Muscogee (Creek) Nation press conference postponed

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Updated: 2/20/2013 10:14 am Published: 2/19/2013 8:26 pm

The principal chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has postponed a press conference scheduled for Wednesday morning.

The conference will discuss the arrest of a tribal member in Alabama.

Wayland Gray was arrested along with three other men in Wetumpka, Alabama last Friday. The men were arrested for trespassing after they tried to access a ceremonial ground known as Hickory Ground. Gray was also arrested on an additional count after he was accused of making terroristic threats.

The men were protesting the building of a casino by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians on the sacred land. The public relations director for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation says the men were trying to conduct a religious prayer ceremony on the land when they were arrested.

Principal Chief George Tiger traveled to Alabama on Tuesday. Gray posted bond and returned to Tulsa with Chief Tiger. 

A new date for the conference has not been determined.

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greatcarpetguy - 2/19/2013 9:38 PM
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When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive.

greatcarpetguy - 2/19/2013 9:28 PM
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Wayland is a good man. Im not Creek Indian, but this man has more pride and passion for life than just about anyone I have ever met. Keep your head held high Wayland. I have seen people look to you.
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