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Hard work of employees helps River Spirit Casino Resort reopen after flooding

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 out but the main, most important thing was safety, and getting the equipment up on the stage, and not on the ground level," Crouch said. "Everybody just jumped in, I mean people came down from marketing, EVS, our production crew," Crouch said.

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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...

2/26/2018

article Declaration in process to be translated into Mvskoke
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court Judge Greg Bigler has been meeting with the Nation’s ceremonial ground leaders to help with the UN’s...

2/21/2018

article Portions of tribal master site plan released
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation released portions of the master plan created for the Nation and its properties. The report outlines potential plans for...

1/29/2018

article Walkingstick resigns as Muskogee School’s Indian Ed director
(Oklahoma) -- Tribal Councilor David Walkingstick’s recent resignation as director of Indian Education at Muskogee Public Schools was accepted during a Jan. 23 MPS...

1/24/2018

article Floyd speaks on sovereignty
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd presented at Oklahoma State University Jan. 18 in Stillwater. Director of the Center for Sovereign...

1/17/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation's James Floyd to speak at OSU
(Oklahoma) -- The Oklahoma State University Center for Sovereign Nations will host James Floyd, Principal Chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, to speak as part of its...

1/16/2018

article Secretary of Health answers questions about MCNMC
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Secretary of Health Shawn Terry held a press conference Jan. 10 to address the many inquiries received regarding accessibility...

1/15/2018

article Floyd named to Top 5 Oklahomans list
(Oklahoma) -- When it comes to the top Oklahomans for the year 2017, Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd has made the count-on-one-hand list.

1/3/2018

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief Ringing in the New Year on Top
(Oklahoma) -- Each year Oklahoma Magazine select its top 5 Oklahomans, Principal Chief James R. Floyd is among the elite list. According to Vida Schuman, Publisher and...

12/26/2017

article Muskogee's Director of Indian Education on administrative leave
(Oklahoma) -- Descendants of Cherokee Freedmen called for Muskogee’s Director of Indian Education, David Walkingstick, to resign earlier this month. The group...

12/21/2017

article Tulsans of the Year: Pat Crofts spearheads astounding year for River Spirit Casino
(Oklahoma) -- To get what you want, sometimes you just have to take a deep breath, pick up the phone and give it your best shot. “I cold-called both Jimmy Buffet...

12/17/2017

article Executive Q&A with Jason Holuby: FSB architect fired up about new Native American affiliate
(Oklahoma) -- As a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma City architect Jason Holuby is more than familiar with the importance of ceremonial fires among Native...

11/21/2017

article Muscogee Nation takes capital…for three days
(Washington D.C.) -- Members of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation traveled to Washington D.C. for the Etvlwv Festival Nov. 15, hosted by the Smithsonian Institute’s...

11/11/2017

article Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case
(Oklahoma) -- A closely-watched reservation boundary case could be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, setting up a clash between tribes, states and the Trump...

11/3/2017

article Onefire granted $576,800 for propane business during council session
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council convened Oct. 28 at the Mound Building, in Okmulgee for their quarterly session.

10/30/2017

article River Spirit Casino Resort gets Four Diamond rating from AAA
(Oklahoma) -- River Spirit Casino Resort doesn’t possess the pedigree of a Ritz-Carlton or Four Seasons. But now it has some of the same swagger. The American...

10/27/2017

article MCN agreement with Okmulgee jail reviewed during BFJ
(Oklahoma) -- A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice Committee meeting was held Oct. 19 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. All passed...

9/30/2017

article Okie from Muskogee: Native identity changed her world
(Oklahoma) -- Britteny Cuevas says she loves telling stories, especially about how she's been influenced by Muscogee (Creek) culture. These stores are told through...

9/27/2017

article Council authorizes Chief to request Tribal Court assessment
(Oklahoma) -- A resolution passed by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council and signed by Principal Chief James Floyd on Aug. 31, has authorized the executive...

9/11/2017

article Creek Council candidate would like to return to council
(Oklahoma) -- McIntosh District Seat B candidate Tom Pickering said he brings years of experience on the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council and a deep knowledge of...

8/28/2017

article Creek File Lawsuit Claiming Concurrent Jurisdiction With Casino in Limbo
(Oklahoma) -- With its would-be casino in limbo, a Creek tribal town has filed a federal lawsuit claiming it and three other tribes are entitled to equal legal authority...

8/26/2017

article Tribal judge rules against petition to boot Kialegee king from Creek Nation
(Oklahoma) -- A tribal judge struck down the Muscogee (Creek Nation) attorney general’s request to remove the Kialegee Tribal Town king from the rolls of the Creek...

8/25/2017

article Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries
(Oklahoma) -- The state of Oklahoma plans to ask the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a landmark ruling that affirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek)...

8/22/2017

article Kialegee king would keep Creek Nation membership if judge upholds citizenship board's decision
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizenship board agreed to permit a controversial member to stay in the tribe after the tribe's attorney general alleged...
article Ruling on Muscogee (Creek) reservation may have huge implications
(Oklahoma) -- Anyone living in northeast Oklahoma reading the headline to this story may think it was a mistake, because after all there are Indian nations in Oklahoma,...

8/19/2017

article Muscogee Nation seeks to disenroll citizen who leads rival Kialegee Tribal Town
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is seeking to disenroll one of its citizens because he also holds citizenship in the rival Kialegee Tribal Town. The two tribes...

8/17/2017

article Creek Nation fights to keep Kialegee leader off tribal council ballot
(Oklahoma) -- Creek Nation officials are desperate to stop one of their members from running in an upcoming tribal election because of his involvement in another tribe....

