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Five citizens receive NCAIED 40 under 40 awards

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 the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa.

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5/21/2020

article 'We’re ready to go': Muscogee (Creek) Nation sets reopening for River Spirit, other casinos
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa will reopen to the public June 1, along with eight other Muscogee (Creek) Nation casinos, officials announced Thursday...

5/20/2020

article App Lets Muscogee (Creek) Nation Employees Identify Symptoms
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation employees returning to work will have a new tool to monitor their health. Tribal health officials are partnering with RespirCare...

5/7/2020

article River Spirit Casino extends closure to end of May
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort will stay closed at least until the end of the month – shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic. The Muscogee (Creek)...

5/2/2020

article Language gives Muscogee their strength
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) have kept their languages alive since the period of A.D. 900-1000. Greg Anderson, secretary of education, employment and training and...

4/28/2020

article River Spirit extends temporary closure through May 15, still paying 2,200 employees
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort is extending its temporary closure through May 15 due to the corona. Officials suspended operations on March 16 as a precaution...

4/10/2020

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation extends temporary closure of River Spirit Casino Resort, 8 regional casinos
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation has extended the temporary closures of its casinos, including River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa. Muscogee (Creek) Nation...

4/9/2020

article Muscogee (Creek) culture thrives through education
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) have kept their languages alive since around 900-1000 A.D. Greg Anderson, secretary of education, employment and training and acting...

4/7/2020

article MUSCOGEE/CREEK NATION: Exiled To Indian Country
(Oklahoma) -- “Our language and ways are from where our strength comes,” said Dana Tiger, an artist and registered Muscogee tribal member. The Muscogee (...

3/28/2020

article Collaborative effort brings museums together for MVSKOKE VOICES exhibition
(Oklahoma) -- For over 40 years the Red Earth Art Center in Oklahoma City, and the Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka have worked to achieve their similar missions to...

3/27/2020

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation extends closure of resort, casinos until April 15
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief David Hill and River Spirit Casino Resort Chief Executive Officer Pat Crofts announced Thursday the extended...

3/13/2020

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation declares state of emergency amid coronavirus outbreak
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief David Hill declared a state of emergency Friday in an effort to prevent further spread of coronavirus. In a news...

1/25/2020

article In first State of the Nation address, Muscogee (Creek) chief says tribe will 'stand firm' on gaming compact position
(Oklahoma) -- Delivering his first State of the Nation address Saturday morning, Principal Chief David Hill reiterated that his tribe will continue to defend its...

1/22/2020

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation poised to join other tribes' gaming lawsuit against Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt
(Oklahoma) -- A fourth Oklahoma tribe appears ready to join a lawsuit against Gov. Kevin Stitt over his claim that the state’s gaming compacts have expired. The...
article Muskogee Creek Nation letter expresses concerns about Indian Education Program
(Oklahoma) -- The Muskogee Creek Nation is objecting to Tulsa Public Schools plan to eliminate positions in the Indian Education Program. There are more than 3,000...

1/7/2020

press release Muskogee Technology Named 2019 Top 10 Defense Solutions Provider by Manufacturing Technology Insights Magazine
(Alabama) -- Manufacturing Technology Insights, the publication for that industry, recently showcased Muskogee Technology (MT) as one of their Top 10 Defense Solutions...

1/6/2020

article New Muscogee (Creek) Nation Leaders Take Office
(Oklahoma) -- New leaders of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation were honored at an inauguration ceremony Saturday at River Spirit Casino. Principal Chief David Hill said the...

1/5/2020

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation ushers in new leadership
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation ushered in a new era of leadership with the inauguration ceremony of Principal Chief David Hill and Second Chief Del Beaver Jan...

1/4/2020

article People to Watch: David Hill continues relay as Muscogee (Creek) chief
(Oklahoma) -- David Hill sees himself as part of a relay team. After winning three elections in three months, Hill was sworn in as principal chief of the Muscogee (Creek...
article Muscogee (Creek) Nation Inaugurates 2 New Leaders
(Oklahoma) -- A major Oklahoma tribe has new leaders tonight as tribes and state leaders grapple over a dispute about gaming compacts. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal...
article Muscogee Creek Nation swears in new leadership for chief, second chief
(Oklahoma) -- Song took over the River Spirit Casino Hotel to celebrate the changing of power for the Muscogee Creek Nation. David Hill was sworn in as principal chief...

12/29/2019

article PICTURE: Aerial Flooding
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Hotel and Casino has flood waters surrounding it on the Arkansas River on Friday, May 24, 2019.

12/27/2019

article 'It just hasn’t sunk in yet': New Muscogee (Creek) Chief David Hill discusses rushed transition period before being sworn in Saturday
(Oklahoma) -- After five months on the campaign trail, David Hill is still getting used to the new normal. “It’s hard to comprehend,” he said. “I...

12/21/2019

article Congratulations to Muscogee (Creek) National Principal Chief-elect David Hill: Tulsa World editorial
(Oklahoma) -- Congratulations to David Hill, who won last weekend’s runoff election for principal chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Hill, a second speaker and...

