Council approves donations to two political candidates

Council approves donations to two political candidates
(MN File Photo) A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Regular Session was held June 30 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Council upholds veto sent back from Executive Branch

Darren DeLaune/Reporter

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Regular Session was held June 30 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

Details of the legislation are available in Mvskoke Media coverage the committee and joint sessions available at: www.mvskokemedia.com.

Council addressed the following legislation:

NCA 18-046 Authorizing a $977.39 special appropriation to a Muscogee (Creek) citizen was returned to the Council as a veto from the principal chief.

It passed during the May regular session 8-7, with Reps. Pete Beaver, Patrick Freeman, Johnnie Greene, Travis Scott, Joyce Deere, David Hill and James Jennings voting against it.

The measure donated funds to Nancy Randall to fund a heating and air conditioning unit for her son Oske Lowe’s room.

Lowe suffered a traumatic brain injury Sept. 1, 2016 and is currently immobile.

MCN Principal Chief James Floyd sent the measure back with objections.

Speaker Lucian Tiger read a letter from Floyd stating the objection.

‘Objection one, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Housing was able to provide assistance to Oske Lowe, a Muscogee (Creek) citizen and a special appropriation is no longer required.’

Rep. Rufus Scott made a motion for the veto to stand, which was approved 14-0.

TR 18-008 Nominating Anna Clough to serve as a district trial court judge of the MCN Civil District Trial Court Law Division. Pete Beaver sponsored the resolution, which was postponed indefinitely 14-0.

TR 18-070 Authorizing the principal chief to execute a dollars on net service agreement with Shift4 Corporation for credit, debit, private label, check and gift card transactions for the College of the Muscogee Nation bookstore. Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 14-0.

TR 18-071 Authorizing the principal chief to accept and execute a McKesson EnterpriseRx pharmacy management software agreement for the benefit of the MCN Department of Health. Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 14-0.

TR 18-072 Authorizing the execution of a participating agreement supplemental project agreement to the master participating agreement between the MCN and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Rep. Mark Randolph sponsored the resolution, which passed 14-0.

TR 18-073 Authorizing the principal chief to apply for federal funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation Build Transportation Discretionary Grants to fund a regional bridge reconstruction project. Randolph sponsored the resolution, which passed 14-0.

TR 18-075 Authorizing the principal chief to execute a standing forage agreement for the lease of property located in Creek County, Oklahoma. Randolph sponsored the resolution, which passed 14-0.

TR 18-076 Approval of the addition of new routes as identified in attachment ‘A’ to the Nation’s existing TTP Inventory and requesting the Bureau of Indian Affairs to add these new routes to the Nation’s tribal transportation inventory. Del Beaver sponsored the resolution, which passed 14-0.

TR 18-077 Authorizing the principal chief to submit a 2018 body-worn camera policy and implementation program competitive grant. Rep. Robert Hufft sponsored the resolution, which passed 14-0.

TR 18-078 Authorizing the Gaming Operations Authority Board (GOAB) to approve and execute contracts with monthly automatic renewals and/or month-to-month term provisions. Hufft sponsored the resolution, which passed 14-0.

TR 18-080 Authorizing the principal chief to execute a revolving loan and security agreement with BOKF NA d/b/a Bank of Oklahoma. Hufft sponsored the resolution, which passed 14-0.

TR 18-081 Authorizing GOAB to execute the music performance agreement with Broadcast Music Inc (BMI). Hufft sponsored the resolution, which passed 14-0.

TR 18-082 Confirming the nomination of Tracie Revis to serve on the Public Gaming Commission. Hufft sponsored the resolution, which passed 12-2 with Travis Scott and Randolph voting against it.

NCA 18-072 Repealing MCN Code Annotated Title 35, Chapter 13 and creating a new MCNCA Title 35, Chapter 13 titled ‘Tribal Burial Assistance and Food for Funeral Assistance Program.’ Rufus Scott sponsored the amendment, which passed 8-6 with Reps. Travis Scott, Randall Hicks, Adam Jones, Darrell Proctor, Hill and Randolph voting against it.

