National Council fails to override chief's veto of Broken Arrow casino resolution

OKMULGEE, Okla. - An effort to override Muscogee (Creek) Nation Chief George Tiger's veto of a resolution opposing the Kialegee Tribal Town casino in Broken Arrow failed during a National Council meeting Saturday.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Speaker Sam Alexander said the measure to override the chief's veto failed by two votes, 10-5. Two members of the tribal council were absent.

Twelve votes were needed to override the chief's veto, Alexander said.

The National Council passed a resolution in March opposing the Red Clay Casino being built in Broken Arrow by the Kialgee Tribal Town.

The casino is set to open this spring.

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