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Not mentioned in Gov. Stitt's State of the State address: Oklahoma and tribal-state relations

By Allison Herrera After nearly three years of tense relations with tribal leaders over the model gaming compact and the landmark Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, Gov. Kevin Stitt didn't talk about Oklahoma's 39 federally recognized tribes during his annual State of the State address on Monday. In

Contentious sports betting on Oklahoma Legislature’s agenda

By: Janice Francis-Smith OKLAHOMA CITY – This could be the year Oklahoma legalizes sports betting. Though the effort to legalize sports betting continues to be challenged by the fraught relationship between Gov. Kevin Stitt and tribal leaders, lawmakers are set to take up the issue again when the 2023 legislative session

New Oklahoma AG sets out aggressive agenda

By: Janice Francis-Smith After taking the oath of office last week, Oklahoma’s new attorney general, Gentner Drummond, wasted little time distinguishing himself from his predecessor, John O’Connor. First, Drummond laid out his agenda for his four-year term, which includes improving relations with the Native American tribes in Oklahoma.

Congressional investigative hearing scheduled for Feb. 7

The Congressional Committee for Commerce, Gaming and Land has issued 12 subpoenas for its upcoming hearing on the expenses of Osage Casinos executives Written by Louise Red Corn A Congressional committee has scheduled an investigative hearing on the expenses of Osage Casinos executives for Feb. 7 to which 12 people

Could civil forfeiture be the next battleground in Oklahoma Governor's fight over tribal sovereignty?

By Allison Herrera An obscure case of illegal hunting in south-central Oklahoma could point to new ways the state is trying to assert jurisdiction inside newly affirmed tribal reservation boundaries. In January 2022, Osage Nation citizen Jimmy Ward spotted what he thought was a white-tailed deer along a rural road

Judge dismisses gaming suit vs. UKB, Kialegee Town

BY D. SEAN ROWLEY WASHINGTON, D.C. – After two years of legal tussling, a U.S. district judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Cherokee Nation and three other tribes against the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians and the Kialegee Tribal Town concerning gaming compacts signed with Oklahoma

Oklahoma tribal leaders say synergy felt at Tribal Summit

By Zoë Blume Gaylord News WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than a thousand miles from home, Oklahoma tribal leaders found themselves in Washington this week as tribes from every corner of the United States assembled in one room to hear President Biden deliver new commitments on co-stewardship of federal lands and
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