“One of the things that drew me to this position is the fact I see a need for advocacy for our at-large citizens.” – Tribal Liaison Anne Edwards
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A new Facebook page Muscogee Nation Citizens At Large in connection with MCN Tribal Liaison has been created for Muscogee (Creek) citizens only by the MCN Tribal Liaison Anne Edwards.
Edwards began her year stepping into this position that was formerly held by Geebon Gouge.
Once she stepped in office, Edwards developed a Facebook profile that quickly reached its limit of 5,000 friends.
Edwards took it a step further by creating a group page on the social media site that will allow for a larger following.
According to Edwards, the page is going to be limited to Muscogee (Creek) citizens only to ensure that all citizens at-large will have access to information.
On the page, Edwards engages with citizens with frequent live videos, sharing with followers’ pertinent information regarding the tribe.
She has worked for the tribe in different capacities for about 24 years combined but for seven years lived at-large while working for private organizations.
“During the time I lived outside of the state of Oklahoma, I experienced the needs that many of our citizens have,” Edwards said. “Especially the loss of that connection.”
Edwards claimed the disconnect from the Mvskoke people and culture had brought on feelings of loneliness at times.
“Having that experience alone has helped guide and direct my path to try to create a program that is very sustainable,” she said.
Bridging this gap of disconnection is one of Edwards’ main goals.
“One of the things that drew me to this position is the fact I see a need for advocacy for our at-large citizens,” Edwards said.
She encourages at-large citizens to reach out to her to learn about services available or any other questions.
“Even the smallest connections matter.”
To stay updated, follow the Facebook group page or contact Edwards via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at: 918-549-2709.