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MUSKOGEE CREEK INDIAN FREEDMEN BAND

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Mvskoke Language Class 
11/30/2022

Please note that you must register for the class!

 

The MCIFB is pleased to offer the next Mvskoke Language Class!

 

Please join the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen band in the next Mvskoke Language Class on Nov 30, 2022, and every Wednesday thereafter until further notice, at 6:00 PM CST via Zoom!

The instructors, Ian Iglesias, will cover basic Creek phrases to start.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86804975023...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Attorney Jillian Hishaw Speaking Engagement
11/12/2022 
Hishaw is a proud descendant of Creek Freedmen

The author of Systematic Land Theft is a well-documented outline of U.S. history regarding Black and Indigenous land theft.

Title: Protecting Your Property Assets from Liens and Foreclosures

When: November 12, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM CST via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 885 6849 8560

Passcode: 592228

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Length of Talk: 20 minutes, Q & A

Description: The focus of the presentation will include a brief overview of ways one's land can be lost to the federal government and third parties’ entities and methods to protect one's land from loss through proper estate and business planning methods.

Speaking Engagements

If you are interested in inviting the MCIFB to speak at your next event, please send information about the event to contactus@1866creekfreedmen.com. We can present a genealogy work-shop at your next family reunion! In addition, we can present at College or University events, as well as Libraries, and Black History programs.

Public Clean-up Day at Old Agency Cemetary
11/5/2022 8:00AM Central

Mr. Neamathla Perryman Presents - Family History
3/12/2022 1:00PM Central

Volunteers are needed for a public clean-up day at Old Agency Cemetery.

 

The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band is inviting the community to help clean up Old Agency Cemetery, a Historical African Creek Freedmen cemetery on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

 

In keeping with the MCIFB mission to preserve and protect the history of the Muscogee Creek Freedmen who were removed from their traditional homelands in Alabama and Georgia on what is known as the Trail of Tears to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) in 1830s. The clean-up day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cemetery is located off of Highway 69 in Muscogee, OK. We are pleased to announce that the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will partner with the MCIFB on this cleanup day.

 

Old Agency cemetery was founded in 1858 and holds the remains of African Creek Freedmen who served in the Creek Nation House of Kings and the House of Warriors, the Nation of their birth, the Muscogee Creek Nation. Freedmen people are among the first people to inhabit Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Many of those first people are interred in Old Agency cemetery, including Creek nation supreme court judge, Jesse Franklin, Sugar George, a Muscogee Creek Nation Tribal Council member, and Harry Island, an official U.S. Interpreter with the Muscogee Creek Nation. Many burials include veterans of the Civil War, WWI, and WWII. Many are the original people who traveled east of Mississippi to Indian Territory on the Trail of Tears as enslaved people.

 

If you are interested in helping Saturday November 5, here are a few things to remember/suggestions:
• Wear protective clothing
• Long pants
• Closed-toe shoes or boots
• Spray your clothes/person with insect spray
• Bring Water
• Bring necessary tools (clippers, weed eaters, etc.) /Whatever will be beneficial for this work project.
• Parking will be in the grassy area near the billboard off HWY 69
• All are welcome. Invite a friend! If you are an organization and would like to join us, please reach out to us at mcifb@1866creekfreedmen.com

 

Join us as Mr. Neamathla Perryman presents his family’s remarkable history; he is a Creek Freedman descendant and loyal supporter of the MCIFB. He is a descendant of Creek Freedmen Leader Mikko Cow Tom. Tom was instrumental in forging the Creek Treaty of 1866 and was one of the treaty’s signers. He also served as interpreter for the Creek Tribe, the Nation of his birth.
Mr. Perryman has a remarkable family lineage, and we are excited for all to hear his family story. Want to learn more about this incredible history? Join us on March 12.

Mvskoke Language Class - Workshop 4 3/9/2022 7:00PM Central

We are pleased to announce workshop 4 of the Mvskoke Language Class!
The instructor will cover basic Creek phrases. We encourage you to come with questions….

RootsTech2022
3/5-3/7 2022

It’s free!

Link to our virtual booth!

Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band • RootsTech 2022 • FamilySearch

Greetings!

We invite you to stop by our virtual booth during the 3-day conference to explore the unique history of the Creek Freedmen of Indian Territory. We are eager to assist you with your research questions and look forward to exploring the extraordinary records of IT together!

We are thrilled to collaborate with RootsTech, Family Search, for its virtual conference, the world’s largest family history event.

RootsTech virtual conference kicks off March 3-5, 2022, and welcomes millions worldwide to celebrate family at the world’s largest family history conference and year-long learning platform. With thousands of classes, inspiring speakers, and an expo Hall with companies worldwide.

You will leave the conference empowered, gaining meaningful and joyful connections, and you will probably connect with a long-lost relative. RootsTech brings the human family together like no other event, and it’s 100% free. https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/home

We encourage you to register for the event as a treasure trove of information will be shared with attendees throughout the three-day event.

https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech/home

Don’t forget to join the MCIFB for our live session on March 5, 2022, at 1:30pm CST.

Please share the event on your social media platform and encourage others to attend and visit our virtual booth.

#All Roots lead to RootsTech 2022.” See you at RootsTech!

Remember you must register to attend the virtual conference and support our booth.

See you at RootsTech!

Mvskoke Language Class - Workshop 3 3/2/2022 7:00pm Central

We are pleased to announce workshop 3 of the Mvskoke Language Class!
The instructor will cover basic Creek phrases. We encourage you to come with questions….

Mvskoke Language Class - Workshop 3 2/16/2022 7:00pm Central

We are pleased to announce workshop 3 of the Mvskoke Language Class!
The instructor will cover basic Creek phrases. We encourage you to come with questions….