Changes in the age requirement for inducing ARPA vaccine

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Lani Hansen / Principal Rapporteur

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma – A meeting of the Muscogee Nation (Creek) Nation National Council Health, Education and Welfare Committee was held on December 8 via teleconference.

All adopted laws will be submitted to the full Council during the ordinary session on December 18.

HEW discussed the following legislation, the interpretation of which is attributed to language in bills:

TR 21-161 Authorize the Senior Chief to sign a certain agreement between the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health and Tierpoint, LLC on behalf of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health. Representative James Jennings sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.

MCNDH wishes to enter into an agreement with Tierpoint, LLC to allow MCNDH to access certain software for disaster recovery services for networks and systems.

Tierpoint imposes an obligation of indemnification on the Nation, limits certain claims and remedies, requires the application of the laws of the State of Texas.

TR 21-162 Confirmation of Lucinda Myers to serve on the Electoral Council of the Muscogee Nation (Creek). Representative Anna Marshall sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.

CMN Election Board post 3 is vacant. The Senior Chief has appointed Lucinda Myers, a citizen of Muscogee (Creek), to serve as post 3 of the CMN electoral council.

CAS 21-139 Authorize the expenditure of grant funds provided by the District Attorneys Board for the benefit of the Domestic Violence Prevention Program. Representative Marshall sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.

Grant funds awarded will be used to expand the services of the current program to better meet the needs of victims / survivors of violent crime within the boundaries of the MCN reserve.

CAS 21-140 Authorize the spending of grant funds provided by the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to benefit the Family Violence Prevention Program. Representative Marshall sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.

Grant funds awarded will be used to provide intervention, advocacy, coaching, support services and related assistance to adults, youth and children who are victims of sexual assault, and non-abusive family and household members. victims and those collaterally affected by the sexual assault.

CAS 21-141 Authorize the spending of grant funds provided by the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to benefit the Family Violence Prevention Program. Representative Marshall sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.

Grant funds awarded will be used to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking and stalking to reduce the incidence of violent crimes against women.

CAS 21-142 Authorizing U.S. Department of Justice Spending, Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Area 6: Child Justice Law Partnerships for Indian Communities Provides Funding to Benefit Muscogee (Creek) Nation Children & Family Service Administration. Representative Marshall sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.

Grant funds to the Child and Family Services Administration will use it to improve investigations into child abuse or neglect, reduce the number of cases, increase awareness in the public community, and up to date policies and tribal code.

CAS 21-143 American Indian College Fund Spending Authorization, Native Pathways to College, 2021-2022 Higher Pathways Youth Services Grant. Representative Jennings sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.

Grant funds awarded will be used to provide educational support and mentorship to Native American students at the Eufaula Dormitory, as well as other students from the MCN reservation.

CAS 21-144 Authorize the expenditure of grant funds awarded from an ECHO project grant for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health. Representative Jennings sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.

The Project Echo grant in the amount of $ 6,000 is nursing home funding for Oklahoma City facilities.

CAS 21-146 Authorize the expenditure of grant funds provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families to benefit the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Children and Family Services Administration. Representative Mary Crawford sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.

Grant funds provided to the MCN Children & Family Services Administration will be used to promote the Safe and Stable Families program.

CAS 21-147 Amendment to NCA 21-097 (a Muscogee (Creek) Nation law authorizing the expenditure of American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) funds received from the United States Department of the Treasury for the inducement of vaccination citizens of the Muscogee Nation (Creek)). Rep. William Lowe sponsored the legislation and Rep. Charles McHenry co-sponsored, who went 4-0.

The age required to receive the ARPA vaccine incentive for NCM is reduced from twelve years to five years or more.

CAS 21-148 Authorize the expenditure of funds to benefit the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Youth Services Program for the Tribal Assistance Goal Zone 9 grant coordinated by the United States Department of Justice in 2021. Representative Lucian Tiger III sponsored the legislation, which passed 4-0.

MCN Youth Services grant funds will be used to develop a new Tribal Youth Program to reduce juvenile court participation for Native American youth by 25 percent within the MCN reservation.

CAS 21-149 Authority to spend 2021 United States Department of Justice Crime Prevention Grants Program OJJDP funds for the fiscal year 2021 to benefit the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Juvenile Justice Program. Representative Tiger sponsored the resolution, which passed 4-0.

Grant funds will be used to develop a strategic plan to establish best practices for in-house service implementation and hire a juvenile justice advocate to provide assistance in responding to calls from young offenders.

For video of committee meetings, visit: www.mcnnc.com.


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