12/16/2019

article Oklahoma’s River Spirit Casino Evacuated Following Bomb Threat
(Oklahoma) -- Tulsa, Oklahoma’s River Spirit Casino and Resort was forced to shut its doors part of the weekend following a bomb threat. No explosive device was...

12/15/2019

article David Hill wins Muscogee (Creek) Nation principal chief runoff, according to unofficial results
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Second Speaker David Hill defeated former Tulsa District representative Bim Steven Bruner in Saturday’s...

12/14/2019

article With all precincts reporting, David Hill well ahead in race for Muscogee (Creek) Nation chief
(Oklahoma) -- Make it a hat trick for David Hill. With all 23 precincts reporting, unofficial results show the Bristow resident well ahead of former Tulsa District...
article River Spirit Casino Open Again After Overnight Evacuation
(Oklahoma) -- Operations are back to normal this morning at the River Spirit Casino and Resort after the building was evacuated. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse...

12/10/2019

article Harjo-King, Crawford contend for Muscogee (Creek) Nation seat
(Oklahoma) -- Lora Harjo-King and Mary Crawford face off Dec. 14 for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Muskogee district seat. In your view, what is the...
article Muscogee (Creek) Nation general election is Saturday; early voting begins Wednesday
(Oklahoma) -- For the third time in three months, Muscogee (Creek) voters will head to the polls Saturday, with principal chief candidates David Hill and Bim Stephen...

12/9/2019

article River Spirit Casino Resort named 2019’s most popular Uber destination in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Tulsa’s River Spirit Casino Resort, 8330 Riverside Parkway, topped a list released by ride-hailing company Uber announcing the most requested...
article Hughes, Hicks face off in Creek District elections
(Oklahoma) -- Dr. Dean Hughes and Joseph Houston Hicks compete in the upcoming election for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation national council seat for the Creek District. In...

12/5/2019

article McHenry, Thompson-Soap face off in Muscogee (Creek) Nation elections
(Oklahoma) -- Charles “Son” McHenry and Dierdra Michelle Thompson-Soap go against each other for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Office, Wagoner...

11/27/2019

article An hour north of Tallahassee, Native American Creeks preserve, teach their heritage
(Georgia) -- Inside a sage green building off wooded Highway 93 in rural South Georgia, glass cases are lined with braided sweetgrass, bright sewn patchworks, turtle-...

11/23/2019

article Attorney files defamation lawsuit against marketing company
(Oklahoma) -- A legal consultant has filed a defamation lawsuit in Muskogee County District Court against a local man's marketing company concerning one of the...

11/13/2019

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation to commemorate improved intersection east of tribal complex in Okmulge
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation, in partnership with Okmulgee County and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, will officially commemorate the reopening...
article Muscogee (Creek) Nation to commemorate improved intersection east of tribal complex in Okmulgee
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation, in partnership with Okmulgee County and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, will officially commemorate the reopening...

11/7/2019

article Attorney discusses impact of Murphy case on tribes
(Oklahoma) -- A pending case before the U.S. Supreme Court has captured the attention of many in Northeast Oklahoma, since it will address the question of whether...

11/3/2019

article Hill and Bim Top Vote Getters for Creek Chief in Tribal Primary
(Oklahoma) -- After a tribal Supreme Court ordered re-election, the ballots have been counted in the Muscogee-Creek National primary. Click here to see the results. The...
article Repeat of Muscogee (Creek) election leaves Hill with lead in unofficial results
(Oklahoma) -- Second vote, same as the first. According to unofficial returns, Second Speaker David Hill finished atop a six-candidate field late Saturday night for...

10/28/2019

article River Spirit Casino Resort No. 1 Best Oklahoma Resort
(Oklahoma) -- Officials at Muscogee (Creek) Nation announced River Spirit Casino Resort recently received the prestigious Four Diamond Award from AAA. The Four-Diamond...

10/25/2019

article Carter Center to observe Muscogee (Creek) chief revote
(Oklahoma) -- The Carter Center is coming back to Oklahoma to observe another tribal election. Brett Lacy, associate director of the Carter Center’s Democracy...

10/24/2019

article Muskogee Creek Nation Litigating In US Court To Restore Hickory Ground Site- Ground Member
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is currently litigating in US Federal court to restore the Hickory Ground site that was allegedly desecrated by the Poarch...

10/19/2019

article Texan pleads guilty in scheme involving ex-Oklahoma chief
(Oklahoma) -- A Texas man has pleaded guilty to theft, bribery and tax fraud charges in a scheme involving former Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger...

10/16/2019

press release NAJA condemns Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council denial of citizen free press vote
(Oklahoma) -- The Native American Journalists Association condemns the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council’s failure to pass strengthened free press...

10/11/2019

article More charges against chief candidate Steve Bruner in Muscogee (Creek) tribal court
(Oklahoma) -- Fresh felony charges have been filed in tribal court against a candidate for principal chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Late Wednesday, four criminal...

10/10/2019

article AG files five new charges on Bruner and Hobia
(Oklahoma) -- The MCN Attorney Generals office filed new charges in the Bruner case on Oct. 8-9. The charging documents list three new felony complaints, and two new...

10/3/2019

article Tribal Court Wants New Election
(Oklahoma) -- Following the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Primary Election held on Sept. 21, two petitions were filed Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 with the MCN Election Board. The...

