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.
see comments by judge moore
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.
Hard cuts have come to the Department of Health. We’ve lost some fat, as well as some lean. To all my brothers and sisters in Health…
MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOR!
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. 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?
VOC: New Topic Please
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 National Council meetings in Okmulgee. The committee disallowed this claim since her presence at Council meetings was not approved travel.
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.