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For immediate release
June 5, 2019
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief Floyd revokes Oklahoma City Muscogee (Creek) Association community charter
OKMULGEE, Okla. — Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief James Floyd revoked the Oklahoma City Muscogee (Creek) Association (OCMA) community charter effective June 3.
According to MCN Code Title 11, §1-101, the principal chief has the exclusive right to grant charts to qualified MCN Indian communities. Chartered communities that fail to comply with tribal law are subject to having their Tribal charters revoked and all of their financial resources and assets confiscated by the MCN tribal government.
OCMA has failed to provide annual audits for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, which are required by Title 11, MCNCA §6-303.
The MCN Executive Office released a proclamation stating, “Oklahoma City Muscogee (Creek) Association has engaged in gross mismanagement of tribal funds with egregious financial accounting and failing to meet basic financial accounting standards.”
Chief Floyd said it is unfortunate that such measures had to be taken.
“It is unfortunate that this severe action must be taken to correct problems that community leaders are trained to prevent. We have worked with the community and extended time for them in order to comply with required accountability,” Chief Floyd said. “Our audit of their records identified significant non-compliance, which required this severe action.”
MCN Community Research and Development shall serve as OCMA acting director and will control daily operations including employment and building rentals.
Controller Clay Darnell is authorized to confiscate and manage all financial resources including: accounts, bank records, computers, and all other documents related to OCMA, Creative Circles Promotions, LLC and Creative Circle Gift Shop and Gallery, LLC.
Chief Floyd expressed the need for services to continue.
“We must do the right thing and will do everything possible to continue services and events for community members,” Chief Floyd said.
The charter revocation will remain in effect until further notice.