10/2/2019

article Tribal AG asks for Muscogee (Creek) Nation chief election to be thrown out
(Oklahoma) -- Calling the results “fatally flawed” because of the inclusion of a disqualified candidate, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Attorney General’s...

9/30/2019

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation council rejects ballot question on press freedom
(Oklahoma) -- With minimal debate or discussion, an attempt to incorporate press protections into the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s constitution fell short Saturday...
article Muscogee artist Leslie Deer melds couture and tradition
(Oklahoma) -- “Native American culture has always been influencing fashion, whether it’s body art, jewelry or clothing,” says Muscogee apparel artist...

9/21/2019

article David Hill, Bim Stephen Bruner lead in unofficial results for Muscogee (Creek) principal chief
(Oklahoma) -- Unofficial results have two Tulsa area residents still in the running to assume the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s top leadership position. According to...

9/17/2019

article Creek voters head to polls; former chief will be on ballot but not eligible, election office says
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) voters will head to the polls this week, but not all of the candidates listed on the ballot are still eligible. On Monday, Nelson Harjo,...

9/13/2019

article Ex-Creek chief pleads guilty in bribery scheme
(Oklahoma) -- Former Muscogee (Creek) Principal Chief George Tiger could serve more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty Friday to a bribery scheme...
article Former Creek Nation Principal Chief George Tiger pleads guilty to bribery charge
(Oklahoma) -- Former Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Phillip Tiger pleaded guilty Friday to one count of bribery related to his acceptance of nearly $62,...
article BOK Center $4.7 million renovation will include new entrance and amenities
(Oklahoma) -- Visitors to Tulsa’s BOK Center will have access to a new entrance — and new amenities — thanks to a $4.7 million renovation that will be...

9/11/2019

article Former Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Tiger to enter guilty plea to bribery charge
(Oklahoma) -- Former Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief George Phillip Tiger is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court Friday after being charged in August with...

9/7/2019

article Muscogee (Creek) chief candidates make their cases during forum
(Oklahoma) -- Two weeks before the Muscogee (Creek) Nation primary elections, eight of the 10 people vying to replace James Floyd as the tribe’s principal chief...

9/6/2019

article Candidate for Muscogee (Creek) Nation principal chief still awaiting resolution of tribal court gambling-related charges
(Oklahoma) -- A former Muscogee (Creek) Nation elected official is seeking to become the tribe’s next principal chief while facing criminal charges regarding his...

9/5/2019

article Muckleshoot Tribe breaks ground on 18-story, 400-room, luxury hotel tower
(Washington) -- To the beating of drums and chanting of sacred songs, the Muckleshoot Tribe broke ground on its 18-story, 400-room, luxury hotel tower on Thursday...

9/4/2019

article Mvskoke Loan Fund hosts Grow OK partnership
(Oklahoma) -- The College of the Muscogee Nation hosted the GrowOK one-day workshop for budding entrepreneurs Aug. 8. The GrowOK coursework was designed to assist people...

8/30/2019

article River Spirit Casino pool reopens for Labor Day weekend
(Oklahoma) -- After closing temporarily, the River Spirit Casino Resort pool reopened Friday, just in time for Labor Day weekend. There will be live entertainment all...

8/29/2019

article Three Muscogee citizens selected for the NCAIED 40 under 40 awards
(Oklahoma) -- Three Muscogee (Creek) citizens received the 2019 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Native American 40 under 40 awards. Ayla...

8/15/2019

article Mvskoke (Creek) Nation citizen named to inaugural Next100 ‘Policy Entrepreneur’ class
(Oklahoma) -- Isabel Coronado, Mvskoke (Creek), has worn a couple different hats in her 23 years of life. She is a child of formerly incarcerated parents.

8/11/2019

article Hill announces candidacy for Creek principal chief
(Oklahoma) -- David Hill, resident of Bristow, citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation belonging to the Beaver Clan and New Tulsa Tribal Town, and current National...

8/7/2019

article Legislation supports students culture
(Oklahoma) -- Every year graduating students across indigenous communities run into challenges if they choose to incorporate their Native heritage into their school...
article Oklahoma tribe gets US disaster designation following storms
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma-based Muscogee (Creek) Nation has received a federal disaster designation to help it recover from damage caused by severe storms, tornadoes...

8/6/2019

press release River Spirit Casino To Host Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure
(Oklahoma) -- News On 6 wants to remind you that the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is coming soon.

7/31/2019

article Longtime River Spirit Casino Resort employee looks back
(Oklahoma) -- After a temporary closure this Spring, things are back to normal at Tulsa's River Spirit Casino Resort. Longtime employee Betty Watson has worked there...

7/30/2019

article Alexander plans run for Chief of Muscogee (Creek) Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Sam Alexander has announced his intention to run for the Office of Principal Chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation (MCN). The election is scheduled for Sept...
article Hill seeks office for Muscogee (Creek) Nation Chief
(Oklahoma) -- David Hill recently announced his candidacy for Chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Hill, who is a resident of Bristow, is a citizen of the Muscogee (...

