McPeak considered for tribal administrator during BFJ

McPeak considered for tribal administrator during BFJ
A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held May 10 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. (Mark Hill/Graphic Design Supervisor)

Legal service program $300,000 supplemental appropriation reviewed

Kevin Barnett/Reporter

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma— A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held May 10 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

Audio of the session is available at: www.mcnnc.com.

All passed legislation will go before the full Council during the quarterly session May 19.

BFJ addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to the language in the bills:

TR 18-061 Confirming the nomination of John Freeman to serve on the Muscogee International LLC board of directors. Rep. Travis Scott sponsored the resolution, which passed 3-0.

The resolution nominates Freeman to serve on the board of directors of MI for a term to begin upon confirmation and ending May 31, 2021.

TR 18-062 Confirming the nomination of Jerry McPeak to serve as MCN tribal administrator. Scott sponsored the resolution, which passed 3-0.

The resolution nominates McPeak to serve as tribal administrator for the MCN for a term to begin upon confirmation and ending with the current term of Principal Chief James Floyd. McPeak is the current tax commissioner.

TR 18-063 Confirming the nomination of Dr. Michael Hughes to serve on the MI board of directors. Scott sponsored the resolution, which passed 3-0.

The resolution nominates Hughes to serve on the MI board of directors for a term to begin upon confirmation and ending May 31, 2021.

TR 18-068 Confirming the nomination of George Taylor to serve as MCN controller. Rep. David Hill sponsored the resolution, which passed 3-0.

The resolution nominates Taylor to serve as MCN controller for a term to begin upon confirmation and ending with the current term of Floyd.

NCA 18-060 Amending MCNCA Title 37, Chapter 3, subchapter 10 titled, ‘Sexual Harassment Prohibited.’ Rep. Mark Randolph sponsored the amendment, which was postponed indefinitely with a vote of 3-0.

NCA 18-082 Authorizing a $300,000 supplemental appropriation for the MCN Citizen Legal Services Department fiscal year 2018 budget. Hill sponsored the amendment, which passed 3-0.

The amendment provides additional funds for the CLSD to cover the high demand of direct legal services provided to citizens of the Nation.

The appropriation will be paid from interest on the Permanent Fund.

NCA 18-082 Authorizing a $2,500 donation to a political candidate. Rep. Adam Jones III sponsored the amendment, which passed 3-0.

The amendment provides for a monetary contribution to the campaign of Muscogee (Creek) citizen Elijah McIntosh, who is running for Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District seat.

The donation will be paid from interest on the Permanent Fund.

BFJ approved the funding source for all referred legislation as interest on the Permanent Fund. Details of this legislation can be found in Mvskoke Media’s coverage of the Health, Education and Welfare Committee, Land, Natural Resources and Cultural Preservation Committee and joint committee sessions.

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  • Jeff TLC
    May 14, 2018, 9:50 pm

    Again and again tribal funds are used to further peoples political ambitions. Is MCN trying to buy influence and favor with the state and federal government? I just don’t get it. Maybe I should be asking the Councilor members who sponsor these requests, "What makes these politicians deserving of tribal funds?" MCN won’t fund an air conditioner for a citizen with a Traumatic Brain Injury but has no problem giving money to help someone win a popularity contest. I guess that’s just the Muscogee way. I’m proud to be Muscogee, just not too impressed with the way the Council does business.

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