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  • DeLaune’s Corner: This Old Highway is Getting Longer
    DeLaune’s Corner: This Old Highway is Getting Longer
    • March 15, 2019

    ‘That smile makes me feel way too young to be so old.’

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  • At-large in OKC
    At-large in OKC
    • March 1, 2019

    “We’re really somewhat isolated from what goes on [at the Nation]… and this gives people an opportunity to find face-to-face answers to their numerous and different questions.” OCMA Chair Blue Clark

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  • Ocmulgee Mounds: Expansion Pack
    Ocmulgee Mounds: Expansion Pack
    • March 1, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter If signed, law would quadruple the amount of land at national park OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon, Georgia has worked to preserve the ancestral Mvskoke mounds since 1935, allowing visitors to catch a glimpse into the life of leadership during the Woodland Period. Once President Trump signs legislation, the

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  • ‘Shield Act’ expected to become law
    ‘Shield Act’ expected to become law
    • February 28, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter New board would have news content oversight OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council passed NCA 19-031 creating a new law entitled ‘Shield Act,’ during regular session Feb. 23. The bill along with other legislation passed by Council is pending review and signature from Principal Chief James Floyd as of Feb.

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  • ‘Bright’ days ahead for Mvskoke Dome
    ‘Bright’ days ahead for Mvskoke Dome
    • February 27, 2019

    Darren DeLaune/Reporter Latest upgrade brings light to a dark place OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Heading into the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association basketball playoffs, several sites were named as host sites for the basketball teams. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Mvskoke Dome was one of the locations. It was selected as the Class B Regional Site and

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  • CMN students prepare for knowledge bowl
    CMN students prepare for knowledge bowl
    • February 27, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter Faculty and staff show support with practice match OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — College of the Muscogee Nation students are preparing to test their brain retention skills in the upcoming American Indian Higher Education Consortium knowledge bowl. The contest will include questions from seven different books on subjects including art, history and culture, covering a

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  • Online oversight
    Online oversight
    • February 27, 2019

    Kevin Barnett/Reporter Community creates new standard of transparency OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — In an effort to introduce a level of transparency never before incorporated by chartered communities, the Glenpool Indian Community are making board meeting minutes and financial reports available to the public onto their website. “As a board, we wanted everybody to know what we

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Health

  • 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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  • Harjo shares breast cancer survival story during Pink Party

    Harjo shares breast cancer survival story during Pink Party

    • November 5, 2018

    Keynote, guest speakers share stories and provide encouragement Darren DeLaune/Reporter GLENPOOL, Oklahoma — “Whenever I found out I had breast cancer, it was in 2014,” Muscogee (Creek) citizen Georgia Harjo said. She said it was during the summer. “I relied totally on faith,” Harjo said. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health 16th annual Pink

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Business

National Council

  • Theft in the world of Indian Art

    Theft in the world of Indian Art

    Liz Gray/Reporter IACB program specialist discusses fraudulent arts and crafts OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — This year the largest Native American art fraud case, which has accused multiple businesses manufacturing imported or falsely distributed Native American style jewelry as genuine has made an appearance in the court system. Two businesses and five men are being charged with

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  • CMN graduation moves from Mvskoke Dome back to campus

    CMN graduation moves from Mvskoke Dome back to campus

    Liz Gray/Reporter Ceremony to be held at Student Success Center OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The College of the Muscogee Nation graduation ceremony is coming back to campus. After holding the ceremony at the Mvskoke Dome the past few years, the event will be held at the CMN Student Success Center in April. Though students are excited

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  • Date set for Pollinators’ spring workshop

    Date set for Pollinators’ spring workshop

    Angel Ellis/Reporter Seed stratification topic of Winter session OKMULGEE — Green thumbs of all skill levels are encouraged to save the date and register soon for the Tribal Alliance for Pollinators Spring workshop. Participants will need to mark their calendars for April 10-12. The winter session boasted 40 participants according to Jane Breckinridge who operates

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  • Indian peaches

    Indian peaches

    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 dish best seasoned by fellowship

    A dish best seasoned by fellowship

    Angel Ellis/Reporter Wild onion dinner season in full swing HOLDENVILLE, Oklahoma — Wild onion dinners have a long-standing tradition of bringing folks together for fellowship and food. The season has kicked off in full swing, with people attending the Salt Creek Wild Onion Dinner on March 2.  The fundraising event drew people by the hundreds

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  • Former Kellyville Indian Community treasurer ordered to repay funds

    Former Kellyville Indian Community treasurer ordered to repay funds

    Angel Ellis/Reporter Buchanan sentenced in federal courts for embezzlement TULSA, Oklahoma — Linda K. Buchanan appeared before U.S. Chief Judge Gregory Frizzell of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma on Feb. 27 for sentencing. Buchanan was sentenced to five years probation, six months of in-home detention, $100.00 special monetary assessment and

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Other News

  • Theft in the world of Indian Art

    Theft in the world of Indian Art

    • March 15, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter IACB program specialist discusses fraudulent arts and crafts OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — This year the largest Native American art fraud case, which has accused multiple businesses manufacturing imported or falsely distributed Native American style jewelry as genuine has made an appearance in the court system. Two businesses and five men are being charged with

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  • CMN graduation moves from Mvskoke Dome back to campus

    CMN graduation moves from Mvskoke Dome back to campus

    • March 15, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter Ceremony to be held at Student Success Center OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The College of the Muscogee Nation graduation ceremony is coming back to campus. After holding the ceremony at the Mvskoke Dome the past few years, the event will be held at the CMN Student Success Center in April. Though students are excited

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  • Date set for Pollinators’ spring workshop

    Date set for Pollinators’ spring workshop

    • March 15, 2019

    Angel Ellis/Reporter Seed stratification topic of Winter session OKMULGEE — Green thumbs of all skill levels are encouraged to save the date and register soon for the Tribal Alliance for Pollinators Spring workshop. Participants will need to mark their calendars for April 10-12. The winter session boasted 40 participants according to Jane Breckinridge who operates

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  • 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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