Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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  • Forestry Services

    Tom Lowry
    Phone: (918) 567-2321
    P.O. Box 602
    Talihina, OK 7457l

    Firefighter Photo

    Dedicated to the improvement of the forest resources of the Choctaw people, management of Tribal and individual allotted lands wherever services are needed. We will be happy to assist the Choctaw people with any problems or questions they might have concerning their Forest resources. The Choctaw Indian Firefighters Program is currently accepting applications for call as needed wildland firefighters. These firefighters assemble as 20 person crews and are dispatched by the U.S. Forest Service to major forest fires throughout the United States.

    Firefighter Program Application Section
    Open Burning Section
  • Financial Services

    Agriculture

    Phone: (580) 326-3201
    P.O. Box 366
    Hugo, OK 74743

    The Agriculture Program will provide technical assistance for the development and conservation of soil, plant and water resources to any people that want to assume their responsibilities in the conservation, use, development, management and educational processes as they pertain to farming, ranching and soil conservation practices o n Tribal Trust or Restricted land. This program also includes Chickasaw Tribal lands jointly owned with the Choctaw Nation, and individually owned Chickasaw lands within the Choctaw Nation service area.

    College Clothing Program

    Jason Campbell, Coordinator
    Phone: 800-522-6170 Ext. 2256

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    Choctaw Nation College Clothing Program
    P.O. Box 1210
    Durant, OK 74702

    Credit and Loans Program

    Susan Edwards, Director
    (800)522-6170

    There are several loan programs available through the Choctaw Nation.

    The Choctaw Nation Credit and Loan Department, better known as the Southeastern Oklahoma Indian Credit Association’s main priority is to make loans to Indians who cannot borrow from other lending institutions.

    To be eligible you must possess a CDIB card, and you must reside within the l0-l/2 county service area of the Choctaw Nation.

    This Program provides for three types of loans which are:

    • Small Business loans
    • Agricultural loans
    • Home Purchases
    • Home Improvements

    Micro-loans are available to all Indians for emergency home improvements and small businesses. These loans are available up to $l,000 and are to be repaid within 12 months.

    To be eligible you must possess a CDIB card, and you must reside within the l0-l/2 county service area of the Choctaw Nation.

    Student School and Activity Fund

    Jason Campbell, Director
    P.O. Box 1210
    Durant, OK 74702
    Phone: (800) 522-6170 Ext. 2463 or Ext. 2175

  • Public Safety Department

    John Hobbs, Executive Director

    PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT
    (580) 924-8280 or (800) 522-6170 The Choctaw Nation Public Safety Department consists of four departments. Tribal Police, Tribal Security, Casino EMS and Dispatch.
    The Choctaw Nation Tribal Police covers 10 1/2 counties in southeastern Oklahoma. There are 31 patrol officers to provide law enforcement services on tribally owned, restricted, or allocated lands within the tribal jurisdictional boundaries. There are also 10 officers stationed at the Choctaw Nation Hospital at Talihina to provide safety and security to the patients and staff. All Tribal Police officers must be Oklahoma CLEET certified or have completed the Federal Indian Police Academy.
    The Tribal Security department has 352 armed security officers located in 18 gaming facilities to provide safety and security for the customers as well as for the facility staff.
    The Casino EMS provides medical assistance to the Durant Casino customers and employees.
    The Public Safety Dispatch is responsible for dispatching Police, Security and EMS to calls for service.

    CHOCTAW NATION DARE PROGRAM
    (580) 924-8280 or (800) 522-6170
    DARE stand for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. A dedicated police officer provides education to schools and communities regarding the importance of staying off drugs.
    The program received a grant to purchase a specially equipped Camaro which is a big hit with the students when the officer visits for in-class trainings. The DARE officer participates in other special functions involving youth to promote awareness in the fight against substance abuse. The DARE officer also visits Community Centers, Head Starts and elderly housing programs to offer assistance as a community service.

  • Historic Preservation Department

    Ian Thompson, Director
    Director Historic Preservation Dept., Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Tribal Archeologist, NAGPRA Specialist
    580-924-8280 ext. 2216
    580-775-0914 cell
    Email

    Choctaw identity is founded upon a unique and special heritage, which itself is embodied in our language, our historic sites, and our traditional knowledge. With 11 staff members, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Historic Preservation Department fulfills a sacred duty to the Choctaw people by working to preserve this heritage for future generations.

    For the Historic Preservation Department, preservation is a multiple-level effort that involves physically protecting Choctaw historic sites, repatriating and reburying Choctaw ancestors and sacred objects that have been removed from the ground, conducting research on Choctaw history and traditional life, and providing a variety of classes and presentations on Choctaw history and culture to Tribal members and the general public.

  • Veterans Advocacy

    Kelly McKaughan
    Phone: 800-522-6170

    Mission Statement

    To assure that Choctaw veterans receive benefits and services on par with other veterans, see that they encounter no barriers or impediments in their attempts to access these services and are treated with respect and dignity by VA service providers. The Veterans Advocacy program will serve Choctaw Veterans by assisting with eligibility and entitlements of veterans and their dependents. The Veterans Advocate will assist with contacting the appropriate VA service provider in their area.

  • Community Services

    Public Safety Division


    John Hobbs, Executive Director
    (800) 522-6170

    The Choctaw Nation Public Safety Department consists of two departments:

    • Tribal Police
    • Tribal Security

    Tribal Police


    To contact an officer in your area call the Durant Tribal Police Headquarters at 800-522-6170 Ext. 2366.

    Quick Facts:

    • The Choctaw Nation Tribal Police Department covers 10-1/2 counties in Southeastern Oklahoma.
    • There are nineteen Patrol Officers, one K-9 Officers and one Investigator/Polygraph Examiner to provide law enforcement services on tribally owned, restricted, or allocated lands within the tribal jurisdictional boundaries.
      *There are also ten Tribal Police Officers stationed at the Choctaw Nation Hospital located in Talihina to provide safety and security to the patients and staff.

    All Tribal Police Officers must be Oklahoma CLEET certified or have completed the Federal Indian Police Academy.

    Tribal Security


    The Tribal Security Department has two hundred ninety armed security officers located in nine gaming facilities to provide safety and security for the customers, as well as for the facility staff.

    For more information on the departments, please contact Terri Englutt or Casey Bailey at the Tribal Complex in Durant.

    Transportation Improvement Program


    Bill Blankenship, Director
    P. O. Box 1210
    Durant, OK 74702
    (800) 522-6170

    The Transportation Improvement Program began in 1993. It is a BIA program funded by the U. S. Department of Transportation. The function of this program is to inventory the existing roads, find roads and bridges which need building or improving and prioritize them for funding in accordance with the Indian Reservation Roads provision of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act.

    Tribal Elections


    The Choctaw Nation Tribal elections are held to elect Tribal officials. Choctaw Indians who are registered to vote and have their Tribal membership cards will be eligible to vote in the Tribal elections.

    Historic Preservation


    Ian Thompson, Director
    P.O. Box 1210
    Durant, Oklahoma 74702
    (800) 522-6170 Ext: 2133

    The Historic Preservation Department of the Choctaw Nation has a mission to preserve and protect ancestral remains, sacred lands and sacred objects under Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) for today and future generations.

    Anyone with information concerning Choctaw remains, Choctaw artifacts or Choctaw cemeteries in danger of being destroyed or abandoned is encouraged to contact this office.

    Injury Prevention Program


    Beckie Morris - Coordinator
    Randy Hammons - Executive Director
    Debbie Davenport - Director
    Jennifer Davidson - Asst. Director
    Phone: (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    The Injury Prevention Program was established in September 2005. Its goal is to build capacity and initiate strategies to prevent or reduce preventable injuries for Native Americans residing in the 10 ½ counties of the Choctaw Nation through education, community outreach, research, staff training and development, collection and analysis of injury data, and raining awareness to the Choctaw Nation Communities.

    Summer Sport Camps


    Sue Folsom, Executive Director
    (800) 522-6170

    • The camps listed below are provided free of charge for Choctaw youth.
    • All applications must include a copy of the Child’s Choctaw CDIB and Membership Cards.
    • APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT THESE DOCUMENTS.
    • Please make sure to have application COMPLETE before deadline.
    • This allows the camp staff to get supplies and equipment ordered in time for camp.

    Cultural Events and Camps Staff:

    • Sue Folsom: Office: 800.522.6170 Ext. 2134, Cell: 580.931.6312
    • Kay Jackson: Office: 800.522.6170 Ext. 2504, Cell: 580.775.1774
    • Kevin Gwin: Office 800.522.6170 Ext. 2517, Cell: 775.3982
    • Cyndi Houser: Office: 800.522.6170 Ext. 2559, Cell: 580.775.0253
    • Debbie Damron: Office: 800.522.3170 Ext. 2309, Cell: 580.775.3717
    • Brad Clay: Office: 800.522.6170 Ext. 2517, Cell: 580.372.3788

    Cultural Enrichment Camp:
    Deadline for application: Friday, April 23, 2010

    Cultural Enrichment Camp Application

    The camp is open to all students ages 8 to 18. Join us for an exciting opportunity to learn more about Choctaw heritage and culture.

