District 6, August 2020

By Tribal Councilmember Jennifer Woods
August 1, 2021

Halito from District 6!

The summer has flown by and now back to school for our students, the Student Activity Fund application is live. Be sure to apply for help to get students ready for the school year. I want to wish all students a safe and amazing 2021-2022 school year.

We have new Princess Royalty representing District 6, Senior Miss Riley Isabell, and Junior Miss Greenlee Mcclain, and Little Miss Omba Ramsey. We are looking forward to seeing our royalty at our District 6 events. Yakoke and good luck to our princesses.

With the impact of the McGirt ruling, we have added additional tribal police to cover many of the areas within the boundries of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Please join me in welcoming our new tribal police covering Latimer County. Theses officers are, Patrolmen Jeremie Green, Cody Donoley, Shi Rigsby, Clayton Wynn, Kendon Watkins and Lieutenant Jesse James. They work to protect our communities for the safety of all. Yakoke.

On July 7, the community centers reopened to serve our Choctaw seniors weekly meal, we are unable to provide curbside meals since we are open dining room currently, but we do still provide homebound meals. The application to apply is available at the community center field office. Weekly meals are provided from Senior Nutrition funds, and the guidelines are available on the application.

District 6 seniors chair volleyball practices are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 a.m. It’s great exercise and social activity.

We have been very busy in District 6. Our new affordable rental homes and independent elderly homes are being built. If you have not turned in your application, please do so. These homes will provide our tribal members safe and affordable shelter.

The new community center plans continue to move forward, designs and adding the kitchen and office spaces is coming along nicely in the planning meetings. It will be so nice to have a large center to provide more services to our district. We are very excited and grateful.

Chief Gary Batton, Assistant Jack Austin Jr. and Choctaw Tribal Council have been working with our SEO’s and committees to be able to assist our tribal members with the American Rescue Plan programs. Hopefully, the applications will come out in August and payments in September. We are waiting on final approval on federal guidelines from the federal government. Stay up-to-date by visiting choctawnation.com/covidrelief.

Labor Day is coming up, and we look forward to seeing you all at Tvska Homma for the Princess Pageant and the many cultural activities.

It is always my privilege to serve all people of District 6. I’m truly grateful for four more years to represent the Choctaw Nation in Latimer County. We have more work to do. My door is always open and look forward to seeing everyone at Labor Day. We are truly blessed. If I can help you in any way please drop by for a visit or call.

God Bless and yakoke.