• New Controller confirmed during BFJ

    New Controller confirmed during BFJ0

    Kevin Barnett/Reporter Amendment of code for certain position’s compensation discussed in meeting OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held Jan. 17 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. Audio of the session is available at: http://www.mcnnc.com. All passed legislation will go before full Council during the

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  • Mullin amendment to fund IHS through shutdown blocked

    Mullin amendment to fund IHS through shutdown blocked0

    Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer OK Congressman’s ‘Pay Our Doctors’ Act defeated 8-4 WASHINGTON — An amendment to the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019 that would have guaranteed funding for Indian Health Services for a full fiscal year, despite the partial government shutdown, has been blocked. The amendment, H.R. 195 or the ‘Pay Our Doctors Act,’ was

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  • Chief vetoes legislation to restore free press

    Chief vetoes legislation to restore free press0

    Liz Gray/Reporter Bill co-sponsors respond OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The bill passed by Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council, restoring Mvskoke Media’s status as an independent statutory agency and free press, was returned to the Council as vetoed by Principal Chief James Floyd Jan. 4. NCA 18-184 would restore Mvskoke Media as it had previously operated before

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  • Pittman sworn in as MCN Civil Court Judge

    Pittman sworn in as MCN Civil Court Judge0

    by Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Jeremy Pittman was sworn in today as the newest district trial court judge for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court. With his family and various members of the MCN Judicial Branch present, Pittman was given the oath by current District Judge Gregory H. Bigler and will preside over

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  • MCN Sec. of Health: Despite Shutdown, Health Facilities To Remain Open

    MCN Sec. of Health: Despite Shutdown, Health Facilities To Remain Open0

    by Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer   OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — All Muscogee (Creek) Nation Health facilities will remain open despite the ongoing partial U.S. government shutdown, according to a statement released through MCN Public Relations. MCN Secretary of Health Shawn Terry provided the statement and said there had been some concern expressed. “As the federal government has

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  • MCN ambassador position established

    MCN ambassador position established0

    Kevin Barnett/Reporter Free press passes council OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A regular session of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council was held Dec. 15 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. The Council addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to the language in the bills: NCR 18-008 Approving the legal services agreement between

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