Mvskoke Language Featured on City Signs


Posted By Toyacoyah Brown December 3rd, 2015 Blog


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I love seeing these signs in Native languages! It seems to be the trend with more and more communities installing signs with Indigenous words around Indian Country. Back in 2012, Ojibwe language signs were installed all throughout Bemidji, Minnesota.

A recent post on the Okmulgee Main Street Facebook page shows that folks in Okmulgee, Oklahoma will be able to see street signs with both English and Mvskoke!



“What a GREAT DAY for the citizens of Okmulgee! The new street signs in downtown, that are in both English & Creek languages, were unveiled this afternoon at 6th & Muskogee Street! Thank you to Creek Nation, Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce, Okmulgee Main Street & the City of Okmulgee for sponsoring this project. Special thanks to the Public Works Department for installing the new poles & signs. We appreciate everyone working together for the betterment of Okmulgee. The remainder of the signs will be installed over the next several days. ‪#‎okmulgeerising‬”

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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  1. Carmela says:

    The reason for dual languages is that Okmulgee is the headquarters for the Muscogee nation. This tribe (my tribe) is the third largest Indian nation.

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