• 29 tribal nations unite

    29 tribal nations unite0

    Tribal leaders present a united front on tribal gaming negotiations By Angel Ellis/Reporter Tribal leaders present a united front on tribal gaming negotiations OKLAHOMA CITY– Last month Governor J. Kevin Stitt’s call to the tribes to renegotiate Oklahoma’s Gaming compact sparked a unification of Native American Tribes across the state. On July 26, Oklahoma Indian Gaming

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  • Cherokee Nation declares MLK Day a national holiday

    Cherokee Nation declares MLK Day a national holiday1

    Deviney Luchsinger/ Multimedia Specialist MLK contributed to Native American rights TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma —Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker recently signed an executive order to declare Martin Luther King Jr. Day a national holiday to be observed by the Cherokee Nation. ‘He was a remarkable advocate for change for all people of color in America,

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  • #RealTalk with Jason Salsman

    #RealTalk with Jason Salsman0

    ‘It’s important to remember that these facilities are tribally-owned. Meaning, they are owned by hundreds of thousands of shareholders, tribal citizens. And that means not only do they represent the tribe, but also it’s people and Indian people in general. So that has to be a consideration in every decision that’s made, including booking the entertainment acts.’

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  • Cherokee recognize same-sex marriage, MCN law does not

    Cherokee recognize same-sex marriage, MCN law does not1

    Honey Caranzo/Reporter Mvskoke Media online poll shows support for law removal  OKMULGEE, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation recognized same-sex marriage Dec. 9, 2016. The issue was brought to light by CN Tax Commissioner Director Sharon Swepston, who inquired whether same-sex couples could receive a vehicle tag despite the prohibition of same-sex marriage under the CN’s

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  • What do you think? Should MCN remove the ban on recognizing same gender marriage?

    What do you think? Should MCN remove the ban on recognizing same gender marriage?1

    OKMULGEE, Okla. — Muscogee (Creek) Nation Code Annotated Title 6, Chapter 2, Section 105G states, ‘Same gender marriage prohibited. A marriage between persons of the same gender performed in another Indian Nation or state shall not be recognized as valid and binding in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.’ On Dec. 9, 2016 the Cherokee Nation Office

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  • Tulsa awaits MCN answer on dam funding

    Tulsa awaits MCN answer on dam funding1

    Jessica McBride/Media Coordinator Bynum discusses working with Nation TULSA, Okla. — During an interview with ‘Native News Today,’ Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum discussed the Vision 2025 project in relation to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, as well as his plans for working with MCN in regards to economic development and other projects. Vision 2025 is a

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