    Forestry Service and Firefighters Program

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    Veteran’s Advocacy

    Kelly McKaughan, Director
    Brent Oakes, Supervisor
    (800) 522-6170

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    To assure that Choctaw veterans receive benefits and services on par with other veterans.

    Eligibility Requirement:

    • CDIB
    • Be a Member of Federally Recognized Tribe
    • Be a Veteran

    The program assists with:

    • VA Claims
    • Applications
    • Referrals
    • Other Services as Requested

    Genealogy Advocacy

    Vicki Prough, Genealogy Specialist
    (800) 522-6170

    The Genealogy Advocacy Program provides ancestry information from the Dawes Commission Roll to assist tribal members or potential tribal members in verifying lineage for CDIB applications and family histories. Assistance is also provided as to where other documentation useful in genealogy research may be found.

    The following links are provided to help you on your ancestry search. All links are pdf files that you are able to print onto letter size paper.

    Selected Reading for Choctaw History and Culture
    Choctaw Research and Information
    Family Research
    Websites for Ancestry Research Culture

    Office of Environmental Health

    Melissa Robinson
    Phone: (580) 326-7501
    Fax: (580) 326-7535

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 909
    Hugo, OK 74743

    Physical Address:
    104 Ed Perry
    Hugo, OK 74743

  • Social Services

    The Social Services Program processes the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) assistance grant payments as a secondary resource to the needy of a federally recognized tribe. Clients must reside within the boundaries of the Choctaw Nation and meet other eligibility requirements as to income resources and other criteria required by the federal regulations.

    One-time emergency disaster assistance is also available under this program to persons who suffer a major loss to their home as the result of a natural or man-made disaster, if not protected by insurance.

    Children and Family Services
    Billy Stephens
    Phone: 800-522-6170

    Choctaw Family Services

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    Please visit the Choctaw Family Services website for complete information on all Children and Family services and programs .

    In Accordance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), our Indian Child Welfare program works on behalf of our Choctaw children and their families. Our social workers join with state workers and the courts in working to insure safe and healthy homes for the children. This includes finding Choctaw foster and adoptive homes to prevent placement in non-Indian homes. The Indian Child Welfare program in an advocate for residents in the 10 1/2 counties and serves Choctaws nationwide. ICW offices are located in Durant, Hugo, Idabel, Talihina, and Atoka.

    Family Violence

    This program assists Choctaw families who have been in a domestice violence situation. The Family Violence program in designed to help women and children escape a dangerous home life. This program can assist with outreach, prevention, counseling, transportation needs, and shelter. To qualify for this program one must reside within the 10 1/2 counties of the Choctaw Nation, be n a domestic violence situation (which may consist of physical, sexual, verbal fo emotional abuse), and must have a CDIB card. One must complete a domestic violence intake and one counseling session. Family Violence workers are lcoated in Talihina, Hugo, Idabel, and Durant.

    Family Preservation

    This is a preventative service which promotes family strength, stability, parental functions, and the protection of children. The program in designed to prevent family disruption and out-of-home placement by meeting the needs of a family in times of crisis. The goal is to empower these familes to provide adequate and safe care for their children by identifying their strengths, assisting them to find solutions, and supporting self-reliance through short-term services in the home. Services should be provided for a period of approximately 90 days and should not exceed six months. There may be a one time assistance due to a sudden crisis situation. The program services the 10 1/2 counties of Choctaw Nation and serves all federally recognized tribes. There are offices located in Durant, Atoka, Hugo and Idabel.

    Day Care

    Karen Schmitz, Director
    Phone: (580) 924-8280
    Fax: (580) 924-6644

    The Choctaw Nation Day Care provides care for infants from 6 weeks of age to 12 years. Transportation is provided to take and pick up children from school. The Choctaw Nation Day Care Program is based o­n the premise that all children share certain needs and can benefit from a comprehensive developmental program to meet those needs. Children are provided with a learning environment and the varied experiences which will help them develop socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stage of development toward the overall goal of social competence. By social competence, it is meant that the child’s every day effectiveness in dealing with both present environment and later responsibilities in school and life.

    Food Related

    Food Distribution Program
    Lisa Mullens, Director

    The Choctaw Nation was approved by the United States Department of Agriculture to start the Food Distribution Program in February, 1984. The first month of distribution, approximately 150 Indians received commodities. The program is now serving over 5,500 Indians per month throughout the l0-l/2 counties of the Choctaw Nation.

    Each participant of the program receives approximately 66 food items totaling 80 pounds per person. Guidelines for participation are:

    • One resident per household (can be any age) is required to have a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) card.
    • Social security numbers and cards are required for all household members.
    • Verification of income is required; a copy of payroll check, or if you are unemployed, a card from the Employment Office will be needed.

    Verification of residence is required. A utility bill or rent receipt with your name and address o­n it will suffice.

    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability._

    To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:

    USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
    (800) 795-3272 (voice)
    (202) 720-6382 (TDD).

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Women, Infants and Children Program(WIC)

    Claudene Williams
    Phone: 800-522-6170

    The Choctaw Nation WIC program is a supplemental feeding program for women, infants and children. To qualify for this program, an individual must meet the following criteria:

    • Be pregnant, post partum, or breastfeeding and at nutritional risk.
    • Birth to one year old and be at nutritional risk.
    • Age one to five years old and be at nutritional risk.
    • Meet the income eligibility guidelines.

    The WIC program is a nutrition program which provides foods that are high iniron, protein, calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C. The program is federally funded through the USDA and serves the 10 1/2 counties of the Choctaw Nation. WIC clinic sites are located at Hugo, Durant, Boswell, Antlers, Atoka, Idabel, Broken Bow, Talihina, Poteau, Wilburton, Stigler, Coalgate, McAlester, Bethel, Smithville and Spiro.

    Vocational Rehabilitation Program

    Andy Hammons
    Phone: (580) 326-8304

    Executive Director - Randy Hammons
    Director - Debbie Davenport
    Assistant Director - Jennifer Davidson
    (877) 285-6893

    The Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers services that will assist disabled Native Americans to obtain their goal of vocational training and gainful employment.

    Persons with the most severe disabilities will be given priority and assisted first.

    Eligibility requirements for applicants include:

    • Must have CDIB card of a federally recognized Indian tribe.
    • Must live within the 10 1/2 counties of the Choctaw Nation.
    • Must have a documented physical or mental disability which results in a substantial impediment to employment.

    Services include counseling and guidance, training, job coaching, placement in suitable employment, assistive devices and other goods and services that can be reqasonable expected to benefit an individual with a disability in terms of employment.
    Funding available through the Department of Education Rehabilitation Services and Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

    Tim Holt, Vocational Rehab Counselor
    Counties- Pittsburg and Pushmataha
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Carey Lester, Vocational Rehab Counselor
    Counties- Choctaw, Latimer, and Haskell
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Jessica Allred, Vocational Rehab Counselor
    Counties - Atoka, Coal, and Leflore
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Brittney Jackson, Vocational Rehab Counselor Assistant
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Jesse Pacheco, Supervising Counselor
    Counties-Bryan, McCurtain, and Southern Hughes
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Jason Wade, Job Placement Specialist
    Counties - 10 ½ counties
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Other Social Services


    Adolescent Family Life (AFL)

    Randy Hammoms, Executive Director
    Phone: (800) 349-7026 Ext. 6441

    AFL Newsletter

    Angela Dancer - Director
    Shauna Humphrey - Asst. Director
    (800) 349-7026 Ext. 6441

    The Adolescent Family Life Care Project (AFL) was established September 1, 2005. The program provides serves to pregnant and parenting teens under 19 years of age, their infants, male partners and families who reside in the 10 ½ county service area of the Choctaw Nation. The project provides comprehensive and integrated services to reduce repeat pregnancies, improve health outcomes for mother and infant; increase healthy parenting skills; provide opportunities for education and job training; and increase healthy relationship skills.

    To be eligible, clients must:

    • Be under 19 years of age
    • Must be expecting a Native American infant
    • Must reside in the Choctaw Nation 10 ½ county service area
    • Receiving prenatal care services through the Choctaw Nation Health Care

    Ashley Norris, AFL Technician
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Brandi Smallwood, AFL Outreach Worker
    Counties - McCurtain, Choctaw, Pushmataha, Atoka, and Bryan
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Christi Hammons, AFL Outreach Worker
    Counties - Latimer, Leflore, Haskell, Choctaw, McCurtain, Pushmataha
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Ruthie Cannon, AFL Outreach Worker
    Counties - Leflore, Latimer, Haskell, Pittsburg, and McCurtain
    Phone (918) 647-4482

    Johnnie Sue Kemp, AFL Outreach Worker
    Counties - Pittsburg and Atoka
    Phone (918) 334-5474

    Choctaw Veteran’s Advocacy

    Kelly McKaughan
    Phone: 800-522-6170

    ChocVets Mission Statement: To assure that Choctaw veterans receive benefits and services on par with other veterans, see that they encounter no barriers or impediments in their attempts to access these services and are treated with respect and dignity by VA service providers. The Veterans Advocacy program will serve Choctaw Veterans by assisting with eligibility and entitlements of veterans and their dependents. The Veterans Advocate will assist with contacting the appropriate VA service provider in their area.

