• Pageant helped Barnett preserve the language

    Pageant helped Barnett preserve the language0

    By: Lani Hansen, Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma– Mvskoke Media continues the series of “Former MCN princesses: Where are they now?” with series five featuring Shannon Barnett. Barnett served as Muscogee (Creek) Nation Princess in 2015-2016. According to Barnett, the MCN pageants have not changed very much in the last four years. She said they have added

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  • Three Muscogee citizens selected for the NCAIED 40 under 40 awards

    Three Muscogee citizens selected for the NCAIED 40 under 40 awards0

    By Lani Hansen/Reporter The recipients share their story and reactions PHOENIX, Arizona– Three Muscogee (Creek) citizens received the 2019 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Native American 40 under 40 awards. Ayla Medrano, Cynthia Billy and Jasha Lyons Echo-Hawk were awarded on Aug. 24 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix,

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  • 29 tribal nations unite

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    Tribal leaders present a united front on tribal gaming negotiations By Angel Ellis/Reporter Tribal leaders present a united front on tribal gaming negotiations OKLAHOMA CITY– Last month Governor J. Kevin Stitt’s call to the tribes to renegotiate Oklahoma’s Gaming compact sparked a unification of Native American Tribes across the state. On July 26, Oklahoma Indian Gaming

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  • Eagle feathers, court date delayed, elections, poet

    Eagle feathers, court date delayed, elections, poet0

    Who gets eagle feathers, big day in top court delayed, election line-up, poet honored By Gary Fife/Reporter Okmulgee, Oklahoma —Should members of non-federally recognized tribes be allowed to obtain and possess Eagle feathers? Indianz.com reports that’s a divisive question being pursued at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. A leader of the Lipan Apache Tribes,

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  • Citizen singing his praises

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    McHenry feels revival of singing Mvskoke Hymns By Darren Delaune/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — During the 45th annual Muscogee (Creek) Nation Festival Creek singing, a booming voice could be heard singing praises to Cesvs (Jesus) and Hesaketvmese (Creator) in his native tongue. That voice belonged to Muscogee (Creek) citizen James McHenry, also known as, ‘Major.’ He

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  • Legislation supports students culture

    Legislation supports students culture1

    Tribal resolution seeks inclusion for Native students By Angel Ellis/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma –Every year graduating students across indigenous communities run into challenges if they choose to incorporate their Native heritage into their school graduations. Students and their families often have to obtain special permission to wear culturally significant regalia such as beading or eagle feathers

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