Mary Fallin

American Indian Museum still stalled 1 year after agreement

It's been more than a year since Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation authorizing the city of Oklahoma City to complete and operate the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.

Yet the unfinished concrete-and-steel structure sits empty and construction is at a standstill while city officials and the Ada-based Chickasaw Nation work out the details of a complex partnership for operating and maintaining the 173,000-square-foot museum and developing the surrounding 200 or so acres of commercial property along the Oklahoma River.

Both sides are trying to conform to the requirements of the 24-page legislation that authorized the state-owned museum and allows the tribe...