    Community Based Social Work

    Randy Hammons, Executive Director
    Phone: 877-285-6893

    Linda Goodwin - Director
    Asst. Director - Betty Jackson

    The Community Based Social Work Program is a program which serves Choctaw individuals and families. Being a community-based program, services are taken directly to the community and assistance is given there where families are more comfortable. The mission of the program is to help Choctaw families find permanent solutions to long-term problems by initiating change, setting goals, making a plan and following through. The program’s primary goal is to assist Choctaw families in locating resources to help meet immediate needs.

    Bucky Ensey, CBSW
    Counties - Northern and McCurtain
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Farron Dill, CBSW
    Counties - Pushmataha
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    John Vick, CBSW
    Counties - Choctaw and Bryan
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Darlene Cusher, CBSW
    Counties - McCurtain and Leflore
    Phone (580) 244-3289

    Jerry Tims, CBSW
    Counties - Choctaw, McCurtain, and Pushmataha
    Phone (580) 981-7011

    Tanya Bess, CBSW
    Counties - Atoka
    Phone (580) 889-5120

    Jennifer Woods, CBSW
    Counties - Latimer and Haskell
    Phone (918) 967-8710 or (918) 465-2380

    Tad Gonzalez, CBSW
    Counties - Pittsburg
    Phone (918) 334-5073

    Paula Lynch, CBSW
    Counties - Latimer and Leflore
    Phone (918) 647-9324

    Vickie McClure, CBSW
    Counties - Southern Hughes
    Phone (580) 327-1007

    Joyce Beck, Outreach Office Clerk
    Counties - McCurtain
    Phone (580) 584 3832

    Janice Boston, Housekeeper
    Phone (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    Charlene Grunstad
    Phone: (800) 522-6170 ext.2424

    LIHEAP assists low income Indian households within the 10 1/2 county area of the Choctaw Nation with payment of home heating or cooling bills.

    Outreach activities are conducted throughout the 10 1/2 county area of the Choctaw Nation to ensure that all eligible households, especially those with elderly and/or handicapped individuals, receive help with the completion of the application process. Further information for LIHEAP will be provided upon request.

    Project SAFE

    Lari Ann Brister
    Phone: (800) 522-6170 Ext. 2635

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    Choctaw Project SAFE

    Striving for an Abuse-Free Environment

    Project SAFE is a domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking prevention program funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice.

    Project SAFEs goal is to enhance the safety of children, youth, and adult victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by supporting activities uniquely designed to address and prevent these crimes in the extremely rural southeast Oklahoma jurisdiction.

    To achieve our goals, Project SAFE will encourage collaboration among domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking victim service providers, tribal and non-tribal law enforcement, courts, prosecutors, community service providers, educational institutions, and health care providers in order to strengthen partnerships for safer communities. Building stronger partnerships will enable us to identify, assess, and appropriately respond to these victims.

    Project SAFE will create and implement community awareness activities in our 10 ½ counties that will target domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking issues. Information on these issues can be found at many Choctaw Nation outreach activities.

    Project SAFE has been successful in implementing a SAFE DATES curriculum in our local schools to raise awareness of teen dating violence. SAFE DATES is a research based curriculum that educates 5th-12th grade students to identify healthy and unhealthy relationships and appropriate and inappropriate dating behaviors.

    If you want more information on Project SAFE, please contact:

    Lari Ann Brister, Director
    (580) 924-8280 Ext. 2635
    lbrister@choctawnation.com

    Davania Rowell, Project Coordinator
    (580) 584-3150
    Drowell2@choctawnation.com

    Karen Lyons, Project SAFE Coordinator
    (918) 567-4265
    klyons@choctawnation.com

    Social Services Program

    Shannon McDaniel, Executive Director
    Phone: (800) 522-6170

    The Social Services Program processes the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) assistance grant payments as a secondary resource to the needy of a federally recognized tribe. They must reside withini the boundaries of the Choctaw Nation and meet other eligibility requirements as to income resources and other criteria required by the federal regulations. One-time emergency disaster assistance is also available under this program to persons who suffer a major loss to their home as the result of a natural or man made disaster, if not protected by insurance.

    Victim Assistance

    Elder/Vulnerable Adult Program
    Randy Hammons
    Phone: (580) 326-8304

    The Elder/Vulnerable Adult Program was established July 2004, through a grant from the Oklahoma District Attorney’s Council, VOCA Grant (Victims of Crime Act). Our goal is dedicated to enhancing th safety of elder/vulnerable adults within the Chcotaw Nation boundaries by ensuring equitable access to services and resources necessary to prevent or end abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Thus enabling older Chcotaws and other American Indians to live independent, meaningful, and dignified lived while maintaining close family and community ties. With this program we are providing advocacy for American Indian elders and vulnerable adults and their families by working closely with Choctaw Nation Victim Assistance and DHS Adult Protective Services.

    Faith Based Counseling for Victims of Crime

    Randy Hammon
    Phone: (580) 326-8304

    The Victim Assistance Program has recently been awarded funding for the employment of a Spiritual Advocate. We have implemented an innovative program to improve the delivery of faith-based counseling services to victims by establishing and improving links between faith-based organizations, spiritual leaders, traditional healers and victim service programs within the communities of the Chcotaw Nation of Oklahoma. We have initiated dialogue between faith-based organizations and victime assistance programs. And we will also collaborate with the US Attorney’s Office and the FBI Victim Coordinator.

    Victim Assistance Program

    Randy Hammons
    Phone: (580) 326-8304

    The Choctaw Nation Victims Assistance (CNVA) was established September 1, 2003 through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime. The victim assistance program assists Choctaws and other American Indians within the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma cope with and heal from the victimization of crime. CNVA seeks to identify and address the needs of crime victims. Victims to be served by CNVA include: victims of elder abuse, child abuse, homicide, gang violence, domestic violence, and driving while intoxicated victims, and other victims of crime. The types of services provided are emergency food, clothing and shelter, transportation, courtroom advocacy, etc.

  • Youth Empowerment

    Choctaw Nation Youth Empowerment
    “Empowering today’s Youth to Be Tomorrow’s leaders”

    Martina Hawkins, Director Martina’s Email 918-569-7535

    Melissa Cress, Assistant Director Melissa’s Email 580-345-2230

    YAB - Maddie

    Choctaw Nation Youth Empowerment is empowering today’s youth through their work with the Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board. Choctaw Nation Youth Empowerment is the adult supervision for the Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board. Choctaw Nation Youth Empowerment and Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board work hand in hand to achieve their goals they have set for their communities in the 10 ½ counties of the Choctaw Nation. Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board

    Youth Advisory Board

    “Helping Change Today For a Better Tomorrow”

    YAB - Maddie

    We are a group of students from across the entire Choctaw Nation with one goal in mind. The Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board wants to challenge the youth of this great nation to become the leaders of tomorrow.
    The Youth Advisory Board works to empower youth to come together and work towards addressing community needs. Our mission is to help grow healthy, productive and civic minded adults. If you want to grow and expand your opportunities join us! You need a willing spirit and a heart that reaches out to other people and you will be amazed at the results.


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    Projects

    Project Falvmmichi
    2M2L/Too Much To Lose
    SWAT/Students Working Against Tobacco
    Pregnancy Care Center
    Fundraisers: Cancer foundation, Toys for Tots, Teens for Jeans etc.
    Educations Scholarships
    To the Youth of the nation article
    Senior Citizens Proms
    Adopt a Grand Friend
    Nursing Home Visits
    Recycling Projects
    On Applebee Pond/Life Skills
    Dating Violence Prevention
    After Prom Lock In
    And many more………..

    Would you like to join?
    It’s easy

    1. Must be in the 8th-12 grades.
    2. Must be a youth residing in the 10 ½ counties of the Choctaw Nation with interests and commitment to the communities of the Choctaw Nation.
    3. Have a desire to make a difference in your community.

