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Muscogee (Creek) Nation asks citizens to update citizenship cards

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July 23, 2019

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Amanda Rutland
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Muscogee (Creek) Nation asks citizens to update citizenship cards

OKMULGEE, Okla. — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Human Services Department has been receiving an influx of expired citizenship cards.

An expired citizenship card does not affect citizenship.

MCN Human Services Director Denise Honawa said citizens with expired cards are being asked to update their information.

“Citizens who have not updated their citizenship cards are being asked to do so. No one is being turned away from services, but their applications are held as pending until we receive the updated information,” Honawa said.

Citizenship Director Nathan Wilson said the expiration has a dual benefit to the Nation.

The expiration allows MCN citizenship cards to be used as a form of identification.

“In order for our citizenship cards to be accepted as a form of state identification, it has to have an expiration date,” Wilson said.

The expiration also allows the Nation to gather data for grants and budgeting.

“We routinely provide information to the Planning and Grants department. By requiring citizens to update information, such as by having the citizenship cards expire, it gives the Nation the most current data,” Wilson said.

To update an expired citizenship card, please bring a primary form of identification such as drivers license or birth certificate with a secondary form of ID to the Jenks or Okmulgee Citizenship Offices.

Citizens may trade in the expired card to receive an updated card at no cost or a card replacement fee is $5.

For more information please call (918) 732-7941 or visit the Citizenship page of the MCN website.

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