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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 […]

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt visits Red Rock, discusses gaming compact and other issues with Otoe-Missouria tribal members, local legislators

  Staff Report   Red Rock, Oklahoma — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt visited Red Rock, Okla. today, where he met with members of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and local legislators to discuss the tribe’s new gaming compact. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of the Interior published the compact in the Federal Register, meaning the various […]

Analyzing the Start of a New Era: Federal government greenlights Oklahoma gaming compacts for Comanche, Otoe-Missouria

Patrick B. McGuigan   The U.S. Department of the Interior today (Monday, June 8) approved gaming compacts – between the Comanche Nation and Oklahoma, and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the state – starting a new era in state/trial relations. Despite direct opposition from many other tribes – including the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma’s most economically powerful […]

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 […]

Otoe-Missouria Tribal Chairman responds to gaming association power play

The City Sentinel Staff Report   Red Rock, Oklahoma – Otoe-Missouria Tribe Chairman John R. Shotton issued a press statement Thursday (May 7). It came after the tribe was suspended from the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) on Wednesday for the remainder of the calendar year. Recently, Chairman Shotton signed a gaming compact with Oklahoma […]

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 issues statement regarding new Gaming Compact with State of Oklahoma

  Staff Report   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Below is a transcript of remarks made by Otoe-Missouria Tribe Chairman John R. Shotton at the press conference announcing an historic agreement between the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the state of Oklahoma with a new gaming compact. “This Otoe-Missouria Tribal Council is excited about the signing of a […]

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