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Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case
Law | National
Appeals court won't revisit historic decision in Muscogee Nation boundary case (November 9, 2017)
A closely-watched reservation boundary case could be headed to the nation's highest court, setting up a clash between tribes, states and the Trump administration.

Muscogee Nation citizen heads to trial for fourth time on murder charge in Oklahoma
Law | National
Muscogee Nation citizen heads to trial for fourth time on murder charge in Oklahoma (October 2, 2017)
A Muscogee (Creek) Nation is going to trial for murder for a fourth time after a judge said a dispute over the boundaries of the tribe's reservation remains unresolved.

Muscogee Nation citizen seeks dismissal of murder charge as boundary case heats up
Law | National
Muscogee Nation citizen seeks dismissal of murder charge as boundary case heats up (September 29, 2017)
A citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is waiting to hear whether his murder case will be dismissed as industry interests in Oklahoma flock to court in a closely-related reservation boundary case.

Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries
Law | National
Oklahoma plans to ask court to reconsider ruling on Muscogee Nation boundaries (August 24, 2017)
A landmark decision that affirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact on cases in Oklahoma.

Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas
National | Politics
Native business leader J.D. Colbert announces campaign for Congress in Texas (August 21, 2017)
It looks like 2018 is shaping up to big another big year for Native candidates for Congress with J.D. Colbert, who is Chickasaw and Creek, announcing his campaign.

Muscogee Nation issues citizenship card to former police officer accused of murder
Law | National
Muscogee Nation issues citizenship card to former police officer accused of murder (August 14, 2017)
A landmark court ruling that confirmed the boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is already having an impact in Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation
Law | National
Muscogee Nation welcomes decision affirming the boundaries of its reservation (August 9, 2017)
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is welcoming a federal court decision that confirms the boundaries of its reservation in Oklahoma remain intact.

Muscogee Nation citizen wins reversal of death penalty conviction in Oklahoma
Law | National
Muscogee Nation citizen wins reversal of death penalty conviction in Oklahoma (August 8, 2017)
A citizen of the Muscogee Nation has secured a stunning court victory that not only reverses his death penalty conviction but also reaffirms the historic boundaries of his tribe's reservation.

Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes
National | Politics | Trust
Bill removes blood quantum requirement for citizens of Five Civilized Tribes (May 26, 2017)
Citizens of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee and Seminole nations are treated differently when it comes to their allotments.

Mona Evans: Creek Nation fails to support Indian Child Welfare Act
Law | Opinion
Mona Evans: Creek Nation fails to support Indian Child Welfare Act (March 27, 2017)
Where was the Muscogee Nation in tribal member’s Indian Child Welfare Act fight?

Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee
Law | National | Politics
Appeals court hears slew of Indian cases amid focus on Supreme Court nominee (March 23, 2017)
Wednesday was just another busy day for Neil Gorsuch and the federal appeals court where he has served as a judge for a decade.

Muscogee Nation lays off more than 100 health care employees
Health
Muscogee Nation lays off more than 100 health care employees (October 5, 2016)
A total of 123 workers were let go and 55 others were transferred elsewhere within the Oklahoma tribe.

House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment
Environment | Law | National | Politics
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)
Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.

Muscogee Nation brothers accused of murder in messy jurisdictional case
Law | National
Muscogee Nation brothers accused of murder in messy jurisdictional case (August 9, 2016)
The Osage Nation charged Jeremy Reece and Tyler Reece after murder charges in Oklahoma court were dismissed.

Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands
Law | National | Politics
Poarch Creeks win ruling in dispute over taxation of trust lands (July 12, 2016)
For the second time, a federal appeals court has refused to undermine the status of the Alabama tribe's reservation.

Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Poarch Band seeks a partial Carcieri fix for existing trust lands (June 20, 2016)
H.R.5486, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Land Reaffirmation Act, protects the Alabama tribe from ongoing litigation.

Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly
Environment
Oklahoma tribes to help restore habitats for monarch butterfly (May 13, 2016)
The tribes will plant milkweed on their lands in order to boost the populations of the threatened butterfly.

Muscogee Nation looking to sign Cobell land buy-back agreement
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement | National
Muscogee Nation looking to sign Cobell land buy-back agreement (February 1, 2016)
The tribe would only be the third in Oklahoma to participate in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.

New leader of Muscogee Nation to deliver first State of the Nation
Politics
New leader of Muscogee Nation to deliver first State of the Nation (January 27, 2016)
Principal Chief James Floyd has vowed to focus on improving health care and other services along with bringing more accountability to the tribal government.

Rep. Mullin confirms divisions in Indian Country on Carcieri fix
Law | National | Politics | Trust
Rep. Mullin confirms divisions in Indian Country on Carcieri fix (November 24, 2015)
The Cherokee Nation citizen said lawmakers on Capitol Hill are hearing conflicting messages from tribes on a major legislative priority.

