• NAJA turns to the native populations to collect data on media

    NAJA turns to the native populations to collect data on media0

    The Red Press Initiative seeks opinion from consumers of tribal media This groundbreaking initiative has been generously funded by the Ford Foundation, and has been joined by other press freedom advocates including the Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters Without Borders, the Democracy Fund, the Indigenous Media Freedom Alliance, and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of

  • Floyd declares state of emergency

    Floyd declares state of emergency0

    Liz Gray/Reporter Water released from Keystone Dam affecting MCN jurisdiction, property OKMULGEE, Oklahoma —Principal Chief James Floyd declared a state of emergency May 28 for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Due to heavy rains, flooding has occurred within the MCN jurisdiction. Large volumes of water have been released from the Keystone Dam by the United State

  • Advocacy has no age limit

    Advocacy has no age limit1

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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