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Perkins Family Clinic
“Health Care for the Whole Community’”
Perkins Clinic Health Division Director
(If this tribal citizen wants answers to the following questions, then there may be others who would also like clarification.)
Lets talk money
Let us begin to explore where the money comes from and where the money actually is expended visit this site.
- Where does the money come from for Creek Nation to invest in businesses?
- What is the source of funds for the “permanent fund”?
- How was the “permanent fund” created?
- Who was the brains behind the “Mackey Site” gaming?
- What Committee of the National Council studies the “business plan” before any business passes to the buy stage?
- Who are the people now serving in management positions at Creek Nation with business education or experience?
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new topic request
Employee performance improvement needed
One thing that Chief needs to do, Floyd and those that come next after him, is look at each employee for what they offer and the work they do. Many of us work for the tribe, not as part of the Floyd administration or the Tiger administration or the Ellis administration. We are there to work for the tribe whoever the Chief is. But when a new administration comes in we’re all seen as being part of the other’s group. Some of us aren’t part of a group. Some of us just want to do the right thing, work hard, have good service for tribal members, do our part to make things better. But that is not being considered when deciding on employees at creek nation. This seems to happen with each election. There are some people that work for the tribe that are really good workers and mean well. There are others that are there just to get a check and do as little work as possible. We all know someone like that. They make excuses why work is not done, they blame others, they think they shouldn’t have so much to do, they think the work isn’t needed because it doesn’t matter or its not important, you see them talking with others or on their cell phones more than at their desk working, they just complain when they don’t get their way. Other employees are in the middle, do just enough to get by and then lay low to not get noticed. Chief, please set a new and higher standard for employees, even those that may be family or friends of the administration. Each department should have a way to have evaluations from the citizens, whether on paper or online. I don’t mind if someone reviews me. I know I work hard. If problems come up, talk with managers and get things going in a more positive direction. Maybe its a training issue, maybe its an expectation issue. We expect more as citizens and those that are hard working employees, and I think we deserve it.
New Topic Please:
Received a letter yesterday that reads: “effective immediately Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health will no longer be providing Community Clinic services.”
The letter provides a list of nine doctors and one clinic in Henryetta & Okmulgee for us to contact.
Do we have to choose another Doctor now? We won’t have a clinic in Okmulgee any longer?
A new topic was NOT requested, but I feel this response needs a new post generic for cialis.
The current elected and appointed administration of Principal Chief James Floyd needs and deserves the full support of all citizens.
The previous group placed in charge by less than .0075 of the current Creek Tribal membership made such a horrible mess due to greed, lack of ability and overall ignorance that James Floyd was faced with quite a mess.
Never should we allow such to occur.
Always examine credentials, education, work history, and overall personal habits before electing anyone!
This nation is well on the way success, but four years of numbskull administrative decisions cannot be corrected overnight.
This is another subject but,
Is anyone watching the Well Fargo Bank issues in the newspapers? Didn’t Muscogee Nation borrow monies a few years ago to build or finish River Spirit??? Did we pay it back already or is that loan still outstanding???
New topic maybe?
Calling all Creeks with restricted land !!!
Former Speaker Steve Brunet and his attorney wife Kaylyn Free along with help from Marcella Giles (former Red Clay casino builder) want a casino/dance hall near his smoke shop in BA.
If they can do it so can we.
Some citizens believe Stevie Brunet should loose his tobacco license. He’s a millionaire because the tribe allows him to sell tobacco.
Take his license.
George Tiger is in the thick of this too.
Take Stevie’s license, he’s made enough money.
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Per your request for a new post
How about a category asking citizens how they feel about abolishing the 1/4 blood quantum required to run for office. Perhaps enabling all 80,000+ citizens to run for office would help turn around our flailing nation.
Okmulgee, Okla. — According to a warrant obtained from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court, former Muscogee (Creek) Nation Community Research and Development Director Floyd Jones has been charged with theft of tribal funds and use of tribal property for political campaign purposes.
NEW TOPIC PLEASE
Is anyone else disturbed that the new “acting” Secretary of Health is Rhonda Beaver? She has been the Chief Operating Officer (basically second in command) while the Health Division has spiraled into the abyss visit the site. Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t the Chief Operating Officer responsible for the oversight of daily operations? She hasn’t demonstrated the ability to perform that job function at even the most basic level and yet we reward that sub-par behavior with a possible promotion to the Secretary position? This decision defies all logic. Please, please, please someone save us from ourselves.
