MCN

  • New Controller confirmed during BFJ
    New Controller confirmed during BFJ
    • January 21, 2019

    Kevin Barnett/Reporter Amendment of code for certain position’s compensation discussed in meeting OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held Jan. 17 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. Audio of the session is available at: http://www.mcnnc.com. All passed legislation will go before full Council during the

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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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  • Chief vetoes legislation to restore free press
    Chief vetoes legislation to restore free press
    • January 10, 2019

    Liz Gray/Reporter Bill co-sponsors respond OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The bill passed by Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council, restoring Mvskoke Media’s status as an independent statutory agency and free press, was returned to the Council as vetoed by Principal Chief James Floyd Jan. 4. NCA 18-184 would restore Mvskoke Media as it had previously operated before

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  • Pittman sworn in as MCN Civil Court Judge
    Pittman sworn in as MCN Civil Court Judge
    • December 27, 2018

    by Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Jeremy Pittman was sworn in today as the newest district trial court judge for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court. With his family and various members of the MCN Judicial Branch present, Pittman was given the oath by current District Judge Gregory H. Bigler and will preside over

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  • MCN Sec. of Health: Despite Shutdown, Health Facilities To Remain Open
    MCN Sec. of Health: Despite Shutdown, Health Facilities To Remain Open
    • December 27, 2018

    by Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer   OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — All Muscogee (Creek) Nation Health facilities will remain open despite the ongoing partial U.S. government shutdown, according to a statement released through MCN Public Relations. MCN Secretary of Health Shawn Terry provided the statement and said there had been some concern expressed. “As the federal government has

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  • MCN ambassador position established
    MCN ambassador position established
    • December 18, 2018

    Kevin Barnett/Reporter Free press passes council OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A regular session of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council was held Dec. 15 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. The Council addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to the language in the bills: NCR 18-008 Approving the legal services agreement between

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  • Tulsa Ballet ready to showcase The Nutcracker
    Tulsa Ballet ready to showcase The Nutcracker
    • December 10, 2018

    Ballet to help people get into holiday spirit Darren DeLaune/Reporter TULSA, Oklahoma — The holiday season is here and the Tulsa Ballet, located in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation jurisdiction, is gearing up for a series of performances of the acclaimed ballet, ‘The Nutcracker.’ The ballet dancers who rehearse for several different performances throughout the year

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Health

  • 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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  • Health Shelf for students helps lighten stress

    Health Shelf for students helps lighten stress

    • October 17, 2018

    Help available to students on, off campus Darren DeLaune/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation College of Muscogee Nation wanted to help make some of their students’ college life a little less stressful, and allow them to focus more on their schoolwork. That idea turned into a ‘Health Shelf.’ Health Shelf? “Yes, it is

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  • Terry gives October health systems update

    Terry gives October health systems update

    • October 12, 2018

    Liz Gray/Reporter Updates on opioid, IHS suits provided by Beaver OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A health systems update was presented to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare committee by MCN Secretary of Health Shawn Terry and Chief Operating Officer Rhonda Beaver Oct. 8 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. Terry said flu

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Business

National Council

  • AG office files charges on tribal employees

    AG office files charges on tribal employees

    Theft of Nation’s funds filed against tribal employees By: Angel Ellis/Reporter OKMULGEE — According to a Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court docket published for Jan. 28, four former and current MCN employees, including Neely Tsoodle, Sherman Hicks, Ernest McPerryman, and Oscar Hicks are facing charges of theft of Nation’s funds, program income or other federal

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  • Rising vapor

    Rising vapor

    “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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  • New Controller confirmed during BFJ

    New Controller confirmed during BFJ

    Kevin Barnett/Reporter Amendment of code for certain position’s compensation discussed in meeting OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held Jan. 17 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. Audio of the session is available at: http://www.mcnnc.com. All passed legislation will go before full Council during the

    READ MORE
  • Mullin amendment to fund IHS through shutdown blocked

    Mullin amendment to fund IHS through shutdown blocked

    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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  • The Memory of Kintv

    The Memory of Kintv

    Family, Friends Reflect On Citizen’s Life By: Liz Gray/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — As Phillip Deere and Sheri Tiger reminisced about Kintv Deere in the living room of Phillip’s home, it felt as though she would walk through the door at any moment and join the conversation. The house is warm and the rhythmic sound of

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  • Citizen inspired by music, shares his music, and life

    Citizen inspired by music, shares his music, and life

    Long time musician, McDade talks about learning, gigs By: Darren DeLaune/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Muscogee  (Creek) citizen and musician Carl McDade began learning to play music at an early age. He said it all began for him one day while attending church service with his mother. “There was a violinist there who was playing,” McDade

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Other News

  • AG office files charges on tribal employees

    AG office files charges on tribal employees

    • January 22, 2019

    Theft of Nation’s funds filed against tribal employees By: Angel Ellis/Reporter OKMULGEE — According to a Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court docket published for Jan. 28, four former and current MCN employees, including Neely Tsoodle, Sherman Hicks, Ernest McPerryman, and Oscar Hicks are facing charges of theft of Nation’s funds, program income or other federal

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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

    READ MORE
  • New Controller confirmed during BFJ

    New Controller confirmed during BFJ

    • January 21, 2019

    Kevin Barnett/Reporter Amendment of code for certain position’s compensation discussed in meeting OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held Jan. 17 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. Audio of the session is available at: http://www.mcnnc.com. All passed legislation will go before full Council during the

    READ MORE
  • 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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