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Cherokee Nation

article HOSKIN: New Cherokee language department connects us to who we are as a people
(8/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Preserving the Cherokee language and growing the number of Cherokee speakers are critical to our tribe’s future. My administration and I view this as...
article Production wraps in Oklahoma on Cherokee-language animated children's series 'Inage’i'
(8/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation and FireThief Productions, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, has announced a wrap of production on “ᎢᎾᎨᎢ,”...
article Owasson among first students accepted into new OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation
(8/5/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The first class of 54 student doctors to be accepted into the new Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation received...
article COVID-19 cases on the rise in Cherokee Nation
(8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Positive COVID-19 cases recorded by the Cherokee Nation’s health care system have increased more than 200 percent within just 30 days, prompting...
article Cherokee Nation launches online portal for elders to apply for utility help, direct economic assistance
(8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has launched an online portal for qualifying Cherokee elders age 62 and older to apply for COVID-19 relief assistance. As part of the...
article Chief Chat: New Cherokee language department connects us to who we are as a people
(8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Preserving the Cherokee language and growing the number of Cherokee speakers are critical to our tribe’s future. My administration and I view this as...
article Coronavirus in Oklahoma: COVID-19 cases on the rise in Cherokee Nation
(8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Positive COVID-19 cases recorded by the Cherokee Nation's health care system have increased more than 200 percent within just 30 days, prompting...
article HOSKIN: Cherokee Nation Career Services provide new opportunities in a difficult time
(8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- At Cherokee Nation, we are putting the federal CARES Act dollars to work for our citizens and our communities. To that end, we have committed more than $7...
article Cherokee Nation launches online portal for Cherokee elders
(8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has launched an online portal for qualifying Cherokee elders age 62 and older to apply for COVID-19 relief assistance. As part of the...
article Michael Overall: A childhood curiosity became a full-time job. Now it could change Oklahoma's future.
(8/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Nearly 30 years ago, when Howard Paden was a sixth-grader, his family moved to the small town of Vian in the Ozark foothills of far eastern Oklahoma, where...
article OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation celebrates first class of med school students
(8/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The first class of 54 student doctors to be accepted into the new Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cherokee Nation received...
article HOSKINS: New language department connects Cherokees to who we are as a people
(7/31/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Preserving the Cherokee language and growing the number of Cherokee speakers are critical to our tribe’s future. My administration and I view this as...
article Cherokee Nation adds 16 bee pollinator homes to heirloom garden
(7/31/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has installed 16 bee pollinator homes in its heirloom garden as part of an initiative by first lady January Hoskin to boost the...
article OSU School of Medicine at Cherokee Nation Holds Inaugural White Coat Ceremony
(7/31/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Students marked their entries into medical school on Friday in a white coat ceremony at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation. OSU...
article Cherokee Nation creates department for Cherokee language preservation
(7/31/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation has established a language department to oversee its Cherokee Immersion School, team of translators and Cherokee Language Master...
15 Total Articles on this Issue

Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA)

article 5Ws+1H: What It's About: Three classes of casino gaming explained
(8/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- After Nevada, Oklahoma has the highest number of casinos in the country, as federally recognized tribes are granted exclusive rights to operate gaming...
article IN FOCUS: Understanding the different classes of gaming
(8/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act oversees two major categories of gambling: Class II gambling and Class III gambling. Congress passed the Indian Gaming...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

