OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee meeting was held on August 10 at the Mound Building.
All passed legislation is subject to full council approval during the regular session.
HEW addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:
TR 22-110 Authorizing the Election Board to execute an Attorney Contract between the MCN Election Board and Seacat Law Firm. Representative Anna Marshall sponsored the resolution, which was postponed indefinitely, 4-0.
The election board is seeking counsel to prepare for the next election. The board has used this law firm before and claims to be satisfied with its service.
TR 22-133 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the MCN and the Okmulgee Public Schools for Mvksoke Language Services. Rep. Robert Hufft sponsored the resolution, which was passed 4-0.
The Mvskoke Language Program will provide language classes through the Okmulgee Public Schools to promote and preserve the language per grant requirements.
TR 22-091 Authorizing the expenditure of grant funds awarded from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women for the benefit of the Family Violence Prevention Program. Rep. Leonard Gouge sponsored the resolution, which was passed 4-0.
The FVPP was awarded the Firearms Technical Assistance Project Pilot Sites Initiative Solicitation Grant of $500,000. The grant will strengthen the tribal justice system to increase victim safety and offender accountability and reduce access to firearms by domestic violence offenders.
To view the legislation, visit the www.mcnnc.com.