April 2022


Earth Day

Choctaw Nation “Invests in Our Planet” on 52nd Annual Earth Day

Every year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. The holiday was created in 1970 and has grown into a global celebration.

Jerni Williams

Students take part in Tech IKBI Camp

The Choctaw Nation Youth Events & Activities Department (YEA) held its Tech IKBI Camp on March 14 and 15.

Choctaw Nation Developing New Environmental Codes

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) is developing a new set of environmental codes thanks in part to a two-year grant. The new codes will protect and impact the land and people living on the Choctaw Nation Reserve for years to come.

Tyler King makes a name for himself

"If It was easy, everyone would do it." That is how Tyler King feels about his chosen career path in high-level competitive sports. A Choctaw tribal member from Northern Massachusetts, King, has spent years making a name for himself in football, MMA and Jiu-Jitsu.


Volunteers needed for CNO Peacemakers Court

The Choctaw Peacemakers need qualified volunteers to help members achieve peaceful resolutions to disputes pending in the district court of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO).

Road Trip

Hit the open road and plan your next road trip in Choctaw Country: Part 1

Spring is the perfect time to pack up the car with friends, the kids, or your furry friend and hit the road. It doesn't matter what you enjoy seeing along the way, Choctaw Country has what you are looking for.

SXSW EDU Launch Competition

OurWorlds and “Choctaw Code Talkers 1918” take South by Southwest by storm

For decades, South by Southwest (SXSW) has taken over downtown Austin, Texas, turning the state's capital into "an essential destination for global professionals." The annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities.

Rick Hamilton

April is Autism Acceptance Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. People with ASD will often not appear any different but may communicate, interact, behave or learn differently than a neurotypical person.

Cristi Heath is 2022 Champion for Native Children

Cristi Heath, Yukon, Oklahoma, has been selected by the National Indian Child Welfare Association as a 2022 Champion for Native Children.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

What is the most diagnosed gastrointestinal condition and yet is so poorly understood? KB, a young mother in her 20s, reported a longstanding history of recurrent abdominal pain and loose stools since she was a teenager.

Leadership Speaks

Celebrating Easter

April is already here, and it's a welcome sign that spring is truly in the air.

District 4, April 2022

I am excited to share what has been happening in District 4 and upcoming events.

What is Easter?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ made possible the salvation of souls and changed lives. The counsel of God determined the death and resurrection of Christ.