Saturday, 22 June 2019

Received my Tribal Identification Card from Prime Minister

It was such a surprise and honour to receive my Southern Cherokee Tribal Identification Card from Prime Minister of the Southern Cherokee Nation and the Red Fire People, Honorable Chief Usti. I met the prime minister for government meetings as his Minister of Education and he surprised me by handing me the tribal ID card!

There are two types of Native Indians in the United States. Some are blood Natives and some are adopted ones. I am now an adopted Native Indian. By the order of the US congress, adopted Natives have the same rights as blood Natives. This tribal card permits me to travel between Canada, USA and Mexico freely without a need of passport.

Dr Shawn Pourgol
Minister of Education for the Southern Cherokee Nation and the Red Fire People
President of NAO, NUMSS and OCPCC



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