December 2023

December 2023

Biskinik is the official newspaper of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Check out the December 2023 issue.

Choctaw Town of Hobvk Itopa

Choctaw Town of Hobvk Itopa

Some history about the settlements of Hobvk Itopa, a look at an area that Choctaw oral histories and archaeological evidence shows that Choctaw ancestors have lived in for thousands of years.


Tribal Council approves Official Choctaw Flag Salute

On October 14, 2023, the Choctaw Nation Tribal Council approved the Resolution adopting the Official Flag Salute of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The Salute honors the Choctaw flag and will immediately follow the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance at official meetings.

CNO hosts 18th Annual Choctaw Powwow

Regarded as one of the nation's largest and best powwows, the 18th Annual Choctaw Powwow kicked off Native American Heritage Month in the Choctaw Nation.

Being vaccinated is still the best way to protect yourself, friends and family

Combined flu, RSV and COVID-19 Tripledemic could be a threat to some.

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Leadership Speaks

Chaplain Olin Williams

Just a Just Man

"But while he thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost."


District 10, December 2023

I hope you and your families are ready for the fall season! Just wrapping up Veterans Day weekend, we had the privilege of paying our respects to our veterans who have fought to keep our country free.

District 6, November 2023

November is a busy month, and we are thankful for so many things, like our new community center, where we will be able to better service our district.

District 4, October 2023

As summer transitions into autumn, cooler temperatures, and the leaves begin to change, there's a sense of excitement in District 4.

District 3, October 2023

I for one am welcoming the cooler temperatures, we were certainly blessed with the slightly cooler than 100 degrees temperatures during the Labor Day Festival.

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Taylor named Utility Player of the Year

Kaylee Taylor, a junior at Turner High School, helped her team take home the fastpitch Class B State Runner-up title.

Bousman graduates from Purdue

Michelle Wishon Bousman will graduate in December with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Renner graduates from Tarleton

Kourtney Renner is graduating from Tarleton State University with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Weaver is NASW-LA president

Shelly Weaver currently serves as the President of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-LA). She is the first President of NASW-LA to be a registered tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

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