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« Reply #105 on: May 30, 2014, 09:24:27 pm »

Hoss you are right. I mean after all, we owe them right?  Grin


They are showing the initiative so strongly embraced by American culture and running a massively successful business enterprise.  That has been wildly successful at getting at least some form of "paybacks" from the white people!  And has benefited the Native Americans, too....  win, win!!



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« Reply #106 on: July 30, 2015, 11:26:33 am »

Museum a LONG Way from Being Finished



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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Officials estimate that construction on the planned American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City is still at least two years away from being finished. 
 An Oklahoma City Council committee on Tuesday also concluded that another year will be needed to install Smithsonian Institution-quality exhibits.
 
 City Manager Jim Couch says $90 million of the original $170 million project budget already has been spent, leaving an $80 million gap. The state has offered to loan $25 million to the city; private interest groups have pledged $31 million; and City Hall has agreed to front $9 million. 

 The Journal Record reports that city officials are trying to figure out how to cover the remaining $15 million to complete the center.
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« Reply #107 on: July 31, 2015, 09:13:55 pm »

Make a great outlet mall.
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« Reply #108 on: August 03, 2015, 08:49:24 am »

Make a great outlet mall.

BOOM!

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« Reply #109 on: August 04, 2015, 04:15:20 pm »

The supporters of this boondoggle will be back before the legislature next session asking for more money to fill the funding “gap.”  It never seems to occur to them they should design/redesign the museum to fit the money they have.  Actually it does, but they prefer to play a game of financial chicken with the State of Oklahoma, daring it to pull the plug and “waste” the $100+ million Oklahoma has already committed to this project.  The decision makers on this project should be going to jail for financial fraud, not running a museum.
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« Reply #110 on: August 28, 2017, 11:37:51 am »

Vote Set on Completing American Indian Museum in Oklahoma City

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/vote-set-completing-american-indian-museum-oklahoma-city

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The Oklahoma City Council is to vote on agreements to complete building the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.

The vote is Tuesday on proposals to finish the project with the Chickasaw Nation. Plans call for an April 1, 2021, opening.

The museum began as a state project and about $90 million was spent from 2006 until 2012, when it ran out of money.

An estimated $65 million or more is needed to complete it, with the state providing $25 million, the city $9 million and tribal and private donations to provide the remainder. The Chickasaw Nation is to cover any operating deficits for the first seven years after the museum opens.

The museum is at the junction of Interstates 40 and 35 near downtown Oklahoma City.
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« Reply #111 on: August 28, 2017, 03:13:28 pm »

Vote Set on Completing American Indian Museum in Oklahoma City

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/vote-set-completing-american-indian-museum-oklahoma-city


Why don’t they bulldoze this oedipus already or turn it into a homeless shelter?
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« Reply #112 on: August 28, 2017, 06:22:05 pm »

Why is the state giving another $25M? Budget surplus?
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« Reply #113 on: August 28, 2017, 06:30:13 pm »

Vote Set on Completing American Indian Museum in Oklahoma City

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/vote-set-completing-american-indian-museum-oklahoma-city


I dig the fact they have moved off the idea that another $65 million will fur sur finish this damn thing. Now it's "$65 million, or more"

And it's not going to be finished until 2021! It broke ground in 2006!

I predict another hat in hand request coming to the state in 2019.
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« Reply #114 on: August 29, 2017, 09:12:58 am »

Finally, the latest batch of "participants" have figured out a way to somehow get their palms greased, so the money can start to flow again !!


Sign over the title to me.  Give me $40 million.  Don't obstruct me with false conditions designed to create a kickback.   I guarantee you that it will be open for business by end of 2019.  Probably earlier.

Win, win.   I get the museum I have always wanted, and the people of Oklahoma save WAY over $25 million!!



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