District 10, June 2022

By Tribal Councilmember Anthony Dillard
June 1, 2022

Halito, Chim Achukma from District 10.

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. In addition, over spring break, technology and art camps were provided to our youth.

With the growth of Esports in our schools, I speculate that an Esports camp or possible tournaments could be in the future. I want to shout out to the Atoka High School for partnering with the Choctaw Nation and allowing us to host their second annual Esports tournament. This event brought gamers in from all over the state to participate.

I want to give some accolades to our District 10 sports teams! They all achieved some monumental successes this season. The Tushka High School Boys Basketball, Pittsburg High School Girls Basketball, Caddo High School Girls Fall Fast Pitch, and Caddo High School Spring Slow Pitch won the state championships in their divisions. Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches, and parents for their hard work and sacrifices it takes to achieve such accomplishments. We are all very proud of you!

We are also very proud of the District 10 Senior Nutrition Center Fitness Team for retaining the traveling Fitness Challenge trophy for the fourth straight year. You are leading by example and encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle for all of us to follow.

As we are concluding this first anniversary of the ARPA programs the Choctaw Nation is administering, we will go into year two of the funding and encourage all who didn’t get their application in for year one; you can still apply for year two. For everyone else, address verifications will begin July 1st for year two funding on the Chahta Achvffa member portal. If you cannot access this member portal on your own, be sure and visit your local community center for assistance.