• Barnoski returns as Hospital Administrator

    Barnoski returns as Hospital Administrator

    • August 22, 2019

    Putting operating rooms to use will be a focus for MCN DOH By Angel Ellis/Reporter OKEMAH, Oklahoma– CEO Health Administrator for Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah and Director of Finance for the Creek Nation Okmulgee Community Hospital Phillip Barnoski has returned to the Muscogee (Creek) Nations department of health as of June 10. He

  • Native budz

    Native budz

    • August 21, 2019

    Muscogee veteran opens dispensary By Kevin Barnett/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Since the passing of State Question 788 in 2018, which legalized cannabis use for medical purposes, marijuana dispensaries have become commonplace throughout the state. With the proverbial field quickly filling with players, how does a shop stand out? Muscogee (Creek) citizen Bugsy Barnoski believes it

  • 16 Signs of Emotional Abuse in a Relationship

    16 Signs of Emotional Abuse in a Relationship

    • August 19, 2019

    Mallory Black, Diné, StrongHearts Native Helpline No one expects to find themselves in an abusive relationship. Most relationships begin in a good way with kind words and compliments, but they can turn harmful and emotionally abusive at any time. Emotional abuse is a type of domestic violence that often flies under the radar, but it

  • Cannabis do that?

    Cannabis do that?

    • March 27, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter Research assistant professor summarizes work with CBD OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A lunch seminar sparked Jenny Wilkerson’s interest in chronic pain research during her first semester as a graduate student at the University of New Mexico. At the seminar her former mentor at UNM gave a speech about her own research on the subject,

  • Get your vaccs straight

    Get your vaccs straight

    • February 15, 2019

    Darren DeLaune/Reporter Chief Medical Officer advises vaccination best way to prevent disease OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The measles are back. Numerous cases have been recently reported in both the northwest and northeast parts of the U.S. Hawaii reported two cases of measles from people who traveled from the state of Washington to the Aloha state. According

  • Crisis text line agreement passed through committee

    Crisis text line agreement passed through committee

    • January 23, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter Amendments regarding campaign literature made during HEW  OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held Jan. 14 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. All passed legislation will go before the full Council during the quarterly session Jan. 26. HEW addressed the following legislation, the

  • Rising vapor

    Rising vapor

    • January 22, 2019

    “People think it is safer than smoking, but we really don’t know how it’s going to affect their health years from now.” – Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tobacco Prevention Program Specialist Arlene Davis

  • Mullin amendment to fund IHS through shutdown blocked

    Mullin amendment to fund IHS through shutdown blocked

    • January 18, 2019

    Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer OK Congressman’s ‘Pay Our Doctors’ Act defeated 8-4 WASHINGTON — An amendment to the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019 that would have guaranteed funding for Indian Health Services for a full fiscal year, despite the partial government shutdown, has been blocked. The amendment, H.R. 195 or the ‘Pay Our Doctors Act,’ was



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