• Advocacy has no age limit

    Advocacy has no age limit0

    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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  • River Spirit closed throughout weekend

    River Spirit closed throughout weekend0

    Angel Ellis/ Reporter Arkansas River swells to historic levels  TULSA, Oklahoma —The River Spirit closed its doors for the first time May 22 since opening the casino in 2009. The decision was announced at 11:30 a.m. in anticipation of rising waters as the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Keystone Dam would begin

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  • U.S. District Judge rules on Freedmen case

    U.S. District Judge rules on Freedmen case0

    Angel Ellis/Reporter Federal court dismisses case without prejudice WASHINGTON, D.C. — A District of Columbia federal judge ruled May 6, in Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band case in which the Freedmen brought suit against U.S. Department of the Interior officials as well as tribal leaders. United States District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ‘dismissed without prejudice, the

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  • A tribal seat at the table

    A tribal seat at the table0

    Liz Gray/Reporter HB 2091 would add members to Oklahoma Fatality Review Board OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — New life was breathed into an Oklahoma bill adding tribal representation to the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. HB 2091 was introduced last session, but did not manage to receive a hearing in the state’s Senate. Efforts for the bill

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  • An edge ahead in education

    An edge ahead in education0

    Liz Gray/Reporter MCN program implements plan to help shape Oklahoma education OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Education and Training held a presentation April 1 at the MCN Executive Conference Room. The presentation focused on Native EDGE, which stands for Elevating District Growth and Education. It is the Nation’s response to Oklahoma

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