Lani Hansen / Principal Rapporteur
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A meeting of the Muscogee Nation (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee was held on September 15 via teleconference.
All adopted laws will be submitted to the full council at the regular session on September 25.
HEW discussed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in bills:
TR 21-126 Authorize the Senior Chief to sign a certain agreement with Smith & Nephew, Inc. on behalf of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health. Representative Mary Crawford sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.
MCNDH wishes to enter into an agreement with Smith and Nephew, Inc. to allow MCNDH to purchase certain medical equipment.
In accordance with the MCN Code Annotated Title 27 Substitute 1-103, the NC hereby authorizes the application of the laws of the State of Tennessee, if any, with respect to the Agreement.
TR 21-127 Confirmation of the appointment of Sharon Mouss to sit on the Board of Regents of the College of the Muscogee Nation. Representative James Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.
The Muscogee Nation Board of Regents will be made up of five tribal citizens who will serve staggered terms.
The Senior Chief has appointed Sharon Mouss, a citizen of Muscogee (Creek), to serve on the board of directors of MCN, seat # 2. The term will begin upon confirmation of the full board and expire on September 30, 2026.
CAS 21-101 Authorize the spending of funds granted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Emergency Pandemic Assistance Fund for the TANF program of Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Representative Lucian Tiger III sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.
Funds from the PEAF grant would allow the national TANF program to provide short-term non-recurring benefits (NRST) to help needy families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
CAS 21-102 Authorizing spending from the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, the ANA American Rescue Plan Act mother tongue emergency fund to benefit the Mvskoke Department of Language. Representative Tiger sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.
The funds provided are aimed at increasing the number of citizens who listen and become familiar with the language by listening to the elders tell stories in the Mvskoke language as well as documenting the elders who are fluent in the pandemic and their predictions of what will happen in the future. the future.
CAS 21-103 Authorize spending of CARES law funds to complement tribal burial and food for funeral programs – Social Services Department’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget. Rep. Tiger sponsored the resolution and Rep. Mark Randolph co-sponsored, who went 4-0.
The Tribal Burial Assistance and Food for Funeral programs need additional funds to provide assistance due to an influx of requests. The funds will be used to supplement the customer services line.
For audio of the committee meetings, visit: www.mcnnc.com