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June 27, 2019

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2019

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Amanda Rutland
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Muscogee (Creek) Nation releases statement regarding U.S. Supreme Court decision in Murphy case

OKMULGEE, Okla. — Today, JUNE 27, the U. S. Supreme Court announced its decision to hold additional oral arguments in the Murphy case during the next session in October.  The Muscogee (Creek) Nation released the following statement in response to the Court’s decision:

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation respects and welcomes the Court’s decision calling for additional argument.  The Nation remains steadfast in its conviction that the 1866 Creek Reservation has never been disestablished and very much looks forward to this opportunity to present further arguments to the Court this Fall.

In the meantime, the Nation will continue to serve all citizens within its borders, Indian and non-Indian alike; to make its strong economic impact felt within Oklahoma, which exceeded $860 million in 2017; and to enjoy a positive and productive relationship with the State of Oklahoma.