Oklahoma's largest tribes call for negotiation to settle differences on new tax agreements

Posted on AllSides November 8th, 2023
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Leaders of the four largest tribes in Oklahoma called on state lawmakers Tuesday to resolve government-to-government conflicts through negotiation instead of litigation. They were testifying at the start of a two-day legislative study into state-tribal compacts. House Speaker Charles McCall arranged the hearings to look into how the agreements have worked out for Oklahoma and the 38 federally recognized tribal nations based in the state. Elected officials from the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and Muscogee nations all testified. “We’re all Oklahomans,” said Bill Anoatubby, governor of the Chickasaw Nation. “When we...

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