OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Land, Natural Resources and Cultural Preservation Committee meeting was held Dec. 7 via teleconference.
All passed legislation is subject to the full council approval during the regular session.
LNC addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:
TR 21-164 Authorizing the construction of the Tribal Master Site Plan Capitol Complex Project for the MCN. Representative Darrell Proctor sponsored the legislation, which was postponed indefinitely with a 3-0 vote.
The MCN engaged New Fire Design Group PLLC to complete the Tribal Master Suite Plan in 2018, which included conceptual plans for all tribal properties with the approximate five- to seven-mile radius surrounding the existing Tribal Complex.
The project consists of five new buildings and other associated site elements and infrastructure as required to support the facilities and connected existing building with central plazas, sidewalks, outdoor gathering space, etc. in order to implement a connected, walk able and safer campus as described in the MCN Master Plan Site.
The project will include a four-story Tribal Services/Member Services building, a single-story Court House, a three-story Education and Training/Cultural Archives and Preservation Building, a two-story Lighthorse Administration Building, and a Central Utility Plan with size to be determined.
MCN Secretary of Interior Affairs Jesse Allen made request to indefinitely post-pone and revisit legislation at the beginning of the year. According to Allen, a separate piece of legislation is in the development stages that will go along with this resolution.
In other business, Tatianna Duncan presented to the Council on behalf of Lucinda Hickory Research Institute. Duncan is the Founder and Executive Director for the Institute. She is requesting office space from the National Council for research purposes.
MCN Cultural Preservation Manager RaeLynn Butler and Archaeological Technician Turner Hunt request to update the committee on property in Georgia, which went into executive session.
Yeager Mission Baptist Church sent an email to the committee members, an email that Chairman Mark Randolph requested that they read and reply.
Full meetings and agendas can be viewed at: www.mcnnc.com.