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MBCI Chief talks Mississippi flag commission

Published: Jul. 30, 2020 at 10:56 PM CDT
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CHOCTAW, Miss. (WTOK) -

The future design of the Mississippi state flag will be voted on in November.

In the meantime, a nine person commission, including Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben will view the different design submissions in hopes of finding the best option. Chief Ben was selected by Governor Tate Reeves for the commission. Chief Ben said he's humbled by the honor.

“Well it’s a great honor to have the Governor acknowledge us. You know, not only as a government to government relationship, but also with the Mississippi Economic Council, as a business to business relationship that we have here. As we are a pro-economic tribe and we’ve had great relationships not only here in East Central Mississippi but statewide as well. And we will work not only for this flag but also for the betterment of all life in Mississippi,” said Ben.

Governor Reeves other two choices include Betsey Hamilton and Frank Bordeaux.

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