Oklahoma won't recognize car tags issued by UKB

The state of Oklahoma won't recognize car tags issued by the United Keetoowah Band because the tribe doesn't have any land that is considered Indian Country, according to state attorney general Drew Edmondson.

In an opinion issued on Wednesday, Edmondson said only tribes with trust land or Indian lands can issue tags. He said the UKB doesn't have either.

The tribe disputes the opinion and plans to continue selling tags. UKB attorney general Dianne Barker-Harrold said the determination of Indian land status is a question of fact that can't be answered by Edmondson.

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Keetoowahs sell license plates despite AG's ruling (The Muskogee Phoenix 3/17)

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