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Cherokee Nation celebrates Stigler Act Amendments signed into law


Last updated 2/1/2019 at 10:13am

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.—The Cherokee Nation celebrates the Stigler Act Amendments of 2018 becoming an official law after President Trump signed the bill earlier this week.

Enrolled tribal citizens of the Five Tribes can now inherit their family’s allotted land and keep it in restricted fee status without having to meet a required blood quantum.

The Stigler Act Amendments of 2018 removes a one-half degree Indian blood quantum requirement that was part of the original law passed in 1947. 

“We’re so thankful our leaders in Washington understood what this amended law means for our people and...

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