November 2023 Biskinik

November 2023


Native November 2023

Choctaw Nation celebrates Native American Heritage Month

For November, Biskinik is highlighting the successes of Choctaw Nation tribal members for Native American Heritage Month.

Choctaw Nation France Visit

Choctaw Nation visits France

Choctaw Nation delegation travels to France to commemorate WWI battle and honor Choctaw Code Talkers.

Rachel Youngman

Native ChocTalk preserving tribal stories for future generations

Rachael Youngman is the creator and host of the podcast Native ChocTalk. She interviews individuals from all tribes who wish to share their stories, ancestral history, traditions and cultural information.

Payton Talbott

Tribal member signs UFC contract

Payton Talbot broke the bantamweight record for most significant strikes in the history of Dana White’s Contender Series and signs contract with UFC.

Saige Maxville

Saige Maxville takes on cancer with a tvshka spirit

Saige Maxville exemplifies what it means to be a Choctaw warrior but has been on a complex medical journey that few would ever suspect.

Isabel Dufford

CNO tribal member working to aid Denver Native American Community through Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Isabel Dufford plans to use her law degree to provide direct representation, education and advocacy for the Native American community in Denver in family law matters.

Cindy Humphrey follows dream of becoming a teacher

Cindy knew she was destined to be a teacher when she was a little girl playing school with her dolls and stuffed animals. As an adult, she put that dream aside to focus on other pursuits, but she always felt the call of the classroom. In 2019, she achieved her goal to finish her degree in education by the time she turned 50.

Language Apprentices 2023

Chahta Anumpa Aiikhvna apprentices graduate from inaugural program

The first four apprentices in the Chahta Anumpa Aiikhvna Apprentice Program were recognized as fluent speakers of the Choctaw language.

Anita Marshall

Marshall helping to make geoscience more accessible and inclusive

Anita Marshall uses her life experiences to bring inclusivity to the geoscience field. She is also the leader of a unique field course and mentoring program called GeoSPACE, which addresses the accessibility and inclusivity of fieldwork.

Gavin Marshall

Second-generation OU football player recruited by Lincoln Riley finds his home in Norman

Gavin Marshall, a freshman on the 2023 University of Oklahoma roster, has a deep-rooted connection to the university. His parents, sister, grandmother and both great-grandparents all attended OU. His great-grandfather, John Curtis Berry, played lineman for the Sooners in the 1930s.

Theobald Family

Tribal member follows dream of owning and operating cattle ranch

Angela Theobald and her family run a working cattle ranch in Peeltown, Texas, outside of Dallas, that Theobald started from scratch. By day, Theobald works as a nurse and is working toward her nurse practitioner license (AGPCNP) by night.

Sergeant Jake Boyd

New training made possible in part by Choctaw Nation tribal member Jake Boyd

Jake Boyd brings specialized training to protect children to the Choctaw Nation and Indian Country.

Dr Amanda Chisum Price

Tribal member, doctor receives national recognition for her work

Dr. Amanda Chisum Price brings national attention to the work being done in the Choctaw Nation.

Greg Wadley

Wadley honored for his contributions to preserving Native American culture

Gregg Wadley was honored with a Distinguished Service Award during the First Americans Museum's annual gala in Oklahoma City.

Geoff Bond

Tulsa Choctaw reflects on life in the music industry ahead of new album release

Choctaw musician, Geoff Bond shares stories from his long and storied career.

Leadership Speaks

Season of giving is when the Choctaw Nation shines

As we enter the holiday season the Choctaw Nation shows what the Chahta Spirit of Faith, Family and Culture truly means.

Critique of Religion

Within any body of religious believers, there is the danger of extremism and fanatism, which lead to injustice and oppression. The antidote for Christians is to reach for a fuller and truer faith in Jesus Christ.

Residency Specialty Clinic Ribbon Cutting

District 6, November 2023

November is a busy month, and we are thankful for so many things, like our new community center, where we will be able to better service our district.