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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 2014

    2014 Trail of Tears Walk @Wheelock Academy on May 17

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

    An opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at Millerton’s city park and the approximately 3-mile walk will end at the historic Wheelock grounds.
    Please park at Wheelock where buses will be available to transport participants to Millerton.
    Drivers will begin taking passengers at 8 a.m. Lunch will be shared with everyone.

    Wheelock Academy is located at 1377 Wheelock Rd., Garvin, OK.
    Lunch will be served to all who spend this special day with us.

    For more information, call: 800.522.6170 Ext. 2162

  • Choctaw Days at the Smithsonian

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    Dear Choctaws and friends of Choctaws!

    Please mark your calendar to attend the 4th annual Choctaw Days at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) June 27-28, 2014. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma will have activities both days that will enhance your knowledge of the culture and history of our great tribe.

    This year will feature Choctaw artisans, Roger Amerman, Marcus Amerman, Paul Hacker, George Willis, Edmon Perkins, Tim Tingle, Cultural experts, Choctaw social dancers, and the Choctaw Nation royalty.

    Welcoming ceremonies will begin at 10:30 am and the museum will remain open until 5 pm each day.

    Please be sure to check this page often as the scheduled for events will be updated.

  • 2014 PACE race schedule

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    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

  • 2014 Labor Day Festival

    Reserve your 2014 Labor Day RV site

    In order to reserve an RV site with electric and water hookups for the 2014 Labor Day Festival, please mail the reservation request form below no earlier than Jan. 1, 2014. RV sites will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Please include a copy of your CDIB card. Also, include the length of your RV or camper and the number of slide-outs. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY MONEY AT THIS TIME. After the deadline, all reservations will be drawn randomly for RV sites. If your name is drawn, you will be notified by mail. At that time you will send in your cashier’s check or money order in the amount of $75 to receive your confirmation and rules for RV camping at the Labor Day Festival.

    No phone reservations will be accepted. Please only include one reservation per application. We will do our best to respect the requests for preferred RV pads, however, we cannot guarantee you will get the pad number requested.

    Please watch the Biskinik newspaper for future articles or changes in parking, tent camping and tribal preferences for the 2014 Labor Day Festival.

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