Te Ata is set in the early part of the 20th century when the Code of Indian Offenses, first established in the 1880s to dissuade Native Americans from participating in traditional ceremonies and religious rites, was still law.

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The Chickasaw Nation produces a film about Oklahoma rancher Montford Johnson

The production recently wrapped principal photography in Oklahoma and Florida locations.


Oklahoma Democratic Party hires Native American liaison

LaRenda Morgan is focused on building relations and strengthening Democratic engagement with tribes in the state.

The waters of Sardis Lake, located in southeastern Oklahoma, have been at the center of a federal lawsuit. | Photo State of Oklahoma / provided

State and Native tribes reach water source agreement

The agreement outlines rules including how much water Oklahoma City is allowed to take from the Sardis Lake annually.


Red Earth’s Treefest expands in its second year

Volunteers began hanging ornaments in October for the show.

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Exhibit C drum show and other exhibitions highlight Native art

Seven Native artists are included in the hand-drum exhibition.

Existing "Tobacco Free Park" sign at a playground area of Will Rogers Park, off North Portland Avenue in Oklahoma City, 12-23-15.  (Mark Hancock)

Metro Briefs: city wastewater, museum money and smoking ban

Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust chooses new wastewater treatment management, the Chickasaw Nation makes a bid for The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum and Oklahoma City Council bans smoking on OKC property.

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