Byline: Morgan Taylor/Multimedia Producer
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education, and Welfare Committee and the Land, Natural Resources, and Cultural Preservation Committee held a joint session to discuss property purchases on Sept. 20 at the Mound.
All passed legislation is subject to full council approval during the regular session.
HEW/LNC addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:
TR 21-141 Amending TR 22-086 (authorizing the principal chief to execute a
real estate contract to purchase property in Creek County, Oklahoma). Rep. Joseph Hicks sponsored the resolution, which passed 9-0.
The amendment was deemed necessary to include the property’s legal description.
TR 21-144 Authorizing the Principal Chief to purchase property in Hughes County, Oklahoma. Rep. Anna Marshall sponsored the resolution, which passed 9-0.
The MCNDH desires to purchase property using its Capital funds for the purchase price of $425,000 plus closing costs.
NCA 22-105 Authorizing an appropriation to purchase timber from the Larnee Holahta Allotment Timber Trespass. Rep. Hicks sponsored the resolution, which passed 9-0.
The timber will benefit multiple MCN programs throughout the Nation, and the sum of $24,000 will go to the heirs of Larnee Holahta Allotment in an IIM account.
Meetings can be viewed at www.mcnnc.com.