Editorial: Muscogee Nation brings on new leader in James Floyd
Opinion | Politics
Editorial: Muscogee Nation brings on new leader in James Floyd (November 10, 2015)
Congratulations to James Floyd, principal chief-elect of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

Muscogee Nation voters oust George Tiger as principal chief
Politics
Muscogee Nation voters oust George Tiger as principal chief (November 9, 2015)
Challenger James Floyd won with 62 percent of the vote, according to the unofficial results.

Muscogee Nation Chief George Tiger finishes second in primary
Politics
Muscogee Nation Chief George Tiger finishes second in primary (September 22, 2015)
Challenger James Floyd secured the most votes and will head to the general election with George Tiger in November.

Albert Bender: Muscogee Nation candidates reach out to voters
Opinion
Albert Bender: Muscogee Nation candidates reach out to voters (September 15, 2015)
Indian history was recently made with an election forum in Tennessee for Muscogee Creek candidates running for the offices of principal chief and tribal council.

Muscogee Nation heads to primary election amid controversy
Politics
Muscogee Nation heads to primary election amid controversy (September 14, 2015)
Chief George Tiger, who is running for a second term, is refusing to sign a resolution that asks the Carter Center Democracy Program to observe the September 19 vote.

Muscogee Nation activist dangled from bridge to stop oil ship
Environment | National
Muscogee Nation activist dangled from bridge to stop oil ship (July 31, 2015)
Marty Aranaydo came down from the St. Johns Bridge in Portland, Oregon, after spending nearly 40 hours there in protest of energy development.

Choctaw Nation embraces President Obama on 'historic day'
National | Politics | Technology
Choctaw Nation embraces President Obama on 'historic day' (July 16, 2015)
The president met with Chief Gary Batton and a group of Native youth before announcing the ConnectHome initiative for high-speed Internet.

PEN interview with award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo
Arts & Entertainment
PEN interview with award-winning poet and musician Joy Harjo (July 15, 2015)
PEN America guest editor Natalie Diaz talks to poet and musician Joy Harjo. A member of the Mvskoke Creek Nation, Harjo lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Four groups in Oklahoma seeking federal recognition through BIA

Four groups in Oklahoma seeking federal recognition through BIA (July 3, 2015)
Only one group -- the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band -- appears to be actively working on a petition.

George Tiger seeks re-election as leader of Muscogee Nation
Politics
George Tiger seeks re-election as leader of Muscogee Nation (May 19, 2015)
The chief was facing a removal petition but opponents failed to gather enough signatures to order an impeachment hearing.

Brooke Shunatona: Don't make mistake by wearing headdress
Opinion
Brooke Shunatona: Don't make mistake by wearing headdress (April 10, 2015)
I'm a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, but I spent the better part of my youth uneducated about my Native American heritage

Julianne Jennings: Muscogee artist shows 'Bloodlines' in China
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion | World
Julianne Jennings: Muscogee artist shows 'Bloodlines' in China (April 7, 2015)
Toni Scott is an American and a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. She also descends from African and European ancestry.

Muscogee Nation helps unveil 1790 treaty for NMAI exhibit in DC
Law | National
Muscogee Nation helps unveil 1790 treaty for NMAI exhibit in DC (March 17, 2015)
The treaty, on loan from the National Archives, has never been displayed in public until now.

Muscogee Nation begins construction for $22M golf complex
Business | Sports
Muscogee Nation begins construction for $22M golf complex (February 18, 2015)
The FlyingTee Entertainment and Golf Complex is due to open in early 2016.

Quapaw Tribe interested in cultivating marijuana for medical uses
Business | Health | National
Quapaw Tribe interested in cultivating marijuana for medical uses (January 30, 2015)
Agriculture is already a key part of the Quapaw economy.

Muscogee Nation plans $22M entertainment riverfront venue
Business
Muscogee Nation plans $22M entertainment riverfront venue (January 14, 2015)
The tribe plans to open the development in 18 months.

Ancestry.com adds millions of Indian documents to database
National | Technology
Ancestry.com adds millions of Indian documents to database (November 4, 2014)
The documents come from the Oklahoma Historical Society and deal primarily with the Five Civilized Tribes.

Leader from Muscogee Nation pleads guilty to stealing $150K
Law | Politics
Leader from Muscogee Nation pleads guilty to stealing $150K (October 10, 2014)
Roger Dana Barnett, the tribe's second chief, faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Interview with Sarah Deer about violence against Native women
Law | National
Interview with Sarah Deer about violence against Native women (September 24, 2014)
Mary Hudetz interviews attorney and professor Sarah Deer about her work to prevent violence against Native women.

Trial delayed for leader of Muscogee Nation accused in theft case
Law | Politics
Trial delayed for leader of Muscogee Nation accused in theft case (September 17, 2014)
A plea deal for second chief Roger Dana Barnett might be in the works.

