September 6, 2021

Batton: Big wins, but Choctaw Nation's work far from finished

Author: Adrian O’Hanlon III | Editor

Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton highlighted the tribe’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and “big wins” for tribal sovereignty during his State of the Nation Address.
Batton said in the video posted Monday he was most proud of the tribe’s vaccine rollout and progress toward tribal sovereignty following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma.
“But our work is far from finished,” Batton said.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2020 Congress never “disestablished” the reservation status of the Musc