August 2021


Henry Ellis Nolatubb

Celebrating the past and future

When Jones Academy opens its doors in August, the boarding school will celebrate 130 years of serving and enriching the lives of generations of Native American youth. Since its establishment in 1891, the facility has been under the oversight of the Choctaw Nation.

Contestants to vie for Choctaw Royalty titles

The Choctaw Nation Princess Pageant will kick off the annual Labor Day Festival in Tvshka Homma with 25 young ladies taking the stage to vie for the title of Little Miss, Junior Miss, or Miss Choctaw Nation 2021-22.

Youth Football Summer Camp

CNO Summer camps teach more than just sports skills

For approximately 20 years, the Choctaw Nation has been keeping kids active while teaching them skills they can use for the rest of their lives through a variety of Summer Camps. In 2021, around 1000 different kids registered for several camps, resulting in 3500 total registrations.

Casino Expansion

Casino Expansion provides opportunity to explore Bryan County

Durant, Oklahoma, "The Magnolia Capital of Oklahoma," has much more to offer than magnolia trees. Durant boasts a unique combination of small-town charm and luxurious amenities.

2021 Choctaw Nation interns

Interns get a glimpse of the Nation

34 interns are getting the opportunity to learn what it's like to work in several different Choctaw Nation departments.

Jones Academy

Jones Academy a positive influence for Native youth after 130 years of operation

Jones Academy was founded in 1891 by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, one of the first tribes to build its own school. The facility was named after Mississippi-born Choctaw Chief Wilson N. Jones.

2021 Tribal Election Results

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Election Board Announces 2021 Tribal Election Results

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Election Board announced official results of the 2021 General Election held Saturday, July 10, which includes a Runoff Election for a district council seat.

Wheelock Academy

Wheelock Academy Reunion

Four former Wheelock students gathered together and shared memories of their time at the school.

Inter-Tribal Council McGirt decision

The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes (ITC) met July 9 in its first in-person general session since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Also marking the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma.

Secretary of the Interior Haaland announces Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative

In remarks to the National Congress of American Indians 2021 Mid Year Conference, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a Federal Indian Boarding School Initiative, a comprehensive review of the troubled legacy of federal boarding school policies.

Dr. Michelle Welch

Choctaw Nation Optometrist Receives Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Regan Michelle Welch, an optometrist in the Choctaw Nation Idabel Health Clinic, has won the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the American Optometric Association.

Leadership Speaks

The Unnamed Servant

The Old Testament is filled with metaphors, similes, symbols, types, parables, allegories of the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

Back to school

It's that time of year again. Summer is winding down, and back-to-school shopping for clothes and school supplies is in full swing.

District 6, August 2020

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.