Byline: Kaylea Berry/Reporter
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Land, Natural Resources & Culture Preservation Committee meeting was held on Sept. 20 at the Mound Building.
TR 22-148 A MCN Tribal resolution that supports the expansion of the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, forming a new National Park and Preserve. Representative Nelson Harjo Sr. sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.
This resolution supports the MCN creation of the Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve in Georgia to preserve 80,000 acres in conservation under National Park and Preservation status. Tribal co-management and intergovernmental cooperation will increase public land management, enhance cultural and natural resource protection, expand educational outreach that includes tribal perspectives and ensure coordination for future land use planning, recreation, long-term resource management, and programmatic goals.
NCA 22-106 A MCN law Authorizing a $2,000 donation to the MCN Lady Legends organization. Representative Sandra Golden sponsored, with Representative Joseph Hicks co-sponsoring. The legislation passed 4-0.
The requested funds are for meals and other essentials for the Indigenous Day event on Oct. 10.
For video of committee meetings, visit www.mcnnc.com.