Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Eagle & Bear (Muscogee Creek Nation, Okmulgee, Oklahoma)

I'm spending the week in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. My focus has been making a video for Tribal Access to Justice Innovation about the Muscogee (Creek) Reintegration Program, which is doing wonderful work helping ex-prisoners transition from incarceration to lives in the community.

The U.S. government forcibly removed the Muscogee Nation (as part of the horrific Trail of Tears) from their ancestral lands (what today is Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina). The Muscogee (who were called Creek by the European invaders) built their Council House in 1878 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma where it still stands today.

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