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June 2024

June 2024

Biskinik is the official newspaper of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Check out the June 2024 issue.

Choctaw Removals: Indian Urban Relocation Program

Choctaw Removals: Indian Urban Relocation Program

Indian relocation didn't stop with the Trail of Tears. Read about how the Bureau of Indian Affairs ran another government sponsored relocation program.


2024 Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Movement Update

The latest information regarding the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Movement and what Choctaw Nation is doing to enact change.

McClanahan sisters blazed trails through show business and science

Dr. Melinda McClanahan talks about the successes of her and her sister, Rue McClanahan who played Blanche Devereaux in the hit comedy series The Golden Girls.

Jones Academy Graduating Class of 2024

Choctaw Nation's Jones Academy proudly announces its graduating class of 2024.

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Leadership Speaks

Chief Gary Batton

100 years of Indian Citizenship Act of 1924

On June 2, 1924, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed into law the "Indian Citizenship Act of 1924," which gave full birthright citizenship for Native Americans.

Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr.

Choctaw Nation is committed to health and longevity

The Choctaw Nation is committed to the health and longevity of our tribal members. That is evident by the availability of our 13 wellness centers across the reservation, accessible to all tribal members and associates of the tribe.

Chaplain Olin Williams

Lessons From Green Beans

We can learn spiritual truths from nature. The characteristic of the left-handed green beans can teach us great spiritual truths.


District 11, June 2024

Congratulations to all the students that completed their educational goals in May and I wish you the best in your future plans!

District 6, May 2024

District 6 updates on upcoming graduations, the Trail of Tears walk, new homes, senior lunches and more.

District 4, April 2024

With the coming of spring, District 4 has been busy with the yearly events that mark the changing of the seasons, plus a groundbreaking new community center announcement.

District 3, April 2024

Eddie Bohanan gives an update on what’s going on in District 3 for Spring 2024.

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Worley to play in All State Game

Jaxon Worley, has been Nominated and Selected to play in the 2024 Native American All State game.

Paramore graduates from Cameron

Macey Paramore graduated Cum Luade from Cameron University.

Cokeley-Dan graduates from Northeastern

Rebecca Cokeley-Dan earns Master's from Northeastern State University.

Bastion graduates from OSU-OKC

Kerry Bastion graduated with a degree in Radiologic Technology from OSU-OKC on May 10, 2024.

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