For Immediate Release
July 27, 2016
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Youth Council awarded Youth Council of the Year
The United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (Unity), which is an organization dedicated to augmenting social and mental development to contribute to a stronger Indian Country, named the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Youth Council as Youth Council of the Year July 25 during the 2016 National Unity Conference 40th Anniversary Gala held in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The MCN Youth Council was established in March 2015 and since that time has hosted different community and awareness events.
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Youth Services Program Director Nancy Mason said, “We started about March of last year, of 2015 planning our youth council, bringing young people together and in just that short time they did service learning projects. They developed their youth council, their bylaws, elected officers and they haven’t stopped since that time.”
One of the projects planned and completed by the Youth Council was the Mvskoke March, a walk from Okmulgee to Oklahoma City to bring awareness to teen dating violence.
Youth Council member Tafv Sanders said the Youth Council means a lot to him.
“They are like my second family,” Sanders said.
MCN Youth Council Sergeant at Arms Tyler Hill felt delighted about the award.
“It feels exciting, actually first year coming to Unity as a group of youth council and actually winning as a unit,” Hill said.