• Open house

    Open house0

    Kevin Barnett/Reporter Council House opens to the public OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — After months of planning and preparation, the Creek Nation Council House, located in downtown Okmulgee will open to the public on Nov. 17. The Nation’s Cultural Center and Archives Department issued an open invitation to all wishing to attend the event. According to the

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  • Ocmulgee historical site awaits expansion, national park status

    Ocmulgee historical site awaits expansion, national park status0

    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

    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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  • MCN celebrates Council Oak ceremony

    MCN celebrates Council Oak ceremony0

    Liz Gray/Reporter Officials discuss gathering of people TULSA, Oklahoma — People gathered, a fire was lit and the call was made. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation held their annual Council Oak ceremony Oct. 20 at the Creek Nation Council Oak Park located at 18th and Cheyenne. According to ‘Mvskoke News’ archives, the ceremony has been an

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  • Sons of Mvskoke get backing to further mission

    Sons of Mvskoke get backing to further mission0

    “We’re not trying to take the place of any fathers, we just want to show these young men that there are brothers out there that care and can be a resource [for them].” – Program Leader Julian Watson

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  • Okmulgee celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Okmulgee celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day0

    Vendors, singing and sage Darren DeLaune/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — On Oct. 8 the City of Okmulgee followed other communities in recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day, although there was no formal replacement. Okmulgee Mayor Stephen Baldridge addressed why the capital of Muscogee (Creek) Nation took this long to recognize the holiday. “Should have

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