Gov. Stitt Calls On State's Tribes To Enter Into Formal Negotiations With State Regarding McGirt Ruling

Monday, January 25th 2021, 6:59 am
By: News On 6

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is calling for the state's tribes to enter into formal negotiations with the state regarding the McGirt Supreme Court ruling.

In a statement, the Governor welcomed leaders from the Five Civilized Tribes to enter negotiations to solve issues that have come up after last year's ruling expanding tribal jurisdiction.

The governor went on to say, "Oklahoma's future success is dependent upon our common values of certainty, fairness and unity being embraced by all Working together is how we make Oklahoma a Top Ten state."

The governor designated Ryan Leonard, Special Counsel for Native American Affairs, as the lead negotiator for the state.