Oklahoma AG suggests federal law to let tribes share jurisdiction with state after McGirt ruling
October 23, 2020
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s attempt to broker an agreement between the state and its most powerful American Indian tribes concerning issues arising from the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark McGirt decision appeared to meet with mixed response on Wednesday.
Cherokee Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall, R-Atoka, expressed strong support for a proposal Hunter outlined in a letter to state and tribal leaders and to Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, but Muscogee (Creek) Nation Chief David Hill, whose tribe was the subject of the McGirt case, said he sees no need for intervention.
Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is feuding with the tribes over several issues, seemed cool to Hunter’s ideas.