FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 21, 2019
Muscogee (Creek) Nation to Hold Oklahoma City At-Large Citizens’ Quarterly Outreach Feb. 22, 2019
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – As part of the Nation’s continued effort to make tribal services accessible to all eligible citizens, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation At-Large Citizen’s Office will be holding the Oklahoma City Quarterly Outreach Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Muscogee (Creek) Association Community Center (OCMA), located at 4111 N. Lincoln Oklahoma City, Okla., 73105.
The Feb. 22 OKC Quarterly Outreach is in its second year hosting the event with OCMA and Geebon Gouge, Tribal Liaison for Citizens’ At-Large, said it’s a significant opportunity for the Nation.
“Our goal is to bring our services to the Oklahoma City community to better serve our tribal citizens in that area,” Gouge said.
The Feb. 22 outreach event will include representatives from services such as: Citizenship, Election Board, Realty, Higher Education, Language, Social Services, School Clothing, Contract Health, Mvskoke Media, Mortgage Assistance, Child Care Assistance, Foster and Adoption Program, Cultural Preservation and College of the Muscogee Nation, among other programs.
The At-Large Citizens’ Office was created to assist with tribal services’ outreach, as well as promote ongoing relations with citizens, specifically with those who live outside of the Nation’s jurisdiction.
The Nation’s At-Large Citizens’ Office consists of two parts – At-Large: In-State and At-Large: Out of State, which assist with providing program information specific to the citizens’ needs, depending on where they reside.
Both departmental entities are overseen by Gouge, who is responsible for coordinating with the various MCN programs in order to assist the citizens living outside the Nation’s boundaries, who otherwise may be less informed of all the services available to them.
The Tribal Liaison position for informing and advising citizens of all applicable services and eligibility requirements available to them; all while conforming to the laws and regulations on state, federal and tribal levels.
In addition to putting out-of-area citizens in touch with the appropriate programs and point of contacts, the outreach efforts also consist of hosting quarterly events in various locations, both in and out of state.
Each outreach event provides an opportunity for citizens in the area to learn more about available services in person and speak with the knowledgeable staff members of each program.
The MCN At-Large Citizen Services Guide is also a resource for citizens to use as a reference and lists each program and the summarized details such as eligibility, contacts, deadlines and updates.
The MCN At-Large Citizen Services Guide is available online, to view or as a PDF download, which can be found on the Nation’s website at: www.mcn-nsn.gov/in-state-at-large.
For more information on upcoming At-Large Quarterly Outreach events or other inquiries, contact the At-Large Citizens’ Office at 918-732-7752.