• 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

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  • A Lifetime Investment

    A Lifetime Investment

    • March 15, 2019

    Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer Muscogee (Creek) citizen finds happiness in new career at Edward Jones OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — James Allred was looking for a new direction in his career. He was looking for a sign, an inclination, something…anything…that would help him figure out his next move. When all the sudden, there was a picture of a

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  • Coburn selected for National CDFI board

    Coburn selected for National CDFI board

    • February 27, 2019

    Angel Ellis /Reporter Loan fund working towards independent financial institution OKMULGEE, Oklahoma —Mvskoke Loan Fund CEO Christopher Coburn has been confirmed to the Board of Directors for the Native CDFI Network. Coburn will serve as the Organizational Development Committee Chair and will help set policy for Native CDFI’s across the country. Coburn has implemented an

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  • Citizen races through life, around three barrels

    Citizen races through life, around three barrels

    • February 27, 2019

    Darren DeLaune/Reporter 19-year-old rodeo cowgirl stays active in several sports HENRYETTA, Oklahoma — Muscogee (Creek) citizen Ashton Been has been around the farm life for as long as she could remember. “I have been around horses and we used to raise cattle,” Ashton said. Being raised around horses has taken her to a sport she

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  • Mvskoke Elder takes talent to stage

    Mvskoke Elder takes talent to stage

    • February 15, 2019

    Gary Fife/Radio Communications Wotko Long, a bearer of Mvskoke culture shares his talent in new stage play Okmulgee, Oklahoma—Mvskoke cultural practitioner and actor, Wotko Long made quite a debut in 2015 in Mvskoke filmmaker Sterling Harjo’s film, “Mekko”. Long is in the process of another entertainment appearance, this time in a stage play called “Between

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  • Warrior in battle and life

    Warrior in battle and life

    • February 15, 2019

    Darren DeLaune/Reporter From sports to war, Citizens talks life TUTTLE, Oklahoma — For as long as he can remember, Muscogee (Creek) citizen Johnnie Warrior has been around sports. “It has been since I was five,” he said. “All these years I have been competing.” Warrior said that growing up, all of his friends and relatives

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  • Citizen’s love of helping others leads to career

    Citizen’s love of helping others leads to career

    • February 6, 2019

    Darren DeLaune/Reporter Ellis hopes to change lives as Probation and Parole Officer JACKSON, Tennessee — Muscogee (Creek) citizen Sandra Ellis wants to do what she can to make a difference in other people’s lives. She’s found a career where she’s able to do that on a daily basis as a Probation and Parole Officer, but

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