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9:25 am
Sat August 17, 2013

Agreement Signed: Cherokee Nation Car Tags Expanded Statewide

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's governor and the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation have signed agreements that will allow tribal citizens in all 77 Oklahoma counties buy a Cherokee Nation license plate.

Two compacts were signed Friday by Governor Mary Fallin and Principal Chief Bill John Baker. They authorize the Cherokee Nation to be the first tribe in Oklahoma to offer car tags to its citizens statewide.

One compact allows Cherokee citizens in Tulsa, Wagoner, Rogers, Mayes and Muskogee counties to purchase a tribal car tag at the same rate as Cherokee citizens have for 10 years.

Another covers all other Cherokee Nation citizens in Oklahoma. They can now showcase their heritage while potentially receiving an instant rebate from the tribe that would provide savings over the cost of a state tag.