• United Nation: Indigenous edition

    United Nation: Indigenous edition0

    Liz Gray/Reporter Citizen selected to represent in Model UN OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — For the first time ever in the 45-year history of the Model United Nations Conference, an Indigenous delegation will be represented. ‘Model United Nations: Indigenous’ is a project created by Massachusetts high school senior Nathan Balk King. King is a Rosebud Sioux tribal

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  • A Mvskoke’s vision

    A Mvskoke’s vision1

    “That first show, I had hair and I look like I been stung by 80 bees because I’m swole up so bad, but I was excited.”—Mvskoke Vision Host Jason Salsman

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  • Indian peaches

    Indian peaches0

    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

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  • A Lifetime Investment

    A Lifetime Investment0

    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

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  • Coburn selected for National CDFI board

    Coburn selected for National CDFI board0

    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

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  • Citizen races through life, around three barrels

    Citizen races through life, around three barrels1

    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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