Breaking News! Muscogee-Creek Principal Chief fires entire Media Department!
The People of One Fire has just learned from contacts in Oklahoma that yesterday Principal Chief George Tiger put the entire Creek Media Department on Administrative Leave, which is the first step to job termination. Principal Chief Tiger stated that all the staff of the Muscogee News newspaper will be gone by Monday, November 9, 2015. He gave no reason to the general public for his decision
There is an election runoff today in the Creek Nation for the position of Principal Chief – so, according to POOF policy, we cannot make an editorial comment on this news, until the election results are announced.
Info on Media Department from their website:
Mvskoke Media strives to provide comprehensive, balanced, accurate and quality coverage of relevant information regarding Muscogee (Creek) Nation: programs, services, communities, churches, ceremonial grounds and events as well as indigenous issues at large through its: semi-monthly publication, Muscogee Nation News, weekly radio program, Mvskoke Radio and weekly television show, Native News Today. Mvskoke Media also encompasses a Graphic Design & Printing Division.
Since late 2006 the People of One fire has offered members of the Southeastern Tribes an independent source for news that cannot be silenced by politicians, heavy handed advertisers or Boss Hogg’s. We will continue to do so.
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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history.Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.
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