New topic please.
SELINA JAYNE DORNAN replaces Edwin Marshall as MCN’s Public Relations Manager or better known as George Tiger’s mouthpiece (get it)?
Is anyone surprised?
Let’s recap. Selina lost her NC race in 2011 so Sugar Daddy George created the PT Gaming Commissioner job just for her.
She then ran for State Senate – lost and then lo and behold she didn’t become 2nd Chief in January 2015. as she and George planned. What’s a Chief to do other than make her his personal PR woman.
They have done radio together, campaigned together and really, really get along. The perfect team. Sorry 2nd Chief Hicks.
She’s going to keep her PT Commissioner position for now (since the job didn’t require anything anyway). When she does finally leave her PT Gaming position, who do you think Chief will put in her place? Maybe Kara Medina, Robert Deere, Famous Marshall, Floyd Jones or one of his step-children. What does a part time Gaming Commissioner get paid anyway? No one on the National Council seems to know or care, because they’re all to busy stumbling around Tiger’s behind. What does the new Public Relations Manager earn + benefits?
Don’t we have the right to know what employees of our Nation earn since it is our money? Or, maybe it’s Chief Tiger’s money now.
Why do we need Commissioner York or a Part time Commissioner? Everyone knows Nelson Johnson is still running the show.
George and Selina have a long and varied past with each other. What a great team. Selina will promote George and 2nd Chief Hicks just got the boot because Selina and George will run as a team.
Think of the traveling they will do together. Selina speaks for the Chief now. Don’t think 1st Lady Tiger is going to like the relationship much.
Could this be a topic of its own?
Has any National Council Rep driven by our Council House? If they don’t know where it is, it’s downtown Okmulgee, Oklahoma facing 6th Street.
What a disgrace! The roof is in such poor condition it is literally falling in.
Why does MCN have millions upon millions of dollars to build in Tulsa County and allow our beloved Council House to be an eye sore to all that look at it.
It is the belief of many that George Tiger would rather see the COUNCIL HOUSE fall to the ground rather than repair it because the tribe acquired it from the City of Okmulgee during the Ellis Administration.
If any National Council representative has any heart at all for the heritage of our people, they will demand the repairs to our COUNCIL HOUSE take precedence over any other project.
New Topic, please.
The Creek Nation government, without constitutional authority, exercise enormous power over citizens. Over the years, citizens have accepted that their government had the power to do as they wished, and that citizens had no authority to keep them within certain limits.
The word “Empowerment” is a noun. That means empowerment it is a thing, and so exists. Citizens can empower themselves, but they can’t bestow it. Exerting the power that is already inherent to citizens is the process of empowering themselves.
The government can’t tell citizens not to bother them. They can’t put citizens in jail. They can’t fire citizens from their jobs. They can’t tell citizens not to criticize them, or protest at any place they desire, whether on tribal property or not. They can’t charge a citizen with a crime. They can’t order the Lighthorse to arrest citizens. Our government is not empowered with the authority to give or take away power from citizens
Citizens get no respect
The constant refrain from citizens is that “Our government won’t talk to us.” They won’t tell us what they are doing.” “Our government doesn’t care what we think or say about them.” “It make no difference to our government what we want from them.” “Our government ignores us.”
Citizens know their government has no respect for them. They know too that their government employs a deliberate plan that keeps them uninformed by not communicating with them. And they know too, that citizens won’t do anything to make them accountable.
The Creek government is right. And the feds know this too.
Citizens are comforting themselves by saying that the result of the forensic audit is a game changer, and the “feds” will swoop in and rescue them from their thieving leaders. The feds are not going to any such thing. Their policy is not to deplete their resources on a group of people who won’t fight for themselves, and who act as if they don’t care. If the citizens won’t fight for themselves and don’t care, why should they? When citizens respect themselves and actively fight for what is theirs, will anyone believe in them and intercede in their behalf.
David Nichols has been in the Creek government for a quarter of a century, He’s a member of the Establishment. He’s done his share of hiding and ignoring citizens’ concerns. David Nichols comes from a long line of leaders who are responsible for an unaccountable government. He has spent a career empowering the government and protecting his interests.
Creek citizens get no respect, and David Nichols, as demonstrated by his record, will make sure it stays that way.
New topic please.
Okmulgee Times, Sunday, February 8, 2015 Page 4a
Barnett, Roger Dana (age 52), arrested by District Attorney’s officers for Child Support case.
The Controller, James Pratt, resigned and gave 2 weeks notice. Thief George hopes to put Sam Alexander in as the next Controller. Sam may not be able to get the votes needed from the council. Which other thief FOG will GT pick if Sam is not confirmed?
Edwin Marshall, Public Relations Manager, has been put on administrative leave for SEXUAL HARASSMENT. The same thing happened to him when he worked for the Seminole Nation. Will George fire the victim? Most likely he will. That’s the way it works at the complex.
New Topic Please (As requested).
