Choctaw Community Meeting Information


Chief Gary Batton, Assistant Chief Jack Austin, Jr. and staff from the Choctaw Nation travel to celebrate our history and remarkable culture with tribal members throughout the country. Social dancing, singing, language lessons, stickball demonstrations, art, cultural exhibits, and more are shared at these community meetings. Booths will be available highlighting pottery, beadwork, basketry, ancient weaponry, tribal language, stickball and art. Please note the date and times for each location.

Choctaw artists who live in the area of one of the Community Cultural Meetings are welcome to contact the Choctaw Artist Registry for information on how to display and sell your work at a gathering. Please call 580-924-8280, ext. 2699. 

The Cultural Preservation Department offers a 45-minute beading class for ages 12 and up. For more information, please call 800-522-6170, ext. 4377.

Tribal Membership staff will be available to help with CDIBs, tribal membership cards and photo IDs. If applying for a CDIB for the first time, please bring your original documents for verification plus a copy of the original documents for Tribal Membership records. If you need a duplicate CDIB, you will need to bring a copy of your state-issued full-form birth certificate. If you are a current tribal member and need a new Membership/ID only, you will not need to bring any documentation. For more information, please contact the Tribal Membership office at 800-522-6170, ext. 4030.

Voter Registration staff will be available to accept applications and answer questions about the Choctaw Nation Voter Registration program. Tribal members 18 years of age or older are required to register to vote in tribal elections regardless of previous voter participation.

There is no pre-registration required to attend a Community Cultural Meeting. For more information, please call 580-924-8280, ext. 4194


San Bernardino, California:

When: Friday, January 25, 2019, beginning with the Cultural program at 6:00 p.m. PST.

Where: Double Tree by Hilton located at 285 East Hospitality Lane San Bernardino, CA 92408

Following the program art, cultural, and informational booths will open as well as a make and take class. 


San Francisco, California: 

When: Sunday, January 27, 2019, beginning with the Cultural program at 2:00 p.m. PST.

Where: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway located at 1500 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94109

Following the program art, cultural, and informational booths will open as well as a make and take class. 


*Members of the Choctaw Nation Emergency Management Department will be attending the community cultural meetings in San Bernardino, Jan. 25, and San Francisco, Jan. 27, to assist with questions about the FEMA recovery process for tribal members affected by the California wildfires. Other departments represented will include Higher Education, Career Development, Recruiting, Home Finance, Membership Services, Voter Registration, Genealogy, Choctaw Language, Cultural Services, and the Choctaw Store.