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People and Projects Impacted by the Tribes

Every part of our state benefits from the work of the tribes. They are impacting communities and making a difference in lives across Oklahoma. The stories below highlight specific areas or services boosted by the tribal nations. From life-saving first responder equipment to a nationally recognized preschool, tribes are benefiting all Oklahomans.

You can’t tell the story of Oklahoma, or of our Main Street, without including the tribes.

Stephanie Gardner Director Durant Main Street
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The tribe just stepped up on their own. They found there was a need and decided on their own to jump in there and carry that flag.

Cary Williamson Fire Chief Ardmore Fire Dept.
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The tribes are indispensable partners. It’s not them versus us, we are all together as citizens of Oklahoma.

Frank Keating Governor State of Oklahoma (1995-2003)
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