District 2, July 2022

By Tribal Councilmember Tony Ward
July 7, 2022

Halito, Chim Achukma from District 2,

As we are closing the spring season and beginning summer, I would like to congratulate all the graduates and all levels. Good luck in all your endeavors! I would like to encourage all our Summer Youth workers as they begin to work this summer to work hard and do your best. Also, our Summer Youth Camps are back in full swing, and we would like to encourage our youth to participate in our excellent camps the Choctaw Nation provides.

In May, the Choctaw Nation brought back our Senior Day celebration with a record setting attendance. It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves. We are very proud of our District 2 Seniors placing first in the singing contest. It was great to see and hear all the other districts perform. They all did great singing hymns that those who came before us sang and have passed on to us to carry for many generations. They are all winners!

In June, we held our first annual Golden Prom for our senior citizens. Congratulations go to our Prom King Randell Hicks and our Prom Queen Barbara Roberts. We had a fun and fabulous night dancing, playing games and fellowship. Keep practicing those dance moves, and we will do it again next year!
In District 2, we have been very blessed to have some new and exciting projects coming soon. On June 14, we broke ground on our new resort in Hochatown, “Choctaw Landing.” Choctaw Landing will consist of a hotel, gaming, mercantile shop and related amenities. Choctaw Landing will provide many career related opportunities for our area. Also, in July, we will begin construction on more LEAP homes and Affordable Rental Housing.

On June 29, we will celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Broken Bow Clinic. It’s hard to believe it has been that long since we moved from the old building in downtown Broken Bow. During the celebration, we will name the building the “Ruby Choate Clinic” in honor of Ruby Choate a long-time nurse at the Broken Bow Clinic.

I would like to announce our new District 2 Princesses for 2022-2023. They are Little Miss Cambree Colbert, Junior Miss Melea Jefferson and Senior Miss Zoe Tisho. Congratulations!

Some upcoming dates you do not want to miss are the second round of the American Rescue Plan Act funds which will be open on July 1, 2022. You must visit the Chahta Achvffa member portal and update your address. Labor Day celebration will be September 2-4.

I hope all mothers and fathers had a Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day and thank a veteran! Be safe during the summer heat and may God Bless you!