In response to the lawsuit filed by the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma releases the following statement:
“In its never ending quest to destroy its Cherokee brothers and sisters, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) has this day filed a request that the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma enter an order to prohibit the Department of Interior from taking land, presently owned by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, into Trust.
The effect of this injunction, if granted, would immediately throw some 300 Keetoowahs out of work. We trust that the federal court, upon hearing all of the evidence, will decline to issue an injunction and permit the Department of Interior provisionally to take the land into Trust.”
--James C. McMillin, attorney at McAfee & Taft, for the UKB