2022 Awards

Mvnettvlke Onaya Awards

(Youth Visionary)

Trevor Fish
Trevor Fish

FOSTERING ADVOCACY Trevor Fish currently works with The Bridges Foundation as an Employment Consultant/Job Coach. He works with students that have special needs and helps them transition from high school to post high school, focusing on life skills, employment skills, and self-advocacy skills.

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Trevor Fish
Trevor Fish

FOSTERING ADVOCACY Trevor Fish currently works with The Bridges Foundation as an Employment Consultant/Job Coach. He works with students that have special needs and helps them transition from high school to post high school, focusing on life skills, employment skills, and self-advocacy skills.

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Thomas Payne
Thomas Payne

PROVIDING RESOURCES Thomas Payne currently works with the Muscogee Nation Business Enterprises placed in the ARPA services. He works to connect youth with resources that provide opportunities to learn life skills and engage in their community and is an inspiration with his "consistency and commitment"

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Thomas Payne
Thomas Payne

PROVIDING RESOURCES Thomas Payne currently works with the Muscogee Nation Business Enterprises placed in the ARPA services. He works to connect youth with resources that provide opportunities to learn life skills and engage in their community and is an inspiration with his "consistency and commitment"

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Connor Self
Connor Self

ENCOURAGING WELLNESS Conner Self is a Mvskoke youth living in Texas. He is driven to be culturally connected despite his physical distance from the Mvskoke people living on the reservation. He has taken advantage of the many online services and opportunities that have been provided and was actually nominated by a member of our staff, as they said he was highly engaged and encouraged his peers.

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Connor Self
Connor Self

ENCOURAGING WELLNESS Conner Self is a Mvskoke youth living in Texas. He is driven to be culturally connected despite his physical distance from the Mvskoke people living on the reservation. He has taken advantage of the many online services and opportunities that have been provided and was actually nominated by a member of our staff, as they said he was highly engaged and encouraged his peers.

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Cloee Graham
Cloee Graham

PROMOTING CIVIC DUTY Cloee Graham has a passion for justice through democracy that began as early as middle school. She is a strong advocate for voting and voting rights. She is currently services as an intern for Youth Services and is leading efforts to engage voters in the upcoming elections. Continuing on, her goal is to become an attorney who fights for Native American rights and sovereignty

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Cloee Graham
Cloee Graham

PROMOTING CIVIC DUTY Cloee Graham has a passion for justice through democracy that began as early as middle school. She is a strong advocate for voting and voting rights. She is currently services as an intern for Youth Services and is leading efforts to engage voters in the upcoming elections. Continuing on, her goal is to become an attorney who fights for Native American rights and sovereignty

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Karen McGirt
Karen McGirt

CREATE SUPPORT Karen McGirt is a member of the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council. This year, she created and led an initiative named En Etvlhvmke En Hompetv (The Community's Food) to establish food pantries at two of the MCN housing communities in Okmulgee. She developed a partnership with Crutchemer and Taylor Drive, worked with MNYC to purchase the containers, and led a food drive that resulted in over 550 lbs of food

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Karen McGirt
Karen McGirt

CREATE SUPPORT Karen McGirt is a member of the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council. This year, she created and led an initiative named En Etvlhvmke En Hompetv (The Community's Food) to establish food pantries at two of the MCN housing communities in Okmulgee. She developed a partnership with Crutchemer and Taylor Drive, worked with MNYC to purchase the containers, and led a food drive that resulted in over 550 lbs of food

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Vculvlke Mvnettvlke Emvnicv Awards

(Old Who Helps the Young)

Lynnelle Roberts
Lynnelle Roberts

FOSTER ADVOCACY Lynnelle Roberts has been in education for over 26 years and is continuously supporting students with disabilities as the Transition Coordinator for Jenks Public Schools. Each year she coordinates the South County Community Resource Night for Jenks students with over 200+ in attendance to support successful transitions for students with disabilities

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Lynnelle Roberts
Lynnelle Roberts

FOSTER ADVOCACY Lynnelle Roberts has been in education for over 26 years and is continuously supporting students with disabilities as the Transition Coordinator for Jenks Public Schools. Each year she coordinates the South County Community Resource Night for Jenks students with over 200+ in attendance to support successful transitions for students with disabilities

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William Fixico
William Fixico

ENCOURAGES WELLNESS William Fixico works at the Diabetes Prevention Program where he focuses on working with Paden School and Preston School jump rope programs. Recently, the Paden staff were unable to take the team to the East Central Jump Rope Championship and William volunteered to drive the team himself. Though they could not accept the offer, they said it shows his constant commitment to the youth and schools he works with

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William Fixico
William Fixico

ENCOURAGES WELLNESS William Fixico works at the Diabetes Prevention Program where he focuses on working with Paden School and Preston School jump rope programs. Recently, the Paden staff were unable to take the team to the East Central Jump Rope Championship and William volunteered to drive the team himself. Though they could not accept the offer, they said it shows his constant commitment to the youth and schools he works with

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Texanna James
Texanna James

PROVIDING RESOURCES Texanna James has worked with youth in the juvenile justice system for over 10 years. She worked for the Office of Juvenile Affairs for many years before working for the Muscogee nation. She works to endlessly support Mvskoke youth

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Texanna James
Texanna James

PROVIDING RESOURCES Texanna James has worked with youth in the juvenile justice system for over 10 years. She worked for the Office of Juvenile Affairs for many years before working for the Muscogee nation. She works to endlessly support Mvskoke youth

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Jayce Miller
Jayce Miller

PROMOTING CIVIC DUTY Jayce Miller is known to carry a stack of voter registration forms in his vehicle at all times so that he can always be prepared to help someone sign up to vote. In April 2021, he was elected to his hometown's city council, becoming the second youngest elected in Ringling's history. In the past year, Miller has proposed many items to reduce crime rates, drugs, and other illegal activity

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Jayce Miller
Jayce Miller

PROMOTING CIVIC DUTY Jayce Miller is known to carry a stack of voter registration forms in his vehicle at all times so that he can always be prepared to help someone sign up to vote. In April 2021, he was elected to his hometown's city council, becoming the second youngest elected in Ringling's history. In the past year, Miller has proposed many items to reduce crime rates, drugs, and other illegal activity

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Mark Randolph
Mark Randolph

CREATE SUPPORT Mark Randolph began working with youth at the age of 24 as a counselor on a reservation in Arizona. There, he mentored, empowered, and advocated for countless youth. After completing his Masters in social work, he worked at Haskell Indian Nations University. He currently works as a National Council Representative and has been highly involved in Mvskoke Nation Youth Council

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Mark Randolph
Mark Randolph

CREATE SUPPORT Mark Randolph began working with youth at the age of 24 as a counselor on a reservation in Arizona. There, he mentored, empowered, and advocated for countless youth. After completing his Masters in social work, he worked at Haskell Indian Nations University. He currently works as a National Council Representative and has been highly involved in Mvskoke Nation Youth Council

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