7/26/2019

article After historic floodwaters forced its closure, River Spirit Casino Resort pool reopens
(Oklahoma) -- More than two months after closing due to historic floods, the River Spirit Casino Resort pool is ready for action. The outdoor pool and the swim-up bar,...
article River Spirit Casino pool reopens after flood
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort has reopened its pool area that was submerged during historic floods this spring. The casino was also closed during the flooding...

7/24/2019

article Creek Nation election board certifies election candidates, including 10 for chief
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation will be under new leadership come 2020. On Monday, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Election Board certified 37 candidates to run...

7/15/2019

article Theresa Caputo of TLC’s “Long Island Medium” set to perform in Tulsa this fall
(Oklahoma) -- Theresa Caputo of the TLC show “Long Island Medium” is set to perform in Tulsa later this year. Caputo will share personal stories about her...

7/10/2019

article Hard work of employees helps River Spirit Casino Resort reopen after flooding
(Arizona) -- Entertainment Manager Jamie Crouch tells 2 Works for You that things are getting back to normal at River Spirit Casino Resort. "We were all freaking...
article Muscogee (Creek) Nation hosts education conference to strengthen relationships between school districts, tribal nations
(Oklahoma) -- An ongoing mission for collaboration drew many tribal and state educators to Tulsa on Wednesday to discuss how to better support Native students in...

7/3/2019

article River Spirit Casino Resort's pool to reopen in July after flood damage repairs to tiki bar
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Casino Resort's pool is scheduled to reopen later this month after repairs from flood damage at its tiki bar. Brandon Brooks, the...
press release Muskogee Technology Named 2019 Top 10 Machine Tool Solutions Provider by Manufacturing Technology Insights Magazine
(Oklahoma) -- Manufacturing Technology Insights, recently featured Muskogee Technology (MT) as one of their Top 10 Machine Tool Solution Providers in their May Issue....

6/27/2019

article Creek Nation touts economic success
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation had an economic impact of $866 million in Oklahoma in 2017, supporting 8,700 jobs that paid $303 million in wages and benefits...

6/26/2019

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation Claims Economic Impact of $866M in Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has an $866,157,110 economic impact in Oklahoma, according to the tribe’s first comprehensive report on the subject. The...
article Muscogee (Creek) Nation reports $866 million economic impact on state
(Oklahoma) -- For the first time in tribal history, Muscogee (Creek) Nation officials crunched the numbers to learn more about their economic impact on the state and...
article Study shows Muscogee (Creek) Nation has $1 billion-plus national economic impact
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation supports 8,700 jobs and contributes more than $1.4 billion a year to the national economy, according to the tribe’s first...

6/23/2019

article Tulsa River Spirit Casino Open For Business After Historic Flooding
(Oklahoma) -- After being closed from flooding for nearly a month, part of the River Spirit Casino and Resort is back open. The casino was forced to close after about a...

6/21/2019

article Life — not of the aquatic variety — returns to River Spirit Casino Resort after flooding forces closure
(Oklahoma) -- Every few hours, Kimberly Land peeked outside at the startling but inexorable rise of the Arkansas River near River Spirit Casino Resort during seemingly...
article River Spirit Casino back open after historic flooding shut it down
(Oklahoma) -- The slot machines are ringing and the dice are rolling again at River Spirit Casino. It's been about a month since Tulsa's big money maker was shut...
article Tulsa River Spirit Casino Open For Business After Historic Flooding
(Oklahoma) -- After being closed from flooding for nearly a month, part of the River Spirit Casino and Resort is back open. The casino was forced to close after about a...

6/16/2019

article Three Forks History: Federal Court Changed Muskogee’s Population
(Oklahoma) -- When the United States opened a federal court for Indian Territory in Muskogee in 1889, it naturally brought a number of attorneys to the city. Many moved...

6/14/2019

article River Spirit Casino Resort to reopen 10 days earlier than expected; pool will remain closed into July
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort will reopen its doors to gamblers, diners and hotel guests at 8 a.m. June 21, but visitors can leave their swimsuits at home...
article River Spirit To Reopen Next Week
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd and River Spirit Casino Resort Chief Executive Officer Pat Crofts announced today the Resort will...

6/12/2019

article River Spirit Casino Resort to announce reopening date
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Casino Resort and officials from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation will announce the official reopening date of the resort at 2:30 p.m. on...

6/5/2019

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation sues to restore burial site desecrated by Poarch casino in Alabama
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit demanding the Poarch Band of Creek Indians immediately return the sacred site known as Hickory...
article Widespread Flooding Continues To Impact Oklahoma Businesses And Industries
(Oklahoma) -- Recent flooding and dam releases are affecting businesses and key industries in Oklahoma. Journal Record editor Russell Ray discusses how the flooding has...
article Chief Floyd revokes OKC community charter
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd revoked the Oklahoma City Muscogee (Creek) Association (OCMA) community charter through an emergency...

5/31/2019

article Oklahoma Casino River Spirit Closed Indefinitely Due to Arkansas River Water Levels
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma casino River Spirit will be closed indefinitely through June and possibly longer due to the Arkansas River’s elevated water levels. In a...

5/30/2019

article River Spirit Casino Resort estimates closure to last through June
(Oklahoma) -- Although officials at an Oklahoma casino were hoping for the best, they say the casino and resort will remain closed due to flooding in the Tulsa area.
article River Spirit Casino to be closed indefinitely
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort officials on Thursday announced that the casino will be closed indefinitely, updating a statement from the day before, in which...

