Oklahoma Is – Always Has Been – Native Land

By Dwanna L. McKay, The Conversation. -

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 [...]

The Supreme Court Ruling On Oklahoma Was Welcome, But…

By Nick Estes, NBC News. -

The U.S. legal system from the Supreme Court on down delivered a suite of rulings over the past week that have reaffirmed Indigenous land rights and environmental protections. From the Virginias [...]

Supreme Court Rules Against Oklahoma In Creek Nation Case

By Chris Casteel, The Oklahoman. -

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s reservation was not officially terminated at Oklahoma statehood, as justices issued a decision that may upend state [...]

Armed Protesters Peacefully March On Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion

By Dave Cathey, Oklahoman. -

Between 150 and 200 protesters peacefully marched from the Ralph Ellison Library to the Governor's Mansion on Saturday to deliver a double-barreled message. “We aren’t going to allow people to [...]

Largest Sentence Commutation In US History: Nearly 500 Inmates Walk Free After Oklahoma Voters Demand Reform

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

Oklahoma voters' approval of a referendum in 2016 allowed for nearly 500 inmates to walk free on Monday from the state's massive prison system—the largest single-day commutation in U.S. history. [...]

Addressing Food Insecurity In Northeast Oklahoma

By Chuck Hoskin, Jr., Nativenewsonline.net -

Many of us are lucky enough that we do not have to worry about where our next meal will come from. Unfortunately, not everyone is so blessed. That is why Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma food banks and [...]

Oklahoma’s Working Class WoodyFest2019: Second Wave Of The Sixties

By Mark Maxey, AmericanHighways.org. -

(Okemah, Okla.) The hot humid days of July annually in Okemah rallies around their hometown socialist, Woody Guthrie. Okemah, a rural town of about 3000 citizens in northeastern Oklahoma.  July [...]

Will Oklahoma Rein In Epic Charter Failure?

By John Thompson, Livingindialogue.com -

As the Network for Public Education documents a billion dollars wasted on failed charter schools, the national news is full of the latest charter financial scandals stretching from New Jersey to [...]

Immigrant Students In Oklahoma Tell Their Stories

By John Thompson, Livingindialogue.com -

Numerous stories began in Mexico and Central America. Anonymous explained in “Gunshots” that his mom had been a “coyote,” passing immigrants from Central America to the U.S. She “never got caught [...]

Hundreds Of Oklahoma Teachers Angry At Union

By Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox.com -

On Thursday afternoon, Oklahoma’s largest educators association announced an end to the nine-day walkout, saying lawmakers “won’t budge an inch.” The group said that it would take the $479 [...]

How Free Lunch And Daycare Are Bolstering The Oklahoma Teachers’ Walkout

By Max Zahn, Wagingnonviolence.org -

Oklahoma City elementary school teacher Madeline Scott told her students about the statewide teacher walkout on the last day of classes before it began on April 2. Their reaction surprised her. [...]

Oklahoma Teachers Begin 110-Mile March To Protest Education Funding

By Sebastian Murdock, Huffingtonpost.com -

Educators in Oklahoma are making it clear they aren’t giving up in their fight for increased public school funding. On Wednesday, more than 100 people set out from Webster High School in Tulsa on [...]

Thousands Of Teachers And Staff On Strike Across Oklahoma And Kentucky, Arizona Might Be Next

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Schools shut down on Monday as thousands of teachers and staff in Oklahoma walked out to protest the low wages, benefit cuts and lack of school funding. Leading up to the planned strike, Oklahoma [...]

Joining Nationwide Teacher Rebellion, Tens Of Thousands Rally For Education In Oklahoma

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

The $50 million in school funding that was included in a bill last week "will buy less than one textbook per student," said the head of the state teacher's union. A weeks-long mobilization in [...]

Oklahoma School Funding Paves The Way To A Teacher Walkout

By John Thompson, Livingindialogue.com -

Oklahoma is one of the states heading for a teachers walkout. Because of a complicated set of reasons, the political challenge facing Oklahoma educators is more formidable than the problems faced [...]

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