OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council joint HEW and LNC committee meeting was held on Jan. 24 via teleconference.
The National Council addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:
TR 23-019 A MCN Tribal resolution authorizing the Principal Chief to submit a Dept. of Energy, Office of Indian Energy policy and programs clean energy technology deployment on Tribal lands grant application for the benefit of the MCN Tribal Utility Authority. Representative Mary Crawford sponsored the legislation, which passed 7-0.
MCN seeks funding for installing a solar array at the Okemah Community Hospital. The grant aims to deploy clean energy-generating systems and energy-efficient measures for Tribal buildings.
NCA 23-009 A MCN law authorizing the expenditure of the American Rescue Plan (“ARPA”) funds to the MCNDH for the purchase of various services, land acquisition, and construction. Rep. Crawford sponsored the legislation, which passed 8-0.
The MCNDH is requesting a $10,300,000 expenditure for the various services, goods, and supplies to be used, among other things, for land acquisition and preparation for new construction.
For video of committee meetings, visit www.mcnnc.com.