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.
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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.
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