In July 2020, the Supreme Court ruled for McGirt in McGirt v. Oklahoma, acknowledging that Congress has never extinguished the reservation lands set aside for the Muscogee Creek Nation in 1866. This means 47 percent of the state of Oklahoma, an area that’s home to 1.8 million people, is still Native land. We asked two Indigenous and queer Oklahomans what that decision means for them.
Lane Holcomb, 24, Cherokee, Sallislaw, Oklahoma, she/her/hers
My relation to the lands of Oklahoma is complicated. Being Cherokee ...Continue Reading →