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Cherokee Nation: McGirt case

The Oklahoma governor is attempting to overturn the Supreme Court ruling on McGirt. We’ll hear from the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation. Plus, catching up with the editor from Native News Online as it turns 10

The McGirt case was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in July 2020, which allows for tribal citizens to only be prosecuted by tribal courts. Now, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, is trying to overturn that case. The Cherokee Nation has also filed over 1,500 cases in the Cherokee Nation District Court to ensure public safety for all citizens in Oklahoma.

Today we have Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Cherokee Nation Attorney General Sara Hill on the show. 

Native News Online was started a decade ago by Levi Rickert. He’s the publisher and editor. Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Levi is tribal citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. We’ve invited him to talk about the issues he’s covering.

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

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