Aerial photo of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on August 3, 2018. TOM GILBERT/Tulsa World Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. talks with attendees after the Cherokee Nation Economic Impact luncheon at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World CATOOSA — Cooperation among Oklahoma’s tribes and the state helped the Cherokee Nation realize a $2.169 billion economic impact in the state for fiscal year 2018.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said Tuesday that maintaining the alliance is important.
“I’ve seen what happens when the state and the tribes work together,” Hoskin said. “For the past 15 years, they have had a stable and positive partnership, most notably through the gaming compact that is fair to all and is win-win for the state of Oklahoma and the Cherokee Nation. Why in the world would we ever want to wreck that historic partnership?” LOADING…
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Hoskin’s remarks came as the tribe celebrated its most recent economic study during a luncheon at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. They also serve as a contrast to a stance taken by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt regarding renewal of the compacts and rates paid by the tribes .
The tribes say their compacts automatically renew Jan. 1 and want the governor to agree […]