Professor McKay Publishes on Supreme Court Oklahoma Decision
McKay, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation whose research focuses on social inequality and Indigenous identity, explains that the landmark July 9 decision applies only to criminal law and gives federal and tribal courts jurisdiction over felonies committed by tribal citizens within the Creek reservation, not the state of Oklahoma.
“Any shock that tribal nations have sovereignty over their own land reflects a serious misunderstanding of American history. For Oklahoma – indeed, all of North America – has always been, for lack of a better term, Indian Country,” she writes. “As both an educator and scholar, I work to correct the erasure of Indigenous histories through my research and teaching.” Read more here.
- 31st July 2020 -
- Posted by Mike in General