• 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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  • 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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  • Opioid addiction grant funds expenditure approved by HEW

    Opioid addiction grant funds expenditure approved by HEW0

    Liz Gray/Reporter Election Board stipend increase passed through committee OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held April 8 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. All passed legislation will go before the full Council during the quarterly session April 27. HEW addressed the following legislation, the

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  • Voices gather to speak out against sexual assault

    Voices gather to speak out against sexual assault0

    Liz Gray/Reporter MCN FVPP host event sponsored by NAAV OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program hosted the 5th annual ‘Gathering of Voices: addressing sexual assault in Indian Country,’ April 18 at Green Country Vo-Tech in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Native Alliance Against Violence, a nonprofit organization operating as Oklahoma’s only tribal domestic

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