MCN

  • Special appropriation to AG’s Office passes in committee
    Special appropriation to AG’s Office passes in committee
    • September 24, 2018

    Mobile payment processing discussed during BFJ Kevin Barnett/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held Sept. 20 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 Sept. 29 regular

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  • Conference held to spread suicide prevention awareness
    Conference held to spread suicide prevention awareness
    • September 19, 2018

    “In that hopelessness and despair, I thought there was no way out, made a suicide attempt.” – Chickasaw Nation citizen and Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Suicide Prevention Program Manager Shelby Rowe

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  • Early voting, going green coming to MCN
    Early voting, going green coming to MCN
    • September 19, 2018

    Election Board introduces new ways to vote for next election Darren DeLaune/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Election Board is introducing something for next year’s election for principal, second chief and MCN National Council Seat A. MCNEB is implementing early voting at the polls for the primary and general elections. “On Aug. 25,

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  • Nomination for Interior secretary discussed during LNC
    Nomination for Interior secretary discussed during LNC
    • September 19, 2018

    Interest in land purchase passes in extraordinary session Darren DeLaune/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Land, Natural Resources and Cultural Preservation Committee meeting was held following an extraordinary session Sept. 11 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. All legislation passed during LNC will go before the full Council Sept. 29 for

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  • Retinal imaging cameras mitigate diabetes effects on eyes
    Retinal imaging cameras mitigate diabetes effects on eyes
    • September 13, 2018

    New service offered for patients Darren DeLaune/Reporter GLENPOOL, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health is offering a new service for patients who are diabetic. JVN imaging stands for Joslin Vision Network, which is a retinal scan to look for irregularities caused by diabetes. “We provide this service at three of our clinics,”

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  • Rex’s Chicken to celebrate anniversary
    Rex’s Chicken to celebrate anniversary
    • September 5, 2018

    New food on menu for limited time Darren DeLaune/Reporter BIXBY, Oklahoma — Sept. 15 marks one year that Rex’s Chicken made a comeback to the Sooner state. Marketing Coordinator for Rex’s Chicken Elizabeth Kaler said they are getting a few promotions ready for the ‘Rexiversary.’ “We are going to be celebrating it with the first

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  • RIP program to receive Department of Labor funds
    RIP program to receive Department of Labor funds
    • August 27, 2018

    Flud to serve on CMN Board of Regents Kevin Barnett/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A regular session of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council was held Aug. 25 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. The Council addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to the language in the bills: TR 18-085 Authorizing the

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Health

  • Conference held to spread suicide prevention awareness

    Conference held to spread suicide prevention awareness

    • September 19, 2018

    “In that hopelessness and despair, I thought there was no way out, made a suicide attempt.” – Chickasaw Nation citizen and Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Suicide Prevention Program Manager Shelby Rowe

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  • Terry gives September health systems update

    Terry gives September health systems update

    • September 13, 2018

    Liz Gray/Reporter Pink Party date announced 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 Sept. 10 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. Terry said MCNDH has located a potential space for a pharmacy refill center

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  • Retinal imaging cameras mitigate diabetes effects on eyes

    Retinal imaging cameras mitigate diabetes effects on eyes

    • September 13, 2018

    New service offered for patients Darren DeLaune/Reporter GLENPOOL, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health is offering a new service for patients who are diabetic. JVN imaging stands for Joslin Vision Network, which is a retinal scan to look for irregularities caused by diabetes. “We provide this service at three of our clinics,”

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  • Changes to chartered communities funding proposed at HEW

    Changes to chartered communities funding proposed at HEW

    • September 13, 2018

    Liz Gray/Reporter Higher Education tribal, incentive grant amendments passed in committee OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held Sept. 10 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. All passed legislation will go before the full Council during the regular session Sept. 29. Audio of the session

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  • How to ‘chalk it out’

    How to ‘chalk it out’

    • September 12, 2018

    Liz Gray/Reporter MCN Behavioral Health discusses how to talk about suicide as an issue OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Inspirational messages surrounded by vivid pops of color scattered the pavement under the pavilion. The declaration ‘Remember there is light at the end of the tunnel!’ arched around a sleepy but peaceful unicorn with red, pink and blue

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  • Powwow Aerobics introduced at Diabetes Awareness Summit

    Powwow Aerobics introduced at Diabetes Awareness Summit

    • September 5, 2018

    “Does not matter your age. Get up, get moving and get healthy.” – Performance Artist Happy Frejo

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  • Terry presents health systems update

    Terry presents health systems update

    • August 17, 2018

    Liz Gray/Reporter MCNDH employee vaccination continues OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Muscogee (Creek) Nation Secretary of Health Shawn Terry presented a health systems update to the MCN National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee Aug. 13 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. Terry said the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Eufaula Indian Health Center was held July