5/29/2019

article Floodwaters close Tulsa's River Spirit Casino through June
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort Chief Executive Officer Pat Crofts estimates the Tulsa resort will remain closed through the month of June assuming the water...

5/28/2019

article Dangerous floods leave Plains, Midwest 'at the mercy of Mother Nature'
(Oklahoma) -- The 3,000 electronic games and gaming tables are silent at River Spirit Casino Resort as the water encroaches, idling more than 1,500 employees in an eerie...
article Tulsa casino resort now largely underwater
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma has been closed since last Wednesday. The venue has street parties, band performances and shows lined up...

5/27/2019

article Flooding Breaches Pool Area At River Spirit Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Flood waters have now breached the swimming pool area at River Spirit Casino and Resort. The casino, near 81st and Riverside, has been closed since...
article River Spirit Casino and Resort releases video of flooding caused by the Arkansas River
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Casino and Resort released video Monday showing how flooding has increased a bit in their pool areas. The casino says the water has...
article River Spirit to remain closed until at least June 5
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Casino Resort has extended its closure until at least June 5, but the situation will be reassessed Wednesday to determine whether the...

5/26/2019

article River Spirit Casino Resort to reopen in June
(Oklahoma) -- A popular casino resort in Tulsa will remain closed for part of the first week of June after closing last week due to an anticipated rise in the Arkansas...

5/25/2019

article Before and After The Flood: The River Spirit Casino Resort
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Casino Resort is closed for business through at least next weekend — and maybe longer, depending on flood waters and the cleanup...
article River Spirit to Be Close 1-to-2 Weeks; Employees Will be Paid
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Chief James Floyd and River Spirit Casino Resort Chief Executive Officer Pat Crofts toured the Resort property today with local,...
article Some Tulsa residents told to prepare for evacuation as floodwaters stress levees
(Oklahoma) -- Officials on Saturday warned some Tulsa residents to prepare to head to higher ground because old levees holding back the swollen Arkansas River are...

5/24/2019

article River Spirit Casino Resort closed through at least next weekend, but employees will be paid
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Casino Resort is closed for business through at least next weekend — and maybe longer, depending on flood waters and the cleanup...
article River Spirit Casino To Be Closed Until Further Notice Due To Flooding
(Oklahoma) -- Ahead of what should have been a very busy weekend, the River Spirit Casino will be closed at least one more week due to flooding. Two concerts have...
article River Spirit Casino will remain closed until water levels recede
(Oklahoma) -- Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and several others went inside the River Spirit Casino this afternoon to see if any water had seeped inside. According to Muscogee...

5/23/2019

article River Spirit Casino Resort to remain closed through Sunday
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Casino Resort announced Thursday that the property will remain closed through at least Sunday, May 26 as a result of the increased rise of...

5/11/2019

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation exploring building downtown Tulsa hotel
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is exploring the feasibility of constructing a multi-story food hall and entertainment center near the BOK Center that could...

4/19/2019

article Remember the Ladies: Ethnologist of Tribal History
(Oklahoma) -- Alice Lee Marriott came to Muskogee at age 20 looking for a job. It was 1930 and the beginning of the Great Depression. She had been born in the Chicago...
press release Photo gallery: Foreigner performs at the River Spirit's Paradise Cove
(Oklahoma) -- Foreigner performs at River Spirit Hotel and Casino’s Paradise Cove on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

4/15/2019

article Bill introduced in Congress aims sanctions on MCN
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band Inc (MCIFB) strategy for obtaining their MCN citizenship has shifted beyond obtaining a court order as they...
article Will the real ambassadors please stand up?
(Oklahoma) -- Legislation creating an ambassador position for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation was passed during the December 2018 National Council meeting. The language for...
article MCN Chief meets with special task force
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd met with members of the Presidential Task Force on Protecting Native American Children in Indian Health...

4/9/2019

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation headed to South Dakota for disaster-relief efforts
(Oklahoma) -- Officers from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Tribal Department are heading out to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota on Tuesday to deliver...
article Tribal Lighthorse police donate to flood victims
(Oklahoma) -- Right now, a six-member emergency response team from the Muscogee Creek Nation is headed to South Dakota. The team is delivering supplies to a tribe hit...

3/20/2019

article 'It needs to make sense': Muscogee (Creek) Nation chief says decision on Arkansas River toll bridge should come by end of year
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd said Wednesday the tribe should know by the end of the year whether it will construct a toll bridge...

3/18/2019

press release American Indian College Fund Names Robert Bible, President of College of Muscogee Nation, Tribal College and University Honoree of the Year
(Colorado) -- The American Indian College Fund named Robert Bible, President of the College of Muscogee Nation in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, its Tribal College and University...

2/25/2019

article Council breaks ground on community center
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation recently held the Hanna Indian Community Center Groundbreaking Ceremony to celebrate the new construction that will also be the...

2/19/2019

article Muscogee Creek Nation looking to build bridge in south Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is exploring the possibility of constructing a south Tulsa bridge over the Arkansas River, Principal Chief James Floyd...

