Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Federal Funding to Continue - BIA - June 22, 2007

June 22, 2007

Chad Smith, Principal Chief
Cherokee Nation
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465

Dear Principal Chief Smith:

This letter is in response to your inquiry regarding whether the Department of the Interior intends to continue providing Federal funding to the Cherokee Nation, in light of the activities in Vann v. Kcmpthome, Civil Action 03-01711 (HHK), (D. DC).

The Department intends to continue providing Federal funding to the Cherokee Nation, unless otherwise directed by a Federal court or Federal legislation. The Department's position has been expressed in the United States Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction filed May 29, 2007, in Vann, and accepted by the district court's decision dated June 13, 2007.

Sincerely,

Jerry Gidner
Deputy Bureau Director -·Indian Services

cc: Jeanette Hanna, Director, Eastern Oklahoma Region

(to see an actual copy of the letter click the title above to go to the Cherokee Nation official site.)

For a copy of the December 19, 2006, Order in the Vann case click here.

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