OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council held the monthly Health, Education, and Welfare Committee session at the Mound Building on April 19.
Passed legislation is subject to Full Council approval during the Regular Session held the last Saturday of each month.
The committee addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:
NCA 23-023 Authorizing a supplemental appropriation for the MCN Head Start Program Fiscal Year 2023 budget. Representative Leonard Gouge sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.
The program is in need of an estimated $27,000 to cover the costs of meals and food purchase for six centers serving 289 students on the reservation for the remainder of the school year.
Secretary of Health Shawn Terry attended the meeting by a virtual Zoom call, and requested the committee go into an executive session for the monthly update. This included the financial update for the department as well.
The committee voted by roll to go into executive session which passed, 4-0.
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