Promised Land | November

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 11/24/2021, 6:47 PM

(OKLAHOMA) These stories are 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.

Here is a look at some of the stories that have been published through the collaborative this November. 

Confused about the McGirt U.S. Supreme Court ruling? We’ve got you covered

The Frontier | By Frontier Staff 

The Frontier is launching a new website to explain the complex history behind the landmark ruling, and Oklahoma’s legal and political landscape moving forward.

Link to full story. 

City Council Tribal Relations Committee holds first meeting, vows to cooperate with local Indian nations

The Tulsa World | By Kevin Canfield

The inaugural meeting of the Tulsa City Council Tribal Relations Committee had a larger turnout than expected Tuesday, and Councilor Kara Joy McKee thinks she knows why.

Link to full story.

Tax tiff brews, amicus briefs roil tribes

NonDoc | By Joe Tomlinson

With the abundance of news following the July 2020 ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma, it can be difficult to pin down the impact and potential implications of the landmark Supreme Court decision.

Link to full story.

Choctaw Nation welcomes president's executive order

McAlester News-Capital | By Derrick James 

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma welcomed an executive order calling for U.S. agencies and tribal nations to work together in combating the high rate of violence against Native Americans. 

Link to full story. 

Committee confirms Chief Justice nomination 

Mvskoke Media | By Liz Gray

The United States Department of Justice seeks to work with MCN by providing an Assistant United States Attorney to prosecute crimes occurring within the MCN Reservation in federal or tribal court. 

Link to full story.

“Promised Land” 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 Phoenix, Curbside Chronicle, The Frontier, Griffin Communications, KFOR, KGOU, KOSU, The Lawton Constitution, Moore Monthly, Mvskoke Media, the Native American Journalists Association, NonDoc, The O’Colly, Oklahoma City Free Press, The Oklahoma Eagle, Oklahoma Gazette, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Watch, Osage News, StateImpact Oklahoma, Tulsa World, Telemundo Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Student Media and VNN.

Read more about the Promised Land project here.


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