Promised Land | June
(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.
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.
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?
“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.
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