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Tribal Nation leaders react following Stitt comments on McGirt, sovereignty By Lionel Ramos, Graycen Wheeler, Beth Wallis, Anna Pope, KOSU Stitt said McGirt v. Oklahoma has “rocked our state and caused division where previously there was none.” Principal Chief David Hill of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation disagreed in a statement

A statement from Citizen Potawatomi Nation Chairman John A. "Rocky" Barrett on the Nation's tobacco compact with the State of Oklahoma

By: Citizen Potawatomi Nation Chairman John A. “Rocky” Barrett The Citizen Potawatomi Nation has engaged in discussions with the office of Oklahoma’s Governor, and we have reached terms on an extended tobacco compact. These terms are mutually beneficial to the Nation and to the State. This compact is a

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Oklahoma's governor just signed three compacts with tribes. He has many more to go by Molly Young, The Oklahoman Top Oklahoma lawmakers say new state-tribal compacts negotiated by the governor are welcome signs of progress.  But many more agreements still need to be worked out by the end

Chickasaw Nation and Oklahoma agree to tobacco and vehicle license tag compacts

The Chickasaw Nation and the State of Oklahoma have agreed to tobacco and vehicle license tag compacts that will continue current programs for another decade. The new tobacco terms improve upon and implement what the Chickasaw Nation proposed last summer for avoiding a substantive impasse over jurisdictional disputes in prior

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Oral arguments to be heard in tribal income tax protest case by Curtis Killman, Tulsa World The Oklahoma Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a case to decide whether the state can tax the income of a Muscogee Nation tribal member and employee who lives and works within

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Tribes keep opting out of Oklahoma governor's reservation task force, calling it flawed by Molly Young, The Oklahoman The boycott of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s new task force to fix “broken” criminal justice systems on tribal reservations expanded Monday after two more prominent tribal leaders announced they wanted

Choctaw Nation Statement Regarding $22.8M in Grants from USDA

DURANT, Okla. – Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Chief Gary Batton issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded more than $22.8 million in grants to the tribe.  “The grants from the USDA recognize two of the Choctaw Nation’s primary concerns – preserving our culture and
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