New York Times Interview: Should blood determine who belongs to the Cherokee Nation?
This live discussion was hosted by the New York Times on November 15, 2017 (24 minutes)
“Should blood determine who belongs to the Cherokee Nation? Join our live chat about tribal identity and the legal battle between the Cherokee and the descendants of African-Americans who were once enslaved by the Cherokee.
“Joining us are Marilyn Vann, a descendant who successfully sued the Cherokee Nation for citizenship rights; Jon Velie, the lawyer who represented her and other descendants; and Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr. NYT writers Rachel Swarns and John Eligon will take your questions in the comments.”