Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Anadisgoi / Cherokee Nation

Last week, the Cherokee Nation and Muscogee (Creek) Nation announced they would be opening up COVID-19 vaccination appointments to any Native person aged 16 and older. In a similar move, Osage Nation announced they would begin allowing Native individuals aged 18 and older to get vaccinated.

LIVE UPDATES: Oklahoma Reckons With Severe Winter Storm

Feb 18, 2021
Sam Stalcup

Updated February 18 at 5:25 p.m.

In the wake of this week’s damage to the state's water infrastructure, Oklahoma could soon face mandatory boil orders. Environment officials anticipate the damage and response will continue for weeks.

The Department of Environmental Quality issued a release on Thursday, warning that precautionary boil advisories could increase in coming days, and that mandatory boil orders are possible.

The two winter storms and the plunging temperatures have put a strain on Oklahoma's power grid and natural gas supply. Tribal Nations across the state are responding by closing businesses, rescheduling vaccine appointments and delivering firewood to residents for fuel. 

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation's National Library and Archives received $100,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to document citizens' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Principal Chief David Hill has tested positive for the coronavirus after experiencing mild symptoms late on Wednesday.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Muscogee (Creek) Nation ordered flags to be flown at half staff at the Tribe's government complex.

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The U.S. Attorneys of the Northern and Eastern District of Oklahoma announced a new pilot program on Monday to combat the ongoing problem of missing and murdered Indigenous people in Oklahoma.

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Muscogee (Creek) Citizen Joy Harjo has been appointed to a third term as the U.S. Poet Laureate.

First appointed as U.S. Poet Laureate in 2019, she's the second poet to serve this many terms. The first was Robert Pinsky in 1997.

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On Monday, the Cherokee Nation hit a grim milestone in its battle against COVID-19. The Nation's ICU beds were at capacity with coronavirus patients. But the number fluctuates and they will be able to transport patients to other facilities.