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Stitt sues lawmakers, OK’s Women's Bill of Rights, and Tulsa Race Massacre chilling effect
VNN Weekly Digest July 31- August 6
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories:
Conflict between Oklahoma governor and its tribes erupts into another lawsuit
(MUSCOGEE NATION) Just when onlookers thought the heat between Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and the interests of the state’s 39 tribal nations couldn’t get any hotter- BOOM. But it’s not just the tribes who have taken a stand against Stitt’s moves; the Legislature and the state’s Attorney General are now openly at odds with him at the highest level yet.
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Governor Stitt Leads The Nation As First Governor To Issue Women’s Bill Of Rights By Executive Order
(OKLAHOMA) On Tuesday, Governor Kevin Stitt led the nation as the first governor to issue an executive order to boldly stand with women — defining sex-based words like ‘female,’ ‘woman,’ and ‘mother’ and protecting women-only spaces. Joining the governor in today’s signing ceremony was Independent Women’s Voice, the group that developed the model legislation that inspired the Women’s Bill of Rights Executive Order.
After a state law banning some lessons on race, Oklahoma teachers tread lightly on the Tulsa Race Massacre
(OKLAHOMA) One year after Oklahoma lawmakers passed a bill banning some concepts about race in public schools, Bixby teachers decided to shelve a lesson on “Dreamland Burning,” a young-adult historical fiction novel based on the Tulsa Race Massacre. A parent from the group Moms for Liberty had complained about the book during the previous year, although her son was allowed to read something else.
WEATHER ACROSS AMERICA
(NATIONAL) An expansive heat wave continues but relief is coming to Oklahoma and Arkansas, severe thunderstorms expected for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, and flash flood threats for portions of the Midwest, Northern Mid-Atlantic/Northeast and Interior Northwest.
NATIVE COMMERCE NEWS
Sold-out The Gathering connects Indigenous business from around the world
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) The Gathering Business Summit promised matchmaking and next-level opportunity for Indigenous-focused business development during its three-day conference at River Spirit Casino Resort on the Muscogee Creek Nation Reservation July 23-25. Business leaders from across the United States and Canada walked away with promises kept, and an added benefit of new partnerships and friendships in tow.
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