• VAWA renewal due to uphold Native protection, jurisdiction

    VAWA renewal due to uphold Native protection, jurisdiction1

    Sterling Cosper/Manager Proposed reauthorization includes expanded authority over non-Natives on tribal land WASHINGTON — The 2013 Violence Against Women Act reauthorization was intended to help address statistics like 60 percent of Native women reporting having been assaulted by their spouses or intimate partners and U.S. attorneys declining to prosecute 67 percent of sexual violence cases

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  • Terry gives health systems update

    Terry gives health systems update0

    Jacob Factor/Journalism Intern Medical Marijuana distribution could jeopardize federal tort status OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Following the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee’s legislation consideration July 9, MCN Department of Health Secretary Shawn Terry updated the committee on the state of MCNDH. Terry said the Eufaula Indian Health Center in Eufaula has

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  • Land run, allotted land = a lot of land

    Land run, allotted land = a lot of land1

    Sterling Cosper/Manager Federal policies allowed for the dispossession of tribal territory OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The history of jurisdiction and land in Oklahoma is perhaps more storied, dynamic and complex than any other state. The acquisition of tribal lands by non-Natives here is not unique, however University of Oklahoma College of Law Professor Lindsay Robertson said

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  • Stay granted in Murphy case

    Stay granted in Murphy case2

    Staff reports 10th Circuit approves halt on ruling during Supreme Court appeal process OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals approved a motion Nov. 16 by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter to stay any further action on their ruling regarding the Murphy v. Royal case until an appeal can be considered by

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  • Emvpanayv: One who tells the story

    Emvpanayv: One who tells the story0

    Gary Fife/Radio Specialist Museum again, Native celebrities, (Un-) Civil War? OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — OK. Here we go again with the latest chapter in decades old saga of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City. Update: According to a story from ‘The Daily Oklahoman,’ construction is supposed to resume on Oct. 1, according

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  • Murder conviction overturned based on MCN jurisdiction reach

    Murder conviction overturned based on MCN jurisdiction reach4

    Sterling Cosper/Manager Attorneys, officials weigh in on implications OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The murder conviction of a Muscogee (Creek) citizen was overturned Aug. 8 in a federal court of appeals based on an argument that the crime was committed in Indian Country outside state jurisdiction. A three judge panel with the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of

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