McGirt

article Mike Hunter: McGirt decision creates huge challenge for state, tribes
(8/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- “It is not the critic who counts,” President Teddy Roosevelt once explained, but instead “the man who is actually in the arena, …...
article Oklahoma AG argues state, feds can have jurisdiction in some crimes involving Indians
(8/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Laying out an approach to counter hundreds of anticipated criminal appeals stemming from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the Oklahoma attorney...
article Point of View: No need for congressional fix after McGirt ruling
(8/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v Oklahoma has generated renewed interest in the investigation and prosecution of crimes in Indian country in...
article LEGAL BLOG: The Supreme Court and Justice Gorsuch’s Revolutionary Textualism
(8/5/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- How does a child sex offender’s appeal of his criminal conviction result in half the State of Oklahoma – 113 years after it was admitted as the 46th State...
article After SCOTUS tribal decision, inmates file appeals, prosecutors hand off cases
(8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s criminal justice system has been roiled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month that found that Tulsa and other parts of eastern...
article Half of Oklahoma Is Now Indian Territory. What Does That Mean for Criminal Justice There?
(8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- When police officers found the bodies of two children inside a hot pickup truck in Tulsa, Oklahoma, blame quickly fell on their father. Dustin Lee Dennis...
article Oklahoma AG says he will fight inmates' attempts at release
(8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma's attorney general said he will fight any challenges by inmates to gain freedom after the U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that Oklahoma...
article Oklahoma AG Seeks Guidance on Criminal Appeals After High Court Ruling
(8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter asked the state’s highest criminal appeals court Monday for guidance on a flood of inmate appeals after the U.S...
article AG: ‘Flood of inmates’ seek release for crimes on tribal lands
(8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A “flood of inmates” are using a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling to try to get released for crimes committed on Oklahoma’s Indian...
article Hunter: ‘Problems the McGirt case presents are not theoretical’
(8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- As state and tribal leaders await potential congressional action about jurisdictional issues raised in last month’s McGirt v. Oklahoma decision,...
article Oklahoma AG asks Court of Criminal Appeals for guidance on cases affected by McGirt ruling
(8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is asking the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals for clarification following a confusing landmark U.S. Supreme Court...
article Feds file charges against two men whose state convictions were overturned on jurisdictional grounds
(8/2/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Two men who won appeals that led to the Supreme Court declaring earlier this month that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation was never disestablished,...
article Norman won't be affected by Supreme Court decision on tribal land
(8/2/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A recent Supreme Court decision regarding tribal land and jurisdiction won’t have an impact on Norman, two local spokespeople said. In a 5-4 decision...
article Shannon Kepler appeals manslaughter conviction on grounds of McGirt case
(8/2/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A former Tulsa police officer convicted three years ago of fatally shooting his estranged daughter’s boyfriend is appealing his case based on the...
article Oklahoma tribal members protest over state’s new jurisdiction agreement
(8/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A group of tribal members in Oklahoma held a protest Saturday outside Choctaw Casino in Durant in response to Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s...
article Feds file charges against two men whose state convictions were overturned on jurisdictional grounds
(8/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Two men who won appeals that led to the Supreme Court declaring earlier this month that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation was never disestablished,...
article Former Tulsa officer appeals conviction after Supreme Court tribal land ruling
(8/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Former Tulsa police officer Shannon Kepler filed an appeal with the state of Oklahoma stating it does not have the jurisdiction to convict him because it...
article EDITORIAL: Tribal affairs shouldn't descend into chasm of mainstream politics
(7/31/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Few Americans on either side of the ideological spectrum would deny that hate-filled rhetoric has ebbed and flowed, and now, it's escalating at a...
article OP/ED: Supreme Court’s recent treaty ruling could be undone
(7/31/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- In a 5-to-4 ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma this month, the Supreme Court delivered a decisive legal victory for Native Americans. In a rare move, the court...
article CN chief, councilor lock horns on response to McGirt ruling
(7/30/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation District 3 Tribal Councilor Wes Nofire remains steadfastly opposed to the administration's handling of the aftermath of McGirt v....
article HARPER: McGirt is a chance for greater tribal-state cooperation
(7/30/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- On July 9, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in McGirt v. Oklahoma that the reservation established for the Muscogee Creek Nation by treaty was never “...
21 Total Articles on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article "Killers of the Flower Moon" will film in Oklahoma in 2021, tribal officials report
(8/6/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- "Killers of the Flower Moon," a star-studded film adaptation of the bestselling book based in Oklahoma, will begin filming in the Pawhuska area...
1 Article on this Issue

Public Smoking

article Some casinos suspend smoking as part of COVID-19 response
(8/5/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Mask wearing requirements instituted by many Oklahoma tribes in response to COVID-19 have also prompted some of the state's Indian casinos to...
1 Article on this Issue

Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribe

article Lucky Star Casinos Selects Casino Cash Trac for Their Cage Vault Needs
(8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Casino Cash Trac (CCT) is proud to announce Lucky Star and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe have selected our Insight Cage Vault (ICV™) solution for...
1 Article on this Issue

Kiowa Tribe

article Hearing today over injunction in Kiowa Chairman's impeachment
(8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The Kiowa Tribal chairman filed briefings Tuesday to support a preliminary injunction halting an impeachment hearing. The materials were filed in the...
article Kiowa Tribal voters sound off on injunction holding up COVID-19 relief
(8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The freeze of COVID-19 relief funds following a court injunction has prolonged hurting among Kiowa tribal members. It was just over a week ago, July 28,...
article Kiowa Casino gives thousands of dollars through Hometown Heroes initiative
(8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The pandemic may have put a damper on many things, but not on the Kiowa Casino’s willingness to help. This year was their 12th annual Hometown Heroes...
article Kiowa Chairman’s Impeachment Gearing Delayed
(7/30/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The impeachment trial for Matthew Komalty, chairman of the 14,000 member Kiowa Tribe was halted Thursday after the Court of Indian Offenses ordered a delay...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Oklahoma Gaming

article Flashpoint team discusses COVID-19 criticism of Stitt, tribal gaming decision
(8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- While much of the country continues to deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is facing some criticism for his...
article Stitt loses leverage at gaming compact negotiating table
(8/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Gov. Kevin Stitt’s recent loss in a high-profile legal battle over gaming compacts put tribes in better position at the negotiating table. Last week...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Iowa Tribe

article Iowa Nation has strong ties to eagles
(8/2/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- No matter where in the state a call comes in from, rescue vehicles “Eagle 1” and “Eagle 2” will rush out to save a life. Because to...
1 Article on this Issue

