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Attorney General Barr To Visit Cherokee Nation On Wednesday

Attorney General William Barr speaks during a meeting with between President Donald Trump and Republican state attorneys general about social media companies, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington.
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Attorney General William Barr speaks during a meeting with between President Donald Trump and Republican state attorneys general about social media companies, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr will meet with leaders of the Cherokee Nation and U.S. Attorneys in Tahlequah on Wednesday.

The Justice Department has kept details surrounding Barr’s visit quiet, but one topic the Attorney General may discuss is the McGirt v. Oklahoma Supreme Court decision, and its impact on Native American communities in the state. The decision found much of the eastern half of Oklahoma is still a Native American reservation with regard to federal criminal law.

The Justice Department says Barr will lead a roundtable discussion with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr, Cherokee Nation Attorney General Sara Hill, and U.S. Attorneys Trent Shores and Brian Kuester.

The event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah. Only the introductory remarks are open to the press.

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