May 2024 Biskinik

May 2024


Mental Health Awareness

Mental health continues to be a top priority for Choctaw Nation

The mental health of tribal members is important to the Choctaw Nation. Several programs and services are available to help those in need.

Judicial Center

Civic engagement an essential part of tribal sovereignty

Tribal sovereignty is the right and ability to govern ourselves as a people to support our community and future generations. Learn about Choctaw tribal members who are making a change in their community through civic engagement.

Drew Robbins

Drew Robinson shares his story of survival

Former Major League Baseball player, Drew Robbins, shares his story during the Annual Mental Health and Substance Misuse Conference hosted by the Choctaw Nation.

Doctor Carmen Jones teaches a class.

The Journey to Natural Healing

Dr. Carmen Jones is a passionate Naturopathic Doctor who practices natural healing methods and educates communities in Oklahoma on the power of nature and holistic medicine.

Two women watch the 2024 eclipse through their eclipse glasses.

Total eclipse of the chukvsh

Visitors gathered in the Choctaw Nation to observe a total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. This rare event drew people from all over the country to the path of totality that went through the Choctaw Nation's reservation.

Brenda Samuels, Virginia Espinoza and Curtis Billy

Supporting the Native Language Fair Honor Fund: Honoring the legacy of three Choctaw language teachers

Three Choctaw language teachers are among those posthumously honored by the Sam Noble Museum and the Department of Native American Studies in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma.

Painting of women sitting under rain clouds.

Do not be afraid to ask for help

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Here are some of the many ways the Nation can help with the mental health of yourself and loved ones.

Watercolor painting of a group therapy session.

Sometimes all it takes is love and caring, a story from Chi Hullo Li

The Choctaw Nation's residential treatment center for women, Chi Hullo Li is just one of the many ways the Choctaw Nation shows its love for tribal members.

Three women at a computer.

Behavioral Health Wind Horse offers services at new Durant location

The new Wind Horse facility in Durant is just one of the many ways the Choctaw Nation can assist clients with therapy services.

Mother and son have fun practicing meditation on couch.

Treat Yourself

Self care is an essential part of taking care of your mental health. Find ways you can incorporate self-care into your daily routine.

Leadership Speaks

Choctaw Nation offers help for sexual assault victims

Native Americans are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault compared to all other races. The Choctaw Nation victim assistance program is there to help.

A group of people dressed in formal attire hold awards and pose for a photo.

District 6, May 2024

District 6 updates on upcoming graduations, the Trail of Tears walk, new homes, senior lunches and more.