Two Oklahoma tribes face opposition in requests to participate in lawsuit over gaming compacts Randy Ellis, The Oklahoma · February 21, 2020 at 8:01 pm Five Oklahoma gaming tribes have asked a federal judge to reject requests by two other tribes to participate in their lawsuit against Gov. Kevin Stitt. The two tribes facing opposition are the Kialegee Tribal Town headquartered in Wetumka and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians which is headquartered in Tahlequah. Challenging their participation in the lawsuit are the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Citizen Potawatomi nations. Neither the Kialegee nor the Keetoowah tribes currently have gaming operations in Oklahoma. Both have run into legal problems in the past over efforts to build and operate casinos. The two tribes drew the ire of other tribes late last year when they received strong praise from Stitt for signing eight-month extension agreements to tribal gaming compacts. The vast majority of other tribes had refused to sign the extensions, citing their legal position that extensions were unnecessary because the 15-year gaming compacts automatically renewed Jan. 1.