This provision of the agreement is worrisome to some, as it would actually restore the authority that the Supreme Court has taken away from the state of Oklahoma. The agreement would essentially grant the state jurisdiction in conjunction with the Five Tribes and the federal government. U.S. Congressman Tom Cole, R-Moore, said Thursday that the agreement reached between the tribes and the state would be included in federal legislation that could be considered this year. As the topics are state-specific, the legislation should not be controversial as long as there is unity between tribes and the state, he said. OKLAHOMA CITY (F) – Oklahoma`s attorney general on Thursday reached an agreement with five major tribes on how criminal and civil cases are handled in the state, after last week`s landmark U.S. Supreme Court order confirmed that most of eastern Oklahoma was Indian territory. Tribal and state leaders had already worked on the framework for an agreement before the United States. The Supreme Court ruled last week that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation never ended. OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A week after the Supreme Court ruled that much of eastern Oklahoma was still an Indian reservation, the state and tribes reached an agreement on how they will handle criminal justice. « Concerns about taxation and regulation — the law does not support tribes on these issues, » Greetham said Thursday.
The agreement specifies that civil justice would remain largely unchanged. « Tribes have an interest in protecting their right to self-management, in being left alone to prevent the state from attacking them. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter, a Republican, said the state and the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Stelen nations reached the agreement « on the basis of trust and mutual respect. » They will now present the Oklahoma congressional delegation`s agreement to become federal law. « I would like to inform you that Muscogee (Creek) Nation does not agree with the proposed agreement in principle issued yesterday by the State of Oklahoma. As Chief, I strongly believe that cooperation between federal, regional and tribal governments is critical and necessary in the wake of the McGirt Supreme Court decision. However, this cooperation does not require congressional legislation. OKLAHOMA CITY (CN) — Oklahoma`s five tribes and heads of state announced thursday an agreement to clarify the state`s criminal and civil justice for tribal lands, a week after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that much of the eastern Oklahoma tribe remained. Before the Seminian nation considers such a framework, the nation needs respectful and judicious government talks directly with the state. Until such discussions take place between governments and the nation has the opportunity to fully perform its own duty of care with respect to such legislative proposals, the nation of seminols does not agree to be obliged to enter into an agreement between the other four tribes and the state.
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