• 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

  • Mvskoke Elder takes talent to stage

    Mvskoke Elder takes talent to stage0

    Gary Fife/Radio Communications Wotko Long, a bearer of Mvskoke culture shares his talent in new stage play Okmulgee, Oklahoma—Mvskoke cultural practitioner and actor, Wotko Long made quite a debut in 2015 in Mvskoke filmmaker Sterling Harjo’s film, “Mekko”. Long is in the process of another entertainment appearance, this time in a stage play called “Between

  • Warrior in battle and life

    Warrior in battle and life0

    Darren DeLaune/Reporter From sports to war, Citizens talks life TUTTLE, Oklahoma — For as long as he can remember, Muscogee (Creek) citizen Johnnie Warrior has been around sports. “It has been since I was five,” he said. “All these years I have been competing.” Warrior said that growing up, all of his friends and relatives

  • Citizen’s love of helping others leads to career

    Citizen’s love of helping others leads to career0

    Darren DeLaune/Reporter Ellis hopes to change lives as Probation and Parole Officer JACKSON, Tennessee — Muscogee (Creek) citizen Sandra Ellis wants to do what she can to make a difference in other people’s lives. She’s found a career where she’s able to do that on a daily basis as a Probation and Parole Officer, but

  • The Memory of Kintv

    The Memory of Kintv0

    Family, Friends Reflect On Citizen’s Life By: Liz Gray/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — As Phillip Deere and Sheri Tiger reminisced about Kintv Deere in the living room of Phillip’s home, it felt as though she would walk through the door at any moment and join the conversation. The house is warm and the rhythmic sound of

  • Citizen inspired by music, shares his music, and life

    Citizen inspired by music, shares his music, and life1

    Long time musician, McDade talks about learning, gigs By: Darren DeLaune/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Muscogee  (Creek) citizen and musician Carl McDade began learning to play music at an early age. He said it all began for him one day while attending church service with his mother. “There was a violinist there who was playing,” McDade


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