Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Choctaw Nation Events

Many events are going on each month in the many Choctaw Community Centers and clubs. Check back often to see what's going on in and around the Nation. You may also check the most recent copy of Biskinik for past and future event information.

If your group has an event, please let us know by sending an e-mail!

Events will be listed prior to the starting date of the event, and are automatically removed the day after the event ends. If you have a recurring event (example: "second Tuesday of each month") we will put your listing up for the year. Please be sure and let us know if you are no longer meeting, or the date changes.

  • Trail of Tears Walk 2015

    2015 Trail of Tears Walk @Wheelock Academy on May 17

    Chief Gary Batton, Assistant Chief Jack Austin, Jr., and the Choctaw Nation Tribal Council would like to invite everyone to participate in the tribe’s annual Trail of Tears Walk.

    This year’s walk will be held May 16, 2015 at our capitol grounds at Tvshka Homma.
    The walk will begin at 10 am. Everyone is encouraged to park at the capitol grounds and ride one of the shuttle buses to the beginning of the walk.
    Lunch will be served to all who spend this special day with us.
    This page will be updated as more information becomes available.

    For more information, contact the Office of Cultural Events at 800.522.6170.

  • 2015 Livestock Show Information

    Show to be held on February 7 & 8, 2015 in Durant and Wilburton

    The Durant Show will be hosted at the Bryan County Fairgrounds, and the Wilburton show will be hosted at the Goddard Building on the campus of Eastern Oklahoma State College, located here.

    Livestock This show is open to all 4-H and FFA members who are 9 to 19 years of age at the time of the show and have a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB). There are NO Boundary Guidelines again this year, so participants DO NOT have to live or go to school within the 10-1/2 counties of the Choctaw Nation.

    Wilburton Show schedule:
    (held at Eastern Oklahoma State College campus)

    Saturday, Feb.7

    • Swine – 10 a.m.
    • Does – after swine show
    • Wethers – after doe show
    • Lambs – after wether show
    Sunday, Feb. 8

    • Heifers – 11 a.m.
    • Steers – after heifer show

    Durant Show schedule:
    (held at Bryan County Fairgrounds)

    Saturday, Feb. 7

    • Swine – 10 a.m.
    • Does – 10 a.m.
    • Wethers – after doe show
    • Lambs – after wether show
    Sunday, Feb. 8

    • Heifers – 11 a.m.
      • Steers - After heifer show
      • General rules and regulations

        1. Entry fee is $10 per head; late fee is $25 (after Jan. 25). Up to three entries per division (swine, goats, sheep, heifers, steers).
        2. Wood chips or shavings only shall be used for bedding. (NO HAY OR STRAW) Participants must bring their own shavings. • Durant show – No shavings in cattle barn
        3. Each school will be responsible for monitoring their students and following their eligiblity rules for participating in activities.
        4. A photo area will be set up for all breed, reserve breed and grand champions.
        5. All animals must be owned by 4-H or FFA exhibitor at least 60 days prior to show.
        6. No animal can be shown at both shows. Start times: Steers – after heifer show Plaques will be given for Breed and Reserve Breed (Steers and Heifers) for each division (English, Continental, Brahman Influence and AOB). Does, Wethers, and Lambs will be broken into divisions based on the total number of entries. Plaques will be given to each champion division and reserve champion division winners. Bronze Champion will be named for each species. The show committee’s decision final in grievances. For more details, applications and premium information, visit or contact the Jones Academy adminstration office at 888-767-2518 or the Jones Academy Land Operations office at 918-297-2518, ext. 1011.


        SHOW COMMITTEE: Tony Johnson, Shawn Sparks, Clyde W. Spears, Brad Spears and Brandon Spears

        CONTACT INFORMATION: Jones Academy Administration: (888)767-2518 (918)297-2518 Jones Academy Agriculture: (918)297-7373


        This show is open to all 4-H and FFA members who are 9 to 19 years of age at the time of the show and have a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB). There are NO Boundary Guidelines again this year, so participants DO NOT have to live or go to school within the 10.5 counties of the Choctaw Nation.

