For the last couple of days we’ve been trying to figure out what happened in September when freedmen suddenly became citizens. Read the intro blog from earlier this week as well as the amazing telepathic communications blog if you haven’t already to catch up. The short version: Acting Principal Chief S. Joe Crittenden is hiding SOMETHING, we just don’t know if it’s his ignorance or something more sinister. He didn’t turn over any documentation of how the decisions were made.
Here are some examples. On page 12 of the 94-pager, the BIA thanks APCSJC for submitting a letter and the election code to them for review. WHOOPS! APCSJC didn’t include that actual letter in the correspondence. So obviously he was communicating with the BIA, but he won’t tell us what he sent them. Thanks for being “truthful and transparent” APCSJC!
On page 82, there is a letter to all employees signed by APCSJC but written and emailed by someone named Sedelta Oosahwee. There is no reply from him, or nothing saying he got the email, or approved the email. Maybe this person just had carte blanche to sign APCSJC’s name to any ol’ thing about our sovereignty.
Finally, were just a few carefully maintained, hand-written documents that APCSJC managed to find that could shed some light on how the freedmen got to be citizens. Scroll all the way down to page 94… that’s where you see he managed to save his receipts so he could get reimbursed his cab ride and parking for his trip to DC. You know the one where he single-handedly made the freedmen citizens again, but can’t find any documents or communications to show how it happened. All we really know is it costs $15 bucks or so to get to the hotel from the airport, and that when it comes to keeping track of pieces of paper so he can get paid, APCSJC is top notch. When it comes to keeping track of documents that show why he gave away the Cherokee Nation’s sovereignty, he’s not so good. More tomorrow.