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Oklahoma: Reclaiming Native America?

Apr 17, 2016

Oklahoma has one of the largest Native American populations in the United States. By using their right to govern themselves, some of Oklahoma’s tribes have become economic powerhouses, contributing hugely to the state economy. But some tribes are faring much better than others. Which tribes are doing well? Has the political influence of Native Americans – and the treatment of their culture – changed in line with growing economic success? And, are there valuable lessons to be learned from Oklahoma for indigenous peoples in the rest of the United States and around the world? In a special BBC Newshour Extra presentation recorded in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Owen Bennett Jones leads a panel discussion on these and other questions facing Oklahoma's tribes.