Oklahoma

Holding US Government to Its Treaty Promises ‘For Once,’ Supreme Court Rules Nearly Half of Oklahoma Still Native American Territory

Indigenous leaders on Thursday hailed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McGirt vs. Oklahoma as a victory for tribal sovereignty for affirming that the U.S. government’s treaty with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation must still be recognized by Congress and that nearly half of what is known as the U.S. state of Oklahoma is actually Native American land.  In the 5-4 decision, Justice …

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‘The People Have Spoken’: Thwarting GOP Push for Cuts, Oklahoma Voters Approve Medicaid Expansion

Potentially derailing an effort by Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt and the Trump administration to slash the state’s Medicaid funding by turning it into a block grant, Oklahoma voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure to expand the healthcare program to around 200,000 low-income adults amid a sharp rise in new coronavirus infections. “Americans want more …

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Trump Threatens Violent Police Crackdown Against ‘Any Protesters’ Who Gather to Denounce Him in Tulsa

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that “any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters, or lowlifes” who gather at his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday will be met with a “much different” response than they’ve seen in other major cities—a message that was immediately interpreted as a threat to unleash a violent police crackdown on demonstrators exercising …

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