    Chapter Information

    LeFlore North
    Meets 3rd Monday of each month at 4 p.m. - Choctaw Nation Spiro Field Office - Shonnie Hall - 918-658-2056

    LeFlore South
    Meets 2nd Monday of each month at 4 p.m. - Poteau First Baptist Church on Witte - Shonnie Hall - 918-658-2056

    Pittsburg West
    Meets 2nd Monday of each month at 4 p.m. - CNO community Center McAlester - Clint Cannon - 918-465-1521

    Pittsburg East
    Meets 1st Monday of each month at 4 p.m. - Jones Academy Gynasium - Clint Cannon - 918-465-1521

    Antlers
    Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. - Antlers Public Library - Angie Smith - 580-298-9013

    Hugo
    Meets 1st Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m. - Hugo High School Library - Angie Smith - 580-298-9013

    Boswell/Bennington
    Meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. - Boswell Youth Center - Windy Brown - 580-566-2601

    Soper
    Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:20 a.m. - Soper School Library - Windy Brown - 580-566-2601

    Clayton
    Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. - School Cafeteria - Rebecca Nail - 918-569-7680

    Talihina
    Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. - CNO Community Center - Rebecca Nail - 918-569-7680

    Stigler
    Meets 2nd Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m. - High School Cafeteria - Nicole Norris - 918-465-9962

    Latimer
    Meets 4th Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. - Panola Store - Nicole Norris - 918-465-9962

    Durant
    Meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. - Health Department - Brandy Russell - 580-367-2542

    Atoka/Coalgate
    Meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. - CNO Community Center Atoka - Brandy Russell - 580-367-2542

    McCurtain
    Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. - CNO Family Investment Center Broken Bow - Greg Parnell - 580-244-3049

    Battiest
    Meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 5 p.m. - CNO Community Center Bethel - Greg Parnell - 580-244-3049



    Contact us today!
    Martina Hawkins, Director
    mhawkins@choctawnation.com
    918-569-7535
    Melissa Cress, Assistant Director
    mcress@choctawnation.com
    580-345-2230

  • Transportation Improvement Program

    Bill Blankenship, Director

    P.O. Box 1210
    Durant, OK 74702
    Phone: 800-522-6170

    The Transportation Improvement Program began in 1993. It is a BIA program funded by the U. S. Department of Transportation. The function of this program is to inventory the existing roads, find roads and bridges which need building or improving and prioritize them for funding in accordance with the Indian Reservation Roads provision of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act.

  • Property/Real Estate

    Real Estate Appraisal Program

    Wayne Wylie, Executive Director

    The Appraisal Program serves all of the l0-l/2 counties within the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and provides appraisals for the following departments and entities: Choctaw Nation Real Property Management Program Rights-of-way, easements, condemnations, surface damages, and any other Trust or Restricted property transaction. Choctaw Nation Agriculture Program - Annual Rental appraisals (individual Indian, Tribal owned, or Trust land). Southeastern Oklahoma Indian Credit Association - Mortgage loan appraisals. Office of the Solicitor, Regional Office, Southwest Region - Warranty Deed and Partition Suit appraisals o­n Restricted lands. Choctaw Nation Industrial Development Committee - Proposed purchase appraisals for future development and feasibility studies.

    Land and Title Records

    Donna Loper, Director
    Phone: 800-522-6170 Ext. 2338

    This program receives, examines and records documents affecting title to trust/restricted lands of the Five Civilized Tribes within the Choctaw Agency jurisdiction; microfilms title documents filed with Choctaw nation; examines title documents and prepares title status reports o­n trust or restricted tracts within the Choctaw Agency jurisdiction; provides certified copies of title documents; responds to inquiries from congressmen, state, local and federal officials, tribal representatives and members, and the general public o­n title related matters involving lands within the Choctaw Agency jurisdiction; prepares and maintains legal description for land status mapping purposes and generates land status maps of Choctaw trust/restricted lands; makes field visits to county, state, agency and other federal offices to examine, audit and copy records.

    Real Property Management Program

    Tom Williams, Director
    Phone: (580) 924-8280

    realpropertymanagmentprogram

    The Real Property Management Program is responsible for the utilization, development and protection of trust and restricted lands for individuals as well as the tribe.

    The program participates in all types of land transactions, including sales, partitions, purchases or other acquisitions, patents in fee, rights of ways, removal of restrictions, site leases, improvement leases, trespass leases and seismograph permits.

    The program is responsible for providing verification of income for DHS inquires. Real Property furnishes probate information such as birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees, name changes, adoptions, etc., to the Administrative Law Judge or Attorney Decision Maker with the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This program provides information to the Regional Solicitor and Private Attorneys for Quiet Title and for probates. This program assists oil and gas companies in locating the correct heirs for tracts in which they are interested in securing leases.

    The Program will assist individuals in the preparation of wills and deeds and also research the allotment records for information in proving lineage to the original allottees when requested.

    Please note the following links are not from a Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma website, but can be a useful tool for all mineral owners.
    Choctaw Tribal Minerals Ownership

  • Health Services

    Todd Hallmark, Executive Director of Health
    Phone: (800) 349-7026

    For info on Affordable Care Act/Healthcare Reform, please email healthcarereform@cnhsa.com

    For more information please click here.

    • Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority, Talihina
      (800) 349-7026
    • McAlester Clinic
      (918) 423-8440
    • Hugo Clinic
      (580) 326-7561
    • Broken Bow Clinic
      (580) 584-2740
    • Poteau Clinic
      (918) 649-1192
    • Durant Clinic
      (580) 920-2100
    • Stigler Clinic
      (918) 967-9200
    • Idabel Clinic
      (580) 286-2600
    • Atoka Clinic
      (580) 889-1981
    • Talihina Community Clinic
      (918)567-3636
    • Employee Health Clinic
      (580) 931-3636
    • Talihina Optometry Clinic
      (918)-567-7000 Ext 6701
    • Durant Wellness Center
      (580) 931-8643
    • Hugo Wellness Center
      (580) 326-9422
    • Hospitality House in Talihina
      (918) 567-9954
    • Choctaw Nation Diabetes Clinic
      (800) 349-7026
    • Children & Family Services - McAlester
      (918) 426-6989
    • Children & Family Services - Atoka
      (580) 889-1955
    • Recovery Center
      (918) 567-2389
    • Chi Hullo Li
      (918) 567-2905

    Community Health Representative (CHR)

    Norma Austin - Director
    (877) 285-6893 Ext. 6094

    Since 1969 the Choctaw Nation has provided the CHR Program for members of all tribes residing within the tribal service area. This program is designed to assist Choctaws and other Indians improve and maintain the health of themselves and their families. Services are provided to those individuals that have a CDIB. There are no income guidelines for eligibility.

    The CHR can do many things to assist our clients, such as taking vitals, glucose monitoring, diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol diet education, patient education, maternal and child health, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, patient assessments, medical referral follow-up care, as well as the provision of many other health care services.

    • Angie James, CHR District 7
      Phone (580) 298-6325
    • Bea Parker, CHR District 7
      Phone (580) 298-6325
    • Becky Pickens, CHR District 12
      Phone (580) 927-3641
    • Margaret McKinney, CHR District 1
      Phone (580) 286-3869 *Sue Jefferson, CHR District 6
      Phone (918) 465-2959
    • Stacy Robertson, CHR District 11
      Phone (918) 334-5575
    • Janice Twist, CHR District 11
      Phone (918) 423-1016
    • Brenda James, CHR District 8
      Phone (580) 317-9494 *Pat Ensey, CHR District 8
      Phone (580) 317-9494
    • Kristen Crenshaw, CHR District 6
      Phone (918) 465-2959
    • Tammy Swearingen, CHR District 4
      Phone 800-349-7026 ext. 6094
    • Priscilla Ward, CHR District 3
      Phone 800-349-7026 ext. 6094
    • Lacquita Lewis, CHR District 9
      Phone (580) 924-7811
    • Robin Green, CHR District 9
      Phone (580) 924-7811
    • Shirley Anderson, CHR District 9
      Phone (580) 924-7811
    • Darlene Noahubi, CHR District 2
      Phone (580) 241-5654
    • Carrie Ward, CHR District 2
      Phone (580) 584-3832
    • Consetta Leflore, CHR District 10
      Phone (580) 889-7593
    • Tammy Morrison, CHR District 4
      Phone (918) 647-8353
    • Mariea Moore, CHR District 7
      Phone (580) 981-2107
    • Sherry McGuire, CHR District 5
      Phone (918) 967-4537
    • Glenda Parks, CHR District 7
      Phone (918) 569-7734
    • Carol Harris, CHR District 5
      Phone (918) 962-2220

    Eyeglasses, Dentures and Hearing Aid Program

    Phone: (580) 924-9704
    622 Bryan Drive
    Durant, OK 74701
    Eyeglasses, Dentures and Hearing Aids Application
    This program provides eyeglasses, dentures and hearing aids to Choctaw Indians over the age of 55 years who possess a CDIB and live within the l0-l/2 counties of the Choctaw Nation. EDH services also include canes, commode boosters, crutches, commode chairs, wheelchairs, bath/shower chairs and walkers.

    Office of Environmental Health

    Tim Noahubi, Director
    Phone: (580) 326-9673
    208 Choctaw Industrial Dr.
    Hugo, OK 74743

    Choctaw Nation Food Guides
    Choctaw Nation Food Codes
    OEH Application for smoke detector, fire extinguisher and carbon monoxide detector

    OEH Application

    The Choctaw Nation Environmental Health (CNEH) is presently engaged in a program to provide sanitation facilities which include water and wastewater facilities. The funding for this program is provided through the U. S. Indian Health Service and therefore their qualification guidelines are utilized. These funds are to be used for items such as: water wells, septic tanks, drain fields, community water and community sewer connections.

