Creek council fails with veto override

Apr 1, 2012

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — An attempt to override Muscogee Creek Nation Chief George Tiger's veto of a resolution opposing a proposed casino in Broken Arrow has failed.

The National Council's 10-5 vote fell two short of the votes needed for the override on Saturday. The Tulsa World reports that two members of the 17-member council were absent.

The National Council passed the resolution opposing the Kialegee Tribal Town's proposed casino on March 8th. The resolution says the Kialegees don't have jurisdiction on the restricted Creek allotment where the casino is to be built.

Kialegee Tribal Town members are considered to be part of the Creek Nation.

Tiger vetoed the resolution March 23rd, saying he had asked a council committee to postpone a vote so he could meet with Kialegee officials.