City to consider resolution against land-into-trust
The city council in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will consider a resolution to oppose all pending and future land-into-trust applications.

City leaders are worried about a pending Muscogee (Creek) Nation application to acquire about 43 acres in trust. But future applications are also at issue.

"The citizens of Tulsa need to realize that every time land is taken from the city and put into a trust, property taxes will ultimately increase on their homes and the amount of sales tax collected to provide basic services will decrease," city council member Bill Christiansen told The Tulsa World.

The Muscogee Nation wants to build a bridge on the land if it is placed in trust.

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Council to consider resolution against further Indian sovereignty on city land (The Tulsa World 7/8)

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