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Abr 13, 2021

Tribes Reach Agreement

Tribal leaders and heads of state had already worked before last week`s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on an agreement that had never been denounced to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. OKLAHOMA CITY (CN) – Oklahoma`s five tribes and heads of state on Thursday announced an agreement to clarify the state`s criminal and civil jurisdiction in the tribal areas, a week after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that much of The eastern tribe of Oklahoma would remain. OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma`s attorney general and five major Indian tribes in Oklahoma have agreed on civil and criminal jurisdiction following a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. The agreement in principle submitted to the members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation to draft legislation confirms the jurisdiction of the five tribes in criminal matters regarding Indians in their respective territories and non-Indians, who fall under laws such as the Violence Against Women Act. «While there are many other details to be created in the near future, we believe that this agreement on civil and criminal jurisdiction is the best way to protect the public and the public. to promote continued economic growth in Oklahoma,» said Attorney General Hunter.

«My commitment to our tribal partners is to work together to find common ground on the issues highlighted by this case. The tribal nations of Oklahoma are a fundamental part of Oklahoma`s culture, economy, politics and governance. The relationship between the tribes and my office is based on trust and mutual respect. And this synergism was essential to the successful formation of this important agreement. The five tribes and heads of state reached an agreement to clarify jurisdiction in criminal and civil matters following a Supreme Court decision that has put a legal system in operation for more than a century. However, the agreement must be approved by Congress. The agreement confirms the criminal jurisdiction of tribes by the territories with respect to Indian offenders, while confirming the criminal jurisdiction of the state for all offenders in the same territories. There is an exception to the authority of the state with respect to Indians who commit crimes on «Indian trust or a restricted country» which, in some cases, have never been attributed. In civil matters, tribes agree that they have «no civil jurisdiction for non-members outside the trust or the restricted countries of India,» with the exception of matters over which federal law explicitly grants them jurisdiction, such as contracts with a tribe.