June 2022


Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

A Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Movement Update

In recent years, the topic of MMIWG has been thrust into the spotlight by activists, demanding change and awareness for their missing and murdered Indigenous sisters.

Delton Cox retirement ceremony

Delton Cox celebrates retirement

Long-time Tribal Councilman, Delton Cox retires.

Betty Karbo and family

Michigan Choctaw preserves memories of Trail of Tears Walks

Betty Karbo of Cadillac, Michigan, has traveled to Tvshka Homma yearly since 1992 to attend the Choctaw Nation Trail of Tears Walks.

Talimena Drive

Take in the views and soak up the sun on your next road trip through Choctaw Country: Part 3

The Biskinik road trip series continues with a drive through scenic Talihina, food and wine near McAlester leading to the final stop with several vibrant opportunities in Durant.

Chief Gregory E. Pyle Tribal Complex

Old Choctaw Headquarters dedicated to late Chief Pyle

On May 13, the Choctaw Nation honored former Chief Gregory E. Pyle with the dedication of the old Choctaw Nation Headquarters building.

Trail of Tears Walk

Remembering the Trail of Tears

Many Choctaw tribal members and friends traveled to Tvshka Homma April 30, for the 2022 Trail of Tears Walk.

Rachel Risner

Risner inspires others while staying true to her roots

Rachel Risner has not been one to be satisfied with minimal requirements for her nursing career and is going all the way to the top to ensure that she is making a positive impact on her patients and nursing students.

MMIW 5K/1 Mile Awareness Walk

MMIW Awareness event held in Antlers

Over 500 people attended the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women 5k and 1 mile event in Antlers.

Choctaw Code Talkers aircraft art

Robert Holster and Oregon Air National Guard pay tribute to Choctaw Code Talkers with aircraft art

Dedicated Crew Chief, Robert Holster with the Oregon Air National Guard honor Choctaw Code Talkers with nose art on F-15 Eagle fighter aircraft.

Robert Smith Building Dedication

Jones Academy dedicates building to Robert Smith

Robert Smith honored with building dedication after 57 years of service at Jones Academy.

1950 Census

Release of 1950 Census proves to be useful research tool

Many tools are available to help with conducting family research, including the recently released 1950 U.S. Census records and at-home DNA testing kits. Both can provide helpful information, with census records being a vital part of the research. DNA test results, however, remain less reliable when attempting to prove tribal ancestry.

Casey the dog

Animal Assisted Interventions help make therapy more comfortable

Therapy dog comforts tribal members and employees during counseling visits and work meetings.

Leadership Speaks

National Homeownership Month

June also marks National Homeownership Month, a time to celebrate the benefits that homeownership brings to families, neighborhoods, and communities.

Salvation of the Mind

The place where God begins His work in the believer is in the spirit. This is how a true believer discerns his new birth and has become a child of God.

District 11, June 2022

I love to see the opening of all the activities to gather for our tribal members and their families. It was such a blessing to see our people out for the Easter Celebration and Trail of Tears Walk this spring.

District 10, June 2022

As the summer season approaches, the summer camps for the kids will soon start across the reservation. We are truly blessed to have a variety of camps that the Choctaw Nation offers throughout the summer. We have expanded our offerings to stickball, wildlife, cheer, NASA and drone.