Promised Land | June

Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 06/21/2022, 4:39 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 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 June:

Cherokee Nation drops plan to turn north Tulsa property into a courthouse

Tulsa World | By Kevin Canfield

The Cherokee Nation says it no longer intends to turn a north Tulsa commercial property into a courthouse. The announcement comes a week after Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. went on social media to dispel a rumor that the tribe intended to place a jail in the North Pointe Shopping Center.

Read the full story here.

Amid conflicts over McGirt ruling, Cherokee Nation will stop displaying Oklahoma flag

The Oklahoman | By Molly Young

The Cherokee Nation will no longer fly the Oklahoma state flag except in special cases as friction increases between elected leaders of the state and the largest tribe. 

Read the full story here. 

Will the Supreme Court decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta leave states with an unfunded mandate?

KOSU | By Allison Herrera 

Should the state of Oklahoma have jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit crimes on reservations? That’s the question the U.S. Supreme Court is considering. There’s a federal law already on the books that would allow the state to have this right. So why is the case before the Court?

Read the full story 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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