State of the Nation 2023

The Choctaw Nation has had another successful year. View Chief Gary Batton's State of the Nation for updates on tribal initiatives, programs and services highlights and Choctaw success stories.

The Choctaw Nation Police Force renaming ceremony

The Choctaw Nation Police Force has been renamed Lighthorse in honor of the law men that helped enforce the law for a young Choctaw Nation.

More Than a Leader

Chief Gary Batton believes in working hard to overcome life's obstacles, but he also knows that having support and encouragement are crucial to succeeding in beating those challenges.




Broken Bow Health Clinic Updates

The Choctaw Nation Ruby Choate Health Clinic – Broken Bow is beginning its transformation. The first step is upgrading the phone system which will mean a new main number.

Executive Communications

Leaders of the Five Tribes passed a resolution of ‘no confidence in Wes Nofire or the position of Native American Liaison’ within Governor Stitt’s Administration

"Wes Nofire cannot be an effective advocate for tribes in Oklahoma or act as a bridge between the governor and tribes when he clearly echoes the same anti-tribal rhetoric as the governor," Leaders of the Five Tribes said.

Choctaw Nation Headquarters

News Releases

Choctaw Nation Tribal Council Approves Budget for FY 2024

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma revenue for fiscal year 2024 is projected to be nearly 3 percent higher than the prior year, driven primarily by increases in commerce and healthcare.

Chief Gary Batton

Executive Communications

Oklahoman: Choctaw Nation Chief: This is why tribal sovereignty matters

Imagine the U.S. government took your home, but promised to give you other land and protections in exchange. Now, imagine someone came along years later and told you those agreements don't count anymore, because it encroaches on power they want for themselves.

Swearing In Ceremony

News Releases

Choctaw Nation Chief and Tribal Council Members Sworn in to New Term at Annual Labor Day Festival

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma held another successful Labor Day festival where Chief Gary Batton was sworn in for his third consecutive term on Sept. 1 at the historical capitol grounds in Tvshka Homma.

Chief's Blog

The 2023 Choctaw State of the Nation address is here

The State of the Nation is so important to the Choctaw Nation, that I have decided to highlight this year's presentation as my post this week.

foster care

Biskinik News

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

Biskinik News

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.

Lesson of the Day

Piba/Pibai – With us

Learn these phrases: "They learned the Choctaw language with us." and "Lillie wants to sing with us."