New Topic Please: Salaries Too Too High
Has anyone looked at the new salaries for staff in the september paper? Salaries seem to keep going up. Do these staff members really have the background, education, experience, and skills to qualify for jobs with these high salaries here at creek nation? I think in many cases not. Anyone that is a SG12 step 1 $40,300.00 or more needs to have full disclosure to the citizens of their resume and background. In many cases they are getting paid more than they would in the federal government or private sector according to these new rates. These are higher than last year!!! So first year of new Chief, salaries are higher than last year with previous Chief. What’s going on down there???? How can we be paying people so much more money, for less qualified and less educated, and with a debt of $68 million plus???? There are a lot of SG12, SG13 SG14 SG15, etc. who are these people?
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Creek History repeats itself
From the July 2000 edition of the Muscogee Nation Newspaper
HOUSING AND TRIBAL EMPLOYEES ARRESTED ON COUNTS OF EMBEZZLEMENT
OKMULGEE — A Creek Nation Housing Authority manager and Muscogee Nation Natural Resources manager were arrested in two separate cases of embezzlement, theft and false accounts. On July 7, Acting Tribal Attorney General Jessie Huff Durham issued a criminal complaint to Muscogee Nation District Court against housing authority manager Gary Davis for the following counts: count one: embezzlement, theft and false accounts – embezzlement of “monies, funds, credits, goods, assets, equipment, tools, or other property belonging to the Nation…” The count also states that Davis instructed three of his employees —Ben Yahola, Brad Fox and Travis Whitlow to repair his home with parts purchased with housing authority petty cash;
The former housing director and possibly a relative of the new housing director? How is Ben Yahola related to Thomas Yahola?
From the January 1991 edition of the Muscogee Nation Newspaper
Dode Warrington [now Barnett, Creek District Representative Seat B], 1990-1991 Creek Nation princess submitted her resignation in late November. In her resignation letter, Warrington wrote that she believes she fulfilled her obligations as Creek Nation Princess but received no assistance from the Princess Committee.
Warrington contends the committee refused to honor her mileage voucher reimbursements for trips she made as Creek Nation Princess. From June 15 through Sept. 22, Warrington submitted four travel vouchers totaling 3,3390 miles and seeking $813.60.
Committee officials said they did not approve all of her claims since some of the trips were unauthorized. At the beginning of her reign in June, 1990 she was presented guidelines and a list of approved trips. Warrington claimed mileage from her Springfield, MO., residence to buy valium online. The committee disallowed this claim since her presence at Council meetings buy valium online.
Warrington said she believes the committee has been uncooperative, in her resignation letter, Warrington wrote she had been taken advantage of and that the committee should be disbanded and reformed.
Warrington’s mother, Phyllis, of Sapulpa, was a member of the Princess Committee when the guidelines were established. Mrs. Warrington resigned from the committee when her daughter decided to enter the pageant.
Warrington has since married Steve Barnett of Springfield. She is a sophomore at Drury College majoring in elementary education and foreign languages.
Update: Dode Barnett didn’t finish her degree and is now claiming mileage for trips around Creek Nation. She gets a $47,000 salary and still trying to nickel and dime Creek Nation. Don’t be surprised when she shows up at meetings that she wasn’t invited to and sits on her phone throughout the entire meeting.
New Topic Request: Say it Ain’t So……
Has anyone else heard that Jerry “the rat” Wilson is coming back to his job as Tribal Administrator? I thought we were trying to replace these pos not give them a little vacation until things got quiet and bring them back! One small step forward 5 steps back. I guess since we kept Brad Fox and Dan Wilson the 3 Stooges wouldn’t be complete without “The Rat”
New topic request- Pipelines through Creek Nation
I have a friend who works for the Corp of Engineers and he tells me that there is a pipeline called Diamond coming across creek Nation. I looked it up online and it’s coming near my home. Who at creek Nation is handling this? Chief? This guy said he heard that the creeks are now getting rolled over and that no one there seems to care. Who do I call? When I was looking around online I saw another one that should be built in Alabama by horseshoe bend. Is anyone standing up for us? I haven’t seen anything in our newspaper or our website about these. What is our tribe doing about these?