Jessica McBride/Managing Editor
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation petitioned the MCN District Court Aug. 10 to order the MCN Citizenship Board to revoke the citizenship of Jeremiah Hobia and order the MCN Election Board to remove him from the list of certified and eligible candidates.
The court documents filed by MCN Attorney General Kevin Dellinger state that Hobia is ineligible to be a Muscogee (Creek) citizen or hold MCN office due to his citizenship enrollment with the Kialegee Tribal Town. It also states that Hobia is the KTT town king.
The petition states, ‘Hobia either willfully failed to notify the MCN Citizenship Board when he became a member of the Kialegee Tribal Town or defrauded the Citizenship Board when he enrolled as a citizen with the MCN. All persons applying for citizenship with the MCN are required to sign a NO DUAL ENROLLMENT oath affirming that he/she will not dually enroll with another tribe.’
Mvskoke Media has reached out to the Citizenship Board, Election Board and MCN Public Relations for comment and will publish updates as the story develops.