2/15/2019

article Mvskoke coalition formed in Dallas
(Texas) -- The first gathering of the newly established ‘Dallas Maskoke Coalition’ was held at the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas with approximately 60-...

2/13/2019

article Ala. Hydroelectric Project Needs Tribal Input, FERC Hears (sub req)
(Alabama) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that tribal concerns should be taken into account regarding an Alabama...

1/24/2019

article Creek chief to deliver State of the Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James R. Floyd will deliver the State of the Nation Address during the National Council Quarterly Session Saturday...

1/22/2019

article AG office files charges on tribal employees
(Oklahoma) -- According to a Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court docket published for Jan. 28, four former and current MCN employees, including Neely Tsoodle, Sherman...

1/11/2019

article Tribal Media Outlet Loses Free-Press Protections
(Oklahoma) -- Mvskoke Media — a print and broadcast outlet that covers tribal affairs for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma — was considered the gold...

1/7/2019

article Creek chief vetoes media bill
(Oklahoma) -- Following the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council's Dec. 15 vote to adopt a measure to restore the tribe's Independent Media Act, Principal...
article Muscogee (Creek) Nation Chief Rejects Free Press Protections
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation recently repealed a 2015 law guaranteeing freedom of the press. The tribe backtracked just before the new year, but free press...

1/4/2019

article Creek Nation chief vetoes bill restoring freedom for tribal media
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd vetoed a bill Friday that would have reinstated the tribe’s free press act and restored the...

12/18/2018

article Could a Supreme Court Decision Entitle 2,000 Oklahoma Inmates to New Trials?
(Oklahoma) -- "This will stimulate you,” the lawyer Lisa Blatt told the Supreme Court during her rebuttal this month in a case called Carpenter v. Murphy,...

12/17/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) National Council votes to reinstate Free Press Act
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is another step closer to restoring the editorial independence of its media outlets. The Muscogee (Creek) National Council...
article River Spirit Casino Resort, BOK Center enter 10-year agreement
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort will be the exclusive casino and resort partner of the BOK Center, per a 10-year agreement announced Monday by River Spirit and...

12/15/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation Pleased with Recent U.S. Senate Passage with Amendment of Stigler Act Amendments of 2018
(Washington D.C.) -- The Stigler Act Amendments of 2018, H.R. 2606, is on its way back to the U.S. House of Representatives for Swift Action consideration, following the...

12/4/2018

article Tribe’s Free Press Act might be restored
(Oklahoma) -- After a month without it, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation may be reinstating its Free Press Act. The Muscogee (Creek) National Council’s Business,...
article Citizen crowned Miss Native American UCO
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) citizen and University of Central Oklahoma student Claudia McHenry was crowned Miss Native American UCO in November.

11/27/2018

article Threats to Indigenous press freedom as a tribe rolls back protections
(Oklahoma) -- At one time, The Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma was at the forefront of press freedom in Indian Country. In 2015, the National Council passed...

11/23/2018

article EDITORIAL: Independent press crucial for tribes, too
(Oklahoma) -- Would you trust the marketing director of a corporation to announce, without prompting, that her CEO was under investigation for embezzlement? Would you...

11/17/2018

article Tribe Members Fight Press Restrictions
(Oklahoma) -- A group of concerned citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma is circulating a petition that calls for a referendum on a recent tribal ruling to...
article Downtown Okmulgee gets economic boost with renovated Muscogee (Creek) Nation council house
(Oklahoma) -- Saturday was a big day for both the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the Town of Okmulgee. The tribe's original council house opened up after months of...

11/16/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council House renovation complete
(Oklahoma) -- In the five years that Heather Sumner has served as the executive director of Main Street Okmulgee, she’s been cultivating a relationship with the...

11/15/2018

article Tulsa World editorial: Native American tribes need an independent press to tell its stories
(Oklahoma) -- Support for an independent press promotes a democratic free exchange of ideas and information for an educated public. That’s why it’s...

11/13/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation passes bill removing press freedom from Mvskoke Media
(Oklahoma) -- In 1834, Georgia militia marched into Cherokee Nation’s capital, seized the tribal newspaper, smashed the printing press and threw type pieces into...
article Tribe's repeal of media law sparks backlash
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens rapidly organized a response to the tribal government's repeal of a 2015 law that created an independent and free...

11/10/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation repeals press freedom for tribal media
(Oklahoma) -- A new Muscogee (Creek) Nation law repealing press freedom protections for the tribe’s in-house media has prompted a resignation and drawn fire for...

11/9/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation repeals Free Press Act
(Oklahoma) -- The National Council of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has revoked the tribe's Free Press Act citing negative news coverage. The council repealed the law...
article Muskogee (Creek) Nation chief signs bill to repeal tribe’s Free Press Act
(Oklahoma) -- A bill to repeal the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Free Press Act has been signed into law. A spokeswoman for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation confirmed...

11/8/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation votes to repeal Free Press Act, citing need for ‘more positive’ coverage
(Oklahoma) -- Citing negative stories and a desire to have all of its departments putting the same message forward, an Oklahoma tribe may be rolling back its press...

11/1/2018

article Trust case results in $2.79 million arbitration payment
(Oklahoma) -- An appropriation totaling $2,792,718.81 was approved Oct. 17 in a Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Emergency Session. The appropriation was to...

