August 2022


Choctaw Nation Tribal Police

CNO Judicial Branch continues to strengthen two years after the landmark Supreme Court decision

Over two years ago, on July 9, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that a large section of eastern Oklahoma remains an American Indian reservation. Since the announcement, CNO's judicial branch has kept the safety of its tribal members and all Oklahomans as a top priority.

Exhibit of Native matriarchs

Exhibit of Native matriarchs to be on display at Choctaw Cultural Center

Choctaw artist DG Smalling pays homage to women in his life who he says have paved their way through Indian Country and the state at large.

Internship Program

Forty-three Choctaw students participate in internship program

Forty-three interns representing 20 different educational institutions are participating in the summer program.

Arrowhead State Park

Visit these Choctaw Country swimming spots to beat this summer heat

If you're looking for a scenic and fun way to beat the heat, look no further than these spectacular swimming spots in Choctaw Country.

2022 Outreach at the Beach

2022 Outreach at the Beach

It's more than just swimming. Games of beach volleyball, important program information, food and fellowship were offered during the event at Sardis Lake.

Choctaw student wants others to know about available educational services

Rachel Herring is taking advantage of some unique program opportunities. She wants to pass on her knowledge to other Choctaw students who may benefit.

Contestants to vie for 2022-23 Choctaw Royalty titles

The Choctaw Nation Princess Pageant will kick off the annual Labor Day Festival in Tvshka Homma with 30 young ladies taking the stage to vie for the title of Little Miss, Junior Miss or Miss Choctaw Nation 2022-2023. The event will be held Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Tvshka Homma amphitheatre.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Sharing the importance of vaccinations during National Immunization Awareness Month

Vaccines have proven to be one of the greatest tools available for preventing diseases in children. On-time vaccination throughout childhood helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.

Choctaw trumpeter plays in all-Indigenous big band

An all-Indigenous 16-piece big band had its premiere performance in Olympia, Washington, on May 19 with master trumpeter and Choctaw tribal member Chad Willis.

Leadership Speaks

Back to School 2022

Time has truly flown by. It's time to start back-to-school shopping for clothes and school supplies.

District 5, August 2022

The District 5 Seniors traveled to Durant May 25, 2022, for Elder Appreciation Day. They enjoyed Choctaw Singing, a great lunch and hearing Chief Gary Batton and Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr. speak.

Uses of Words

Words are a gift of God to human beings. It comes in different languages. With words, we can communicate ideas, and by words, we demonstrate what we feel inside. Words are powerful. Words reveal what is in the heart of man.

District 6, August 2022

The hot days of summer have arrived, and we are all feeling the effects of it, but it has not slowed down all the activities that have been going on in District 6.