April 2023 Biskinik

April 2023


Kindred Spirits

Choctaw-Irish bond continues to strengthen over time

The Choctaw Nation and the country of Ireland have a deep connection that goes back hundreds of years — beginning with a donation that changed the course of Irish history to a now thriving partnership that exists today.


Choctaw Cultural Center celebrates Choctaw-Irish friendship at quarterly art market and culture event

Choctaw-Irish bond was recently celebrated at Choctaw Cultural Center with a concert featuring RUNA, an Irish Celtic Roots musical group, who fuse traditional songs with music from around the world.

Ridge Bond

Choctaw legend still remembered 80 years later for leading role in Broadway’s ‘Oklahoma!’

Only Native American and only Choctaw in Broadway musical "OKLAHOMA!" persuaded the state legislature to vote for the title song as the official song for the state of Oklahoma.

Jaylon Watson

CNO tribal member is one of the youngest head strength coaches in NCAA

Jaylon Watson credits the Choctaw culture of good character, hard work, working for what you have, and doing your best with what you have with helping him achieve his successes.

Caddo Lady Bruins

A love for basketball runs deep in the Choctaw Nation

The game of basketball is deeply embedded in indigenous culture, and its introduction occurred under less-than-ideal circumstances.

Diabetes Care

Maximizing diabetes care plan with blood sugar control

Controlling your blood sugar is key to maximizing diabetes care.

Read Across America Chief Batton

CNO celebrates Read Across America Day

Tribal leadership read to kids at many of the local pre-schools and Head Start classes on March 2 as part of National Read Across America Day.

Self Defense Class

Choctaw Nation offers self-defense classes

Every week in April, the Choctaw Nation will provide free self-defense classes to anyone, Native or non-Native.

Leadership Speaks

Recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

The Choctaw Nation recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month by holding several awareness programs, fellowship opportunities and events to bring awareness and support to victims.

Reading Across America Jess Henry

District 4, April 2023

I just want to say a warm springtime hello and wish you a happy Easter. I hope, as we celebrate the miracle of Easter, yours is happy and blessed.

Evidence of a Believer

There are many different types of worship and interpretation of the scriptures. However, there is one underlying evidence of a true conversion.

District 2, April 2023

Spring is in the air! I hope you all enjoyed the winter we had. It has been a strange winter, with tornadoes, below-freezing temperatures and a whole lot of rain.

District 3, April 2023

District 3 is certainly ready to welcome spring and the warmer weather that will soon follow. As I travel between Talihina and Smithville, I see the flowers beginning to bloom, the green in the grass, the new growth on the trees, and it reminds me of how blessed we are to live within the Choctaw Nation.