Mvskoke Media

Mvskoke Media — a print and broadcast outlet that covers tribal affairs for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma — was considered the gold standard for press freedom in Indian Country until last November, when the nation’s chief and council placed the outlet under the control of the executive branch.

Principal Chief James Floyd

Muscogee (Creek) Nation recently repealed a 2015 law guaranteeing freedom of the press. The tribe backtracked just before the new year, but free press proponents suffered another setback late Friday when Principal Chief James Floyd vetoed legislation that would have restored the independence of tribally-funded Mvskoke Media.