Seminole Nation is asked to stop trying to tax oil companies


December 16, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter asked the Seminole Nation to stop sending oil and gas companies notices that they are subject to taxes in the tribe's "jurisdictional area."

This action by the tribe has reinforced fears that members of the Five Tribes will assert civil jurisdiction in the wake of a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court involving a convicted child rapist within the Creek Nation's historical boundaries, that the Creek reservation was never disestablished, The Oklahoman reported.

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