September 2023 Biskinik

September 2023


foster care

CNO asks eligible tribal members to consider opening their hearts and homes to foster care

As the number of foster homes decreases in many states, the Choctaw Nation has made recruiting foster families a priority.

Bok Abaiya

Bok Abiya temporary exhibit highlights work of generations of Choctaw basket weavers

New temporary exhibit at Choctaw Cultural Center features the work of generations of Choctaw basket weavers displayed alongside contemporary Choctaw art.

bobby von martin

Choctaw artist is giving back to tribes and community through artwork and volunteering

Award-winning Fresno, California artist Bobby Von Martin paints Native American-inspired art. He has a passion for inspiring youth and adults and does a lot of volunteer work in communities to reach out to others.

Summer Camp 2023

Choctaw Nation wraps up another successful summer camp season

Kids and teens across the reservation had an exciting summer participating in camps offered by the Choctaw Nation. The camps kicked off in May and concluded in late July, with over 2,000 total registrations.

Ninja Warrior

CNO partners with McAlester Taekwondo for Ninja Camp

The Choctaw Nation's Behavioral Health Department puts a new twist, spink and kick on health.

cpr saves lives

When seconds matter, CPR could save a life

CPR could save the lives of thousands of people every year. However, CPR is often not performed due to no witnesses, or those who do see it happen are unfamiliar with CPR.

2023 chahta foundation banquet

Chahta Foundation awards over $400,000 in scholarships to 63 Choctaw students

63 Choctaw students have a head start on their education thanks to Chahta Foundation scholarships. The Chahta Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Choctaw Nation, supporting tribal members with services and programs in education, health and wellness and cultural citizenship.

Leadership Speaks

Bear conservation, hunting workshops announced

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Department will be conducting bear conservation and hunting workshops at Choctaw Community Centers across the reservation.

The Face of an Ox

No people ever rose in the scale of being until they learned the value of work. However, hard work does not receive the same welcome as idleness does.

District 9, September 2023

I hope everyone has enjoyed a wonderful summer. We had an unbelievable District 9 Princess Pageant at our Cultural Center in June.