        Livestock Show Rules, Regulations and start times

        2015 Livestock Show Premiums

        Livestock Show Judges

        Durant Show @Bryan County Fairgrounds

        Durant Swine Application

        Durant Doe Application

        Durant Wether Application

        Durant Lamb Application

        Durant Heifer Application

        Durant Steer Application

        Wilburton Show @Eastern Oklahoma State University

        Wilburton Swine Application

        Wilburton Doe Application

        Wilburton Wether Application

        Wilburton Lamb Application

        Wilburton Heifer Application

        Wilburton Steer Application

  • 2014 PACE race schedule


    2014 PACE race schedule

    Race schedule subject to change.
    Revised 12-18-13

    Please mail all race registration forms to:
    Choctaw Nation PACE club
    One Choctaw Way
    Talihina, OK, 74571

    Registration forms will be added to races as they become available.

    If you need to sign up for PACE, please see attached form here.

    Please read the PACE Rules and Guidelines

    For more information, contact Doris Winlock at 800.349.7026 x6958

    • Plunge for Life 5k run/walk
      January 11
      Idabel, OK
    • Ouachita Switchbacks 25k/50k
      January 18
      Big Cedar, OK
    • Happy Heart 5k/1 mile
      February 8
      Wilburton, OK
    • HOSA 5k
      February 8
      Durant, OK
    • Hungers End 5k
      March 8
      Durant, OK
    • Clover Run 5k
      March 15
      Red Oak, OK
    • Shared Blessings
      March 29
      McAlester, OK
    • Vike Hike Half Marathon/5k
      eligibility required
      March 29
      Poteau, OK
    • Dogwood Days 5k
      April 5
      Idabel, OK
    • Buffalo Land Run 5k
      April 12
      McAlester, OK
    • Green Frog Puddle Jump
      April 19
      Wilburton, OK
    • Moyers Baptist Church 5k/1 mile
      April - TBA
      Moyers, OK
    • Spaghetti Run 5k/10k
      May 10
      McAlester, OK
    • Race to Grace 5k
      May 17
      Stigler, OK
    • Owa-Chito 5k
      June 21
      Beavers Bend/Broken Bow OK
    • Sardis Dam 5k
      June 28
      Clayton, OK
    • Rocket Run 5k
      July 3
      Talihina, OK
    • Butterfield 5k
      July 5
      Red Oak OK
    • Friday Night Lights 5k
      August - TBA
      Hartshorne OK
    • Brave the Mud run
      August 23
      eligibility required
      Poteau OK
    • Labor Day 5k
      August 30
      Tuskahoma, OK
    • Grace Cottage HHH 5k
      September 27
      Poteau, OK
    • Big Foot 5k/1mile
      October 4
      Honobia, OK
    • Buffalo Stampede 5k
      October 4
      Caddo, OK
    • Lumber Jax 5k
      October 11
      Wright City, OK
    • Colton’s Run 5k/10k
      October 18
      Durant, OK
    • Diabetes 5k/1mile
      October 25
      Talihina, OK
    • World’s Highest Hill 5 mile run
      November 1
      Poteau, OK
    • Veterans 15k
      November 8
      Talihina, OK
    • Runestone 5k/10k
      November 15
      Heavener, OK
    • Turkey Trot 5k
      November 15
      Wilburton, OK
    • Sleigh Bell 5k/1mile
      December 6
      Poteau, OK

    P.A.C.E. is one of the many health initiatives set forth by the “Going Lean” taskforce which was formed in Oct. 2010. P.A.C.E. implementation began Oct. 1, 2011. The P.A.C.E. Club Program is a program designed to promote the importance and awareness of regular physical activity through walking or running for a healthier lifestyle. This program is free and open to the public. CDIB not required. You must reside in the Choctaw Nation service area to be a member.

    How to become a P.A.C.E. member:
    • Review rules/guidelines page
    • Complete P.A.C.E. application and PAR-Q (Included in form above)
    • Upon approval and receipt of your acceptance letter, members can start entering PACE sponsored runs

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