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July 28, 2020

For Immediate Release
July 28, 2020

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief David W. Hill responds to today’s federal court ruling on tribal gaming compacts.

“We’re pleased to see that the court’s ruling this morning reflects our steadfast assertion that the compacts automatically renewed on January 1. This decision further strengthens the opportunities opened up by the recent Supreme Court decision as we work with our state and local partners to implement agreements that will improve public safety, economic stability and build a better Oklahoma.

I want to thank our attorneys for the tireless work done on behalf of all the tribes who stood in agreement in our united effort. The Muscogee (Creek) National Council was crucial in providing the input and tribal resources needed to stand up for the plain language of our agreements. This outcome is a testament that tribal governments working together can achieve great victory and our cohesion with our fellow sovereigns is effective when we’re committed to a cause that benefits us all.”