Hensci Mvskokvlke, I received a beautiful invitation to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Inauguration ceremony of newly elected Principal Chief James Floyd, Second Chief Louis Hicks along with the 19th session of the National Council on Jan 2nd.....though I received this wonderful invitation this event is open to the public and is for ALL Mvskokvlke to attend if you so desire. I personally encourage you to bring your family out this event. It may be forgotten or unknown by our younger generation of Creeks that there was a time that the United States government didn't allow us to vote for our leaders. They took this right away when they ended the Old Creek Nation in 1907 as part of the Dawes Act...it was not until the Principal Chief Act was passed by Congress in 1970 that we gained our tribal voting rights back. So every election and inauguration is an historic and important event that should be respected and honored with grand ceremony......see you there....
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Mvskoke Dome @ The Cluade Cox Omniplex
2950 Warrior Road, Okmulgee
Eli discusses the power our Muskogee Creek citizens really have.
Article VI Section 8. The citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation reserve to themselves the power to propose laws, and to enact or reject the same at the polls independent of the National Council, and also reserve power at their own option to approve or reject at the polls any act of the National Council. The First Power reserved by the citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation is the initiative, and eight (8) percent of voters who voted in the last General Election for the office of the Principal Chief shall have the right to propose any legislative measure, and every such initiative Petition shall include the full text of the measure so proposed. Initiative Petitions shall be filed with the Secretary of the Nation, addressed to the Principal Chief, who shall submit the same to the citizen voters at a Special Election unless there is a General Election within 90 days. The National Council shall make suitable provisions for carrying into effect the provisions of this Amendment. The veto power of the Principal Chief shall not extend to measures voted on by the People. Measures referred to the People by initiative shall take effect and be in force when approved by a majority of the votes cast and not otherwise.
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Eli Grayson, retired Interior Designer and Home Builder.