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  • A tribal seat at the table
    A tribal seat at the table
    • May 1, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter HB 2091 would add members to Oklahoma Fatality Review Board OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — New life was breathed into an Oklahoma bill adding tribal representation to the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. HB 2091 was introduced last session, but did not manage to receive a hearing in the state’s Senate. Efforts for the bill

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  • An edge ahead in education
    An edge ahead in education
    • May 1, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter MCN program implements plan to help shape Oklahoma education OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Education and Training held a presentation April 1 at the MCN Executive Conference Room. The presentation focused on Native EDGE, which stands for Elevating District Growth and Education. It is the Nation’s response to Oklahoma

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  • Opioid addiction grant funds expenditure approved by HEW
    Opioid addiction grant funds expenditure approved by HEW
    • May 1, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter Election Board stipend increase passed through committee OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held April 8 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. All passed legislation will go before the full Council during the quarterly session April 27. HEW addressed the following legislation, the

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  • Voices gather to speak out against sexual assault
    Voices gather to speak out against sexual assault
    • May 1, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter MCN FVPP host event sponsored by NAAV OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program hosted the 5th annual ‘Gathering of Voices: addressing sexual assault in Indian Country,’ April 18 at Green Country Vo-Tech in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Native Alliance Against Violence, a nonprofit organization operating as Oklahoma’s only tribal domestic

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  • Will the real ambassadors please stand up?
    Will the real ambassadors please stand up?
    • April 15, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter A history piece about Muscogee (Creek) political representation OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Legislation creating an ambassador position for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation was passed during the December 2018 National Council meeting. The language for the bill cited Chitto Harjo and his trek to Washington D.C. to represent the tribe to address the allotment of

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  • 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

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  • Election Board member nomination passed through HEW
    Election Board member nomination passed through HEW
    • March 27, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter Appropriation to purchase chartered community vehicles forwarded to BFJ OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held March 11 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. All passed legislation will go before full Council during the regular session March 30. Audio of the session is

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Health

  • 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,

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • Medical card confusion

    Medical card confusion

    • January 4, 2019

    Kevin Barnett/Reporter Medical marijuana process explained OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes in June 2018 with the passing of State Question 788. Not surprisingly, there has been much confusion regarding the program since, as it has gone through multiple modifications since it’s passage. Sarah

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  • Amendments made to election procedures

    Amendments made to election procedures

    • December 7, 2018

    Liz Gray/Reporter Approval of precinct sites postponed indefinitely OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held Dec. 3 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. All passed legislation will go before the full Council during the regular session Dec. 15. Audio of the session is available at:

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  • Voting precincts approved through HEW

    Voting precincts approved through HEW

    • November 7, 2018

    Liz Gray/Reporter Grant funds awarded to Children and Family Services Administration OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held Nov. 5 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. All passed legislation will go before the full Council during the regular session Nov. 17. Audio of the session

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Business

National Council

  • Advocacy has no age limit

    Advocacy has no age limit

    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

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  • A voice for the Nation

    A voice for the Nation

    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

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  • River Spirit closed throughout weekend

    River Spirit closed throughout weekend

    Angel Ellis/ Reporter Arkansas River swells to historic levels  TULSA, Oklahoma —The River Spirit closed its doors for the first time May 22 since opening the casino in 2009. The decision was announced at 11:30 a.m. in anticipation of rising waters as the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Keystone Dam would begin

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  • U.S. District Judge rules on Freedmen case

    U.S. District Judge rules on Freedmen case

    Angel Ellis/Reporter Federal court dismisses case without prejudice WASHINGTON, D.C. — A District of Columbia federal judge ruled May 6, in Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band case in which the Freedmen brought suit against U.S. Department of the Interior officials as well as tribal leaders. United States District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ‘dismissed without prejudice, the

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  • Citizen becomes a ‘Cowboy’

    Citizen becomes a ‘Cowboy’

    Witcraft signs with Oklahoma State University Darren DeLaune/Reporter BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma — Muscogee (Creek) citizen Reece Witcraft never backs down from a challenge. “My life has been about wrestling,” he said. One day in third grade, a friend for show and tell came with his trophies, which intrigued Witcraft. “He brought in all of his

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  • A tribal seat at the table

    A tribal seat at the table

    Liz Gray/Reporter HB 2091 would add members to Oklahoma Fatality Review Board OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — New life was breathed into an Oklahoma bill adding tribal representation to the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. HB 2091 was introduced last session, but did not manage to receive a hearing in the state’s Senate. Efforts for the bill

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Other News

  • 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

    READ MORE
  • 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

    READ MORE
  • River Spirit closed throughout weekend

    River Spirit closed throughout weekend

    • May 23, 2019

    Angel Ellis/ Reporter Arkansas River swells to historic levels  TULSA, Oklahoma —The River Spirit closed its doors for the first time May 22 since opening the casino in 2009. The decision was announced at 11:30 a.m. in anticipation of rising waters as the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Keystone Dam would begin

    READ MORE
  • U.S. District Judge rules on Freedmen case

    U.S. District Judge rules on Freedmen case

    • May 8, 2019

    Angel Ellis/Reporter Federal court dismisses case without prejudice WASHINGTON, D.C. — A District of Columbia federal judge ruled May 6, in Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band case in which the Freedmen brought suit against U.S. Department of the Interior officials as well as tribal leaders. United States District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ‘dismissed without prejudice, the

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