    For program regulations, please select the link above for OEH application.

    Recovery Center

    Jack C. Austin Jr., Director
    Phone: (9l8) 567-2389
    Route 2 Box 1600
    Talihina, OK 74571
    Fax: (918) 567-2417

    Our Mission

    The Choctaw Nation maintains and operates with the philosophy that Alcohol and Substance Abuse is a disease amenable to treatment, not a moral issue. With this belief and conviction the following is our goal: Provide a comprehensive and professional program, to show positive outcomes in preventing, reducing, and treating all individuals suffering from chemical dependency ages 18 and older.

    We believe that people who are postdetoxification, and/or, have a life threatening relationship with substances need a period of time totally substance free. That is through the experience of living o­ne life without the support of mood altering chemicals, facing and dealing with the issues that arise from rebuilding a life, that a person will discover their own weakness and strengths. From this position they are then able to make informed choices about whether they will pursue a life of abstinence. We are eclectic in our approach, and do not work with o­ne specific model of therapy. We operate using a variety of intervention strategies e.g. Motivational Interviewing, Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, Modified 12 Step, Counseling Skills, Relapse Prevention and health Awareness. We incorporate each individual’s choices into his/her treatment plan. This plan is constantly monitored and modified to achieve the most positive intervention possible.

    Treatment Offered

    Choctaw Nation Recovery center offers a twenty-eight (28) day program including individual counseling, group counseling and marriage and family counseling. The Recovery Center is a spiritually based treatment facility. Individual counseling is o­ne-on-one counseling between the client and their primary counselor. The goal of every clients positive personality growth and the development of effective problem solving, decision making and general coping skills. Depression, anxiety, anger, inadequate self-concept, ineffective social skills and other problems are treated. The anticipated outcome of the foregoing process is a positive concept of self with a priority issue of sobriety. Group sessions generally consist of four to ten members. Individuals, in their interaction with others, gain new insights into their behavior and feelings. This form of counseling inspires changes which result in more satisfying relationships and life experiences. Marriage and family counseling goals are to improve the quality of life within the family system of each client as well as for the individual members. Insights are sought into the possible causes of emotional stress and dysfunction in the home. The staff of the Recovery Center strives to facilitate significant change in the individual client enabling him or her to return to society and live a normal, productive life without the support or use of alcohol or other chemicals.

    Admission Criteria

    • Males l8 years of age or older.
    • Must possess a CDIB card.
    • Must be in good physical health.
    • Must have a diagnosis which indicates a primary problem with alcohol, other drugs and/or substances.
    • Court referrals given o­n a case-by-case basis, are given additional qualifying requirements.


    The Choctaw Nation Recovery Center is interested in working with community groups such as schools, service and religious organizations to provide chemical dependency awareness programs.

    Chi Hullo Li

    Renee Baughman, Director
    Phone: (918) 567-2905
    Route 2 Box 1794
    Talihina, OK 74571

    Project Chi Hullo Li (a Choctaw phrase meaning “I care for you”) is a comprehensive, culturally sensitive residential treatment program for Native American parenting women who (1) are between the ages of 18 and 35, (2) suffer from alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine, inhalant abuse, and other drug problems, and (3) are parenting up to two children between the ages of 1-10.

    The goals of the six-month intensive primary residential treatment program will be (1) to decrease the alcohol and other drug use among the women admitted for treatment, (2) to improve the social functioning of the client within the context of the family unit, and (3) to develop a comprehensive continuum of substance abuse care for the women and their children, family members, and significant others.

    Diabetes Wellness Center

    Tamela Cannady, Director
    Sandra Dukes Lucier, RN, Program Manager
    Phone: 800.349.7026 Ext. 6942 or 6959

    Our mission is to prevent and effectively treat diabetes, provide education and training for better living.

    The Diabetes Wellness Center is located on the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center campus in Talihina, OK.

    Medical staff include: Dr. Ronald P. Robinson, endocrinologist, Ms. Dixie Hammons ARNP, and Mr. Eddie Noel PA-C.

    We have Diabetes Educators available to provide many forms of education including diabetes prevention education and diabetes self-management training.

    Our Registered Dietitian is eager to share her knowledge of healthy eating and the fitness assistants are happy to work with you to develop an exercise plan tailored to your particular needs.

    Certified Diabetes Educators work in the community providing screening information to identify the undiagnosed and provide diabetes prevention education to youth across Choctaw Nation.

    Clinic hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday (closed holidays)
    Fitness Center hours:
    5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday’s
    (closed Sunday and holidays)

    For current information on diabetes visit the official web site of the American Diabetes Association.

    Contact information:
    Diabetes Wellness Center
    918-567-7000, ext. 6942 or 6959
    Toll free: 800-439-7026

    Mail Order Pharmacy

    The Choctaw Nation has a program that provides medications at a reduced price to Choctaw living anywhere in the United States. The tribe has an agreement with a national mail order pharmaceutical network (PRxN) to provide prescription drugs through mail order for all Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma tribal members living both inside and outside of the tribal boundaries.

    Patients who need prescription drugs that are not available at the tribal hospital and clinics may be able to get medical supplies and prescriptions from this mail order pharmacy. Tribal members who live outside of the 10 and 1/2 county boundary and cannot access the Indian health facilities in the Choctaw Nation will also be able to save money by ordering their maintenance medications from this mail order pharmacy.

    The price of the medicines and supplies from this mail order pharmacy is reduced from what individuals are accustomed to paying in retail pharmacies. These lower prices are possible because of the tribe’s utilization of federal price schedules that are o­nly available to Native Americans.

    To enable you to receive this tremendously reduced pricing, the Choctaw Nation must document Indian eligibility to the mail order pharmacy. If you wish to use this mail order source for your prescriptions, please complete the application and return it to the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center, Mail Order Pharmacy, o­ne Choctaw Way, Talihina OK 74571 with a copy of your Tribal Membership Card. The application requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader available at www.adobe.com.

    Once we receive your application, and eligibility is approved, instructions o­n how to use the service and postage-paid mailer envelopes for ordering medications will be sent to you. There will be a toll-free phone number to call and receive free price quotes. Personal checks and most major credit cards will be accepted for payment.

    This does not replace existing prescriptions provided by health care facilities within the Choctaw Nation boundaries.

    Behavorial Health

    Karen Hearod, Director
    Phone: 800-349-7026

    The Department of Behavioral Health concentrates on the short and long term care and treatment of clients who have mental health and substance abuse issues. Many times an individual simply needs to “talk with someone” about his or her personal problems, while another person has complex and persistent life-struggles that need to be dealt with over months and years.

    The department is able, willing, and available to help people in need of behavioral health services so they can develop and realize more healthy individual lifestyles and richer communities.

    Many types of diagnoses are focused upon by professionals in the department. Common treatment issues include depression, anxiety, panic, addiction, abuse and other challenges to living a stable and full life.

    Our Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic is staffed by psychiatrists, nurses, and masters level therapists trained to properly assess each clients needs and develop a comprehensive treatment plan to meet those needs. While the main clinic is located in Talihina, behavioral health outpatient services are provided through satellite clinics in McAlester, Broken Bow, Hugo, Poteau and at Jones Academy near Hartshorne.

    There are two residential substance abuse programs included in the continuum-of-care which serve Choctaw Nation eligible clients. These programs are The Recovery Center and Chi Hullo Li, both located in Talihina, within a mile of the Health Care Center. This allows patients in both residential programs to easily access quality medical and dental services.

    One of the major goals of our behavioral health programs is to both treat and educate clients about their illness so they can lead healthier lives. This is achieved in the therapeutic process by counseling with the individual and family about self and/or medication management of the condition, as well as by attempts to connect the client to community resources for long term encouragement and support. Our therapists and social workers can aid in securing community assistance and developing an external support system.

    Without a doubt, the need for quality behavioral health services continues to grow across America and in southeastern Oklahoma every day. The Department of Behavioral Health will continue to evolve with and meet the needs of individuals and communities in order to aid in the development of a better Choctaw Nation and healthier people.

  • Outreach Services

    Executive Director, Randy Hammons

    Phone # (580)326-8304 or (877) 285-6893
    Darcy Wall, Administrative Assistant
    Phone # (580) 326-8304 or (877) 285-6893

    Chahta Inchukka

    (580) 326-8304 Ext. 6029
    Chahta Inchukka is a home based visiting program serving parents/caregivers of any age. We believe that parents are the first and most influential teachers in a child’s life. Our goal is to provide parents/caregivers the information, encouragement, and support they need to help their children develop during the early years of life. Chahta Inchukka utilizes the Parents As Teachers model to education and empower parents/caregivers on the development and needs of each individual child while also striving to support the needs of the parent/caregiver.

    Home visitors meet with the participating families on a bi-monthly basis at their home and also provide the opportunity for peer learning through Cultural Connection group meetings each month. Incentives are provided to families for continued participation in the program.

