Muscogee (Creek) National Council Press Release

Muscogee (Creek) National Council Press Release

May 24, 2021, 10:00 am CST

Okmulgee, Oklahoma—

The Muscogee (Creek) National Council has responsibilities for reviewing National Council Representative conduct, in accordance with: the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Constitution, in Article VI; Title 37, Section 4-101, Tribal Government, of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Code; and, the Rules of Procedures of the Muscogee (Creek) National Council. Allegations of Representative misconduct, offered by Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens, Muscogee (Creek) Nation elected officials or non-tribal parties, must be reviewed. The National Council, through its review process, must ensure that the rights and presumed innocence of an accused member are protected, pending the outcome of that process.

Based on findings by the Muscogee (Creek) National Council’s Fact-Finding and Investigations Committee, and recommendations from the Internal Affairs Committee, the Muscogee (Creek) National Council has approved the following actions be taken against National Council Representative Travis Scott, Okfuskee District:

  • • Letter of Reprimand from the Speaker
  • • Public Censure by National Council Resolution
  • • Monetary Fine of $50,000
  • • Cessation of National Council Compensation
  • • Expulsion from all National Council Meetings and Duties (including committee assignments, ex-officio appointments, and all meeting/sessions of the National Council)

The Muscogee (Creek) National Council has exercised its responsibilities in this matter, and will now commence the process and actions required by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Constitution, in Article VIII, regarding Removal of a National Council member. This process will involve other tribal government entities; any other legal or judicial remedies that arise from the decisions of May 22, 2021, are beyond the scope of the Muscogee (Creek) National Council’s authority.

The Muscogee (Creek) National Council officers will continue to provide updated information to Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens when appropriate.