U.S. Supreme Court Deciding Native Sovereignty In Oklahoma

An obscure murder case has finally worked its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and at stake is how the entire State of Oklahoma was carved out of Native treaty land. For Native Americans across the United States, this is a key moment and the decision will be a key decision – to rightly recognize Native Sovereignty in Oklahoma.

Perhaps the best article providing an update comes from an article in the Washington Post by Rebecca Nagle, a writer and citizen of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma.

Half the land in Oklahoma could be returned to Native Americans. It should be.

A Supreme Court case about jurisdiction in an obscure murder has huge implications for tribes. [ READ Washington Post Article]


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