Voting precincts approved through HEW

Voting precincts approved through HEW
(MN File Photo) A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held Nov. 5 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

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 is available at: www.mcnnc.com.

HEW addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:

TR 18-122 Authorizing the principal chief to execute an accreditation services agreement with the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation on behalf of the Department of Health pharmacy. Rep. James Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.

MCNDH wishes to receive its pharmacy heath care accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation.

The certification is required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and necessary to maintain MCNDH’s pharmacy quality standards.

TR 18-123 Approving the precinct sites for the 2019 elections. Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.

MCN Code Annotated Title 19 imposes a duty upon the Election Board to establish boundaries for voting precincts in all voting districts within the MCN jurisdiction.

The MCN Election Board submitted a resolution with precinct sites to be utilized in the 2019 elections:

Okmulgee Indian Community Center

Tulsa Indian Community Center

Okemah Indian Community Center

Dewar Indian Community Center

Eufaula Indian Community Center

Koweta Indian Community Center

Muskogee Indian Community Center

Kellyville Indian Community Center

Wetumka Indian Community Center

TR 18-124 Approving the early in person voting sites for the 2019 elections. Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.

MCN Code Annotated Title 19 imposes duty upon the Election Board to establish and recognize all early in voting sites for election with the MCN jurisdiction.

MCN Election Board has submitted a resolution with early in person voting site to be utilized in the 2019 elections.

The four sites for the 2019 elections are listed as Okmulgee Indian Community Center, Tulsa Indian Community Center, Okemah Indian Community Center and Eufaula Indian Community Center.

TR 18-127 Authorizing the principal chief to execute an accreditation services agreement and statement of financial obligation with Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation. Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.

MCNDH has determined that Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation can provide accreditation survey services.

NCA 18-165 Authorizing the expenditure of grant funds awarded from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to MCNDH. Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

MCNDH has received grant funds from SAMHSA for the purpose of forging an integrated system of care to advance the delivery of those services that promote quality substance abuse treatment for American Indians at risk for HIV/AIDS.

The legislation was amended and passed on the floor to expand approval of expenditure of grant funds to cover five years.

The total amount awarded was $2,525,000. The original amount requested for approval was $525,000.

NCA 18-166 Authorizing the expenditure of grant funds for the benefit of MCN Children and Family Service Administration Program for the coordinated tribal assistance solicitation purpose area 6: Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities. Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0. 

CFSA was awarded the Coordinated Trial Assistance Solicitation Purpose Area 6: Children’s Justice Act Partnerships for Indian Communities Grant Program in the amount of $449,999.

The grant awarded is to improve child abuse or neglect investigations, decrease caseloads, increase public community outreach and update policies and tribal code.

NCA 18-167 Authorizing the expenditure of grant funds awarded from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice programs to MCNDH for the MCN comprehensive opioid abuse site program. Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

MCNDH has received $943,088 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Justice for the MCN Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site Program.

NCA 18-168 Appropriating funds in the amount of $10,100 to MCN CFSA for the Angel Tree Fund. Rep. Randall Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0 and will be forward to the Business, Finance and Justice Committee for funding source.

CFSA is requesting a $10,100 appropriation for the Angel Tree Fund.

The funds would be used for the annual MCN Christmas party for Muscogee (Creek) children in tribal custody.

NCA 18-169 Authorizing a budget modification in excess of ten percent for the MCN Reintegration Program. Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

RiP is requesting a budget modification in excess of 10 percent of its total grant budget for fiscal year 2019.

The department wishes to make this modification in order to add a new position of veteran outreach liaison.

NCA 18-170 Authorizing a $5,000 donation to Mason Public Schools. Rep. Travis Scott sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0 and will be forwarded to BFJ for funding source.

MPS is requesting financial assistance to purchase five Elkay Retrofit kits for refrigerated water refilling stations and a portable stage.

NCA 18-171 Authorizing a $5,000 donation to Eufaula Public Schools. Rep. Darrell Proctor sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0 and will be forwarded to BFJ for funding source.

EPS is requesting financial assistance to purchase new scoreboards for the high school gym. The total cost is estimated at $15,000-$20,000.

NCA 18-172 Authorizing a $5,000 donation to Wainwright Public Schools. Reps. Joyce Deere and Pete Beaver sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0 and will be forwarded to BFJ for funding source.

WPS is requesting financial assistance to upgrade its physical education equipment and purchase new computers for kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms.

NCA 18-173 Authorizing a $5,000 donation to Preston Public Schools. Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0 and will be forwarded to BFJ for funding source.

PPS is requesting financial assistance for expenses in hosting its high school basketball tournament set for Dec. 6-8.

NCA 18-174 Authorizing a $5,000 donation to Henryetta Public Schools. Hicks sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0 and will be forwarded to BFJ for funding source.

HPS is requesting assistance for the installation of a new four-ton rooftop system.

NCA 18-175 Authorizing a $4,000 donation to Tulsa Community College. Reps. Robert Hufft and Lucian Tiger sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0 and will be forwarded to BFJ for funding source.

TCC is requesting donation to assist with expenses in hosting its second annual Native American College Achievement Summit Dec. 6.

The summit will assist student with the transition from high school to college. The college is expecting 300-350 Native American students from the Tulsa and other surrounding communities.

NCA 18-177 Authorizing the expenditure of grant funds awarded from the U.S. HHS, Indian Health Service to MCNDH for the MCN Tribal Management grant. Jennings sponsored the amendment, which passed 4-0.

MCNDH has been awarded $116,010 in grant funding for the MCN Tribal Management Grant.

 

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