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Statement from CCCT Regarding Proposed Chilocco Testing

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on November 15, 2017

COUNCIL OF CONFEDERATED CHILOCCO TRIBES STATEMENT REGARDING PROPOSED DHS TESTING

CHILOCCO, Okla.—The Council of Confederated Chilocco Tribes will request that the Department of Homeland Security provide more information regarding the proposed Tracer Particle and Biological Release testing planned at the old Chilocco Indian School in early 2018 and again in the summer of 2018. CCCT is requesting that DHS meet with each of the member tribes Councils to answer questions regarding the testing. According to CCCT Speaker and Otoe-Missouria Chairman John Shotton, the tribes would like to know more about the environmental and human impact of the proposed testing. The CCCT consists of five tribes including the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, the Ponca Tribe, the Tonkawa Tribe, the Pawnee Nation and the Kaw Nation.