Brittany Harlow

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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New Tulsa police chief announced, Indigenous representation appears to be left out of decision-making

(TULSA, Okla.) Deputy Chief Dennis Larsen was named Tulsa’s next police chief on Friday afternoon, overcoming fellow internal candidates Deputy Chief Jonathan Brooks, Deputy Chief Eric...

100th Anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act Commemoration Event to be held June 2

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) Rock the Native Vote is organizing in a big way this June, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act.  Despite the United States founding...

In Oklahoma, theft of Indigenous land was swift and relentless following statehood

(TVLSE, Okla.) As Oklahoma closes the book on another year of ‘89er Day” celebrations, the real history of the land continues to be overlooked by most, including the state’s governor...

Wall-breaking announced for new Native-owned coworking space in Broken Arrow

(BROKEN ARROW, Okla.) Though officially platted as a townsite in 1902, like many other cities and towns in Northeast Oklahoma, Broken Arrow’s first permanent residents were Indigenous...

Local parents say Owasso student death is tragic but not unexpected

Pictured is Owasso mother Natasha Rogers and teen daughter (OWASSO, Okla.) A community is in mourning following the death of 16-year-old Nex Benedict, an Owasso High School student who...

16-year-old Owasso student dead following possible hate crime

Note: An earlier version of this story identified the deceased as a Cherokee citizen following citizenship reports from their obituary, local community members and organizations. VNN has...

Same-sex marriage amendment fails to pass MCN subcommittee 1-3

Muscogee Nation
(MUSCOGEE NATION) Update: Legislation to codify same-sex marriage in Muscogee Creek Nation failed to pass the Business, Finance, & Justice Committee Thursday night, with one in favor of...

VNN Oklahoma announces ambitious goals to advance Allotment Era research and reporting

Muscogee Nation
(MUSCOGEE NATION) It was a probate scandal that sent shockwaves across the nation. Evidence of assault, suspected murder, and a complete disregard for the humanity and rights of American...

Bill filed to help criminalized survivors of domestic violence in Oklahoma

Trigger Warning: This story discusses domestic violence and other related abuse, which may be distressing and triggering for some individuals. Please proceed with caution and prioritize...

Overcomer comes full circle with launch of new micro café in Tulsa

(TULSA, Okla.) Living in Oklahoma, a state that frequently tops the list in female incarceration, Maria Morris knows first-hand how easy it is to suddenly be facing decades in...