Lani Hansen/Senior Reporter
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — A Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council Business, Finance and Justice and Land, Natural Resource and Cultural Preservation Committee meeting was held Jan. 25 by teleconference.
All passed legislation went before the full Council during the regular session on Jan. 29.
BFJ/LNC addressed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in the bills:
TR 22-020 Authorizing the Principal Chief to execute a real estate contract and related documents for the purchase of property in McIntosh County, Oklahoma. Representative Randall Hicks sponsored the resolution, which passed 9-0.
The GOAB has been presented an opportunity to purchase real estate property within with the intention to utilize such property for construction of a new gaming facility.
NCA 22-007 Authorizing the expenditure of the American Rescue Plan Act Fiscal Recovery funding for the benefit of the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Program. Rep. Mark Randolph sponsored the resolution, which passed 9-0.
The American Rescue Plan Act awarded the Nation funds in the amount of $424,351,068.50 to assist with the issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, to support economic stabilization and to provide for long-term resiliency.
The Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is seeking support for the expansion of the programs to diversify economic stability, reduce the incidence of food security, provide educational opportunities and develop infrastructure to navigate irregularities in the food supply.
For video of committee meetings visit: www.mcnnc.com.