Promised Land | January

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 01/24/2022, 2:38 AM

(OKLAHOMA) These stories are part of the Oklahoma Media Center’s Promised Land collaborative effort, which shows how the landmark McGirt v. Oklahoma decision affects 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 January:

SCOTUS will hear Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta, denies request to consider overturning McGirt

NonDoc | By Andrea DenHoed

The U.S. Supreme Court this afternoon agreed to hear a case brought by the State of Oklahoma challenging the court’s 2020 decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma, but it will not consider overturning the decision entirely.

Full article here. 

Stitt again blasts McGirt ruling, saying Martin Luther King Jr. might be 'disgusted' by decision

The Oklahoman | By Carmen Forman

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt used a Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech to blast the U.S. Supreme Court's McGirt decision, saying the civil rights pioneer might be "disgusted" by the ruling that the Muscogee reservation in eastern Oklahoma was never disestablished.

Full article here. 

'An Abject Failure' : Some Tribal Leaders Look To Unseat Gov. Kevin Stitt In 2022

News9 | By Storme Jones

A meeting amongst Oklahoma’s most powerful Tribes has Native American leaders looking to unseat Gov. Kevin Stitt in this year’s election. 

Full article here. 

Oklahoma AG wants people released on McGirt back in custody

McAlester News-Capital | By Derrick James

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor said certain inmates released from state prison on McGirt claims should be rearrested following the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial to hear the issue of retroactivity. 

Full article here. 

“Promised Land” is a project of the Local Media Foundation with support from the Inasmuch Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation and the Democracy Fund. 

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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