May 2024

May 2024

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

“Pimple Mounds,” “Mima Mounds,” “Prairie Mounds,” oh my!

“Pimple Mounds,” “Mima Mounds,” “Prairie Mounds,” oh my!

Small mounds that go by several names dot the Oklahoma landscape, we look at what these mounds are and where they came from.

NEWS

Civic engagement an essential part of tribal sovereignty

Tribal sovereignty is the right and ability to govern ourselves as a people to support our community and future generations. Learn about Choctaw tribal members who are making a change in their community through civic engagement.

The Journey to Natural Healing

Dr. Carmen Jones is a passionate Naturopathic Doctor who practices natural healing methods and educates communities in Oklahoma on the power of nature and holistic medicine.

Total eclipse of the chukvsh

Visitors gathered in the Choctaw Nation to observe a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. This rare event drew people from all over the country to the path of totality that went through the Choctaw Nation's reservation.


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Leadership Speaks

Chief Gary Batton

Chief Batton attends Trail of Tears Walk

Each year the Choctaw Nation holds the Trail of Tears Memorial Walk to commemorate the Native American journey from their birth lands to forced removal to the Oklahoma reservation.

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.

COUNCIL CORNER

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.

District 6, February 2024

We ended our year celebrating Christmas with parties for our children and seniors. But the most exciting news is that we were able to move into our new community center!


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PEOPLE YOU KNOW

Ingram accepted into 2+2 BFA Joint Program

Emily Ingram of Ada, Oklahoma, is one of 12 students accepted into the prestigious 2+2 BFA Musical Theater Joint Program.

Valdez turns 18

Sienaca Valdez celebrates her 18th birthday and her graduation, magna cum laude, from Trinity High School in Whitesville, Kentucky.

Broswell turns 13

Hunter Broswell recently celebrated his 13th birthday.

Brock signs with Murray State

Local cowgirl Pakanli Brock signs Letter of Intent with the Murray State College Rodeo Team.


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HEALTH


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