In October of 2013, Principal Chief Tiger along with all those working for him told us that Margarittaville would be completed in early 2015 with the pictures in the Tulsa World.
It’s early 2015 and haven’t seen much in the building phase of the hotel or family destination as promised.
It seems as though before we start other multi million dollar projects that we should finish the one we promised.
Though I am not an economic development expert like the National Council and Chief, there could be unforeseen expenses arise at Margarittavilla and Hotel that the new Driving Range and Bar for $22,000,000 could offset.
I compare MCN mowing the yard. I mow one area completely before moving on to the next. What if it were to rain or an emergency arose, I would have an ugly looking yard. Simple minded ME thinks the tribe should finish the $400,000,000 Margarittaville project before beginning another especially since we are so far behind our estimated time of completion.
The National Council are of one mind with Chief Tiger and guess that’s a good thing, but I say come on, elected people, stop trying to make each other look good to the public.
It ain’t workin.
Some people walk away from the same written word with completely different impressions of what was written.
We have probably all been misunderstood or had misunderstandings when something has been taken out of its original context.
I think the intent was that the remaining candidates lost the election and were losers of the election for second chief.
New Topic, please:
Let’s ask David Nichols what he believes.
Traditionally, candidates for elective office in the Creek Nation government do not state specifically what their personal beliefs and opinions are. They would prefer to talk in general and broad terms about the weaknesses in our government, but not provide a detailed definition about what these shortcomings are, or how they intend to correct them. To be credible, candidates need to share their opinions and their beliefs about what they think is right or wrong behavior. Without having that kind of knowledge about candidates, citizens won’t know how the ones they vote for will perform in office.
Here are my questions:
- Do you agree that as a candidate you are responsible to supporters for the way you conduct your campaign; that your campaign is not yours alone and requires active engagement from supports, including their monetary support?
- Do you agree that this means you will lead supporters in doing specific tasks and coordinating their activities on a regular basis?
- Do you agree that you will listen to suggestions from your supporters before making decision concerning your campaign?
- What do you believe about having a campaign manager?
- If so, what skills would you want a campaign manager to have?
- Would you consider a non-Creek campaign manager?
- Would you consider campaigning to the 57,000 eligible voters who don’t vote in our elections?
- Do you believe that holding a question and answer session soon with selected citizens to talk about your campaign would be helpful to you?
- What do you believe is the central mission of government?
- If you say it is to take care of citizens, how do you “take care” of citizens?
- If you say government should be more accountable, how is our government deficient in this area, what has cause it, and what specific steps will you take to make our government more responsive to citizens?
- You have demonstrated to have some difficulty in exchanging ideas, specifically an inability to listen and to be defensive. Would you consider commenting on this perception, whether you think that it’s true or not?
Please post this for absentee voters who have changed their address
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s website does not provide the following information:
Contact the Election Board with your latest/correct address. You will not receive an absentee ballot just because you updated your information. You MUST request that an ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST form be mailed to you. After you complete the form, return by mail to the Election Board. It is not too late for this runoff election. Mail your request to the address listed below or fax your request:
The Muscogee (Creek) of Oklahoma Election Board
P.O. Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Fax (918) 756-2637
New Topic Please
The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) is an independent regulatory agent for Indian gaming. The commission regulates gaming activities in accordance with goals such as promoting tribal economic development, self-sufficiency and strong tribal governments. Another goal is to maintain the integrity of the gaming industry and ensure that tribes are the primary beneficiaries of their gaming activities.
Muscogee (Creek) Nation also has an independent Office of Public Gaming, which regulates all gaming activity within the tribe to promote and ensure integrity, accountability, security, honesty, and fairness of the operation and administration.
At one time the communities and the casinos split the profits 50/50. However, some communities like Tulsa Indian Community, Okmulgee Indian Community and others never received profits from the casinos located within their area. Why some and not others? Some of the other communities spent their share of the profits on their members whereas the casinos had to submit their 50% profit to the tribe.
Shirlene Ade commented that A.D. Ellis took the gaming profits away from the community members. A casino does not belong to a community it belongs to the Tribe. Ms. Ade does not understand or maybe she just wants to blame Mr. Ellis for everything, after all she is a FOG (friend of George). Many laws, rules, and regulations govern casinos and ordinary citizens do not know how the industry works. You can go to your computer and lookup NIGC to find all their information.
In the process of overseeing casinos, NIGC sent a letter stating those communities that spent money on individual tribal members were breaking the law. In essence they were making per capita payments to their members, which is not allowed unless the Tribe has an allocation plan. And of course, the tribe does not have one. Per Capita payment means the distribution of money to ALL tribal members, which is paid directly from the net revenues of tribal gaming activity. NIGC planned to shutdown ALL our casinos unless the community activities ceased. So Mr. Ellis took the necessary actions to keep the community members from causing ALL casinos to be shutdown. This action was necessary if the tribe wanted to continue operating casinos. Remember, NIGC does not shutdown 1 casino. NIGC can and will shutdown all Creek casinos.