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Native American
9:44 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Live Tweets From Monday's Senate Hearing On Native American Museum

American Indian Cultural Center And Museum

Oklahoma lawmakers are looking at several options to find roughly $40 million in state funding to complete the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum along the banks of the Oklahoma River southeast of the intersections of Interstates 35 and 40.

Oklahoma Watch’s state Capitol reporter M. Scott Carter attended Monday’s Senate Education Subcommittee on Appropriations hearing packed with lobbyists, lawmakers, state and Oklahoma City officials to gather more information about what officials says would be a “Smithsonian level” facility.

Carter live tweeted the 9:30 a.m. hearing:

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State Capitol
8:23 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Subcommittee To Discuss American Indian Museum

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The Oklahoma State Senate Education Subcommittee on Appropriations  is scheduled to hold an interim study at 9:30 a.m. Monday to discuss the future of the planned American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City.

Construction on the project at the intersection of Interstates 35 and 40 began about seven years ago and approximately $95 million has been spent on the unfinished facility.

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Native American News
1:07 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Oklahoma Historical Society Partners With Ancestry.com On American Indian Records

Oklahoma Historical Society
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A Utah-based genealogy website is partnering with the Oklahoma Historical Society to add more than 3.2 million American Indian records to an online database to make it easier for people to research whether they have Indian blood.

The new data is available to customers beginning Monday at Ancestry.com.

With the addition, the website will have more than 10 million American Indian records, making it the largest collection of its kind.

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Business Intelligence Report
6:35 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Finding A Way To Finish AICCM Could Be On Hold Until After November Elections

Boosters of the American Indian Cultural Center & Museum are hopeful the coming election and legislative session could bring the funds to finish the project.
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Time stretches on for the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum near downtown Oklahoma City. The silvery struts jut up into the sky, the grass grows on the Cahokia-style mound and the river runs past the site, just north of the intersection of Interstates 40 and 35.

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Native American
11:39 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Deadline Set For Backers Of Unfinished Oklahoma Indian Museum

American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

Private donors have given backers of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum until the end of the month to come up with a plan to keep the project alive.

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New three-year deal being discussed
4:17 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Supporters Of Unfinished Native Museum Not Giving Up

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Supporters of a plan to spend $40 million in state money to help complete a Native American museum in Oklahoma City say they're trying to come up with a new way to fund the project after the original proposal stalled before a House deadline.

Oklahoma City Republican Rep. David Dank said Monday one new idea being discussed is a three-year deal for $15 million next year, followed by $15 million in Fiscal Year 2016 and $10 million in 2017.

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House conservatives oppose bill
4:29 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Top Democrat Urges House Speaker To Allow Vote On Unfinished Native Museum

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The Oklahoma House's top Democrat says the chamber should vote on whether to provide funding to complete the American Indian Cultural Center & Museum in Oklahoma City.

House Democratic Leader Scott Inman of Oklahoma City urged the House to take action on Thursday, a day after the House Appropriations and Budget Committee approved a plan to take $40 million from the Unclaimed Property Fund to complete the unfinished structure.

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Native American
8:02 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Fallin, Anoatubby Encourage House Republicans To Approve Native American Museum Funding Bill

The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum near the intersections of I-40 and I-35 in Oklahoma City.
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Gov. Mary Fallin and the leader of one of the state's most powerful Indian tribes are trying to convince House Republicans to support a $40 million plan to complete a Native American museum in Oklahoma City.

Fallin and Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby met behind closed doors Monday with members of the House GOP caucus and urged them to support the proposal that would take $40 million from the state's Unclaimed Property Fund to help complete the project.

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Native American
12:40 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

UPDATE: House Panel Approves Plan For Native American Museum

The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum near the intersections of I-40 and I-35 in Oklahoma City.
Credit American Indian Cultural Center and Museum

A plan to take $40 million from the state's Unclaimed Property Fund to pay for the completion of a Native American museum in Oklahoma City has cleared another legislative hurdle.

Members of a House budget subcommittee voted 8-2 on Monday, sending the bill to the full House Appropriations and Budget Committee.

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Sits at crossroads of I35 and I40
6:17 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Lawmakers Tour Unfinished Museum

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Oklahoma lawmakers have toured the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center & Museum in Oklahoma City as administrators urge passage of legislation to provide funding to complete the structure.

More than a dozen members of the House and Senate walked through the incomplete building Tuesday as museum director Blake Wade urged passage of the $40 million funding measure.

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