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McGirt Decision

Attorney General, Senate Pro Tem and House Speaker Comment on Cherokee and Chickasaw Reservation Rulings

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter, Senate Pro Tem Greg Treat and House Speaker Charles McCall today released the following joint statement after rulings from the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals that determined the tribal boundaries of the Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations had never been disestablished by Congress.

The result of this decision is that crimes involving tribal members in the 27 counties that are wholly or partially within these reservations will now be prosecuted by federal or tribal authorities.