BEGGS, Okla. — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Child and Youth Coalition (TCYC) is pleased to announce the 13th annual Spring Celebration to be held March 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Beggs High School.
This year’s theme is ‘Youth Celebrating Traditions’ and will teach Mvskoke culture through stickball, archery, storytelling and stompdance demonstrations. Stompdance is the traditional, ceremonial dance of the Muscogee (Creek) people. Attendees will be able to connect with tribal resources as well as participate in other activities such as face painting and inflatables.
“The theme of Youth Celebrating Traditions will be very evident in the activities at this event,” said MCN Youth Services Director Nancy Mason.
The Spring Celebration is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided and families and children 18 and under will be eligible for door prizes.
“We have also encouraged our community centers to get their members to the event in an effort to win various community prizes that are focused on health,” Mason said. “One community prize even includes a set of stickball sticks and community leader Jimmy Deere will also come to the community to help the members learn more about what the game really means.”
TCYC is an organization made up of different MCN departments and programs with a mission to increase child wellness, promote responsible parenting and to ensure that children are thriving in safe, supportive and healthy environments.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Cultural Center and Archives will sponsor a free screening of Muscogee (Creek) citizen Sterlin Harjo’s film, “This May Be The Last Time,” March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre in Okmulgee, Okla. Harjo will be available for questions after the showing. Additional showings will be held March 13 at 7:15 p.m., March 14 at 1:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and March 15 at 1:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., each at a cost of $5.
he Muscogee (Creek) Nation Cultural Center and Archives will host a fiddle dance demonstration at the American Indian Festival of Words at the Hardesty Regional Library in Tulsa on March 7 at 12:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Employment and Training Department is offering free GED classes in Tulsa, Okla. on March 9, March 10, March 16, March 17, March 23, March 24, March 30 and March 31. Classes will be offered in Bristow, Okla. on March 10, March 12, March 17, March 19, March 24 and March 31. Classes will be offered in Okmulgee, Okla. on March 10, March 11, March 17, March 18, March 24, March 25 and March 31.
OKMULGEE, Okla. — A young Muscogee (Creek) citizen will share her harrowing survival story of a violent relationship and her incredible journey of perseverance and hope at the Teen Dating Violence Awareness event March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the College of the Muscogee Nation in Okmulgee.
“Native people experience the highest rates of domestic and sexual violence when compared to any other group of people,” Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) Director Shawn Partridge said.
Parents, students and the general public are invited to attend and learn about abusive behaviors, dating violence and the aspects of a healthy relationship.
“We invite everyone to come out to hear the true story of one young woman’s experience with dating violence and how the abuse nearly ended her life,” Partridge said. “She’s an amazing young woman that has been sharing her story to help other teens and young people learn about abusive and unhealthy behaviors.”
There is no charge to attend the event, and participants will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.
FVPP provides advocacy and support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking as well as community education and awareness.
St. Anthony Catholic Church would like to invite you to come shop at our indoor sale.
The sale will be:
Thursday March 5th 8 am till 12 pm (noon)
Friday March 6th 8 am till 2 pm
The Knights of Columbus will be having their Fish Fry from 11:30 am till 1 pm
Saturday March 7th 8 am till 12 pm (noon)
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church is located at 515 South Morton
The annual Cultural Heritage "Talent Show" will be presented Friday, February 27th beginning at 7pm in the Clell Warner Auditorium. Please come out to support our kids and community members who will be performing.
Joining us this year will be Dr. Lester Shaw and a Pocket Full of Hope, Mr. Roy Madden, Jessica Best Hollis, Alexander Roe, The Muskogee High School performers, OSU-IT International students, The Church of God in Christ Choir, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Okmulgee High and Middle school choirs, Okmulgee High School stomp team the "ACE Royals, and more. Donations of $5.00/adults and $3.00 students.