Politics

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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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Federal judge dismisses Tulsa challenge to enforce Indigenous driver's speeding ticket By Max Bryan The federal courts have once again sided with tribes over whether Tulsa can prosecute Native drivers for traffic violations. U.S. District Judge William Johnson dismissed the case of Hooper v. City of Tulsa

Statement in response to advancement of Sara Hill's federal judgeship

Today Sara Hill, who would be the first American Indian woman to serve in any federal court in Oklahoma, had her nomination advanced by a U.S. Senate panel. Currently her nomination is being firecely opposed by the cockfighting lobby and Gov. Stitt. For media covering this story, please feel

Biden signs executive order sending U.S. toward a new era of tribal sovereignty.

By Maddy Keyes, Gaylord News WASHINGTON — The beat of drums echoed off the walls of the Department of the Interior auditorium as members of the Native American Women Warriors Color Guard moved toward the stage with tribal flags in hand. Just minutes before, the room was filled with laughter and
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