    To be eligible for services families must:

    • Be pregnant with a Native American baby or parenting a Native American child under the age of one year.
    • Must reside within the 10 1/2 county service area of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Additionally, families must meet at least one of the federally mandated needs areas listed below for services:
      -Low Income
      -History of child abuse or neglect
      -History of substance abuse and/or need substance abuse treatment
      -Tobacco users
      -Low student achievement
      -Developmental delays or disabilities
      -Military families
      -Pregnant women under the age of 21

    This project is a Tribal Maternal, Infant and EArly Childhood Home Visition (TMIECHV) program supported by a grant under the Affordable Care Act, Grant Number 90TH0010-02-00 from the Administration for Children and Families.

    Director, Brandi Smallwood
    Phone Number # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Fax: 580-326-0115
    Brandi’s Email

    Choctaw Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program
    (580) 326-8304 or (877) 285-6893

    The Choctaw Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program offers services that will assist American Indians with disabilities obtain their goal of gainful employment. This program is designed to provide services consistent with individual consumer’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that they may prepare for and egage in gainful employment.


    Eligibility Criteria

    • Must have a mental or physical disability which results in a substantial impediment to employment
    • Requires CNVR services to prepare for, secure, retain, or regain gainful employment
    • Can benefit in terms of an employment outcome from the provision of CNVR services
    • Be a member of the Choctaw Nation or another federally recognized tribe
    • Must reside within the Choctaw Nation VR service area which includes the following counties: Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, McCurtain, Latimer, LeFlore, Pittsburg, Pushmataha and Southern Hughes

    Applicant Provides

    • Proof of Membership in a federally recognized tribe
    • Address Verification (utility bill, driver’s license or rent receipt)
    • Proof of income
    • Proof of disability

    Services provided by CNVR

    • Evaluations and Assessments
    • Counseling and Guidance
    • Referral Services
    • Training at universities, colleges and vocational schools, such as tuition, fees and books
    • On-the-Job-Training
    • Physical and Mental Restoration
    • Assistive Devices
    • Occupational license, tools, and equipment
    • Job related services, including job search and placement assistance, job retention and follow-up services
    • Other goods and services determined necessary to achieve an employment outcome


    Director, Debbie Davenport
    Phone Number # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Debbie’s Email

    Assistant Director, Jennifer Davidson
    Phone Number # 580-326-8304
    Jennifer’s Email

    Tim Holt, Senior Vocational Rehab Counselor
    Counties- Pittsburg and Pushmataha
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877 -285-6893
    Tim’s Email

    Russell Fincher, Vocational Rehab Counselor
    Counties- Latimer, LeFlore, and Haskell
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Russell’s Email

    Taron Gilpin, Vocational Rehab Counselor
    Counties- Atoka, Bryan, Coal, and Southern Hughes
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Taron’s Email

    Brittney Jackson, Vocational Rehab Counselor Assistant
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Brittney’s Email

    Wilkin Billy, Supervising Counselor
    Counties- McCurtain and Choctaw
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    [Wilkin’s Email](mailto:wbilly@choctawnation.com

    Jason Wade, Job Placement Specialist
    Counties- 10 ½ counties
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285- 6893
    Jason’s Email

    Community Health Representative (CHR)
    (580) 924-8280 or (800) 522-6170

    Since 1969 the Choctaw Nation has provided the CHR Program for those Native Americans residing within the tribal service area of the Choctaw Nation boundaries. This program is designed to assist Choctaws and other Native Americans maintain the health of themselves and their families. Services are provided to those individuals who have a CDIB. There are no income guidelines for eligibility. The CHR Program can do many things to assist clients such as taking vitals, glucose monitoring for diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol diet education, patient education, maternal and child health, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, patient assessments, medical referral follow-up care, as well as the provision of many other health care services.

    Director Norma Austin
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893 ext. 6094

    Assistant Director Oma Clay
    Phone # 580-298-6325

    Angie James, CHR District 7
    Phone # 580-298-6325

    Bea Parker, CHR District 7
    Phone # 580-298-6325

    Becky Pickens, CHR District 12
    Phone #580-927-3641

    Margaret McKinney, CHR District 1
    Phone # 580-286-3869

    Sue Jefferson, CHR District 6
    Phone # 918-465-2959

    Stacy Robertson, CHR District 11
    Phone # 918-334-5575

    Janice Twist, CHR District 11
    Phone # 918-423-1016

    Brenda James, CHR District 8
    Phone # 580-317-9494

    Pat Ensey, CHR District 8
    Phone # 580-317- 9494-

    Kristen Crenshaw, CHR District 6
    Phone # 918-465-2959

    Tammy Swearingen, CHR District 4
    Phone # 800-349-7026 ext. 6094

    Priscilla Ward, CHR District 3
    Phone # 800-349-7026 ext. 6094

    Lacquita Lewis, CHR District 9
    Phone # 580-924-7811

    Robin Green, CHR District 9
    Phone # 580-924-7811

    Shirley Anderson, CHR District 9
    Phone# 580-924-7811


    Darlene Noahubi, CHR District 2
    Phone # 580-241-5654

    Carrie Ward, CHR District 2
    Phone # 580-584-3832

    Consetta Leflore, CHR District 10
    Phone # 580-889-7593

    Tammy Morrison, CHR District 4
    Phone # 918-647-8353

    Mariea Moore, CHR District 7
    Phone # 580-981-2107

    Sherry McGuire, CHR District 5
    Phone # 918-967-4537

    Glenda Parks, CHR District 7
    Phone # 918-569-7734

    Carol Harris, CHR District 5
    Phone # 918-962-2220

    Community Based Social Work Program (CBSW)
    (580) 326-8304 or (877) 285-6893

    The Community Based Social Work Program is a program which serves Choctaw individuals and families. Being a community-based program, services are taken directly to the community and assistance is given there where families are more comfortable. The mission of the program is to help Choctaw families find permanent solutions to long-term problems by initiating change, setting goals, making a plan and following through. The program’s primary goal is to assist Choctaw families in locating resources to help meet immediate needs.


    Director Linda Goodwin
    PHone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Linda’s Email

    Assistant Director Betty Jackson
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Betty’s Email

    Bucky Ensey, CBSW
    Counties- Northern and McCurtain
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Bucky’s Email

    Farron Dill, CBSW
    Counties-Pushmataha
    Phone #580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Farron’s Email

    John Vick, CBSW
    Counties- Choctaw and Bryan
    Phone #580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    John’s Email

    Darlene Cusher, CBSW
    Counties- McCurtain and Leflore
    Phone # 580-244-3289
    Darlene’s Email

    Jerry Tims, CBSW
    Counties- Choctaw, McCurtain, and Pushmataha
    Phone # 580-981-7011
    Jerry’s Email

    Tanya Bess, CBSW
    Counties-Atoka
    Phone # 580-889-5120
    Tanya’s Email

    Kristin Crenshaw, CBSW
    Counties-Pittsburg
    Phone # 918-334-5073
    Kristin’s Email

    Tad Gonzalez, CBSW
    Counties-Pittsburg
    Phone # 918-334-5073
    Tad’s Email

    Paula Lynch, CBSW
    Counties-Latimer and Leflore
    Phone # 918-647-9324
    Paula’s Email

    Vickie McClure, CBSW
    Counties-Southern Hughes
    Phone 3 580-327-1007
    Vickie’s Email

    Joyce Beck, Outreach Office Clerk
    Counties- McCurtain
    Phone # 580-584-3832
    Joyce’s Email

    Janice Boston, Housekeeper
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Injury Prevention Program

    Joey Tom, Senior Director
    Joey’s Email
    Keosha Ludlow, Director
    Keosha’s Email
    PHone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    The Injury Prevention Program was established in September of 2005 with the goal of focusing special attention on activities to prevent or reduce the occurrence of injuries to Native Americans within our 10 ½ counties. Did you know that injuries are the leading cause of death for Native Americans between the ages of 1-44 and the third leading cause of death overall? The highest incidence among Native Americans involves motor-vehicle injuries. The primary focus of our program involves Seat Belt usage, Child Passenger Safety, and Teenage Drinking/Distracted Drivers. Our goal is to reach out through education, community outreach, research, staff training and development, collection and analysis of injury data, and raising awareness to the Choctaw Nation Communities.

    The IP program offers child passenger safety seats to eligible participates.

    Eligibility guidlines:
    • Child must have a CDIB/Membership card
    • Be between the ages of 0-5
    • Reside within the 10 ½ countiees of Choctaw Nation
    • Meet income requirements


    Funding made available through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Indian Health Services.

    Choctaw Nation Better Beginnings Choctaw Support for Pregnant and Parenting Teens (SPPT)
    (580) 326-7758 or (877) 285-6893

    The Choctaw Support for Pregnant and Parenting Teens (SPPT) was established in October of 2010. The program provides services to pregnant and parenting teens and women 21 years of age and under, their infants, male partners and families who reside in the 10 ½ county service area of the Choctaw Nation. The project provides comprehensive and integrated services to improve health outcomes for mother and infant, increase healthy parenting skills, provide opportunities for assesing each client’s individual needs by resources available, and increase healthy parent and child interaction skills.


