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The chiefs of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw and Seminole nations and the governor of the Chickasaws signed a resolution Friday in Tulsa saying they "reject" the governor's apparent threat to terminate the compacts if they are not renegotiated.

DOCUMENT: Gov. Kevin Stitt's letter to Oklahoma tribes

DOCUMENT: Resolution from Five Tribes on renegotiating gaming compacts

Gov. Kevin Stitt: New gaming compacts must protect the interests of the tribes and the state


The Thorpe Award, sponsored by Paycom and organized by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, goes to the nation’s top defensive back. 

"Anytime we can get anybody in as secretary of the interior who we have a history of working with and who will help advance the priorities of Indian country, I'm in," said Cherokee Chief Bill John Baker.

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