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Student Guest Blog: Broken Arrow Sports Bar?

Jul 20 2012
Note by Kathryn: Today's guest blog post, written by one of the students in Kathryn's Indian Gaming Law course, is by third-year law student Julia Monyak.

This Week's "Poor Choice of Words" Award Winner

May 4 2012
The Kialegee Tribal Town is moving closer to realizing its Red Clay Clay Casino in Broken Arrow, OK, on a privately owned Indian allotment just outside of Tulsa.  The project is controversial, to say the least.  Last week, Broken Arrow's longtime city manager was fired, apparently as a result of community backlash against the planned casino.  This week, Broken Arrow City Attorney Beth Anne Wilkening updated the council on the status of Attorney General Scott Pruitt's lawsuit against the Kialegee Tribal Town in an effort to stop construction of the Red Clay Casino.  She was quoted in the

NIGC Response to Oklahoma Officials' Objection to Broken Arrow Casino

Jan 21 2012
NIGC Chair Tracie Stevens issued a response to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Rep. John Sullivan (R-OK).  Earlier this month, Coburn and Sullivan had requested information about the legality of the Kialegees' construction of a casino in suburban Tulsa.

Stevens acknowledged that IGRA requires a tribe to operate Indian gaming only on "Indian lands," which has a specific legal definition, as explained in our earlier posts.

Kathryn Quoted on Kialegee Casino

Jan 20 2012
Kathryn's quoted in the Tulsa World on the legal requirements for the Kialegee Tribal Town to operate their under-construction casino in suburban Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

When Is Non-Reservation Land Indian Land?

Jan 13 2012
An issue that arises repeatedly is "Can a tribe build a casino on this land?"  This is, of course, the essential question in the recent coverage of the Kialegee Tribal Town's plans for a Broken Arrow casino in Oklahoma.  We thought we'd break down this complex factual and legal question.

More on the Kialegees' Broken Arrow Casino

Jan 10 2012
The Kialegee Tribal Town is standing by its claim that the suburban land in question belongs to the tribe and is under tribal government control and jurisdiction.  In a statement issued by the tribe, the Kialegees point to the indicators of tribal authority: a sign asserting jurisdiction, the tribe's flag flying over the land, and "on-site tribal activities."  The statement also highlighted the tribe's efforts to work with federal and city officials.

Controversy in Oklahoma Over Broken Arrow

Jan 6 2012
State officials in Oklahoma are working to halt the construction of a casino in Broken Arrow, a suburb of Tulsa.  The tribe behind the casino is the Kialegee Tribal Town.

The Kialegee are a federally recognized tribe with about 430 members, based in Wetumka, and historically part of the Muskogee Creek Confederacy.  Last spring, the tribe signed a gaming compact with Oklahoma.