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The flags of tribal nations wave in the breeze in the Oklahoma Tribal Flag Plaza outside the state capital. (Kyle Phillips/For Oklahoma Voice)

Three years after landmark ruling, Congress silent on tribal jurisdiction in Oklahoma 

BY: - August 29, 2023

After a 2020 U.S. Supreme Court ruling defined much of Eastern Oklahoma as a Native American reservation, limiting state jurisdiction over tribal citizens, Congress has taken little interest in addressing the issues the tribes and state officials say the court decision has raised. The 5-4 decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma held that lands the federal […]