Courtesy of American Indian Report (https://www.americanindianreport.com)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has approved the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees Indians trust application to place 76 acres of land near Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The Cherokees have bitterly contested the application since its original submission in 2004. The parcel has a community service center, wellness center, elder center, and gathering place-no commercial facilities. The Cherokees oppose this as they have exclusive jurisdiction and treaty rights within its boundaries.