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Greatest ruling of our time

Regular contributor Trent Shores joins ICT to talk about the McGirt decision. Plus, Tyler Jones from Local News Live explains how he'll cover the Native American Basketball Invitational.

When the U.S. Supreme Court made its ruling in McGirt vs. Oklahoma, one tribal leader called it, “One of the greatest rulings of our time, for Indian Country."

The decision upheld the boundaries of the Muscogee Nation which in turn affected other tribes in the state as well as many cities.

Tyler Jones, Choctaw, is a national news anchor and producer for Local News Live based in Omaha, Nebraska.

He’s covered sports for many years and has been a play-by-play broadcaster for seven years and even started his own podcast called “The Jones Report."

He is a member of the Native American Journalist Association and a senior contributor to This is his first time covering the Native American Basketball Invitational.

(Related: NABI: Showcasing the ‘best of the best’)

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Mark Trahant, Shoshone-Bannock, is editor of Indian Country Today. On Twitter: @TrahantReports Trahant is based in Phoenix.

Patty Talahongva, Hopi, is executive producer of Indian Country Today. Follow her on Twitter: @WiteSpider.

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