tribal sovereignty

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

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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.

  This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about a fight between the Oklahoma County Commissioners and the Oklahoma County Jail Trust over immigrations officers in the jail, the State Auditor releases a "deeply concerning" investigation of EPIC Virtual Charter School and the EPA gives Governor Stitt authority over environmental issues on tribal lands.

 

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Weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation was never disestablished, the Environmental Protection Agency has granted Oklahoma's governor the authority to oversee environmental programs on Tribal lands.

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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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A Seminole Nation citizen who was the plaintiff behind the historic Supreme Court decision McGirt v. Oklahoma has been indicted in federal court.

71-year-old Jimcy McGirt faces three counts of aggravated sexual abuse. His case will now be taken up in Federal Court after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this summer that the state lacked jurisdiction to try his case because his crime was committed on the Muscogee (Creek) Reservation.

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When the United States Supreme Court made a landmark ruling earlier this year saying Congress never explicitly disestablished the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation, many believed the decision would extend to the rest of the Five Tribes.

That prediction is now playing out in Seminole County.

Rethinking The Wind River Reservation

Sep 3, 2020

A landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer found that 3 million acres in eastern Oklahoma still belongs to the Muscogee Creek reservation, despite over a century of white settlement. The decision could have ripple effects for Native American reservations across the country, including for the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation and the city of Riverton, Wyoming.

The Mountain West News Bureau’s Savannah Maher reports.

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It's been a month since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court McGirt v. Oklahoma ruling that said the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation was never disestablished. Now, there seems to be a lot of questions surrounding the decision. 

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