    To be eligible, clients must:
    • Be 21 years of age or younger and around 24 weeeks pregnant
    • Must be expecting a Native American infant
    • Must reside in the Choctaw Nation 10 ½ county service area
    • Must be actively pursuing a high school education (GED or high school diploma)

    Director Angela Dancer
    Phone # 580- 328-8304- or 877 285-6893
    Angela’s Email

    Assistant Director Shauna Humphreys
    Phone # 800-349-7026 ext. 6441
    Shauna’s Email

    Anna Hamilton, SPPT Technician
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Anna’s Email
    Beckie Morris, SPPT Support Specialist
    Counties- McCurtain, Choctaw, Pushmataha, Atoka, and Bryan
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Beckie’s Email
    Christi Hammons, SPPT Support Specialist
    Counties- Choctaw, McCurtain, Pushmataha
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Christi’s Email
    Ruthie Cannon, SPPT Support Specialist
    Counties-Leflore, Latimer, Haskell, and McCurtain
    Phone # 918-647-4482
    Ruthie’s Email
    Johnnie Sue Kemp, SPPT Support Specialist
    Counties- Pittsburg, Atoka, Coal, and Hughes
    Phone # 918-334-5474
    Johnnie’s Email
    Ashley Norris, SPPT Support Specialist
    Counties- McCurtain, Choctaw, Pushmataha, Atoka, and Bryan
    Phone Number: 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Ashley’s Email
    Mandy Allensworth, SPPT Support Specialist
    Counties- LeFlore, Latimer, and McCurtain
    Phone Number: 580-584-3832
    Mandy’s Email

    Funding made available through a grant with the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health Award

    Victims Assistance

    Victim Assistance provides comprehensive services that incorporate all necessary victim support services, for Native American victims of crime residing within the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Services include; court system advocacy, intervention services, accompaniment to hospitals for medical examinations, emergency food, clothing, transportation, and shelter, and other emergency services that will restore the victim’s sense of dignity and self dignity.


    Director Linda Goodwin
    (877)285-6893 or (580) 326-8304
    Linda’s Email

    Assistant Director Vicki Perez
    Phone # 580-328-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Vicki’s Email

    Bruce Frazier, Victims Advocate

    Districts-1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Bruce’s Email

    Teola Durant, Victims Advocate
    Districts-6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11
    Phone# 918-569-4937
    Teola’s Email

    Funding made available through a grant with the Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime.

    Choctaw Nation Elder Advocacy:

    The program provides community outreach, advocacy, training, preparation and distribution of information and joint intervention with Oklahoma Adult Protective Services. These services include court systems advocacy, intervention services and other support services.

    To be eligible, clients must:
    • Be an elder (any person over the age of 55) or a vulnerable adult (any person over the age of 18 who is an incapacitated person because of physical or mental disability which impairs their ability to provide adequate care of self or unable to manage their property and financial affairs effectively in order to protect themselves from being abused, neglected or exploited without assistance from others).
    • Be a member of a federally recognized tribe.
    • Live within the 10 ½ counties of the Choctaw Nation.

    For a list of signs of abuse or more information on the program please call.
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Director Linda Goodwin
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Linda’s Email

    Assistant Director Vicki Perez
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Vicki’s Email

    Connie Courtwright, Elder Advocate
    Counties- Bryan, Atoka, Coal, Pittsburg, and Hughes
    Phone #580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Connie’s Email

    Jessie Ply, Elder Advocate
    Counties-Choctaw, Pushmataha, McCurtain
    Phone #580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Jessie’s Email

    Jimmy Smith, Elder Advocate
    Counties-Leflore, Haskell, and Latimer
    Phone # 918-569-4937
    Jimmy’s Email

    Funding made available through a grant with the Oklahoma District Attorney’s Council - VOCA Grant.

    Counseling and Faith-Based Services for Crime Victims in Indian Country

    Counseling and Faith-Based Services for Crime Victims in Indian Country provides faith-based counseling services to restore the balance and harmony in the lives of crime victims.
    Through the collaboration of spiritual leaders, victims service providers, and community members we work to overcome the violence, and abuse within our native families who reside within the 10 ½ county service area of the Choctaw Nation.

    Director Linda Goodwin
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Linda’s Email
    Assistant Director Vicki Perez
    Phone # 580-326- 8304 or 877-285-6893
    Vicki’s Email
    Darryl Brown, Faith Based Counselor
    Counties-10 ½ counties
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Darryl’s Email


    Funding made available through a grant with the Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime.

    Choctaw Nation Project EMPOWER:

    Educating, Motivating, and Providing Opportunities for (Victims) Working to Enrich and Reclaim (their lives). Project EMPOWER’s goal is to provide a broad range of services that include:

    • Transitional Housing and Support
    • Safety and Life Planning
    • Transportation
    • Healing Circle Gatherings

    Eligibility Requirements:

    1. Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sating violence, and stalking
    2. In need of transitional housing as a result of fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking
    3. Member of a federally recognized tribe
    4. Must be able to receive services in the 10 ½ counties of the Choctaw Nation

    Director Linda Goodwin
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Linda’s Email
    Assistant Director Consuelo Splawn
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Consuelo’s Email

    Patti Allensworth, Victim Advocate
    Counties- Bryan, Coal, Atoka, Pittsburg, and Southern Hughes
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877 285-6893
    Patti’s Email

    Tasha Buchanan, Victim Advocate
    Counties- McCurtain, Haskell, Leflore, and Latimer
    Phone # 580-584-3832
    Tasha’s Email

    Shonda Shomo, Victims Advocate
    Counties- Pushmataha, Pittsburg, and Choctaw
    Phone #580-584-3832
    Shonda’s Email

    Funding made availble through a grant with the Department of Justic, Office on Violence Against Women.

    Choctaw Natin Project EMPOWER 2: DREAM: (Daring to Realize Education And More)

    Project EMPOWER 2:DREAM’s goal is to provide higher education, financial assistance, and legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

    Director Linda Goodwin
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-295-6893
    Linda’s Email
    Assistant Director DeeAnn Ply
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    DeeAnn’s Email

    Funding made available through a grant with Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Recovery Act.

    Choctaw Nation Youth Outreach
    (1-877-285-6893 Toll-Free or 580-326-8304)

    The Choctaw Nation Youth Outreach Program was established in 2005 and our goal is to assist young Choctaw students in finding solutions for hardships that may occur throughout adolescent and teen years. This program also assists in goal setting, plan development, and preparation for the future. The Youth Outreach program strives to provide services to the Choctaw youth who may need the support or guidance in their lives to become successful in life.

    Youth Outreach’s range of services include:
    • Mentoring
    • Short and long term goal setting
    • Locating resources
    • Home and school visits’ to clients
    • After school activities
    • College preparation
    • Provide support for Choctaw youth

    Eligibility requirements:

    1. Choctaw youth who are experiencing hardship circumstances
    2. Tribal membership card with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
    3. In grades pre-K to 12th grade
    4. Must be able to receive services in the 10 ½ counties of Choctaw Nation

    Director Paul Roberts
    Phone Number # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Districts- 7, 8, and 11
    Paul’s Email
    Assistant Director Joey Tom
    Phone 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Districts- 1, 2, Southern 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10
    Joey’s Email

    Brandy Clay, Youth Outreach Advisor
    Districts- 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12
    Phone Number # 877-285-6893 or 580-326-8304
    Brandy’s Email
    Michael James, Youth Outreach Advisor
    Districts- 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, and 12
    Phone # 918-567-4039
    Michael’s Email
    Cassandra Herring, Youth Outreach Advisor
    Districts- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
    Phone Number # 8777-285-6893 or 580-326-8304
    Cassandra’s Email

    Choctaw Nation Transit
    (580) 326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Choctaw Nation Transit provides or assists with transportation to and from non-emergency medical appointments. The goal of the Choctaw Nation Tribal Transit Program is to develop and implement a comprehensive, transportation strategy that will enable tribal members and all community members to have reliable transportation to Choctaw Nation Health Care Facilities, and to participate in other aspects of community life.

