Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation

Proud of Choctaw people from all walks of life

From the desk of Chief Gregory E. Pyle

January 2013

The Choctaw Nation has much to be proud of, especially in recent years. Our tribal people have accomplished tremendous personal growth. Each day, I receive news from individuals of all ages who have received honors in their field of work or philanthropic efforts, been awarded scholarships at prestigious schools, gotten jobs they desired, and many other indications of success.

There is no limit to what Choctaw people can achieve! The Choctaw Nation has education programs available to assist post-high school students regardless of where they reside. The Career Development Program, Higher Education Program and Scholarship Advisement Program can all be reached at (800) 522-6170. These three programs meet unique needs, so whether it is a training certificate in a new career or a university degree that is being sought, a phone call can begin a path for assistance if you qualify for the program.

We have a tribe of diverse people from all walks of life. I have met Choctaws who are ministers, writers, musicians, teachers, businesspeople, politicians, artists, cowboys, homemakers, museum curators, social workers, anthropologists, photographers, … the list is never-ending.

No matter what your goals are, don’t be afraid to reach for the stars. Our tribe’s future depends on all the tribal members’ continued success! Choctaws are a proud Nation and we are a family of people who want to celebrate achievements of all our members! Afvmmi Himona Na Yukpa! (Happy New Year!)