Why did Gov. Kevin Stitt pick a fight with the Oklahoma’s sovereign tribal nations over gaming compacts that generated $1.28 billion for the state treasury over the last 15 years? We peel back the layers with High Country News Contributing Editor and Cherokee Nation member Graham Lee Brewer to get to the real story, and it’s about much more than gaming and gambling.
Read Brewer’s co-authored first story “Oklahoma tribes unite against a common foe: Their Cherokee governor” here and his follow up story on Cherokee Nation attorneys’ dispute a century ago on Gov. Stitt’s ancestors’ identity here.