• Creek citizen becomes first Native American American Poet Laureate

    Creek citizen becomes first Native American American Poet Laureate0

    “It’s such an honoring for Native people in this country, when we’ve been so disappeared and disregarded.” – Poet Laureate Consultant Joy Harjo

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  • ‘This Land’ is our land

    ‘This Land’ is our land0

    Liz Gray/Reporter Podcast focuses on MCN jurisdictional Supreme Court case OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Crooked Media has brought podcast listeners shows like, ‘Pod Save America,’ ‘Pod Save the People’ and ‘With Friends Like These.’ Now the network is bringing the political voice of Indian Country with ‘This Land.’ ‘This Land’ focuses on the Supreme Court case

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  • Advocacy has no age limit

    Advocacy has no age limit1

    Liz Gray/Reporter Middle school students make change through advocacy OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Muscogee (Creek) citizen Neveah McDonald is well spoken on the phone making it no wonder she placed second in advocacy for Oklahoma’s FCCLA state competition. An eighth grader at Kellyville Public Schools, McDonald and classmate Paige Young have worked over the past few

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  • A voice for the Nation

    A voice for the Nation0

    Liz Gray/Reporter Ambassador position created to serve in U.S. capitol Washington — Jonodev Chaudhuri spent his last days as the National Indian Gaming Commission chairman going from meeting to meeting, taking care of business on borrowed time. His six-year run as chairman had been temporary since his official term ended in April 2018. Something was

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  • Citizen sworn in as municipal judge

    Citizen sworn in as municipal judge0

    Liz Gray/Reporter Bradley Smith becomes first woman to serve in position MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma — Muscogee (Creek) citizen Toni Bradley Smith was sworn in as lead municipal judge for the city of Muskogee in January, becoming the first woman to ever hold the position. Bradley Smith had served as the first alternate for the city’s municipal

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  • Silent, but deadly

    Silent, but deadly0

    Citizen lets her play do the talking Darren DeLaune/Reporter KELLYVILLE, Oklahoma — Muscogee (Creek) citizen Kailyn Bearpaw is very quiet when she is around people she does not know. Her competitiveness, however, speaks volumes whether she is on the basketball court, softball diamond or running for her track and field team. “I let how I

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