Bacone College recognized the honorable Chief George Tiger and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation at a blessing and dedication ceremony on the campus of Bacone College. The road resurfacing project was funded by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation through a grant from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Total cost of the project was $997,974 for 2.2 miles. This is the first partnership of this type between a tribe and an educational institution.
“The commitment of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to this college has been extraordinary,” said Frank Willis, President of Bacone College. “They have once again stepped up and provided essential infrastructure to Bacone. The entire college is grateful to Chief Tiger and the Creek Nation for its renewed commitment and look forward to continuing our relationship in the days ahead.”
“The establishment of Bacone is historically intertwined with the history of the Muscogee Creek Nation,” said Principal Chief George Tiger. “The land that Bacone now occupies is part of the original reservation land of the Muscogee Nation. When one thinks about Bacone College, you can’t help but remember the part that the Nation has played in the life of Bacone College,” said Tiger.