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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.

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation will give away nearly 4,000 meals in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Muscogee (Creek) Nation is adding laws and making other changes to accommodate the increased jurisdictional authority the Tribe has because of the McGirt v. Oklahoma decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. The Nation says these changes are just a start.

Leaders of three of the Five Tribes released a statement on Thursday opposing legislation in response to the McGirt v. Oklahoma decision.

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On Thursday, Oklahoma's Commission on Cooperative Sovereignty delivered their first report to Governor Kevin Stitt.

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On Wednesday, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter released a letter detailing a new plan he negotiated with leaders of some of the Five Tribes that would allow them and the state to compact over matters of criminal jurisdiction. The plan would require federal legislation.

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Oklahoma has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the country -- more than 26,000 cases in 2019 alone according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Muscogee (Creek) Nation used that theme to unveil new technology at two of its clinics to screen for the disease. It's called 3D Genius Mammography. Officials with the Nation say it's more accurate, is able to detect cancer earlier and it can find more invasive cancers.

The new mammography service is available at the Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah and the Koweta Indian Health Center in Coweta. It's available to both tribal and non-tribal citizens.

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