Tulsa World: 'McGirt v. Oklahoma Community Impact Forum' Set For Tuesday; Tribal Leaders Irked


Friday, July 9th 2021, 12:58 pm
By: Randy Krehbiel, Tulsa World


The edginess of affairs between Oklahoma’s largest tribal governments and some state and local officials surfaced again Thursday after tribal leaders took exception to a “community impact forum” on the U.S. Supreme Court’s McGirt decision.

The forum, to be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Cox Business Convention Center, was announced on the first anniversary eve of the landmark decision that determined that the reservation of the Muscogee Creek Nation — and by extension those of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Seminole nations — was never dissolved.

The decision has broad implications for eastern Oklahoma, especially in regard to criminal law.

Read the full story at tulsaworld.com.

This story is part of the Oklahoma Media Center’s Promised Land collaborative effort, which shows how the landmark McGirt v. Oklahoma decision will affect both tribal and non-Indigenous residents in the state.

It is a project of the Local Media Foundation with support from the Inasmuch Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and the Democracy Fund. The print, digital and broadcast media partners include: CNHI Oklahoma, Cherokee PhoenixCurbside ChronicleThe FrontierGaylord NewsGriffin CommunicationsKFORKGOUKOSUThe Lawton ConstitutionMoore MonthlyMvskoke Media, the Native American Journalists AssociationNonDocThe O’CollyOklahoma City Free PressThe Oklahoma Eagle, Oklahoma GazetteThe OklahomanOklahoma WatchOsage NewsStateImpact OklahomaTulsa WorldTelemundo OklahomaUniversity of Oklahoma Student Media and Verified News Network.

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