FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 20, 2018
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Provides Donations to Area Schools
OKMULGEE, Okla. – The Muscogee (Creek) Nation places a high priority on providing programs and services that improve the welfare and education of youth in the communities. As part of this effort, the Nation offers donations of up to $5,000 each year to schools within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s jurisdictional boundaries.
In 2018 the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has donated $50,500 to various schools. On Dec. 15, 2018, the National Council passed legislation for an additional $34,725 for seven local schools to assist with needs and improvements. Principal Chief James Floyd signed the legislation into law on Dec. 20, 2018.
“The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is very supportive of education and youth in our communities,” Chief Floyd said. “I’m pleased to see these local schools receiving this additional funding to help meet their needs.”
The December donations will go to the specific school’s needs as detailed in the bills:
- A $5,000 donation to Broken Arrow Public Schools to assist in creating an active Native American Student Association. The bill was passed 15-0.
- A $5,000 donation to Okemah Public Schools to assist with improving lighting in the middle school gymnasium, as well as purchasing chairs, science equipment and books for all three libraries. The bill was passed 15-0.
- A $5,000 donation to Dewar Public Schools to assist with purchasing Chrome Books for the fifth through twelfth grade students. The bill was passed 15-0.
- A $5,000 donation to the Indian Education Program of Beggs Public Schools to assist with the costs of sending middle and high school Native Studies students on a Native Studies trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico in March 2019. The bill was passed 15-0.
- A $5,000 donation to Checotah Public Schools to purchase four classroom headphone sets and an interactive board for the intermediate school. The bill was passed 15-0.
- A $4,725.00 donation to Midway Public Schools to purchase 25 helmets for the varsity football team. The bill was passed 15-0.
- A $5,000 donation to Paden Public Schools to assist with the expenses of hosting the Paden Invitational Basketball Tournament in January 2019 and purchasing new cafeteria equipment. The bill was passed 15-0.
The Nation has previously donated to the school districts of Mason, Sapulpa, Weleetka, Okemah, Paden, Mounds, Ryal, Graham, Wagoner, Kiefer, Bearden, Haskell and Stidham.
The Nation provides various educational programs and services to ensure citizens have a prosperous education and upbringing, including scholarships, school clothing and other assistance. Information on the programs and services offered can be found on the Nation’s website, www.mcn-nsn.gov.
Local schools can contact their area National Council representatives for more information on school donations. Annual funding is limited. Contact information for the National Council representatives can be found on the council website at www.mcnnc.com.