TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA — Cherokee Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin are expected to sign a compact Friday that would expand hunting and fishing rights for Cherokee Nation citizens.
Cherokee Nation citizens are guaranteed hunting and fishing rights by treaty and tribal law on Cherokee Nation land, but the new compact will expand hunting and fishing rights across all of Oklahoma at no cost to tribal citizens. Currently, the cost for a joint hunting and fishing license is $42.
The signing will take place at 1 p.m. Friday at the tribe’s W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex.
Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma leaders sign historic hunting and fishing compact
Friday, May 29,1 pm
Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex
Tribal Council Chambers
17675 S. Muskogee Ave.
Principal Chief Bill John Baker
Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
Tribal and state leaders