By Sabian Warren
Hicks this morning confirmed the meeting was set for 1 p.m.
In a letter to Hicks last month, Barker, former host of "The Price is Right," requested the meeting with Hicks out of a concern the Cherokee bears "are not being treated humanely."
Hicks said today the tribe is following regulations in the care of the animals.
"We're complying with tribal laws and standards established by the USDA," he said.
In fact, Hicks says the organization has already broken tribal laws on several occasions, by handing out informational brochures on the reservation without a business license.
If that behavior continues, he says he'll have no problem asking tribal council to permanently ban PETA from the reservation.
For more on the subject, see Bob Barker vs. Cherokee Bear Exhibits.