McGirt v. Oklahoma

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Muscogee (Creek) Nation is adding laws and making other changes to accommodate the increased jurisdictional authority the Tribe has because of the McGirt v. Oklahoma decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Nation says these changes are just a start.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections

A Seminole Nation citizen who was the plantiff behind the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark trial McGirt v. Oklahoma has been convicted in federal court.

71-year-old Jimcy McGirt was initially convicted in state court in 1997 of felony sex crimes.

On Friday, he was found guilty in a retrial after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state lacked jurisdiction to try his case.

Chickasaw Citizen and Republican Tom Cole is seeking re-election in Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District. Cole was first elected in 2002 and if he wins, this will be his 10th term in office. The co-chair of the Native American caucus touts his willingness to work across the aisle on issues affecting Indian Country. KOSU's Allison Herrera talked with the congressman on some of the issues his constituents are facing.

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

On Thursday, Oklahoma's Commission on Cooperative Sovereignty delivered their first report to Governor Kevin Stitt.

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.

Oklahoma has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the country -- more than 26,000 cases in 2019 alone according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

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

U.S. Department of Justice

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.

U.S. Department of Justice

The federal government is contributing money to help federal prosecutors process an increased number of cases in Indian Country. U.S. Attorney General William Barr visited Tahlequah Wednesday to announce the increased funding.