Muscogee Creek

article Okie from Muskogee: McKinney's heritage important to him, family
(8/2/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Thomas McKinney's life is steeped in many varieties of Native tradition and lore. He learned it as a child hearing stories from his grandmother, a...
article HILL: Muscogee (Creek) Nation will fight to keep Reservation
(7/31/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Like many of my fellow Muscogee Creek citizens, for days on end, I anxiously awaited the Supreme Court’s decision on McGirt v. Oklahoma as to whether...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Other News

article Two Oklahoma tribes temporarily ban smoking at their casinos
(8/7/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Two Oklahoma tribes have decided to temporarily ban smoking at their casinos, and the decision was praised Wednesday by the American Lung Association in...
article Will Rogers Was One of a Kind
(8/5/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Between 1915 and 1935, Cowboy Philosopher Will Rogers, who brightened the dark days of the Great Depression with words of compassion and common sense,...
article Native American artist Brent Learned collaborates on first official music video for Redbone's 1970s pop-rock hit
(8/5/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- More than four decades since the American rock band Redbone made history with the release of the 1974 single Come and Get Your Love, this classic “...
article AG: ‘Flood of inmates’ seek release for crimes on tribal lands
(8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A “flood of inmates” are using a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling to try to get released for crimes committed on Oklahoma’s Indian reservation lands, the...
article Miami Tribe of Oklahoma receives preservation grant from National Endowment for the Humanities
(8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced $30 million in grants for 238 humanities projects across the country. These grants will make...
article Bacone College hires executive director of Indigenous Studies and Curriculum
(8/4/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Dr. Nicky Kay Michael is Bacone College’s executive director of Indigenous Studies and Curriculum. Michael (Lenape, aka Delaware Tribe of Indians) holds a...
article Resort owner to remove photo cutout Natives say is offensive
(8/3/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A local float operator’s cutout board for guests to take pictures with has been criticized by community members who say the feature is an example of...
article Nation to Nation Tribal Consultation with USDA to be held
(7/31/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma leadership for the agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council are hosting a Nation to...
article Post McGirt, The Plan Of Action Remains Unsettled
(7/27/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- A small chink has emerged in the united front coming from Oklahoma’s tribes and the state Attorney General’s office. Two of the so-called Five Tribes say...
article Inter-Tribal Council supports legislation for $300M in tribal broadband improvements
(7/27/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes met for their quarterly meeting July 10, for the first time via videoconference as a...
article Police ID man killed outside home Saturday; federal warrant issued for alleged shooter
(7/27/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- After the victim of a fatal shooting Saturday was identified as a Native American man, the FBI has issued a warrant in the search for a suspect.
article "What's At Stake Is The Public Trust": Mvskoke Media Wins Back Free Press Protections
(7/24/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- In a 15-0 vote during a regularly scheduled national council meeting on Thursday evening, Muscogee (Creek) Nation restored free press protections for...
press release The National Native American Hall of Fame Board of Directors Statement Honoring the Life and Contributions of Founding Board Member Harlan McKosato
(7/23/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Harlan McKosato (Sac and Fox Nation) was a media trailblazer. He was often referred to as the “Voice of Native America” and was a Native icon...
article Food by the Book: Three writers focus on Native Americans
(7/22/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- For Oklahoma history buffs, there are two must-read non-fiction selections and two novels for your consideration. First, everywhere one turns, someone is...
article RCSO deputies cross-deputized in Muscogee (Creek) Nation agreement
(7/21/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The United States Supreme Court’s recent ruling recognizing the sovereignty of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has prompted the pursuit of inter-governmental...
article Inter-Tribal Council supports legislation for tribal broadband
(7/17/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Leaders of the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes met for their quarterly meeting July 10, for the first time via videoconference as a...
article American Spirit: How Oklahoma tribes fought autocratic US regime and won Native American rights
(7/11/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The American Indians who have lived and thrived in the state of Oklahoma have a rich history marred with hardships and branded with many victories. Their...
article Eastern Oklahoma dispute set stage for Goingsnake Massacre
(7/11/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The United States Supreme Court’s decision to designate eastern Oklahoma as Native American land is the latest decision in a decades-long debate some have...
article Native American artists share culture through jewelry designs
(7/11/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Piece by piece, jewelry crafted from stones and earth-toned metals by the hands of war veteran Steven “Scissortail” Morales led him back to the...
article Comanche, Kiowa recall open house moved
(7/10/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- The open house for Comanche Nation and Kiowa Tribe members to sign recall petitions against tribe leadership has been moved. The event is from 9 a.m. to 9...

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