Tribal News

  • Ginnie Graham: Wilma Mankiller makes top four list for a woman on the $20

    BY GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    The Cherokee Nation's first woman to serve as its chief is named alongside Eleanor Roosevelt, Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks as suggestions for the $20 bill. Oklahoma can stand tall with Wilma Mankiller. Put her over the top and vote on the Women On 20s site . In a previous column , I back...

  • AP: Handful of holdout tribes dig in against gay marriage

    By JONATHAN DREW and FELICIA FONSECA, AP | Published: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    Even if a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this spring makes same-sex marriage the law, it would leave a handful of Native American reservations where it isn’t recognized. The Supreme Court could decide by June whether gay couples can marry in remaining states and U.S. territories where it’s not...

  • Judge in Creek Nation embezzlement case marvels at lack of tribal fund oversight

    BY CURTIS KILLMAN, Tulsa World | Published: Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    A federal judge questioned the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s fiscal controls during a sentencing hearing Thursday for a tribal officer who has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Chief U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell described as “amazing” the apparent lack of accounting oversight that...

  • 5 things you should know about Indian gaming

    Randy Ellis | Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    1.) Revenues from Indian gaming continue to grow in Oklahoma, reaching nearly $3.8 billion in 2013, according to Casino City’s Indian Gaming Industry Report released Monday. 2.) Tribal gaming revenues grew by more than $60 million in 2013. 3.) The amount of exclusivity fees tribes paid the state...



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