Nonrecognized Cherokee Nation West Sues U.S. Army Corps over Religious Freedom

Here is the complaint in Cherokee Nation West v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (N.D. Okla.):

1 Complaint

An excerpt:

Plaintiff seeks equal access to Fort Gibson Lake to hold a religious ceremony on November 7, 2014, March 2015 and on future dates. Although Fort Gibson Lake is open to the general public for indiscriminate use, the Defendants denied Plaintiff equal access to the public area of Fort Gibson Lake because Plaintiff wanted to hold a religious ceremony, and such ceremony was considered “sacrilegious” by the government Defendants.