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Analysis: Otoe-Missouria, Comanche say state court cannot invalidate their compacts with Oklahoma

Patrick B. McGuigan, Publisher   Oklahoma City – The Otoe-Missouria and Comanche tribes asserted, in statements this week, that sovereignty makes a recent Oklahoma state Supreme Court decision inoperative when it comes to pursuing their respective peoples’ economic advancement. Early this week, the Oklahoma state Supreme Court ruled to strike down compacts that Oklahoma Governor […]

Comanche Nation, Otoe-Missouria Tribe respond to tribal opposition letters

  The City Sentinel Staff Report Oklahoma City (May 22) — The Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe said in a joint press release Friday (May 22) their compacts are legal, are similar to many other previously-approved gaming compacts and assert their tribal sovereignty in a way that will benefit their people and the state. The […]

Comanche Nation, Otoe-Missouria Tribe respond to recent opinion of state A.G.

The City Sentinel Staff Report   The Comanche Nation and Otoe-Missouria Tribe released on Wednesday (May 13) a legal memo emphasizing the legality of their compacts in light of the recent opinion from Attorney General Mike Hunter. In the letter, which was sent to Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, both tribal Chairmen state they […]

Comanche Nation Chairman Issues Statement Regarding the Tribe’s Recent OIGA Suspension

Staff Report Lawton, Oklahoma — Comanche Nation Chairman William Nelson, Sr. issued the following statement on Thursday (May 7). Nelson sent the statement to The City Sentinel and other news organizations after his tribe was suspended from the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) on Wednesday for the remainder of this calendar year. Recently, Chairman Nelson […]

Commentary – I was wrong in part, but now I am right in full: Stitt, Comanche and Otoe-Missouria green light a better future

  Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel   In the May print edition of The City Sentinel newspaper, I crafted a rather cautious defense of the gaming compact Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt forged with the Comanche Nation and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe. It was also posted online. Forgive me: I was wrong to be cautious, although […]

COMMENTARY, An Editor’s Notebook: Tumult and Timeliness in Oklahoma’s Indian Country

  Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City, OK – There was tumult in Indian Country last month, blended with timeless assertions of relevance from tribes that often get left out of the power games in Washington and Oklahoma City. The Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Comanche Nation garnered headlines with a separate peace with Oklahoma Governor […]

Gov. Kevin Stitt’s letter to legislative leaders, defending his Comanche and Otoe-Missouria Compacts

Staff Report   Note: This is the text of the letter Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt sent defending his signing of new compacts with two Oklahoma Tribes, the Comanche Nation and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe. This also appears in the May 2020 print ediiton of The City Sentinel newspaper. Stitt was replying to a letter from the […]

Otoe-Missouria Tribe Chairman John R. Shotton and Comanche Nation Chairman William Nelson, Sr. comment on perspectives of both governor and attorney general; nuanced analysis offered

  Staff Report   In a joint statement last evening (Wednesday, April 22), leaders of two Oklahoma tribes affirmed their respect for statewide officials who have reached conflicting conclusions about recent compacts between the state and, respectively, the Otoe-Missouri Tribe and the Comanche Nation. The two leaders said: “We respect the Governor and the Attorney […]

Comanche Nation signs historic gaming compact with State of Oklahoma

The City Sentinel Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Below is a transcript of remarks made by Comanche Nation Chairman William Nelson, Sr. at a press conference announcing and signing an historic agreement between the Comanche Nation and the state with a new gaming compact. “The Constitution of the United States gives authority of […]

COMMENTARY: Cole’s conquest looms, amid concerns for the future of Indian Country

Patrick B. McGuigan   Oklahoma City – In the nation’s capital, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, is close to achieving his greatest triumph. If he pulls it off, it will be great for the tribe to which he belongs (the Chickasaw Nation), in particular, and beneficial to other large tribes, in general. For decades, those […]

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