pivotal moment in history. Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and the Cherokee Nation have taken a monumental step by appointing Kimberly Teehee as our delegate, a role meant to represent our voice and our rights in the national legislative process. This appointment isn’t just about fulfilling a promise; it’s about recognizing and respecting the Cherokee Nation’s place in the fabric of American democracy.
Yet, this historic appointment remains unfulfilled. The U.S. House of Representatives has yet to officially seat Teehee, leaving our voice unheard. This isn’t just an oversight; it’s a denial of our constitutional rights and a neglect of the U.S. government’s treaty obligations.
We need your help. Join us in urging Congress to honor its treaties and the Constitution. By signing our petition, you send a strong message to your congressional representative to support the seating of Kimberly Teehee. Your voice can help ensure the Cherokee Nation finally receives the representation it was promised nearly two centuries ago.
This isn’t just a matter of political procedure. Seating Teehee is a step toward rectifying centuries of injustice. It’s a move towards a more inclusive and representative democratic process. It’s a chance to make a real difference in addressing issues critical to the Cherokee Nation and all indigenous peoples – from preserving our language and culture to tackling the pressing challenges we face today.
It’s time for action. Sign the petition. Share this message with your friends, family, and community. Let’s stand together and make history.