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  • Letter from the Editor

    Letter from the Editor

    Hesci, Estonko! Allow me to introduce myself to the readers and tribal citizens of the great Muscogee (Creek) Nation. I am Rita Courtwright, Managing Editor for Mvskoke Media.  I am from the Wotkvlke Clan and a descendant of the Keco Pvtake Tribal Town. I am the daughter of tribal member Vernon Courtwright, who also serves on

  • Remembering Kloee

    Remembering Kloee

    Liz Gray/Reporter Cheerleading coach gives insight to teen’s life OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Kloee Toliver will be remembered by the people who knew her as more than the visibly beautiful, petite cheerleader from Beggs. “Obviously when people initially met her they noticed that she was beautiful,” Kloee’s former tumbling and cheerleading coach Kaylee Vaughn said. “But

  • Citizen crowned Miss Native American UCO

    Citizen crowned Miss Native American UCO

    Liz Gray/Reporter McHenry active member in Native community OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Muscogee (Creek) citizen and University of Central Oklahoma student Claudia McHenry was crowned Miss Native American UCO in November. The pageant was held to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and the culture of the tribes represented on campus. According to a UCO press release,

  • From letters to calls, couple talks about life in service

    From letters to calls, couple talks about life in service

    While separated during deployment, couple’s love only gets stronger Darren DeLaune/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — From being acquaintances in a band to a couple and now husband and wife, Joseph and Stacy Pratt could tell a lifetime of stories of how their relationship began and to where it is now. Joseph grew up near the Eufaula,

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  • Council House opens

    Council House opens0

    • November 28, 2018

    “This restoration, it’s for you, it’s for all our citizens… those who reside in other states [and] throughout the world.” – MCN Principal Chief James Floyd

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  • Ocmulgee historical site awaits expansion, national park status

    Ocmulgee historical site awaits expansion, national park status0

    • November 5, 2018

    Bill awaits U.S. Senate approval Darren DeLaune/Reporter MACON, Georgia — The Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon, Georgia contains earthen mounds constructed as part of the Mvskoke people’s original home and legislation to expand the site by around 2,000 acres, and make it Georgia’s first national park is now being considered. “It’s the only site in

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  • ‘Native America’ premieres on PBS

    ‘Native America’ premieres on PBS0

    • October 26, 2018

    Liz Gray/Reporter Documentary studies ancestors as the first scientists OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — DNA testing has spiked in the news with Elizabeth Warren, her claim of Native American heritage and the subsequent outcry of tribal nations. In an almost ironic twist, the new documentary ‘Native America’ supports DNA evidence proving every single Native American descends from

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Sports

  • Native American institutions meet for event at Mvskoke Dome

    Native American institutions meet for event at Mvskoke Dome

    • November 30, 2018

    Ladies basketball game held as first sanctioned event Darren DeLaune/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A historic night was made as two Native American higher education establishments and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation presented the first sanctioned event to ever be held at the Mvskoke Dome. Bacone College and Haskell Indian Nations University faced off for a ladies

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  • Thunder hosts camp at Mvskoke Dome

    Thunder hosts camp at Mvskoke Dome

    • November 29, 2018

    Camp held during Native American Heritage Month Darren DeLaune/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma —The Oklahoma City Thunder Youth Basketball held a one-day hustle camp on Nov. 21 at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Mvskoke Dome. The camp was designed to help campers improve their basketball skills and also life skills away from the sport. November was Native American

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  • Thunder Youth Basketball coming to Mvskoke Dome

    Thunder Youth Basketball coming to Mvskoke Dome

    • November 7, 2018

    *We were given an update on the camp, which will be Nov. 21. We apologize for the confusion. Camp aimed at providing inspiration to community Darren DeLaune/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Oklahoma City Thunder recently made news about honoring the Native American heritage with their ‘City Edition’ jersey. Now they are taking another step with

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