10/3/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation moves foward with charges in criminal case
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation will press felony charges against a former citizen who is accused of violating tribal gaming laws. Bim Stephen “Steve...

10/2/2018

article Council passes $750,000 appropriation to AG’s Office
(Oklahoma) -- A regular session of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council was held Sept. 29 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

9/27/2018

article 'All-out assault': Battle brews in Supreme Court sovereignty case
(Indian Country) -- Tribes across the nation, advocates for Native women and a bipartisan group of former federal prosecutors are taking a stand in one of the most...

9/21/2018

article Five citizens receive NCAIED 40 under 40 awards
(Arizona) -- Five Muscogee (Creek) citizens were announced Sept. 13 as recipients of the 2018 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Native American...

9/20/2018

article Creek Reservation Survived Okla. Statehood, Justices Told (sub req)
(Oklahoma) -- A Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizen urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a Tenth Circuit decision nixing his murder conviction in state court...

9/18/2018

article Creek Tribes Were Decimated by Disease but Thrived Through Skin Trade
(North America) -- The Native American Creek (Muscogee) tribes of the Southeast were actually an allied nation that came into existence in relatively recent history so...

9/13/2018

article Changes to chartered communities funding proposed at HEW
(Oklahoma) -- A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held Sept. 10 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

9/11/2018

article Bruner case remanded back to MCN District Court
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Supreme Court issued an opinion Sept. 6 in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation v. Bim Stephen Bruner case to clarify Bruner will be...
article Bruner case remanded back to MCN District Court
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Supreme Court issued an opinion Sept. 6 in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation v. Bim Stephen Bruner case to clarify Bruner will be...

9/10/2018

article Indian territory again? An old Oklahoma murder case spotlights tribal sovereignty
(Oklahoma) -- Set beside a gravel county road, the painted cross stands chest-high in a small circle of bricks, brushed by tall grass and black-eyed Susans and daisies....

9/5/2018

article MCN in context around the 1866 Treaty signing
(Oklahoma) -- The Treaty of 1866 between the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the U.S. government after the Civil War has come to the fore for the tribe this year. Both the...

9/3/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation to issue ID cards compliant with Real ID Act; equivalent to U.S. Passport
(Oklahoma) -- Beginning Sept. 10, 2018, Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens will have the option to purchase an Enhanced Tribal Card, which is an acceptable ID under the...

8/27/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation will soon roll out new tribal cards that are Real ID compliant
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation will soon release their Enhanced Tribal Cards, which are compliant with federal law. Jason Walls, the citizenship systems...

8/24/2018

article Shaquille O'Neal set to perform at River Spirit Casino in Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal is gearing up for a trip to Tulsa and River Spirit Casino. River Spirit Casino Resort is hosting a DJ party on September 7...

8/14/2018

article Bacone College to resume classes Aug. 15 after rumored closure
(Oklahoma) -- Bacone College was set to resume classes for the fall semester on Aug. 15 after rumors circulated in May that the school would temporarily suspend...

8/13/2018

article Video billboard controversy heats up
(Oklahoma) -- It's already up and running -- so, what's next for the neighbors who live next to the giant video billboard that lights up the night at 41st and...
article Tribe deploys diabetes prevention programs
(Oklahoma) -- For as long as anyone can remember, diabetes has proved to be a major health issue for Native Americans — it continues to be today. Muscogee (Creek)...

8/2/2018

article Osage Casino sets Aug. 29 grand opening date
(Oklahoma) -- It’s been nearly two years since the federally recognized Osage Nation broke ground on its new $150 million flagship, Osage Casino Hotel Tulsa....
article Stolen truck chase begins on Riverside, ends on Creek Turnpike in Broken Arrow
(Oklahoma) -- The Tulsa police and Tulsa County deputy high-speed chase of a stolen vehicle begins at River Spirit Casino on Riverside Drive, winds to Bixby and ends in...
article Tulsa Co. Deputies Arrest Two In Pickup Following Chase
(Oklahoma) -- Deputies arrest two people early Thursday following a high speed chase in a truck allegedly stolen from a Tulsa casino. The sheriff's office identified...

7/31/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation Opens New Eufala Health Center
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Eufala health center has a new and much bigger home starting Wednesday. Tribal and federal officials held a ribbon...

7/28/2018

article Creek Nation Freedmen file lawsuit against Oklahoma tribe
(Oklahoma) -- A second Oklahoma tribe is facing litigation over the citizenship status of the descendants of its former slaves. The Tulsa World reports that the Muscogee...

7/23/2018

article Slaves' Descendants Sue Over Denied Tribal Citizenship [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- A group of descendants of slaves once held by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation sued the leader of the tribe and the U.S. Department of Interior in D.C. federal...

7/4/2018

article Four Muscogee (Creek) Oklahomans chosen as youth leaders
(Oklahoma) -- United National Indian Tribal Youth has selected its Class of 2018 25 Under 25 Native American Youth Leaders, states a news release.

7/2/2018

article Council passes gaming compact supplement during Emergency Session
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council held an Emergency Session June 20 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. Mvskoke Media requested audio from the...

