Oklahoma City – The leaders of 34 Oklahoma Tribal Governments came together on Aug. 22, 2019, and have issued a second joint resolution in response to a letter Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt sent, dated Aug. 13, 2019. This joint resolution was delivered by hand, certified mail and email to the Governor’s office today.
“Many tribes have received Gov. Stitt’s most recent letter. While we appreciate his modified tone, and are pleased to see his inclusion of Attorney General Mike Hunter and the legislature, the original issues still remain, first and foremost of which is that the present Gaming Compact will automatically renew on January 1, 2020,” said Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association Chairman Matthew L. Morgan, Esq. “Gov. Stitt’s position is at odds with the leaders of 34 Tribal Nations, who also agree that the rates under the present Gaming Compact should not change. We recognize that Gov. Stitt has the right under the present Gaming Compact to request a renegotiation of rates paid under the Gaming Compact, however a month has a passed and our request for a proposal from the Gov. Stitt has gone unanswered.”
A copy of the letter sent to Gov. Stitt is available here. The text of the Aug. 22 joint resolution follows: