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Allotment horror, graduation lawsuit, and Black Wall Street Bikers
VNN Weekly Digest May 15-21
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
Allotment horror remains unsettled at Oaklawn Cemetery
(MUSCOGEE NATION) Land and oil rights. Dead American Indians. Wealthy benefactors. As “Killers of the Flower Moon” debuts the tale of the Osage Murders at the Cannes Film Festival, the deadly series of events is a familiar one for Lucinda Hickory Research Institute founder Tatianna Duncan.
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Broken Arrow woman sues school district over graduation plume removal
(OKLAHOMA) A Broken Arrow woman who was forced to remove an eagle plume from her mortarboard during graduation last year has sued the Broken Arrow Public Schools and two employees over the incident. The lawsuit filed by Otoe-Missouri Tribal member Lena Black in Tulsa County District court alleges BAPS and employees Karen Holman and Lesa Dickson violated her religious and free-speech rights.
Black Wall Street Rally brings bikers from around the nation
(OKLAHOMA) Underneath the stretch of highway dividing Historic Greenwood District, hundreds of motorcycle riders from around the nation came together for the annual Black Wall Street Rally on Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13. From Philly to Houston and everywhere in between, a community of Black bikers danced on sacred streets to the sound of humming engines in a concrete sea of vibrant, decked-out motorcycles.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) Severe storms possible across the Texas Panhandle and southern Plains, well above normal temperatures for the northern Plains into the Upper Midwest, showers, thunderstorms, and locally heavy rain continue over the northeast Gulf Coast and Southeast.
NATIVE COMMERCE NEWS
The importance of advancing Native leadership
Native Commerce News is sponsored by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma (AICCO), dedicated to expanding Indian Country commerce across the globe.
(OKLAHOMA) Native people have lived on American soil for at least 20,000 years. Despite repeated attempts to dismantle and eradicate Native communities and culture, Native people continue to thrive and excel in both community and business leadership today. And there is no place that demonstrates that fact quite like Indian Country.
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