NCA 18-078 Approving the 2019 MCN Indian Housing Plan. Rep. Thomasene Yahola Osborn approved the amendment, which passed 13-1 with Jones voting against it.

NCA 18-085 Authorizing a budget modification to transfer funds from the MCNDH Okemah dental clinic to the MCNDH Sapulpa dental clinic. Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 14-0.

NCA 18-086 Authorizing a $25,000 appropriation for membership fees of the National Indian Education Association. Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 14-0.

NCA 18-087 Authorizing a $1,000 donation to the Oklahoma Scissor-Tails Jump Rope Organization. Del Beaver sponsored the amendment, which passed 14-0.

NCA 18-089 Authorizing a $250 appropriation to a Muscogee (Creek) citizen. Lucian Tiger and James Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 13-1 with Yahola Osborn voting against it.

NCA 18-090 Authorizing a budget modification in excess of 10 percent for the MCN Department of Education and Training State/Tribal Education Partnership program FY 2018 budget. Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 14-0.

NCA 18-091 Amending NCA 18-051 (A law of the MCN appropriating funds to provide financial assistance to Muscogee (Creek) traditional churches for summer church camps and mission trips). Del Beaver sponsored the amendment, which passed 14-0.

NCA 18-092 Authorizing a $180,000 appropriation to fund the costs associated with installing new seats for the multi-purpose building. Hufft sponsored the amendment, which passed 14-0.

NCA 18-093 Authorizing a $2,500 donation to a political candidate. Rep. David Hill sponsored the amendment, which failed 4-10 with Del Beaver, Pete Beaver, Travis Scott, Deere, Freeman, Greene, Hicks, Jennings, Yahola Osborn and Randolph voting against it.

NCA 18-094 Authorizing a $2,000 donation to a political candidate. Rufus Scott sponsored the amendment, which passed 11-3 with Del Beaver, Hicks and Randolph voting against it.

NCA 18-095 Authorizing a $2,000 donation to a political candidate. Rep. James Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 13-1 with Randolph voting against it.

NCA 18-096 Amending MCNCA Title 35, Chapter 9 titled, ‘Special Appropriations’ and Chapter 12 titled, ‘Donations.’ Travis Scott sponsored the amendment, which passed 14-0.

NCA 18-097 Authorizing the expenditure of $173,000 in grant funds to the MCN Secretary of the Nation and Commerce for the benefit of a tribal utility authority feasibility study in compliance with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD). Freeman sponsored the amendment, which passed 14-0.

NCA 18-098 Authorizing the use of $18,150 awarded by the First Nations Development Institute Titled Native Youth and Culture for the MCN Youth Services Program. Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 14-0.

NCA 18-100 Amending MCNCA Title 49, Section 3-101 titled, ‘Editorial Board.’ Hufft sponsored the amendment, which passed 14-0.

NCA 18-101 Authorizing a $500,000 supplemental appropriation for the MCN Office of the Attorney General fiscal year 2018 budget. Hill sponsored the amendment, which passed 12-2 with Travis Scott and Hicks voting against it.

Video of the session was not available on the Council’s website as of press time July 2.

DARREN DELAUNE
Reporter
918.732.7703 | DDeLaune@MvskokeMedia.com
Darren has been with Mvskoke Media since 2009. He has always (and still does) played sports so he wanted to write about it. What started with sports, turned into features, columns, articles, whatever he can find around the MCN. He enjoys trying new things, which helped him become an avid dancer of bachata. Darren has one daughter, Syeann.

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  • Jeff TLC
    July 2, 2018, 7:42 pm

    Yet again MCN is funding politicians with tribal citizen’s money. I’m happy to see Representative Randolph voted against this tribal funds give away. It is my belief that if the tribe wants to fund political activity let those interested form a political action committee and raise money that way and not give tribal money away. Also, it would have been useful if Mvskoke Media had named the candidates receiving tribal money, I for one would like to know who these people are. Mvto

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