    To be eligible clients must:

    1. Have a CDIB card from a federally recognized tribe.
    2. Live within the 10 ½ counties of the Choctaw Nation.

    Director Johnny James
    Assistant Director Chris Thomas
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285- 6893

    Jana Boykin, Dispatcher

    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Keith Lindley, Transit Driver Daven Bond, Transit Driver
    Counties- Choctaw and Pushmataha Counties- McCurtain
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893 Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    HotShot Baken, Transit Driver Carol Burge, Transit Driver
    Counties- Bryan Counties- Latimer
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877- 285- 6893 Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Bobby Baker, Transit Driver William Frazier, Transit Driver
    Counties- McCurtain Counties- Coal
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893 Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Kenny Gilmore, Transit Driver Kerry Clay, Transit Driver
    Counties- Bryan Counties- Choctaw and Pushmataha
    Phone 580-326-8304 or 877- 285- 6893 Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285- 6893

    Ron Perry, Transit Driver Kennith Turner, Transit Driver
    Counties- Pittsburg Counties- Bryan
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285- 6893 Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Barbara Battiest, Transit Driver Michelle Shoemake, Transit Driver
    Counties- McCurtain Counties-Leflore
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893 Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Levi James, Transit Driver Lee Ann Greenwood, Transit Driver
    Counties- Choctaw and Pushmataha Counties- Atoka
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893 Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

    Tribal Events Department
    (800)-522-6170

    The Choctaw Nation Tribal Event Department’s main focus is the organization of the many different Tribal events that the Choctaw Nation host including but not limited to; Trail of Tears Walks, Veterans Special Recognition Ceremonies, Appreciation Dinners, Bosses Day, (Celebration for the Chief), organization of the Annual Christmas for Needy Families, organization and set-up of the Employee Thanksgiving Dinner, assisting with Tribal Council events as needed and outreach Youth Camps including Safety Camp, Outreach at the Beach, Fall Fest, Haunted Trail.

    Director Faye Self
    Phone # 800-522-6170
    Assistant Director Elaine Thomson
    Phone # 800-522-6160

    Rick Braziell, Event Coordinator
    Phone # 800-522-6170

    Kasey Ervin, Assistant Event Coordinator
    Phone # 800-522-6170

    Nancy Pittman, Office Manager
    Phone # 800-522-6170

    Wheelock Academy
    (580) 746 -2139

    Wheelock Academy formed mision and girls school is located in Millerton, Oklahoma. The Museum, gift shop and, grounds are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00AM -4:30PM. The site is on the list 11 Most Endangered Historical Sites. Historical buildings at Wheelock Academy include Pushmataha Hall, the Classroom Building and LeFlore Hall. Future plans include renovations and preservation to the site. Actual number for Wheelock Store is 580-746-2139

    Director Faye Self
    Phone # 800-522-6170 Assistant Director Elaine Thomson
    Phone # 580-746-2139

    Chester Crosby, Maintenance Supervisor
    Phone # 580-746-2139

    Reggie Baker, Maintenance Crew Member
    Phone # 580-746-2139

    Lawrence Battiest, Maintenance Crew Member
    Phone # 580-746-2139

    Viola Battiest, Gift Shop and Museum Supervisor
    Phone # 580-746-2139

    Stoney Trusty, Night Watchman
    Phone # 580-746-2139

    Himittoa Apesvshi

    Director Keosha Ludlow
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Keosha’s Email

    (580) 326-8304

    Himottoa Apesvshi is a home based program designed to assist Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma tribal members that reside in the 10 ½ counties service area in siging up for Soonercare (Medicaid). It will work closely with the healthcare system to ensure that all members have an opportunity to receive Soonercare (Medicaid) and continue to receive it as long as they are eligible.

    Choctaw Nation Royalty Pageant

    The Choctaw Princesses main focus is to attend various events throughout the State of Oklahoma and 4-5 out of State events to sign the Lord’s Prayer and represent the people of Choctaw Nation. This department keeps up with and notifies the Princesses of their attendances to events. This department organizes and does set-up of the Pageant Interviews and Labor Day Princess Pageant as well as the mail out of all the Princess applications for the Districts.

    Director, Faye Self
    Phone # 800-522-6170

    Asst Director, Elaine Thomson
    Phone # 800-522-6170

    Miss Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Kristie Mcquire
    Phone # 918-441-3095
    Jr. Miss Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Nikki Amos
    Phone # 580-306-9673
    Little Miss Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Mahala Battiest
    Phone # 580-326-3945


    Project Hokli Nittak

    The Project Hokli Nittak is about preventing youth delinquency through mitigating mental health, co-occurring, and substance abuse conditions prevalent among Choctaw youth and by redirecting clients to invest in their future - offering hope and an alternative to substance abuse, untreated mental health issues, and illegal activity as a way of preventing delinquency. This will be accomplished by focusing on academics, mentoring, vocational/career and long term goal-setting.

    Director Jesse Pacheco
    Phone Number # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Jesse’s Email


    Choctaw Nation Project HOUSE (Helping in Obtaining an Uplifting Safe Environment)

    Project HOUSE’s goal is to serve individuals who are in need of housing assistance as a result of fleeing a situation of domestic violence by establishing a holistic, victim-centered program that provides a broad range of services including transitional housing assistance, safety planning, transportation, child care services, parenting and life skill enhancements, case management, employment, and counseling to help them overcome the lack of available resources, social and cultural challenges and geographic isolation.

    Director Linda Goodwin
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Linda’s Email
    Assistant Director Jennifer Woods
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Jennifer’s Email

    Funding made available through a grant with Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

    Project YOUTH (Youth Outreach and Understanding Through Healing)

    Project YOUTH’s goal is to serve youth and young adults ages 13-24 who are victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking through a comprehensive Model of Care. Services include counseling and mental health services, transitional housing, safety planning, transportation, child care services, parenting and life skill enhancement, case management, employment counseling and other assistance to help victims overcome the lack of available resources, social and cultural challenges, and geographic isolation.

    Director Linda Goodwin
    Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893
    Linda’s Email

    Funding made available through a grant with Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.


    Choctaw Nation Better Beginnings: Chahta Inchukka

    Established in September, 2010, Chahta Inchukka provides early childhood development services to Native American pregnant or parenting women of children age 0-5 who reside within Atoka, Haskell, Latimer, McCurtain and Pushmataha counties. The overall goal of Project Chahta Inchukka is to improve maternal and infant health, parenting skills, school-readiness of children and prevent child abuse and neglect.

    To be eligible for services, client must:
    • Reside within Atoka, Haskell, Latimer, McCurtain, and Pushmataha counties
    • Native American children age 0-5 residing in the home
    • Determined to be living in an “at risk” situation

    Director Angela Dancer
    Phone Number # 580-326-7758 or 877-285-6893
    Angela’s Email

    Assistant Director Brandi Smallwood
    Phone Number # 580-326-7758 or 877-2856893
    Brandi’s Email

    Jessica Allred, Home Visiting Specialist
    Counties - Atoka, Pushmataha, and Haskell
    Phone Number # 580-326-7758 or 877-285-6893
    Jessica’s Email

    Hope Tom, Home Visiting Specialist
    Counties - Latimer and McCurtain Phone Number # 580-584-3832
    Hope’s Email

    Funding made available through a grant with the Department of Health and Human Services Administration of Children and Families


  • Enrollment [CDIB and Tribal Membership]

    CDIB & Tribal Membership Program



    (800) 522-6170
    Amanda Herndon, CDIB Director
    Melissa Jones, Tribal Membership Director

    If you do not have a printer and need the applications mailed to you please let us know by emailing or by calling (800) 522-6170.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    If you are a Choctaw Indian and have your Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB)card, we urge you to apply for tribal membership. (minors, too). If you do not have your CDIB card, the Choctaw Nation/Tribal Membership Department will be glad to assist you.

    Applications for Tribal Membership/Voter Registration can be obtained by contacting this office or by clicking o n the link below. Your Tribal Membership card shows you are a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and once you reach the age of eighteen (18) you may participate in voting in Tribal elections. There is no blood quantum requirement for obtaining a CDIB or Tribal Membership as long as you can connect to a direct descendant of yours who was enrolled on the final Choctaw Dawes Commission Rolls by blood. You may live anywhere to be eligible to vote.

    We now have pictured (photo ID) cards for tribal membership. They are plastic and are about the size of a credit card. These cards are issued to minors and adults alike. All you have to do is become a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Please submit a wallet sized photo with your Tribal Membership application to get this.

    Note: To apply for an Indian Preference, you must have a CDIB and Tribal Membership card, or complete a Tribal Membership application at the time of requesting an Indian Preference.

    CDIB Application
    Tribal Membership Application
    Duplicate CDIB Application
    Relinquishment Application

    You must mail in the original relinquishment application before the paperwork process can begin.

    Indian Preference Application

    16th and Locust Durant
    P.O. Box 1210
    Durant, Ok 74702

  • Recycling Center

    Recycling Center
    3408 Wes Watkins Boulevard
    Durant, OK 74701

    Email
    Phone: (580) 920-0488

    Choctaw Nation Recycling

    The center can accept any kind of paper (office, magazines, newspaper, shredded, phonebooks, etc.) and cardboard.
    We accept plastics, #1, 2 and 5 only.
    Aluminum and tin/steel cans, printer cartridges, Styrofoam.
    We also accept e-waste, but you must bring it to the center in Durant.

    Hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

    Recycling Center building

    The recycling center had its most productive month since its opening.
    Below are the numbers recycled during the month of October 2012.

    Cardboard - 59,918
    Shredded paper - 28,633
    Mixed paper - 78,615
    Plastics 1 & 2 - 7,303
    Aluminum - 557
    Total - 175,026

    Below is a list of different pick-up locations for the service area.