8/13/2017

article Tulsa World editorial: Federal court blocks state prosecution of American Indians in Creek 'reservation'
(Oklahoma) -- A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals really upset the state’s legal apple cart Tuesday, when it ruled that Oklahoma criminal...

8/11/2017

article MCN files petition to remove Hobia from citizenship, Council candidacy
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation petitioned the MCN District Court Aug. 10 to order the MCN Citizenship Board to revoke the citizenship of Jeremiah Hobia and...

8/10/2017

article Federal Court Vacates Native Man’s Death Sentence
(Oklahoma) -- A federal court vacated the death sentence of a Muscogee (Creek) man on Tuesday, August 8, finding the crime took place on Indian land and the state of...

8/8/2017

article Experts: Court ruling overturning Native American man's murder conviction, death penalty could have huge implications
(Oklahoma) -- In a ruling that could have huge implications for Creek Nation citizens and other Oklahoma tribes if it is allowed to stand, an appellate court has thrown...
article TURTLE TALK: In Major Ruling, Tenth Circuit Holds Muscogee (Creek) Reservation Boundaries Remain Intact
(Oklahoma) -- Tenth Circuit in Murphy v. Royal holds that allotted Muscogee (Creek) Nation reservation in Oklahoma has not been disestablished, reversing State death...

8/4/2017

article AT&T Donates $600K To American Indian College Fund, Muscogee Nation
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee Creek Nation students received a big boost today. AT&T is donating $600,000 dollars to the American Indian College Fund, with much of that...

7/22/2017

article Eufaula Creek dormitory for Natives taking
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) Nation Eufaula Dormitory is currently accepting applications for enrollment for the school year 2017-18. Enrollment dates for students...

7/9/2017

article John Klein: Tulsa's new Vegas-style pool scene
(Oklahoma) -- Sammy Hagar knows a good party when he sees one. So after a recent show in Paradise Cove at River Spirit Casino Resort, he asked to stay an extra day. The...

7/7/2017

article ‘Mvskoke Radio’ speaks with national Native journalist
(Oklahoma) -- Mvskoke Radio’s Gary Fife interviewed Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock) July 5, a Native American independent journalist who typically covers Native...

6/24/2017

article Citizen wins AARP award for excellence, leadership
(Oklahoma) -- Muscogee (Creek) citizen Mashell Sourjohn was awarded the AARP 2017 Sherrie Gordon Award for Excellence in Multicultural Leadership, at an event May 22 in...

6/22/2017

article CESO policy veto stands, new policies approved during Council session
(Oklahoma) -- A regular session of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council was held June 17 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. Council addressed the following...

6/18/2017

article Muscogee (Creek) Nation warns Red Creek officials of repercussions of 'unlicensed' gaming; officials deny wrongdoing
(Oklahoma) -- Recent inquiries into slot machines and other casino-related equipment by representatives of a restaurant set to open soon on tribal land in Broken Arrow...

6/10/2017

article County and Creek law enforcers approve agreement
(Oklahoma) -- Commissioners approved a cross-deputization agreement that will allow Muskogee County and Muscogee (Creek) Nation law enforcers to work as a team. Sheriff...

6/9/2017

article Tulsa's River Spirit Hotel And Casino Reopened After Bomb Threat
(Oklahoma) -- Tulsa's River Spirit Hotel and Casino reopened early Friday after tribal police evacuated them because of a bomb threat. A spokesman for the casino...

6/8/2017

article All-Clear given after casino bomb threat
(Oklahoma) -- More than an hour after evacuating the River Spirit Casino in South Tulsa for a bomb threat, officers gave the "all-clear." Tribal officials tell...

5/27/2017

article ‘Spring Festival continues through Sunday at Indian Grounds south of Chipley
(Florida) -- The North Bay Clan of the Lower Creek Muskogee Tribe is hosting their 2017 Spring Festival through tomorrow at the Indian Grounds on Lonnie Road south of...

5/3/2017

article Muscogee (Creek) citizen speaks at UN forum
(Oklahoma) -- A Muscogee (Creek) citizen was a guest speaker at a UN forum April 24 in New York City. Cherrah Giles was invited by the U.S. Department of State as a...

4/28/2017

article River Spirit Casino Unveils New Resort Features
(Oklahoma) -- The River Spirit Casino Resort has unveiled some new features, including the resort's new pool - which faces the Arkansas river - and two bars. A...

4/27/2017

article Facts about Mvskoke Media funding
(Oklahoma) -- The Muscogee (Creek) Nation government serves and is guided by Muscogee (Creek) citizens. The legislators and executives of the tribe are elected by the...

4/20/2017

article ADA donation passes during HEW session
(Oklahoma) -- A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held April 17 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee.

3/22/2017

article Historic Creek Nation Council House Undergoing Major Renovation
(Oklahoma) -- A major renovation is getting underway at the historic Muscogee (Creek) Nation council house in Okmulgee. The tribe plans on spending more than $2-million...
article The ‘Jewel’ of the Muscogee Creek Nation returns to its framers
(Oklahoma) -- The hard hats were just for show. Members of the Muscogee Creek Nation put them on for pictures in front of their old capitol building, now set for a...

1/31/2017

article US Forest Service-Southern Region issues apology to MCN
(Oklahoma) -- A quarterly session of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council was held Jan. 28 at the Mound Building in Okmulgee. Council addressed the following...

1/28/2017

article Muscogee nation focused on larger representation in D.C. in 2017
(Oklahoma) -- Members of the Muscogee Creek nation gathered together Saturday morning for the "State of the Nation" address to focus on their future under the...

1/22/2017

article With Jimmy Buffett coming to town, River Spirit Casino Resort puts on finishing touches
(Oklahoma) -- It's been four years since the chief Parrothead Jimmy Buffett played in Tulsa, with sleet and snow falling around the BOK Center as the Parrotheads...

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