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On Monday, the Cherokee Nation hit a grim milestone in its battle against COVID-19. The Nation's ICU beds were at capacity with coronavirus patients. But the number fluctuates and they will be able to transport patients to other facilities.

Leaders of three of the Five Tribes released a statement on Thursday opposing legislation in response to the McGirt v. Oklahoma decision.

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The Choctaw Nation is now powering some of its homes with solar energy.

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On Wednesday, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter released a letter detailing a new plan he negotiated with leaders of some of the Five Tribes that would allow them and the state to compact over matters of criminal jurisdiction. The plan would require federal legislation.

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Two recent court decisions say the reservations of the Choctaw Nation and Chickasaw Nation were never disestablished.

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United States Attorney General William Barr visited the Cherokee Nation Capital in Tahlequah, Okla. on Wednesday to talk about some of the challenges and partnerships in the wake of the landmark McGirt v. Oklahoma decision that was handed down in July.

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On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice Department announced a new partnership between federal authorities and tribal officials that aims to combat domestic violence.

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Four tribes filed a federal lawsuit over the approval of two new gaming compacts signed in April.

The Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation and Citizen Potawatomi Nation filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of the Interior, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, Comanche Nation Chairman William Nelson and Otoe-Missouria Tribal Chairman John Shotton.

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Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that the Cherokee Nation, the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation withdrew their support for the agreement in principle the Five Tribes drew up last week. A statement from Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. says that while they're taking the time to listen to their citizens, they are NOT withdrawing their support for an agreement in principle.

When the Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund launched a GoFundMe page back in mid-March, donations poured in. Then something curious happened. The list of donors, which grew by the day, included many, many, many names from Ireland.

Why? Here's one insight, from a note Paul O’Beirne wrote along with a $40 donation: “We will never forget the extraordinary kindness show by the Choctaw Nation during the Great Hunger in Ireland. Thank you.”

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