New Topic per request by Grayhead:
This piece of crap was published in the latest edition of the MCN. It is supposed to be informational- meaning supply answers. Do you see any answers?
Okmulgee, Okla.—We the National Council in majority make this statement. We have taken an oath to protect the assets of the Nation.
Also, the Nation has opted for a policy of accountability and transparency.
Throughout this Nation, citizens have questioned the expenditure of tribal funds in addition to a situation involving the previous second chief. We are all are of the penalty of unauthorized expenditures.
To determine if any tribal funds have been misappropriated or misused, it is necessary to perform a forensic audit and the National Council authorized the audit in July of 2014 and such review continues until the present date.
The purpose of the forensic audit is to gather evidence to ascertain the true fact concerning an issue and thoroughly review the record of the Nation as opposed to an annual audit for compliance of required procedures and lawful expenditures, at random selection of files.
The auditors have faced obstacles to prevent collecting pertinent documentation.
But, there is an avenue to complete this task and we will utilize those means.
In closing, we the National Council are allowing our legislative body to be audited as part of the forensic audit, as we have nothing to hide.
The Nation, up to this time has not conducted a forensic audit on the expenditure of tribal funds and all documents relating to expenditures.
(Published the Muscogee Nation News, under a byline, Jessica McBride/Editorial Assistant)