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  • Indian peaches

    Indian peaches

    Kristy Beam/Journalism Intern Pre-removal Mvskoke peaches journey full circle through citizen conservation efforts. ONAPA, Oklahoma — Someone in Vernon Courtwright’s family has been taking care of Mvskoke peach trees since before Mvskoke people were removed from the homeland. With his grandparents’ peaches growing in his backyard, that responsibility has now fallen on him. Courtwright remembers

  • A Lifetime Investment

    A Lifetime Investment

    Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer Muscogee (Creek) citizen finds happiness in new career at Edward Jones OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — James Allred was looking for a new direction in his career. He was looking for a sign, an inclination, something…anything…that would help him figure out his next move. When all the sudden, there was a picture of a

  • Coburn selected for National CDFI board

    Coburn selected for National CDFI board

    Angel Ellis /Reporter Loan fund working towards independent financial institution OKMULGEE, Oklahoma —Mvskoke Loan Fund CEO Christopher Coburn has been confirmed to the Board of Directors for the Native CDFI Network. Coburn will serve as the Organizational Development Committee Chair and will help set policy for Native CDFI’s across the country. Coburn has implemented an

  • Citizen races through life, around three barrels

    Citizen races through life, around three barrels

    Darren DeLaune/Reporter 19-year-old rodeo cowgirl stays active in several sports HENRYETTA, Oklahoma — Muscogee (Creek) citizen Ashton Been has been around the farm life for as long as she could remember. “I have been around horses and we used to raise cattle,” Ashton said. Being raised around horses has taken her to a sport she

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  • Making a (haunted) house a home

    Making a (haunted) house a home1

    • March 15, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter A humorous story about trying to ‘Native’ the right way OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — This is a story about trying to make sure my house remains un-haunted. Toward the end of the year, I decided to move after being sick of apartment life, and I’m sorry Okmulgee, but your rent houses aren’t exactly ideal.

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  • When the Creeks rise

    When the Creeks rise0

    • February 6, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter Citizens represent heritage, culture during marches OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Three Muscogee (Creek) citizens traveled together from Oklahoma to attend the first ever Indigenous Peoples’ March Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C. One of those citizens, Brittany Cuevas, had heard about the march right before the holiday season and decided she wanted to figure out

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  • MCN ambassador position established

    MCN ambassador position established0

    • December 18, 2018

    Kevin Barnett/Reporter Free press passes council OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A regular session of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council was held Dec. 15 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. The Council addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to the language in the bills: NCR 18-008 Approving the legal services agreement between

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  • For Okmulgee Co. Tourney, It’s ‘Dome, Sweet Dome’

    For Okmulgee Co. Tourney, It’s ‘Dome, Sweet Dome’

    • February 6, 2019

    Darren DeLaune/Reporter Week long event reward for upgrades to facility OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Mvskoke Dome is not slowing down anytime soon. With the recent upgrades that have been made MCN Tourism & Recreation is hard at work with all the extra activities added to the schedule. One of the activities is

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  • 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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