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Amendment to Mound Oversight Committee passes LNC

Amendment to Mound Oversight Committee passes LNC

(MNN File Photo) The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Land, Natural Resources and Cultural Preservation Committee met on June 6 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

Appropriations approved to churches for gathering, lawn mowers

Darren DeLaune/Reporter

OKMULGEE, Okla. — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council Land, Natural Resources and Cultural Preservation Committee meeting was held June 6 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

LNC addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:

TR 17-077 Authorizing the principal chief to execute a NAGPRA plan of action with the Southeast Archeological Center of the National Park Service. Rep. Mark Randolph sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.

A plan of action was developed for the treatment and disposition of Native American human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects and objects of cultural patrimony discovered at Cumberland Island National Seashore. The legislation would approve the plan.

TR 17-082 Authorizing the principal chief to execute a letter of completion with the Indian Health Service, the City of Holdenville and the MCN. Rep. Thomas Yahola sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.

A memorandum of agreement was entered in 2009 regarding an engineering study to access the condition of the sanitary sewer collection system, which serves 32 Indian homes located in Holdenville.

TR 17-084 Authorizing the principal chief to execute a temporary operating permit with the Apehkv Fellowship Church for the operation of one temporary fireworks sales facility on tribal trust land. Rep. James Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.

The church wishes to sell fireworks for their restoration project.

NCA 17-090 Establishing the MCN Environmental Services Revolving Fund for all income generated revenue. Rep. Del Beaver sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

The department currently generates funds from the collection and selling of recyclable materials through its recycling program and the rental of its roll-off boxes. The legislation would approve a revolving account for use of these funds.

NCA 17-091 Authorizing a special appropriation of $4,799.99 to Trenton Indian Baptist Church. Rep. Darrell Proctor sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

The church is requesting financial assistance to purchase a lawn mower.

NCA 17-092 Authorizing a special appropriation of $2,556.61 to Tookparfka Indian Baptist Church. Yahola sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

The church is requesting financial assistance to send approximately 14 members to Indian Falls Creek.

NCA 17-093 Authorizing a donation of $5,000.00 to the Eufaula Indian Club. Proctor sponsored the donation, which passed 4-0.

The club is holding a Labor Day pow-wow and is requesting funds for the event.

NCA 17-094 Authorizing a special appropriation of $4,799.99 to Okfuskee Baptist Church. Proctor sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

The church is requesting financial assistance to purchase a lawn mower.

NCA 17-095 Authorizing a special appropriation of $2,089.38 to Nuyaka Indian Baptist Church. Rep. Randall Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0

The church is requesting funds to send 25 members to Indian Falls Creek.

NCA 17-096 Authorizing a special appropriation of $7,149.99 to High Spring Baptist Church. Rep. Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0

The church is asking Council to help with $2,350 for 30 members to attend Falls Creek and $4,799.99 for the purchase of a lawnmower.

NCA 17-097 Authorizing a special appropriation of $4778.97 to Grant Chapel United Methodist Church. Rep. Randolph sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

The church is requesting financial assistance to purchase a lawn mower.

NCA 17-098 Authorizing a special appropriation of $2,400.38 to All Nations Missions Center. Randolph sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

The church is requesting financial assistance for 40 members to go to Indian Falls Creek.

NCA 17-099 Authorizing a special appropriation of $3,805.00 to Buckeye Creek Baptist Church. Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

The church is requesting funds to send 33 members to Indian Falls Creek.

NCA 17-100 Authorizing a special appropriation of $50,000 to Tukvpvtce Methodist Church. Rep. Rufus Scott sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

The church’s fellowship hall has been condemned and they are requesting financial assistance for a new fellowship hall.

The original legislation requested $41,154.09 in funding. A motion was passed to amend it to $50,000.

NCA 17-101 Authorizing a special appropriation of $35,200.00 to Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church. Scott sponsored the amendment, which passed 3-1, with Del Beaver voting against it.

The church is requesting financial assistance to repair its fellowship hall, which was damaged during a storm. They also would like to have a metal roof on the church and arbor, new windows and paneling.

The church is located outside of jurisdictional boundaries in Wewoka, so it cannot apply for help through the Comprehensive Assistance Grant Program.

NCA 17-102 Authorizing a special appropriation of $4,400.00 to Creek Chapel Methodist Church. Rep. Johnnie Greene sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

The church is requesting assistance to help purchase a lawn mower.

NCA 17-103 Amending MCN Code Annotated Title 37, 2-215 entitiled, Mound Building Oversight Committee and Revolving Fund. Rep. Lucian Tiger sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

The amendment would make exterior maintenance of the building the responsibility of the MCN Facilities Department.

NCA 17-106 Authorizing a special appropriation of $846 to New Beginnings Baptist Church. Del Beaver sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

The church wants the funds to send 25 members to Indian Falls Creek.

DARREN DELAUNE
Reporter
918.732.7703 | DDeLaune@MvskokeMedia.com
Darren has been with Mvskoke Media since 2009. He has always (and still does) played sports so he wanted to write about it. What started with sports, turned into features, columns, articles, whatever he can find around the MCN. He enjoys trying new things, which helped him become an avid dancer of bachata. Darren has one daughter, Syeann.

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