• Advocacy has no age limit

    Advocacy has no age limit

    • May 24, 2019

    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 Nation

    • May 23, 2019

    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

  • Citizen sworn in as municipal judge

    Citizen sworn in as municipal judge

    • May 1, 2019

    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

  • Silent, but deadly

    Silent, but deadly

    • April 15, 2019

    Citizen lets her play do the talking Darren DeLaune/Reporter KELLYVILLE, Oklahoma — Muscogee (Creek) citizen Kailyn Bearpaw is very quiet when she is around people she does not know. Her competitiveness, however, speaks volumes whether she is on the basketball court, softball diamond or running for her track and field team. “I let how I

  • United Nation: Indigenous edition

    United Nation: Indigenous edition

    • April 15, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter Citizen selected to represent in Model UN OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — For the first time ever in the 45-year history of the Model United Nations Conference, an Indigenous delegation will be represented. ‘Model United Nations: Indigenous’ is a project created by Massachusetts high school senior Nathan Balk King. King is a Rosebud Sioux tribal

  • A Mvskoke’s vision

    A Mvskoke’s vision

    • March 21, 2019

    “That first show, I had hair and I look like I been stung by 80 bees because I’m swole up so bad, but I was excited.”—Mvskoke Vision Host Jason Salsman

  • Indian peaches

    Indian peaches

    • March 15, 2019

    Kristy Beam/Journalism Intern Pre-removal Mvskoke peaches journey full circle through citizen conservation efforts. ONAPA, Oklahoma — Someone in Vernon Courtwright’s family has been taking care of Mvskoke peach trees since before Mvskoke people were removed from the homeland. With his grandparents’ peaches growing in his backyard, that responsibility has now fallen on him. Courtwright remembers