Quote of the Day | August 24, 2018

“Native American people in Oklahoma don’t look just like me. Native American people in Oklahoma are white, black and Hispanic. So the idea that by opening a Native American school we’re segregating kids from other races, kind of misunderstands what it is to be indigenous in this country.”

-Phil Gover, the founder of the recently approved Sovereign Community School in Oklahoma City which will will teach Native American history and incorporate a native perspective in all areas of curriculum [Fox 25]


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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