A celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day was held Monday on the grounds of the Creek Council House in downtown Okmulgee. Native Americans of various tribes, along with the community and visitors, joined in the 5th annual event, which was coordinated through the efforts of Brenda Golden and Terra Beaver. Also assisting were the Mvskoke Lady Legends, who were responsible for cooking and serving food to hundreds in attendance; Christopher Hill and James Whitecloud who emceed the program, Ben Yahola who provided music and sound and the Muscogee Nation. Above, the Muscogee Nation Color Guard posted the colors to open the day; below left, MN National Council Representative William Lowe welcomed the crowds; and below right, Okmulgee Mayor Mickey Baldwin reads a proclamation from the City proclaiming the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Throughout the day, there was music, Creek hymn singing, and a social stomp dance to conclude the event.
October 12, 2022
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day