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  • NB3 Foundation seeks tech-savvy Native youth for app competition

    NB3 Foundation seeks tech-savvy Native youth for app competition

    • August 17, 2018

    Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer Cash prizes for winners, opportunity to work with coding specialists SANTA ANA PUEBLO, New Mexico — The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation, with a generous grant from the Comcast Foundation and in partnership with Cultivating Coders, is accepting applications for a national competition for Native youth to design a mobile app focusing

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Business

National Council

  • Burial program changes go into effect Oct. 1

    Burial program changes go into effect Oct. 1

    Angel Ellis/Reporter Combination of tribal burial, BIA distribution to end in fairness effort OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Beginning Oct.1, some changes for those seeking assistance with burial expenses will go into effect. During the June 30 regular session, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council voted to repeal MCNCA Title 35, Chapter 13 and create a new

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  • Okmulgee declares Indigenous People’s Day

    Okmulgee declares Indigenous People’s Day

    *After initial publication, Mayor Steven Baldridge answered Mvskoke Media’s inquiry about the status of Columbus Day, stating Indigenous People’s Day will be on the same day and not replace it.  Kevin Barnett/Reporter Indigenous People’s Day set on the same date as Columbus Day OKMULGEE, Oklahoma— The Okmulgee City Council voted unanimously Sept. 18 in favor of

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  • Special appropriation to AG’s Office passes in committee

    Special appropriation to AG’s Office passes in committee

    Mobile payment processing discussed during BFJ Kevin Barnett/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held Sept. 20 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 Sept. 29 regular

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  • Five citizens receive NCAIED 40 under 40 awards

    Five citizens receive NCAIED 40 under 40 awards

    Angel Ellis/Reporter Winners share their backgrounds, thoughts on honor MESA, Arizona — Five Muscogee (Creek) citizens were announced Sept. 13 as recipients of the 2018 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Native American 40 under 40 awards. Lauren King, Rebecca Landsberry, Elsa Lowe, Mekko Tyner and Nathan Wilson will be honored Oct. 29-30 at

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  • Model Citizen

    Model Citizen

    Jason Salsman/Multimedia Producer Muscogee artist walks runway for first time at Santa Fe Indian Art Market SANTA FE, New Mexico — The Santa Fe Indian Art Market ‘brings Native arts to the world’ each August, and has now for the last 97 years. But for one Muscogee (Creek) artist, the 2018 version held Aug. 14-19

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  • The Creek potter’s hands

    The Creek potter’s hands

    Liz Gray/Reporter Preserving traditional cultural knowledge OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A battle against time has inspired a mentorship. Scott Roberts is reportedly the only Muscogee (Creek) citizen with the knowledge to produce traditional Mvskoke pottery, but he does not want to pass on without a vessel to hold it for future generations. The mentorship was formed

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Other News

  • Burial program changes go into effect Oct. 1

    Burial program changes go into effect Oct. 1

    • September 24, 2018

    Angel Ellis/Reporter Combination of tribal burial, BIA distribution to end in fairness effort OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — Beginning Oct.1, some changes for those seeking assistance with burial expenses will go into effect. During the June 30 regular session, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council voted to repeal MCNCA Title 35, Chapter 13 and create a new

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  • Okmulgee declares Indigenous People’s Day

    Okmulgee declares Indigenous People’s Day

    • September 24, 2018

    *After initial publication, Mayor Steven Baldridge answered Mvskoke Media’s inquiry about the status of Columbus Day, stating Indigenous People’s Day will be on the same day and not replace it.  Kevin Barnett/Reporter Indigenous People’s Day set on the same date as Columbus Day OKMULGEE, Oklahoma— The Okmulgee City Council voted unanimously Sept. 18 in favor of

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  • Special appropriation to AG’s Office passes in committee

    Special appropriation to AG’s Office passes in committee

    • September 24, 2018

    Mobile payment processing discussed during BFJ Kevin Barnett/Reporter OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held Sept. 20 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 Sept. 29 regular

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  • Five citizens receive NCAIED 40 under 40 awards

    Five citizens receive NCAIED 40 under 40 awards

    • September 21, 2018

    Angel Ellis/Reporter Winners share their backgrounds, thoughts on honor MESA, Arizona — Five Muscogee (Creek) citizens were announced Sept. 13 as recipients of the 2018 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Native American 40 under 40 awards. Lauren King, Rebecca Landsberry, Elsa Lowe, Mekko Tyner and Nathan Wilson will be honored Oct. 29-30 at

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