Welcome to the
Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band’s
The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band is thrilled to announce its 2015 conference. The conference theme for this year’s conference is “Africans and Indians, Eating from the same pot: Generations of shared culture, traditions, language, food and music.” The conference will be held at Langston University (OKC campus), May 29-30, 2015. The two day conference will focus on the history and plight of the African Indian Freedmen from all Five Tribes of Oklahoma, Indian Territory (Creek, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Choctaw, and Seminole).
Activities and presentations will include genealogy workshops; a Mvskoke language workshop; a presentation by the renowned Storyteller, Wallace Moore; presentations by scholars, lecturers, and attorneys; a panel discussion; and a presentation by the Urban
League ‘Young Professionals.’ In addition, a special viewing of the MCIFB’s documentary “Bloodlines” will be shown at the historic
Paramount Theater, centrally located in downtown OKC, only minutes away from the historic Deep Deuce and Bricktown district. Other activities and a full list of speakers and presenters will be announced soon!
This conference supports the MCIFB’s primary goal to enhance public awareness of Black Indian Freedmen and Native American cultures by educating our members, supporters, and the general public regarding the history and cultures of the two groups. It is our desire that the rich cultural heritage of the Freedmen/Black Indian will be recognized and represented in museums as well as elementary, high school and college textbooks.
We have secured scholarly speakers and presenters and are confident that each attendee will enjoy a quality educational conference! Our hope is that this conference will not only inspire seasoned researchers, but challenge young researchers as well.
Who should attend? Scholars, history buffs, genealogy societies, genealogists, family historians, beginner, intermediate, or experienced researchers, hobbyists, students, descendants of Black Indians, the general public, and anyone interested in learning more about the unique history of the Black Indians.
Yours in the Plight,
Rhonda Kay Grayson
Conference Chairperson Descendant of
the Creek and Chickasaw Nations