Sarah Deer wins genius grant for work to protect Native women
Law | National
Sarah Deer wins genius grant for work to protect Native women (September 17, 2014)
The Muscogee Nation citizen's efforts led to the passage of the Tribal Law and Order Act and the inclusion of tribal jurisdiction provisions in the Violence Against Women Act.

Tribes in Oklahoma raise their minimum wage above federal level
Business | National
Tribes in Oklahoma raise their minimum wage above federal level (September 15, 2014)
At least five tribes, including two with large enterprises, have raised their minimum wage well above the federal standard of $7.25 per hour.

10th Circuit tells Thlopthlocco Tribal Town to return to Creek court
Law
10th Circuit tells Thlopthlocco Tribal Town to return to Creek court (September 4, 2014)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a partial victory to the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town in a judicial dispute involving the Muscogee Nation.

Leader of Muscogee Nation goes on trial in theft case next month
Law
Leader of Muscogee Nation goes on trial in theft case next month (August 19, 2014)
Jury selection is due to begin September 15 and the trial will start September 22.

Second chief from Muscogee Nation charged for embezzlement
Law | Politics
Second chief from Muscogee Nation charged for embezzlement (August 6, 2014)
Roger Dana Barnett is accused of stealing about $150,000 from the tribe.

Editorial: Muscogee Nation paves the way for college's future
Education | Opinion
Editorial: Muscogee Nation paves the way for college's future (July 30, 2014)
Oklahoma newspaper praises the Muscogee Nation for repaving roads at Bacone College.

Muscogee Nation World War II veteran Phillip Coon passes at 95
National
Muscogee Nation World War II veteran Phillip Coon passes at 95 (June 26, 2014)
Coon was the last Indian survivor of the Bataan Death March.

Dwanna Robertson: Muscogee Nation returns to homeland
Opinion
Dwanna Robertson: Muscogee Nation returns to homeland (April 18, 2014)
Dwanna Robertson was part of a delegation from the Muscogee Creek Nation that went to Alabama to commemorate the Battle of Horseshoe Bend.

Blog: Native Americans and Africans connected through slavery
National
Blog: Native Americans and Africans connected through slavery (April 10, 2014)
The Five Civilized Tribes -- Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Muscogee Nation and Seminole Nation -- held slaves within their territory.

Al Jazeera: Muscogee Nation observes bicentennial of key battle
National
Al Jazeera: Muscogee Nation observes bicentennial of key battle (April 2, 2014)
The National Park Service invited the Muscogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma to a commemoration of the 1814 Battle of Horseshoe Bend in Alabama.

Muscogee Nation flute maker one of few to carry on tradition
Arts & Entertainment | National
Muscogee Nation flute maker one of few to carry on tradition (March 19, 2014)
Nelson Harjo is one of the last traditional flute-makers of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma.

Muscogee Nation working to revitalize property on riverfront
Business | Trust
Muscogee Nation working to revitalize property on riverfront (March 17, 2014)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma is working to revitalize the Riverwalk Crossing.

Schimmel sisters attract big turnout for Native American night
National | Sports
Schimmel sisters attract big turnout for Native American night (March 4, 2014)
More than 1,500 Native Americans -- including 60 from the Muscogee Nation -- turned out in force to cheer on two college basketball standouts.

Amy Eden: Affordable Care Act and impact in Indian Country
Health
Amy Eden: Affordable Care Act and impact in Indian Country (February 10, 2014)
Amy Eden of the Muscogee Nation Department of Health explains how the Affordable Care Act affects American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Muscogee Nation to open compressed natural gas station
Business | Environment
Muscogee Nation to open compressed natural gas station (January 23, 2014)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma is looking to open its first compressed natural gas station

George Tiger: Muscogee Nation fights desecration of sacred site
Opinion
George Tiger: Muscogee Nation fights desecration of sacred site (October 17, 2013)
George Tiger, the principal chief of the Muscogee Nation in Oklahoma, discusses the controversy over a sacred site on the reservation of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama.

Muscogee Nation buys rights to expand fast food restaurant
Business
Muscogee Nation buys rights to expand fast food restaurant (September 25, 2013)
The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma will be bringing the Rex's Chicken fast food restaurant to its territory.

Lawsuit accuses leader  of  Muscogee Nation of physical abuse
Law
Lawsuit accuses leader of Muscogee Nation of physical abuse (August 20, 2013)
A woman is accusing George Tiger, the principal chief of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, of abuse.

Opinion: Five Civilized Tribes pulled into  the white man's war
Opinion
Opinion: Five Civilized Tribes pulled into the white man's war (July 22, 2013)
Writers discuss how the Five Civilized Tribes were drawn into the Civil War: When the Civil War broke out, most American Indians on the frontier understandably wanted no part of...

Four Oklahoma tribes do not recognize same-sex marriages
Law | National
Four Oklahoma tribes do not recognize same-sex marriages (July 12, 2013)
At least four Oklahoma tribes do not recognize same-sex marriages, Dallas Voice reports.

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