OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council held an emergency session via teleconference on Sept 21.
The Council addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:
TR 23-098 A tribal resolution of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation authorizing the Principal Chief to execute a cooperative agreement between the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the United States Department of Agriculture Office of Tribal Relations. Representative Galen Cloud sponsored the bill, which was adopted unanimously 15-0.
According to the bill, the tribe is seeking to provide technical assistance to tribal farmers and ranchers. The USDA will provide funding for a federal program specialist to meet this need.
NCA 23-113 A law of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to amend Article IV and Article VI of the Constitution of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to re-establish district voting. Representative Mark Randolph sponsored the bill, which narrowly failed to become adopted 7-8.
Language in the bill claims district voting needs to be re-established to strengthen communication among national council representatives and their district’s constituents, establish accountability and provide more direct representation to citizens. The bill will not be presented as a constitutional amendment question on the Nov. 10 ballot.
To view the full meeting, visit: mcnnc.com.