May 2023 Biskinik

May 2023


Choctaw Culture Dancing

Remembering the Choctaw cultural revitalization movement

The story of how Choctaw culture was brought back to Oklahoma.

Judy Fuhrhop and Cathie Carothers

Indigenous women-owned steakhouse bring fine dining to Fort Towson

Cook-to-order steaks, creative appetizers, fine wines and homemade desserts served in a white tablecloth setting are all part of a new fine dining experience at Fort Towson Depot Steakhouse in Fort Towson.

Dry Family

Southeastern is a proud tradition for the Dry family

The Dry family mark four generations graduating from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Gabriella Nakai

Gabriella Nakai is a Champion for Change

Center for Native American Youth select Gabriella Nakai as a 2023 Champion for Change.

Modern Tlingit Warriors Documentary

Biskinik article connects tribal members and results in film documentary project

A chance meeting with a Biskinik reader became a journey to Alaska to tell the story of the Tlingit Warriors for Choctaw filmmaker Taylor Washington.

Mary Lee Williams

Texas-raised Choctaw thriving in Oklahoma thanks in large part to CNHSA services

Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority strives to serve tribal members both in and out of the reservation. Mary Lee Williams is one example of these out-of-state visitors.

Choctaw Nation Easter Celebration

Celebrating Easter with Choctaw Nation

Choctaw Nation celebrated Easter with two events this year, the Choctaw Cultural Center hosted its annual Easter Eggstravaganza and Chief Batton's Easter Celebration at the capitol grounds in Tvshka Homma.

Matthew Frederickson and Ashley Durant

Choctaws featured in Forbes article

Forbes published an article in mid-March spotlighting Native Resident-Physicians, featuring two Choctaws, Matthew Frederickson and Ashley Durant.

CCC Children's Magazine

CCC prints children’s magazine for members

The Choctaw Cultural Center Membership Program is now providing a new children's magazine. The publication is aimed at ages 4-12 and filled with fun cultural and educational activities.

Community Cultural Meetings Photo Gallery – May 2023

Community Cultural Meetings were held in Tampa, Shreveport, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Kansas City.

CNO tribal member selected to lead NIH Tribal Health Research Office

Choctaw tribal member brings her wealth of experience to lead the National Institutes of Health Tribal Health Research Office.

Talking about mental health is key to healing

Native Americans are disproportionally affected by Mental health issues making talking about how you feel key to healing.

Leadership Speaks

MMIW 5K/1 Mile Awareness Walk

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day is May 5

The importance of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.

District 6, May 2023

We are excited about our beautiful spring days and warmer weather. Just like the flowers and trees blooming, District 6 also shows signs of life and growth.