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Strong Choctaw Women

Biskinik News

Highlighting Chahta Ohoyo Hlampko Vhleha (Strong Choctaw Women) this Women’s History Month

March is National Women's History Month. This story will feature several influential Choctaw women who have made a mark on the world.

Biskinik Assistant Chief’s Column

Celebrating Social Work Month

March is Social Work Month, and the 2023 theme is Social Work Breaks Barriers.

Rivercane Basket Archive At Smithsonian

Biskinik Iti Fabvssa

Makers and Masterpieces: Rivercane basketry at the Smithsonian

Over the past few months, Iti Fabvssa has highlighted various traditional arts in the Smithsonian collection and the modern-day Choctaw artists working to carry on these traditions. This month, we conclude our series by discussing rivercane basketry.

Biskinik Leadership Speaks

District 11, March 2023

Spring is around the corner. It's always beautiful and exciting to see leaves back on trees, green grass and warm weather! It's also a blessing to work with Chief Batton, Assistant Chief Austin and the Tribal Council as we look for ways to better serve our "Okla Chahta" (Choctaw people) with more opportunities.

Joy Wynell Cochran

Biskinik Obituaries

Joy Wynell Cochran

Joy Wynell (Marlow) Cochran passed away Nov. 29, 2022.


Biskinik People You Know

Smiths celebrate 70th anniversary

They were married in Durant, Oklahoma, on February 14, 1953.

The Haven Groundbreaking

Biskinik News

New housing options coming to CNO in 2024

Three housing complexes are coming soon. The complexes will be located in Durant, Calera and Broken Bow. The Haven, Durant location, consists of 216 units and will open in June 2024.