Grand River Dam Authority’s actions today, under pressure from Governor Stitt, create barriers where none existed and undermine public safety on some of our major waterways, Grand Lake and Lake Tenkiller, among others. Governor Stitt has spent more than three years pressing phony claims of chaos on tribal reservations with no basis, in fact, deciding to create chaos to fit his narrative.

We have had nothing but a positive working relationship with GRDA. There is no reason to revoke the commission cards of our hard-working men and women of the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service.

Governor Stitt's actions not only undermine public safety but are insulting to the Cherokee Nation.

Moving forward and most importantly, we will continue to provide indispensable law enforcement services across our reservation, including utilizing other cross deputization agreements in place and our exercising our inherent sovereign rights across the Cherokee Nation Reservation.”

Chuck Hoskin Jr.
Principal Chief