6/15/2018

article The great commission exemplified
(Oklahoma) -- The devoted readers of the ‘Mvskoke News’ may be familiar with a small recurring ad in the back pages of the paper recruiting enrollees for a...

6/8/2018

article Casino Developer Tries To Save Tribal Court Jurisdiction Row (sub req)
(Oklahoma) -- A woman being sued by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation over a casino development urged an Oklahoma federal judge on Thursday not to toss her suit seeking to...

6/1/2018

article Muscogee Nations could own half of Oklahoma
(Oklahoma) -- Half the state of Oklahoma may revert back to the 1866 Treaty Muscogee Creek boundaries due to a congressional oversight. The Supreme Court of the United...

5/31/2018

article Tribal AG Says Immunity Bars Federal Suit Over Casino Row (sub req)
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s attorney general further urged an Oklahoma federal judge on Wednesday to toss a suit seeking to stop the AG from suing...

5/21/2018

article Mvskoke Media wins five Oklahoma SPJ awards
(Oklahoma) -- Mvskoke Media was awarded five Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards during the annual banquet May 19 in Tulsa. This is the first year...
article Council confirms new tribal administrator, controller
(Oklahoma) -- A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council regular session was held May 19 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

5/17/2018

article Travel Plaza gets ‘make-over’
(Oklahoma) -- There is a face-lift going on at the two decades old Okmulgee Tribal Travel Plaza, located at Highway 75 and the Loop 56 in Okmulgee. Since late April,...

5/13/2018

article Former Fountainhead resort land placed in federal trust status
(Oklahoma) -- Nearly 13 years after buying the former Fountainhead state resort, Muscogee (Creek) Nation officials have cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle toward the...

5/11/2018

article Tribe Can't Force Casino Suit To Its Court, Okla. Judge Told [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- An Oklahoma woman the Muscogee (Creek) Nation claimed is involved in an illegal casino project on tribal lands again urged a federal court Friday to...

5/9/2018

article 'It is so sad that we can’t solve this problem': Bacone students, staff grappling with closure of college
(Oklahoma) -- A private school that bills itself as Oklahoma’s oldest higher education institution may unceremoniously fade into history, catching students off...
article Bacone announces temporary closure, layoffs
(Oklahoma) -- An historically American Indian college will be closing its doors on an interim basis as it attempts to get its finances in order. Facing a debt of more...
article Bacone College closure impacts Pawnee Nation College: PNC students warned to get transcripts ASAP
(Oklahoma) -- Anyone who has earned college credit through the Pawnee Nation College, a tribal community college located in Pawnee, is being strongly advised to request...
article “We’ve run out of money,” Historic Oklahoma college facing financial crisis
(Oklahoma) -- One of Oklahoma’s oldest colleges says it may have to close its doors due to a lack of money. In 1880, Professor Almon C. Bacone dreamed of creating...

5/8/2018

article MCN Okemah Hospital to officially open May 10
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Community Hospital in Okemah will officially open its doors for patients May 10 at 7 a.m. A ribbon cutting and dedication was...

5/7/2018

article Bruner hearing delayed
(Oklahoma) -- With potential federal action still looming, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court is delaying action against a former National Council member accused...

5/1/2018

article MCN Casinos CEO talks craps, roulette legalization
(Oklahoma) -- The ball and the dice can now start rolling. Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed House Bill 3375 into law, legalizing traditional craps and roulette,...

4/23/2018

article Okla. Tribe Says Casino Row Must Be Heard In Its Court [sub req]
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s attorney general urged an Oklahoma federal court Friday to nix a lawsuit seeking to stop him from suing a woman in...
article A champion for change
(Oklahoma) -- They say everyone deserves a second chance. Muscogee (Creek) citizen Isabel Coronado understood this concept at a young age. She turned a rocky start into...

4/15/2018

article Overall: Historic bridge might survive development plans near Tulsa casino
(Oklahoma) -- Oblivious to the adult drama playing out on the road above, half a dozen kids were playing soccer last week in the dry creek bed that separates Southern...

4/13/2018

article Creek Nation to unveil $3.4 million expansion of its Duck Creek Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is celebrating the renovation of its Duck Creek Casino. The $3.4 million project doubled the casino’s space and added...

4/12/2018

article Creek Nation closing trailer park near Tulsa casino to make way for future development
(Oklahoma) -- Across Riverside Drive from River Spirit Casino, hundreds of trailer park residents have 60 days to find new homes before the Creek Nation closes the...
article Muscogee Nation celebrates grand opening of casino expansion project
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has completed another casino expansion project. The Duck Creek Casino in Beggs, Oklahoma, is seeing an additional 8,000 square-...
article The Duck Creek is rising
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s Duck Creek Casino will celebrate with a grand opening for its new expansion April 15. “The planning started about two...
article Partridge attributes national award to group effort
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Director Shawn Partridge was sorting through her emails when she opened one from the U.S. Office for...

4/3/2018

article Shelly Crow: a moment: Remembering the former second chief
(Oklahoma) -- When one thinks of Native American women in government leadership, most people’s minds wander to Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the...

3/16/2018

article MCN Supreme Court justices get reappointed during BFJ
(Oklahoma) -- A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held Mar. 15 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. Audio of the...

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