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The Department of Education and Training provides oversight of comprehensive programs that result in quality educational opportunities for Muscogee (Creek) people from early childhood through college. To help better serve the students, we are partnered with several local and surrounding universities and colleges.

Accessing Choices in Education (ACE)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Accessing Choices in Education Project enhances student and family educational choices by creating a Service Provider System that includes evidence-based, culturally responsive service options to improve Native American student academic outcomes.

ACE Webpage

For more information on The A.C.E Program, please contact 918-549-2614

 

Challenge Bowl 

The Challenge Bowl is a Muscogee (Creek) Nation event that is administered through the Johnson O’Malley Program. 

The purpose of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Challenge Bowl is to promote our children to learn about the Creek culture, history, government, and language using traditional values of brotherhood as a foundation. The Challenge Bowl Committee made a commitment to set by example, positive role models in good citizenship and tribal pride that would carry on throughout the year and not just during the few days of competition.

Each year Muscogee (Creek) Nation employees and community members prepare for the competition by having monthly core group sessions to prepare the study guides, competition questions, and conducting training sessions for volunteers. It is a great deal of work but seeing the faces of the students, parents, and sponsors during the competition and awards ceremony is worthwhile. The Challenge Bowl brings the schools, community, employees, and citizens together with the common goal of developing tribal pride within our youth.

Challenge Bowl Dates/Location
High School: TBA
Middle School: TBA
Elementary: TBA
Location: The College of Muscogee Nation.

Challenge Bowl Study Guides

Challenge Bowl Rule Book 

Mvskoke Language Audio Links

For more information on The MCN Challenge Bowl please contact 918-732-7843

 

Educator Resources

The Educator Resources website is for teachers to have access to culturally responsive resources. The website also serves as the sustainability portion of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Native Youth Community Project (NYCP) and the State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) grants that were awarded in 2015 and 2017 and concluded on September 30, 2022.

Educator’s Resource webpage

For more information on Educator’s Resource, please call 918 549-2616

 

Employment and Training

To provide career and educational opportunities through quality, culturally focused guidance to enhance self-sufficiency, involve community and family and promote a stronger workforce.

Employment & Training Webpage

For more information on Education and Training, please call 918-732-7773

 

Euchee Language Program

To preserve and revitalize traditional Euchee Lifeways for future generations through language education

Euchee Language Learning Center Afterschool Program:
The Euchee Language Afterschool Program is open to school-aged Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens and area Euchee descendants. After-school classes are held Monday through Friday. Classes begin upon students’ arrival and conclude at 5:15 pm. Students from five area schools are transported to the center for class and then transported home.

Summer Program:
The Euchee Language Summer Program is an eight-week course focused on immersing students in the ‘EyaPAnE’ (Green Corn) language used at the Euchee ceremonial grounds. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 11 am to 3 pm.

Applications for the Afterschool Program and the Summer School Program are available at the Euchee Language Learning Center.

Community Classes:
Community Classes are open to Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens and area Euchee descendants.
Spring and Winter Community Classes are held Monday through Friday from 10 am to 11 am. Attendees are welcome to stay for the Elders Class beginning at 11 am.

Evening Community Class is held year-round on Wednesdays from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Euchee Language Learning Center
18901 Highway 66
Kellyville, OK. 74039

For more information on The Euchee Language Program please contact 918-247-6130

 

Eufaula Dormitory

The major goal of our program is to realize true healthy growth and assist in the creation of a positive future for each student.

716 Swadley Drive
Eufaula, OK 74432
918-689-2522
1(800) 896-3181

For more information on The Eufaula Dormitory please call 918-689-2522

 

Head Start

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Head Start is a highly efficient preschool program that focuses on preparing children for educational and social development. Children learn to accept themselves, explore the environment, and learn on an individual basis, and as part of a group. Early childhood experiences determine how well a child performs in school and beyond. All children deserve a quality early educational experience. We want to enrich this developmental stage in each child’s life, as they become prepared for public school.

Head Start page 

For more information on The Head Start Program please contact Head Start Administrative Office at 918-732-7898

 

Higher Education

The Department of Higher Education administers grants and scholarship programs to enrolled citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Our purpose is to provide supplemental financial assistance to Creek students pursuing a college-level education.

The Higher Education Department encourages a positive student experience and graduation by providing supplemental financial assistance to student-citizens of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in pursuing an undergraduate or post-graduate degree.

Higher Education Page

For more information please contact Higher Education at 918-732-7661

 

Johnson O’Malley

The Muscogee Nation Johnson O’Malley Program is a comprehensive program that includes academic education, cultural awareness, and community involvement according to the guidelines of the federal regulations governing Johnson O’Malley programs. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation JOM program services 11 counties. The program services 18,129 students representing 117 federally recognized tribes of which 7,497 students are Muscogee (Creek) tribal members.

For more information on the MCN Johnson O’Malley Program please call 918-732-7843

 

Mvskoke Language Program

The Mvskoke Language Program will preserve, maintain and revitalize the language of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, by connecting with tribal elders, encouraging adult citizens, and teaching our children the significance of reading, writing, and speaking the language of our ancestors.

For more information please contact The Mvskoke Language Program at 918-732-7649

 

Reintegration

The mission of the Reintegration Department is to protect the public by offering quality reentry services to Mvskoke citizens and re-invest positive citizens back into our communities.

Reintegration Webpage

For more information on Reintegration Program, please contact 918-549-2620

 

Scholarship Foundation

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Scholarship Foundation Program’s central purpose is to promote self-sufficiency, proactive community participation, self-reliance, self-determination, tribal sovereignty, and a sustainable future for Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens through traditional gift giving and support of academic scholarship, community initiatives, and research that benefit the growth and prosperity of Muscogee (Creek) Nation communities.

Scholarship Foundation Program Webpage

For more information on the Scholarship Foundation, please contact 918-732-7754 or email foundation@mcn-nsn.gov

 

Special Academic Extra/Curricular Activity Grant

Our department works to address the variety of educational needs of Mvskoke citizens. The Special Academic/Extra-Curricular/Activities Grant is administered to support this goal.

This grant was created as a one-time supplemental funding opportunity for students who have exhausted all other funding sources to support their needs. The grant can support but is not limited to the following academic purposes: Senior items, tutoring fees, tuition, past balance, testing fees, or required supplies. The application process can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks for approval and disbursement. Restrictions for the Extra-Curricular grant include: no personal expenses, sports equipment or fees, and school or sports trips/camps.

DET Grant Application

For more information on the Special Academic Extracurricular Activity Grant please contact 918-732-7727

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program is designed for American Indians with disabilities that pose a permanent impediment to employment to prepare for, enter, and retain suitable employment consistent with their strengths, abilities, capabilities, and interests. Scope of services is any services that are described in the Individualized Plan for Employment with services provided in a manner that is consistent with each eligible consumer’s needs and informed choice.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  1. Job-Related Services
  2. Vocational and Other Training
  3.  Supplies and Equipment
  4. Referral to secure needed services
  5. Counseling and guidance
  6. Physical restoration Services
  7. Other services determined necessary to achieve goal

Eligibility

Must be a member of a Federally recognized tribe and live within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation boundaries.
Must have a documented physical or mental disability that poses a permanent impediment to obtaining or maintaining successful employment
Must be able to benefit from vocational rehabilitation (VR) services in terms of an employment outcome and must require VR services to prepare for, enter or retain suitable employment.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
401 S. Woody Guthrie St.
Okemah, OK 74859
918-623-1197
1(800)-367-2332

For more information on The Vocational Rehabilitation Program, please contact 918-623-1197